Look for Anthony Bourdain, Emily Witt, David Sedaris, Marina Abramovic and the Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest with 27 local authors.

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Anthony Bourdain

Famous chef, best-selling author, television producer and host discusses and signs “Appetites: A Cookbook,” his first cookbook in over a decade; 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, Paramount Theatre, Seattle; $61.25-$171.25; may be sold out (206-682-1414 or ticketmaster.com).


Emily Witt

Author discusses “Future Sex,” her experiences and observations in romance, sex and intimacy in the digital age, in conversation with UW professor of sociology and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, Town Hall Seattle; $5 (206-652-4255 or townhallseattle.org).


David Sedaris

Popular author discusses and signs “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” and other books; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, Benaroya Hall, Seattle; $47-$57 (206-215-4747 or benaroyahall.org).


Marina Abramovic

Seattle Arts & Lectures hosts Abramovic to discuss her memoir “Walk Through Walls.” She pioneered performance as a visual-art form in the 1970s and is known for her 2010 exhibit, “The Artist is Present,” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Town Hall Seattle; $10-$80 (206-652-4255 or lectures.org).


Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest

Readings and book signings by 27 local authors — including Kathleen Alcala, Steve Arntson, Erica Bauermeister, Sean Beaudoin, Terry Brooks, Lynn Brunelle, Dori Butler, Deb Caletti, Carol Cassella, Megan Chance, Robert Dugoni, Tim Egan, Laurie Frankel, Brent Hartinger, Mike Lawson, Jim Lynch, Bharti Kirchner, Clare Meeker, Donna Miscolta, Boyd Morrison, Kevin O’Brien, Ed Skoog, Garth Stein, Susan Wiggs and David B. Williams — with treats made by the authors. Bring three or more gently used books to donate to pocket library programs and get a reusable Seattle7Writers bag; 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 19, Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle; free (206-784-2244 or phinneycenter.org/authors).