A list of literary events in the Seattle area from Sept. 9-Nov. 24, 2015.

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Jonathan Evison | Sept. 9 Author discusses “This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

James Stark| Sept. 9 Author discusses “Love In the Time of Cholesterol.” 7 p.m., Ravenna Third Place Books, free.

Matthew Brouwer | Sept. 9 Poet discusses “Stories We Must Tell,” plus open mic. 7 p.m., Parkplace Books, free.

Jonathan Franzen | Sept. 9 Author discusses “Purity: A Novel.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

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T. Geronimo Jackson | Sept. 9 Author discusses “Welcome to Braggsville.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

David B. Williams | Sept. 9 Author discusses “Too High and Too Steep.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

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Leanne Brown | Sept. 9 Author discusses “Good and Cheap, Eat Well on $4/Day.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Don and Audrey Wood | Sept. 9 Author and illustrator share picture book “The Full Moon at the Napping House.” 7 p.m., Secret Garden Bookshop, free.

J.A. Jance| Sept. 9 Author discusses “Dance of the Bones,” books available for purchase and signing. 7 p.m., Wesley Homes Des Moines, free.

Jonathan Evison | Sept. 10 Author discusses “This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Jena Lee Nardella | Sept. 10 Author discusses “One Thousand Wells: How an Audacious Goal Taught Me to Love the World Instead of Save It,” in conversation with Dan Haseltine. 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Anca Szylagyi, Clare Johnson, L.J. Morin | Sept. 10 It’s About Time Writers’ Reading Series, open mic, short lecture on writer’s craft. 6 p.m., Ballard Library, free.

H.M. Jones | Sept. 10 Author discusses “Monochrome.” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Mary Lou Sanelli | Sept. 10 Author discusses “A Woman Writing: A Memoir in Essays.” 7 p.m., Queen Anne Book Company, free.

Joshua Beckman, Don Mee Choi, Cedar Sigo, John Beer, Alexander Acost | Sept. 10 Northwest poets read their work. 7 p.m., Richard Hugo House, free.

Jody Bower | Sept. 10 Author discusses “Jane Eyre’s Sisters: How Women Live and Write the Heroine Story.” 6 p.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Jena Lee Nardella | Sept. 10 Author discusses “One Thousand Wells: How an Audacious Goal Taught Me to Love the World Instead of Save It.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Richard Wightman Fox | Sept. 10 Author discusses “Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History” at dinner meeting of Puget Sound Civil War Round Table. 6 p.m., China Harbor Restaurant, $21.

Alejandro de Acosta, Joshua Beckman, John Beer, Don Mee Choi, Cedar Sigo | Sept. 10 Northwest authors discuss their poetry. 7 p.m., Richard Hugo House, free.

Daniel J. Levitin | Sept. 11 Author discusses “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Dinaw Mengestu, Alissa Nutting, Sarah Galvin | Sept. 11 New work on theme of the cliché “Beating a Dead Horse,” with Mengestu, author of “All Our Names,” Nutting, author of “Tampa” and poet Galvin, author of “The Three Einsteins,” with music by the Foghorns. 7:30 p.m., Richard Hugo House, $10-$25.

Sonya Lea | Sept. 11 Author discusses memoir “Wondering Who You Are,” in conversation with authors Claire Dederer (“Poser“) and Suzanne Morrison (“Yoga Bitch“). 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Sara Donati | Sept. 11 Author discusses “The Gilded Hour.” 6 p.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Dav Pilkey | Sept. 11 Author discusses “Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

K.K. Beck | Sept. 12 Author signs “Tipping the Valet.” Noon, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, free.

J.A. Jance| Sept. 12 Author discusses “Dance of the Bones,” books available for purchase and signing. 3 p.m., Covington Library, free.

Janet Surrey | Sept. 12 Author discusses and signs “The Buddha’s Wife.” 7 p.m., East West Bookshop, free.

Susan Abulhawa | Sept. 12 Author discusses novel “The Blue Between Sky and Water.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Priscilla Long, Cathy Rose, Judith Skillman | Sept. 12 PoetsWest readings of poetry and prose, open mic. 4 p.m., Green Lake Library, free.

Samantha Vamos | Sept. 12-18 Storytime, local author shares “Alphabet Trains.” 10 a.m., Third Place Books, free.

Daniel Benveniste | Sept. 12 Author discusses “The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud: Three Generations of Psychoanalysis.” 3 p.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Dan Raley | Sept. 12 Sportswriter and author discusses “How Seattle Became a Big-League Sports Town.” 1:30 p.m., Page 2 Books, free.

Lawrence Matsuda and Matt Sasaki | Sept. 12 Authors discuss graphic novel “Fighting for America: Nisei Soldiers.” 1:30 p.m., Nisei Veterans Hall, free.

Writers Read | Sept. 13 Local writers read poetry, short stories, novels, essays, in partnership with African-American Writers’ Alliance, with open mic. 2 p.m., Columbia Library, free.

Martha Brockenbrough, Lish McBride, Jennifer Longo | Sept. 13 Authors discuss and sign YA novels, Brockenbrough’s “The Game of Love and Death,” McBride’s “Firebug” and Longo’s “Six Feet Over It.” 3 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Asia Citro | Sept. 13 Author discusses “The Curious Kid’s Science Book.” 11 a.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Salman Rushdie | Sept. 14 Author discusses novel “Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle; $35/one person, one book or $40/two people, one book.

Arthur Benjamin | Sept. 14 Author discusses “The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Hector Tobar | Sept. 14 Author discusses “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Shannon Kaiser | Sept. 15 Author discusses “Adventures for Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential.” 6 p.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

John Markoff | Sept. 15 Author discusses “Machines of Loving Grace,” in conversation with Todd Bishop. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Nancy Singleton Hachisu | Sept. 15 Author discusses “Preserving the Japanese Way: Traditions of Salting, Fermenting and Picking for the Modern Kitchen,” demonstrates methods and shares food. 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Eka Kurniawan | Sept. 15 Indonesian novelist discusses “Beauty Is a Wound” and “Man Tiger.” 7 p.m., Seattle Asian Art Museum; free.

Mark Tucker | Sept. 15 Author discusses “Drive or Die: A Story of Addiction, Murder, and Hope.” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Harvey Ferguson | Sept. 15 Author discusses “The Last Cavalryman.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Holly Black, Cassandra Clare| Sept. 15 Authors discuss and sign “The Copper Gauntlet.” 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Lynnwood, free.

David Montgomery and John Keeble | Sept. 15 Contributors discuss anthology “Dirt: A Love Story.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Brene Brown | Sept. 16 Author discusses “Rising Strong.” 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $35/one person, one book or $40/two people, one book; sold out.

James Neff | Sept. 16 Local author discusses “Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy Versus Jimmy Hoffa.” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Patrick deWitt | Sept. 16 Portland author discusses novel “Undermajordomo Minor.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Bridget Foley and Jennie Shortridge | Sept. 16 Authors discuss Foley’s “Hugo and Rose,” Shortridge’s “Love Water Memory.” 6 p.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Mary Lou Sanelli | Sept. 17 Author discusses “A Woman Writing: A Memoir in Essays.” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Bob Santos | Sept. 17 Author discusses “Her Final Breath.” 7 p.m., Parkplace Books, free.

Robert Dugoni| Sept. 17 Author discusses “Gang of Four: Four Leaders, Four Communities, One Friendship,” with guest Larry Gossett. 7 p.m., Northwest African American Museum, free.

Jeffrey L. Amestoy | Sept. 17 Author discusses “Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana, Jr.” 7:30 p.m., Eagle Harbor Book Co., free.

Carver Clark Gayton | Sept. 17 University of Washington professor and author discusses “When Owing a Shilling Costs a Dollar: The Saga of Lewis G. Clarke, Born a ’White’ Slave.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Stephen Kiernan | Sept. 17 Author discusses novel “The Hummingbird.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Bernard Grant, Clare Johnson, Martha Kreiner, Erin Malone | Sept. 17 Jack Straw Writers Program writers read from new works including selections from 2015 Jack Straw Writers Anthology. 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Mary Lou Sanelli | Sept. 18 Author discusses “A Woman Writing: A Memoir in Essays.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Adrienne Celt | Sept. 18 Author discusses “The Daughters” 7 p.m., Ravenna Third Place Books, free.

Paul Shoemaker | Sept. 18 Author discusses “Can’t Not Do,” in conversation with Eleuthera Lisch. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Erica Jong | Sept. 18 Author discusses novel “Fear of Dying.” 7 p.m., Seattle Central Library, free.

Guadalupe Nettel | Sept. 18 Author discusses book of stories “Natural Histories” and novel “The Body Where I Was Born.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Carly Anne West, Stacey R. Campbell, Kristin Halbrook | Sept. 18 YA authors discuss West’s “The Bargaining,” Campbell’s “Scream” and Halbrook’s “Every Last Promise.” 6 p.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

John Burbidge | Sept. 18 Author discusses “The Boatman.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Maia Chance | Sept. 19 Author signs “Come Hell or Highball” and “Cinderella Six Feet Under.” Noon, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, free.

Stephanie Clifford | Sept. 19 Author discusses “Everybody Rise: A Novel.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Priscilla Long | Sept. 19 Author discusses poetry collection “Crossing Over.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Gary Hobbs | Sept. 19 Author discusses thriller “Access to Capital.” 6:30 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Kelly Jones | Sept. 19 Author discusses “Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer.” Noon, University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Richard Blanco | Sept. 19 Author discusses and signs “For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey” and “The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood.” 7 p.m., Seattle First Baptist Church, free.

Christina Lopez, Sarah Scott, Miriam Padilla | Sept. 20 Authors discuss their contributions to “Talking Back: Writers of Color” anthology. 3 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Jane McGonigal | Sept. 21 Author discusses “SuperBetter.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Amy Stewart | Sept. 21 Author discusses “Girl Waits With Gun.” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Bill Clegg | Sept. 21 Author discusses novel “Did You Ever Have a Family.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Carol Levin | Sept. 21 Author discusses “Confident Music Would Fly Us to Paradise.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Fran Wilde | Sept. 21 Author discusses “Updraft.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Leslye Walton | Sept. 22 Author discusses “The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Stephanie Clifford| Sept. 22 Author discusses “Everybody Rise.” 7 p.m., Ravenna Third Place Books, free.

Pedro Domingos | Sept. 22 University of Washington professor and author discusses “The Master Algorithm.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Joy Williams | Sept. 22 Author discusses “The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Jeff Obermeyer | Sept. 22 Author discusses “Seattle Totems” hockey history. 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Buzz Bissinger | Sept. 22 Author discusses “Friday Night Lights: 25th Anniversary Edition.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Ellen Bass | Sept. 23 Word Works, poet and nonfiction author’s craft talk on “controlled chaos.” 7 p.m., Richard Hugo House, $5-$12.

Casey Schwartz | Sept. 23 Author discusses “In the Mind Fields.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Col. Bruce F. Meyers | Sept. 23 Author discusses memoir “Reflections of a Grunt Marine.” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Bonnye Matthews | Sept. 23 Author discusses and signs “Winds of Change” historical novel series. 6:30 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Gloria Burgess | Sept. 23 Author discusses “I’ll Fly Away: A Sojourn through Poetry and Spirituals.” 6:30 p.m., University Book Store, free.

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt | Sept. 24 Author discusses “The Food Lab,” in conversation with Scott Heimendinger. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Elisabeth Egan | Sept. 24 Author discusses “A Window Opens.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Paddy Eger | Sept. 24 Author discusses “When the Music Stops.” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Saul Williams | Sept. 24 Seattle Arts & Lectures hosts poet to read from “US (a).” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $10.

Ginny Gilder | Sept. 24 Author discusses “Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX.” 7 p.m., Redmond Library, free.

Eileen Flanagan | Sept. 24 Author discusses “Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Ana Maria Spagna | Sept. 25 Author discusses “Reclaimers.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Juliet McMains | Sept. 25 Author discusses “Spinning Mambo Into Salsa: Caribbean Dance in Global Culture.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Frances Terpack | Sept. 26 “Focus on Asia: Photography Past and Present” Lecture Series with author of “Brush and Shutter: Early Photography in China.” 9:30 a.m., Seattle Asian Art Museum, $5-$10.

Franklin Veaux | Sept. 26 Author discusses “The Game Changer: A Memoir of Disruptive Love.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Julie Paschkis | Sept. 26 Author reads and signs children’s book “Flutter and Hum.”1 p.m., Seattle Art Museum, free.

Juli Bauer, Vanessa Barajas | Sept. 26 Authors discuss Bauer’s “Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook” and Barajas’ “Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind.” 6:30 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Isabel Wilkerson | Sept. 27 A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History with author of “The Warmth of Other Suns.” Noon, Seattle Central Library, free.

Linda Urban and Kim Baker | Sept. 27 Authors discuss and sign books for middle-schoolers, Urban’s “Milo Speck, Accidental Agent” and Baker’s “Pickle.” Noon, University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Lisa Congdon | Sept. 28 Author discusses “Fortune Favors the Brave.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Jon Palfreman | Sept. 28 Author discusses “Brain Storms.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Naomi J. Williams | Sept. 28 Author discusses novel “Landfalls.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Ralph White | Sept. 28 Author discusses “The Jeweled Highway: On the Quest for a Life of Meaning.” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Carolyne Wright | Sept. 28 Author discusses “Raising Lilly Ledbetter.” 6 p.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Fayette Fox | Sept. 28 Author discusses “The Deception Artist.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Matthew Dickman, Melissa Stein, Alicia Jo Rabins | Sept. 29 APR/Honickman Award winning poets read their work. 7 p.m., Richard Hugo House, free.

Lori Ostland | Sept. 29 Author discuses “After the Parade.”7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Jon Palfreman | Sept. 29 Author discusses “Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson’s Disease.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Dorothy Van Soest | Sept. 29 Author discusses “At the Center.”7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Judith Skillman | Sept. 29 Poet discusses “The House of Burnt Offerings.” 7 p.m., Ravenna Third Place Books, free.

Tom Angleberger | Sept. 29 Author discusses “McToad Mows Tiny island.” 7 p.m., University Book Store Mill Creek, free.

Joe Beernink | Sept. 29 Author discusses “Nowhere Wild.” 6 p.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Ted Rall | Sept. 29 Author discusses “Snowden.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

David Gross | Sept. 29 Author discusses “Succeeding as a Student: Tips for Using Your Time Efficiently and Studying Effectively.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Jack Remick | Sept. 29 Author discuses “Trio of Lost Souls.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Mary Szybist and Robert Wrigley | Sept. 29 Seattle Arts & Lectures hosts Northwest poets to discuss Szybist’s “Incarnadine” and Wrigley’s “Anatomy of Melancholy & Other Poems.” 7:30 p.m., McCaw Hall, $5-$60.

Jonathan Evison | Sept. 30 Author discusses “This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free. free.

Philip Warburg | Sept. 30 Author discusses “Harness the Sun,” in conversation with Denis Hayes. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Rhiannon Held | Sept. 30 Author discusses “Wolfsbane.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Tom Angleberger | Sept. 30 Author discusses “McToad Mows Tiny island.” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Patricia Lee | Oct. 1 Author discusses and signs “S/He Dragon: How I Found My Wings,” with musical performance by Dana Lyons. 7 p.m., East West Bookshop, $10.

Alva Noe | Oct. 1 Author discusses “Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Michael Schein | Oct. 1 Author discusses “John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away.” 7 p.m., Seattle Central Library, free.

Steve Henry | Oct. 1 Author discusses “It’s Raining Bats and Frogs.” 6 p.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Lauren Groff | Oct. 1 Author discusses “Fates and Furies.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

UW Bothell Fall Convergence with Nathaniel Mackey | Oct. 1-2 Conference to explore written arts crossing over into performance; reading and conversation with author Mackey, 7 p.m. Oct. 1; performances by several authors, 1-5:30 p.m. Oct. 2; author signings, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2; performance event with Mike Katell, Alex Martin, Shanghai Pearl, 6 p.m. Oct. 2. North Creek Events Center, free.

Jaen Hegland | Oct. 1 Author discusses “Still Time.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Larissa MacFarquhar | Oct. 2 Author discusses “Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism: Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Bonnie Wallace | Oct. 2 Author discusses “The Hollywood Parents Guide.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Seth Kantner | Oct. 2 Author discusses “Swallowed by the Great Land (and Other Dispatches from Alaska’s Frontier).” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Darcy McMurtery and Paul Beckman | Oct. 3 Authors discuss “Peek.” 5 p.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Ian Brennan, Bob Forrest | Oct. 3 Authors discuss Brennan’s “Sister Maple Syrup Eyes,” Forrest’s “Running With Monsters.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Ian McDonald | Oct. 4 Author discusses “Luna: New Moon.” 2 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Annelies Zijderveld | Oct. 4 Author discusses ““Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea.” 2 p.m., University Book Store Mill Creek, free.

Steve Toltz | Oct. 5 Author discusses “Quicksand.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Anne-Marie Slaughter | Oct. 5 Author discusses “Unfinished Business.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Dennis Milam Bensie | Oct. 5 Author discusses “Flit: A Poetry Mashup of Classic Literature.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Thaisa Way and Richard Haag | Oct. 5 Author discusses “The Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag: From Modern Space to Urban Ecological Design.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Elizabeth Gilbert | Oct. 6 Seattle Arts & Lectures hosts author of “Eat, Pray, Love,” “The Signature of All Things” and “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.” 7:30 p.m., Benaroya Hall, $10-$75.

Martin Limon | Oct. 6 Author signs “The Ville Rat.” Noon, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, free.

Greg Bear and Ann Leckie | Oct. 6 Authors read and sign Bear’s “Killing Titan,” Leckie’s “Ancillary Mercy.” 7 p.m., University Temple United Methodist Church, free.

Robert Michael Pyle | Oct. 7 Author discusses “Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land,” in conversation with David Guterson. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Cindy Goldrich | Oct. 7 Author discusses “8 Keys for Parenting Children with ADHD.” 6 p.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Laura Anne Gilman | Oct. 7 Author discusses “Silver on the Road.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Richard Dawkins | Oct. 7 Author discusses “Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $33.99 admits up to two people. includes book.

Michael Golding | Oct. 7 Author discusses “A Poet of the Invisible World.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Steven Pinker | Oct. 8 Author discusses “The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Oct. 8 Author discusses “Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life’s Darkest Hours.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Derrick Diedricksen | Oct. 8 Author discusses “Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures.” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

John Sandford and Ctein | Oct. 8 Authors discuss “Saturn Run.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Julie Neuffer | Oct. 9 Author discusses “Helen Andelin and the Fascinating Womanhood Movement.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Chinelo Okparanta| Oct. 9 Author discusses “Under the Undala Trees.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Niall Ferguson | Oct. 9 Author discusses and signs “Kissinger: Volume I: The Idealist, 1923-1968,” in conversation with David Bachman. 7 p.m., UW Kane Hall, free.

Amitav Ghosh | Oct. 10 Author discusses “Flood of Fire.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Washington State Book Awards Celebration | Oct. 10 Join writers, readers, booksellers, publishers to hear winners of 2015 Washington State Book Awards announced, followed by party, book sales and signing, entertainment. 7 p.m., Seattle Central Library, free.

Warren C. Easley | Oct. 10 Author signs “Never Look Down.” Noon, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, free.

Julie Holland | Oct. 12 Author discusses “Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, The Sleep You’re Missing, The Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Diana Butler Bass | Oct. 12 Author discusses “Grounded.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Austin Kleon | Oct. 13 Author discusses “The Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Patrick Ness | Oct. 13 Author discusses “The Rest of Us Just Live Here.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Nadia Bolz-Weber| Oct. 13 Author discusses “Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong Places.” 7 p.m., Seattle First Baptist Church, free.

Michael Witwer, Gary Gygax| Oct. 1 Authors discusses Witwer’s “Empire of Imagination,” Gygax’s “The Birth of Dungeons and Dragons.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Christopher J. Jarmick, Lyn Coffin | Oct. 14 Poets read Jarmick’s “Not Aloud,” Coffin’s “The First Honeymoon: New and Selected Stories,” plus open mic 7 p.m., Parkplace Books, free.

Robert Shiller | Oct. 14 Author discusses “Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Judd Winick | Oct. 14 Author discusses “Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

John Seabrook | Oct. 14 Author discusses “The Sound Machine.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Robert Michael Pyle | Oct. 15 Author discusses “Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land,” in conversation with local author David Guterson. 7:30 p.m., Eagle Harbor Book Co., free.

Ben Bernanke | Oct. 15 Former chair of the Federal Reserve discusses memoir “The Courage to Act.” 7:30 p.m., Seattle University Campion Ballroom, $5.

Roy Scranton | Oct. 15 Author discusses “Living to Die.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Trudi Truelt | Oct. 16 Author discusses “The Sister Solution.” 7 p.m., University Book Store Mill Creek, free.

Sara Bareilles | Oct. 16 Author signs “Sounds Like Me,” book must be purchased at Elliott Bay Book Company. 6 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Eileen Myles | Oct. 17 Author discusses “I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems, 1975-2014” and “Chelsea Girls: A Novel.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Neville Frankel | Oct. 18 Author discusses novel “Bloodlines” and the role of the South African Jewish community in the anti-apartheid movement. 2 p.m., Stroum Jewish Community Center, $5-$8.

Kirean O’Malley| Oct. 18 Author discusses “And Thinking of…” 3 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Nick DiMartino | Oct. 18 Author discusses “Alleluia Heights.” 4 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Kimiko Hahn and Betsy Aoki| Oct. 19 Author discusses “Brain Fever” with Betsy Aoki, author of “And Thinking Of.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Robert Reich | Oct. 19 Author discusses “Saving Capitalism For the Many, Not The Few.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5, sold out, standby line at the door.

Dave Goulson | Oct. 19 Author discusses “A Buzz in the Meadow.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Jack Nisbet | Oct. 20 Author discusses “Ancient Places: People and Landscape in of the Emerging Northwest”, in conversation with John Marzluff and David Montgomery. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Colum McCann | Oct. 20 Author discusses “Thirteen Ways of Looking.” 7 p.m., Seattle Central Library, free.

Eric Brechner | Oct. 20 Author discusses “Agile Project Management with Kanban.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Roberta Kaplan | Oct. 21 Author discusses “Then Comes Marriage: United States V. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

William Rorabaugh | Oct. 21 Author discusses “American Hippies.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Lit Crawl Seattle | Oct. 22 Sarah Hepola, author of “Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget” and Melissa Febos, author of “Whip Smart,” at Town Hall, among more than 30 readings by local and visiting writers at several First Hill and Capitol Hill venues, including Hugo House. 6 p.m., Town Hall Seattle.

Alison Bechdel | Oct. 22 Seattle Arts & Lectures hosts author of graphic novels “Fun Home” and “Are You My Mother?”7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5-$60.

Peter Heller | Oct. 22 Author discusses “The Painter,” in celebration of “If All Kirkland Read the Same Book.” 7 p.m., Parkplace Books, free, reservations requested.

Elizabeth Rosner | Oct. 22 Lit Crawl event, author discusses “Electric City.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Joe Meno, Nina Revoyr| Oct. 23 Authors discuss Meno’s “Marvel,” Revoyr’s “Lost Canyon.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Joe Whinney and Debra Music | Oct. 23 Authors discuss “Theo Chocolate: Recipes & Sweet Secrets from Seattle’s Favorite Chocolate Maker Featuring 75 Recipes Both Sweet & Tasty.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Keith Feldman| Oct. 24 Author discusses “A Shadow Over Palestine.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Michael Schmeltzer, Brian Cooney, Maya Jewell Zeller | Oct. 25 Seattle poet and 2015 Chapbook Award winner Schmeltzer, joined by Cooney and Zeller, both of Spokane, in reading celebrating the publication of their poetry chapbooks. 4 p.m., Richard Hugo House, free.

G. Elizabeth Kretchmer | Oct. 25 Author discusses “Women on the Brink.” 4 p.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Laura T. Coffey and Lori Fusaro | Oct. 25 Author Coffey and photographer Fussaro discuss “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts.” 3 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Yeonmi Park | Oct. 26 Author discusses “In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Doug Merlino| Oct. 26 Author discusses “Beast: Blood, Struggle and Dreams at the Heart of Mixed Martial Arts.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor | Oct. 27 Authors discuss “Welcome to Night Vale; A Novel.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Elizabeth George | Oct. 27 Author discusses her new Inspector Lynley novel, “A Banquet of Consequences.” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Christopher Bayley | Oct. 27 Author discusses “Seattle Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Police Payoff System in Seattle.” 7 p.m., Seattle Central Library, free.

Sigal Samuel | Oct. 27 Author discusses “The Mystics of Mile End.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Granor | Oct. 27 Authors discuss “Welcome to Night Vale.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Paul Murray | Oct. 27 Author discusses “The Mark and The Void.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Sherry Turkle | Oct. 28 Author discusses “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Sarah Vowell | Oct. 28 Author discusses “Lafayette in the Sometime United States.” 8 p.m., Neptune Theatre, $35 admission includes book.

Peter Nabokov | Oct. 28 Author discusses “How the World Moves.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Ta-Nehisi Coates | Oct. 29 Seattle Arts & Lectures hosts author of “Between the World and Me.” 7:30 p.m., McCaw Hall, $10-$95.

Roger Lowenstein | Oct. 29 Author discusses “America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Kristen Hirsch | Oct. 29 Author discusses “Don’t Suck Don’t Die.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Virginia Beavert and Sharon Glenn | Oct. 30 Yakama elder and storyteller Beavert and cowboy poet Glenn with Native legends, cowboy poetry and a glimpse into the lives of real cowboys and Indians of Eastern Washington. 7:30 p.m., Jack Straw Cultural Center, $10.

Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli | Oct. 30 Authors discuss “Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose.” 7 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Lisa Scottoline | Oct. 30 Author discusses “Corrupted,” in conversation with Nancy Pearl. 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz | Oct. 30 Author discusses “Indigenous People’s History of the U.S.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Yasmine Galenorn | Oct. 31 Author signs “Autumn Thorns.” Noon, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, free.

Short Run Comix & Arts Festival | Oct. 31 Writers, poets, comic artists, designers featuring indie comics and self-published, small press, and handmade books of all kinds from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, free.

Nina McKissock, Ann Hedreen | Nov. 1 Authors discuss McKissock’s ” Sun to Sun,” Hedreen’s “Her Beautiful Brain.” 3 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Lisa Randall | Nov. 2 Author discusses “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Nov. 2 Authors discuss “Illuminae.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

George Musser | Nov. 3 Author discusses “Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time — and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, free.

Marion Nestle | Nov. 3 Author discusses “Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning).” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Arnie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff | Nov. 3 Authors discusses “Illuminae.” 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Lynnwood, free.

Meera Subramanian | Nov. 3 Author discusses “A River Runs Again.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Benjamin Percy | Nov. 4 Word Works talk with author of novels “The Dead Lands,” “Red Moon” and “The Wilding,” exploring the borderlands between literary writing and genre writing, mechanics of suspense and momentum. 7 p.m., Richard Hugo House, $5-$12.

Simon Winchester | Nov. 4 Author discusses “Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Orhan Pamuk | Nov. 4 Author discusses “A Strangeness in My Mind.” 7 p.m., Seattle Central Library, free.

Harriet Mcdougal, Maria Simons, Alan Romanczuk, Jason Denzel | Nov. 4 Contributors discuss and sign “The Wheel of Time Companion: The People, Places and History of the Bestselling Series.” 7 p.m., University Temple United Methodist Church, $39.99 for one or two people includes book.

Jerry Kaplan | Nov. 4 Author discusses “Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Sloane Crosley | Nov. 4 Author discusses “The Clasp.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Christopher J. Jarmick | Nov. 5 Author/Poet reads from “Not Aloud,” with open mic and musical guest. 7 p.m., Cafe Zippy, free.

Claire Vaye Watkins | Nov. 5 Author discusses “Gold Fame Citrus.” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Mary Gaitskill | Nov. 5 Author discusses “The Mare.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Sandra Cisneros | Nov. 5 Author discusses “A House of My Own: Stories from My Life.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Stacy Schiff | Nov. 6 Author discusses “The Witches: Salem, 1692.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $35 for up to two people includes book.

Ari Berman | Nov. 6 Author discusses “Give Us The Ballot.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Carrie Brownstein| Nov. 6 Author discusses “Hunger Markes Me a Modern Girl,” in conversation with Maria Semple. 7:30 p.m., Neptune Theatre, $35-$36.50 includes book.

Valeria Luiselli | Nov. 6 Author discusses “Story of My Teeth.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Isabel Allende | Nov. 7 Author discusses “The Japanese Lover,” in conversation with Florangela Davila. 7 p.m., Seattle First Baptist Church, $35/book, one person or $40/one book, two people.

Mark Z. Danielewski | Nov. 8 Author discusses “The Familiar Volume 2: Into the Forest.” 3 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Gloria Steinem | Nov. 8 Author discusses “My Life on the Road” in conversation with Cheryl Strayed. Time and ticket prices TBA, Benaroya Hall.

James McBride | Nov. 9 Seattle Arts & Lectures hosts author of “The Good Lord Bird” for lyrical readings and performance by The Good Lord Bird Band. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $10-$70.

Jesse Eisenberg | Nov. 9 Author discusses “Bream Gives Me Hiccups,” in conversation with Sherman Alexie. 7 p.m., Seattle Central Library, free.

Garth Hallberg | Nov. 9 Author discusses “City on Fire.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Richelle Mead | Nov. 10 Author discusses “Soundless.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Garth Hallberg | Nov. 10 Author discusses “City on Fire.” 7 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Stuart Firestein | Nov. 10 Author discusses and signs “Failure: Why Science is So Successful.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Linda Pastan | Nov. 10 Seattle Arts & Lectures hosts author of “Insomnia: Poems.” 7:30 p.m., McCaw Hall, $5-$60.

Luc Sante | Nov. 10 Author discusses “The Other Paris.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Take a Poem From Your Heart Reading | Nov. 11 Reading featuring several poets from Oregon, Washington and beyond whose work is featured in the anthology “Poeming Pigeons,” plus open mic. 7 p.m., Parkplace Books, free.

Leonard Pitts | Nov. 11 Author discusses “Grant Park.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Rebecca Ross | Nov. 12 Author discusses “Being Home: The Art of Belonging Wherever You Are.” 6 p.m., University Book Store Bellevue, free.

Annick Smith | Nov. 12 Author discusses “Crossing the Plains with Bruno.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Jonathan Lethem | Nov. 13 Author discusses current project, a book involving surgery, the body, and mortality, including conversation with David Shields, author of “The Thing About Life is That One Day You’ll Be Dead.”7 p.m., Richard Hugo House, $5.

Tim Flannery | Nov. 13 Author discusses “Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Jenny Lawson | Nov. 13 Author discusses “Furiously Happy.” 6:30 p.m., Third Place Books, free.

Shann Ray | Nov. 13 Author discusses “American Copper.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Chris Jarmick, Herb McClees, Griffith William | Nov. 14 PoetsWest readings including Jarmick’s poetry collection “Not Aloud,” open mic. 4 p.m., Green Lake Library, free.

Stephanie Gayle | Nov. 14 Author signs “Idyll Threats.” Noon, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, free.

David Sedaris | Nov. 15 Author discusses and signs books including “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.” 7:30 p.m., Benaroya Hall, $45-$54.

Betty Caroli | Nov. 16 Author discusses “Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Maira Kalman | Nov. 16 Author discusses “Beloved Dog,” in conversation with Steve Scher. 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Rick Moody | Nov. 16 Author discusses “Hotels of North America.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Anthony Doerr | Nov. 18 Seattle Arts & Lectures hosts author of “All The Light We Cannot See.” 7:30 p.m., Benaroya Hall, $10-$75.

David Montgomery and Anne Bikle | Nov. 18 Authors discuss “The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Noam Planko | Nov. 18 Author discusses “Jewish Peoplehood.” 7 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Peter Guralnick | Nov. 18 Author discusses “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock n’ Roll.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Noy Holland| Nov. 19 Author discusses “Bird.” 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., free.

Lauret Savoy| Nov. 19 Author discusses “Trace.” 7 p.m., Northwest African American Museum, free.

Alex Honnold | Nov. 19 Author discusses “Alone on the Wall.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

Leslie Jamison, Roger Reeves, Alexis Smith | Nov. 20 Hugo Literary Series hosts author to discuss the cliché “Beggars Can’t Be Choosers” with novelist and essayist Jamison (“The Empathy Exams“); poet Reeves (“King Me“), and Portland-based novelist Smith (“Marrow Island“), music by Yves. 7:30 p.m., Richard Hugo House, $10-$25.

Mitch Albom | Nov. 20 Author discusses “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.” 7 p.m., University Book Store Mill Creek, free.

Alex Kuo | Nov. 22 Author discusses “Meeting Words at the Gate.” 3 p.m., University Book Store, free.

Patti Smith | Nov. 22 Author discusses “M Train.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $30, admission includes book.

Diana Nyad | Nov. 23 Author discusses “Find a Way.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.

David Eagleman | Nov. 24 Author discusses “The Brain: The Story of You.” 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, $5.