Author reads from Mexico's Hope: An Encounter with Politics & History at Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 242-4201; 7:30, $6-$10.
Author of Lies My Teacher Told Me unveils new work, Lies Across America; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S FAERY TALE
Wendy Froud, creator of Star Wars' Yoda, writer, Terri Winding & Brian Froud read from new fairy tale at Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 595-6859; 7, free.
Open mic with Philip Dolinsky; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 7-10, $3 min.
NYPress contributor reads from The Lighthouse at Rocky Sullivan's, 129 Lexington Ave. (betw. 28th & 29th Sts.), 725-3871; 8, free.
ADEENA KARASICK, SAM TRUITT
Authors of The Empress Has No Closure & Anamorphosis Eisenhower, read at Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 5 Union Sq. W. (15th St.), 691-6590; 7, free.
Discussion with author of The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story; Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 253-0810; 7:30, free.
OPEN MIC SURGERY
Lawrence Miles hosts weekly readings with feat. readers each week, today, Pedro Felix; Lalita Java, 210 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. B & C), 244-8448; 7:30, $3 plus purchase.
Actress & author pres. Care Packages: Letters to Christopher Reeve from Strangers & Other Friends; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
Bass player of the Monks, reads from & signs copies of Black Monk Time at Shakespeare & Co., 716 B'way (Waverly Pl.), 529-1330; 7, free.
Reads from new novel Soft Maniacs at Housing Works Used Book Cafe, 126 Crosby St. (betw. Houston & Lafayette Sts.), 334-3324; 7, free.
FRIDAY NIGHT POETRY SERIES AT THE ALTERKNIT
Featured reader is Tony Medina, followed by open mic; Knitting Factory, Alterknit Theater, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B'way & Church St.), 219-3055; 7, $5.
WYNTON MARSALIS: SKAIN'S DOMAIN
Author Leslie Gourse discusses composer's biography at Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 595-6859; 7, free.
Author signs copies of Birds of America, a collection of 12 stories at Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 980-6785; 6, free.
ROSALIND PALERMO STEVENSON
Winner of the Anne & Henry Paolucci Prize for Italian American Writing reads from prose piece entitled The Guest; Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 5 Union Sq. W. (15th St.), 691-6590; 6, $10 contrib.
Book signing with photographer Annie Leibovitz; Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 727-1227; 7:30, free;
ADOLPH REED JR.
Book signing & party for Stirrings in the Jug: Black Politics in the Post-Segregation Era; Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 242-4201; 2, $6-$10.
VICTORIA MORROW, MARGOT LIVESEY
Authors read from The Business Of Memory anthology; KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 505-3360; 7, free.
OUR ORGANIZED READING (O.U.R.)
Vipin, Bob Hart, J.D. Rage & Bruce Weber host spoken word night every Sunday, 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 with Tony Medina; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 12, $5.
Reading with author of Acting Up; Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 253-0810; 7:30, free.
A LITTLE BIT LOUDER
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez hosts weekly reading & open mic. Tonight's feat. reader is Beau Sia; 13 Bar, 13 E. 13th St. (Betw. B'way & University Pl.), 917-893-8341; 7, $5, $3 st.
Mondays at no moore
Mad Alex hosts reading series pres. "C'est à Dire" with Dean Moss, Bebe Miller, Charles Dennis; No. Moore, 234 W. B'way (N. Moore St.), 693-0405; 6.
SATURN READING SERIES
Thaddeus Rutkowski 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.
TRU MUSICAL READINGS
New series of staged readings followed by panel discussions. Today, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change cast members, Yvonne Adrian & Cheyrl Stern read; 14th St. Y Theater, 344 E. 14th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 714-7628; 7, free.
RICHARD BURGIN, MOLLY PEACOCK, DAVID SHAPIRO
Reading & celebration with Boulevard Magazine?proper attire req.; National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South (20th St.) 604-4823; 7:30, free
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly lecture on the art & craft of poetry followed by readings & discussions of participants' works. This week, "Poetry of Mystical Spheres;" Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
Author of Angela's Ashes reads from new book 'Tis: A Memoir at NYU's Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Sq. S. (betw. 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.), 998-3950; 7, free.
Author joins Barnes & Noble to discuss Anne Frank: The Biography; 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
GORE VIDAL: A BIOGRAPHY
Gore Vital joins author Fred Kaplan for discussion of biography at Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 253-0810; 7:30, free.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians, featured poet is Jeanne Dickey; Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 946-4356; 7, $3.