FEISTY FEMINIST FIESTA!
Radical poetry & conversation dinner/social sponsored by Radical Women; Radical Women, 32 Union Sq. E., rm. 907 (16th St.), 677-7002; 7, $6 contrib.
AT HOME WITH ART
John Ashbery, Susan Baran, John Yau & Max Gimblett help launch Estelle Ellis' book at Posman Books, 1 University Pl. (Waverly Pl.), 533-BOOK; 6:30, free.
Viviana Grell & Irene Mallinger host open mic with featured readers each week, this week, Barry Robin & Thomas Catterson; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 6:30-9:30, $3 min.
Author reads from anthology about women who've experienced sexual assault, Rising to the Dawn: A Rape Survivor's Journey into Healing at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
THE GARTER READINGS
First night of fundraiser series. Tonight feat. novelist Karin Cook, poet Eileen Myles & writer Lisa Springer; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, $3 [continues Fri. at 7].
Fashion designer signs copies of new book Rock Style: How Fashion Moves to Music; Rizzoli, 31 W. 57th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 759-2424; 5:30, free.
Book signing with photographer & author of model book that's laid out like high school yearbook, The Class of Click; Rizzoli, 454 W. B'way (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 674-1616; 6-8, free.
Chicago novelist reads from The Beggars' Shore at Housing Works Used Book Cafe, 126 Crosby St. (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 334-3324; 7, free.
"The Literary Garage Reading Series" continues with readings by NY fiction writers & poets, incl. Big Mike, Craig Kimble, Echols Campbell & Scott Kravet; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 625-1478; 10, $5.
Second night of fundraiser series feat. novelist Stephanie Grant, Gerry Gomez Pearlberg & Brenda Shaughnessy; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, $3.
A NIGHT OF TABOOS PART II
Cherly B, Sharon Mermer, Brain Blanchfield & Soft Skull Press author Douglas Martin read during "Closet Cases, Addiction & Toilets" night at Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-0910; 10:30, $7, $4 st./s.c.
OPEN MIC AT THE PINK PONY
Weekly reading series with feat. poets, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo & Vito Ricci on wrench guitar & box drum; Pink Pony, 176 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 253-1922; 7, $5.
DANCESPACE PROJECT-25 YEARS
Signing for book that reflects past 25 years at Dancespace Project; St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-8112; 7, free.
KWANZAA FEST 99
Black Women in Publishing hosts reading with more than 25 African American authors incl. Breena Clarke, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Grace Edwards, Sandra Kitt, Dona Hill, Colin Channer, Stephanie Stokes Oliver & Keith Michael Brown; Jacob Javits Center, 665 W. 34th St. (betw. 11th & 12th Aves.), 772-5951; 12-12, $8, $5 child. [repeats 12/19 12-12 & 12/20 2-10].
CENTERFOLD POETRY READINGS
Rita Ashdale hosts open mic for poets & prose readers; 263 W. 86th St. (B'way), 866-4454; 5:45, contrib.
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.
KATHERINE RUSSELL RICH
Reads from The Red Devil: To Hell with Cancer & Back at Temple Bar, 332 Lafayette St. (betw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.), 925-4242; 7:30, free.
Weekly readings with feat. readers each week. This week, Eric Gelsinger & Denise La Congo read; 90 W. Houston St. (LaGuardia Pl.), 533-9317; 6:30, $3 contrib.
Black Women in Publishing hosts reading with more than 25 African American authors incl. Breena Clarke, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Grace Edwards, Sandra Kitt, Dona Hill, Colin Channer, Stephanie Stokes Oliver & Keith Michael Brown; Jacob Javits Center, 665 W. 34th St. (betw. 11th & 12th Aves.), 772-5951; 2-12, $8, $5 child.
a little bit louder
Weekly reading series followed by open mic. Tonight, Brenda Moossy & Jessica Blank read during "House of Women" series hosted by Lynne Procope at 13 Bar, 13 E. 13th St. (Betw. B'way & University Pl.), 917-893-8341; 7, $5, $3 st.
Author reads from debut novel The Tiny One, biography on an eight-year-old child dealing with her mother's death; Rocky Sullivan's, 129 Lexington Ave. (betw. 28th & 29th Sts.), 725-3871; 8, free.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic with feat. reader Eileen Brilliant; Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 598-4820; 7:30, $3.
72-hour continuous reading of New & Old Testaments by Marshall Weber. He'll be in full bible attire sportin' a mass amount of body hair?he hasn't cut any of his body hair in the past year & won't until this out-loud reading is completed; Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 780-0175; sunrise, free [through sunrise 12/24].
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly lecture on the art & craft of poetry followed by readings & discussions of participants' works. This week, "Magical Moments of Surrealistic Poetry;" Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians, tonight, John Robillard & Eva Yaa Asentwaa read; Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 946-4356; 7, $3.
Jushi hosts monthly poetry & open mic series with feat. readers Len Rubin & Ricki Stewart; 153 W. 21st St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 989-5950; 8, $5.