The New Yorker is coming to town! Well, not the entire magazine, but a surprising number of its writers, cartoonists and editors, on a College...

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The New Yorker is coming to town! Well, not the entire magazine, but a surprising number of its writers, cartoonists and editors, on a College Tour that makes a three-day stop at the University of Washington starting Tuesday. All events are free, unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday:

New Yorker Cartoonist Panel: Ed Koren, Victoria Roberts and Matt Diffee, moderated by senior editor Hendrik Hertzberg. Noon, Husky Union Building (HUB) Auditorium.

Interview with Hendrik Hertzberg: New Yorker senior editor and staff writer is interviewed by professor Michael McCann. 6 p.m., HUB Auditorium.

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“Syriana”: Advance screening of the new film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Chris Cooper. 8 p.m., HUB Auditorium.

Wednesday:

Middle East Panel: New Yorker writers Mark Danner and George Packer, moderated by professor Frederick Lorenz. Noon, HUB Auditorium.

New Yorker Fiction: A talk with Jonathan Franzen and Sherman Alexie, moderated by fiction editor Deborah Treisman. 5 p.m., HUB North Den.

Stephen Malkmus and James Surowiecki: An evening of conversation and music with New Yorker staff writer Surowiecki and solo artist Malkmus (formerly with the band Pavement). 8 p.m., Showbox, 1426 First Ave., age 18 and over; $5 advance student tickets available at HUB Ticket Office; $10 advance tickets available at TicketsWest (www.ticketswest.com or all Rudy’s Barbershop locations and select QFC stores); all ticket proceeds will go to the UW Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.

Thursday:

Andy Borowitz: Stand-up comedy with the New Yorker writer. Noon, HUB Auditorium.

New Yorker Humor Writing: Panel discussion with Andy Borowitz, Bruce McCall and David Owen, moderated by articles editor Susan Morrison. 6 p.m., HUB Auditorium.

“Unscripted Comedy and Conversation”: An evening with the cast of Second City. 8 p.m., HUB Auditorium.

For more information, go to www.newyorkercollegetour.com.

Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times book critic