ROCKY SULLIVAN'S READINGS
Weekly readings. Today, Michael Patrick McDonald reads from Lost Souls-A Family Story from Southie; Rocky Sullivan's, 129 Lexington Ave. (betw. 28th & 29th Sts.), 725-3871; 8, free.
Viviana Grell & Irene Mallinger host open mic with featured readers each week, this week, Don Zirilli; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 7-10, $3 min.
OPEN MIC AT THE PINK PONY
After two years at the Knitting Factory, Alterknit readings change locations. New reading series hosts two hours of open mic; Pink Pony, 176 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 253-1922; 7, free.
OUR ORGANIZED READING (O.U.R.)
Spoken word every Sunday, hosted by Vipin, Bob Hart, J.D. Rage & Bruce Weber?no time limit, no list, no features, no b.s.; ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. (betw. Suffolk & Clinton Sts.), 674-3585; 3, $2.
Poetry readings & open mic; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 12, $5.
Weekly readings with feat. readers each week; 90 W. Houston St. (LaGuardia Pl.), 533-9317; 6:30, $3 contrib.
Reading from the memoir Under the Rose: A Confession?a woman's sexual encounter with her priest; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 420-1322; 7:30, free.
FREDERICK BARTHELME, MARY ROBINSON
Authors read from new works at 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $12.
a little bit louder
Weekly reading series followed by open mic. Tonight, Goussy Celestin & Noël Jones; 13 Bar, 13 E. 13th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 917-893-8341; 7, $5, $3 st.
NEUROTICA: JEWISH WRITERS ON SEX
Editor Melvin Jules Bukiet & contributing authors Cynthia Ozick & Benjamin Taylor read about sexual experiences at Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 253-0810; 7:30, free.
The Drama Book Shop's month-long celebration concludes today with playwrights David Henry Hwang & Keith Reddin?reading followed by Q&A & book signing; Drama Book Shop, 723 7th Ave., 2nd Fl. (48th St.), 944-0595, 6-8, free.
SATURN READING SERIES
Yikov reads as part of "Saturn Reading Series" at Revival, hosted by John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo, followed by open mic; 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 598-4820; 7:30, $3.
STAR WARS: THE NEW JEDI ORDER
Author R.A. Salvatore discusses new adventure at Borders, 5 World Trade Center, Church St. (Vesey St.), 839-8049; 6, free.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly lecture on the art & craft of poetry followed by readings & discussions of participants' works. This week, "Poetry Writing Process;" Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
TIONNE "T-BOZ" WATKINS
Singer for TLC signs copies of Thoughts, a collection of poems & essays at Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 727-1227; 5:30, free.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians, tonight, Alexandra Portal is featured; Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 946-4356; 7, $3.
WOMEN'S POETRY JAM
Vittoria Repetto hosts open mic feat. readers Laura Boss & Martha Cabrera; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.