Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix
The writer of this book, Steven Roby, was the editor or one of the biggest Hendix fan zines in the world, Straight Ahead . This biography writes all about unknown recorded sessions and other film/video stuff. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

Virgil Suárez
Virgil is a Cuban poet who has published more than 25 books of poetry, and his poetry is a sublime mix of tough and sweet. Recipient of the Pushcart Prize. PSU, Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park Avenue, 725-3307, 7:30 pm, free

* Camden Joy
You always know that it's either a sign of brilliance, or something really bad, when a piece of art is too confusing to understand. In the case of Camden Joy, it's a sign of brilliance. He writes about contemporary underground rock, and has been ever since the early '90s. With titles like Liz Phair: a Rant , and Boy Island, his books are smatterings of rock criticism, theoretical musings on pop culture,and bizarre displacements of the lives of rock stars onto his own. Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 7:30 pm, free


A Common Pornography
Kevin Sampsell, Portland's darling underground writer, will be reading from his recently published work, A Common Pornography. He'll be accompanied by Zoe Trope, a brilliant 15 year old who's just signed with a major publisher, and Sarah Grace McCandless, who'll be reading her book, Grosse Pointe Girl. Stumptown Coffee, 2828 SE Division St, 230-7797, 8:00, free

Jean Auel
Jean Auel is the writer of Clan of the Cave Bear, as well as all those other millions of books in that smutty series. Now, after years and years of reading and rereading, her psycho fans finally have something new to read: Shelters of Stone, the story of Ayla and Jondalar traveling all the way across Europe to meet Jondalar's people. First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave, 228-4651, 6:30 pm, free

Earl Emerson
Seattle Fire Department Lieutenant, Earl Emerson, has written yet another mystery/thriller capitalizing on his expertise. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm, free


* Rick Moody
Rick Moody is one of those dark, depressing writers who everyone loves, reads, and wants to know all about. After several brilliant books, including Ice Storm, he's finally written the book we've all been waiting for: his memoir of depression and psycho hospitals. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651


Science and the Case for Animal Rights
Steven Wise writes about animal rights, and his latest Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights asks the question: Where do we draw the line? Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30, free

Shelly Jackson and Kelly Link
These two ladies are both writers of fiction, pushing the envelope. Jackson's story, The Melancholy of Anatomy, is a mess of references to the human body and illness, and Link's book is a fairy-taleish world of weirdos. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


Robert Sullivan
Sullivan has written the book, The Whale Hunt: How a Native American Village Did What No one Thought They Could, and will be reading from this journalistic account of the Makah tribe, a Native American tribe who lives on the Olympic Peninsula, and their whale hunting. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm, free

Odd Girl Out
This book takes a sociological look at the ways in which girls manipulate each other when they're young. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


Sophy Burnham
Burnham's book, The Treasure of Monségur, is a historical novel based on the true story of Cathars. Burnham herself is quite famous, and has written for a lot of national magazines, as well as a few stories about dogwalkers. Barnes & Nobel , 1317 Lloyd Center, 249-0845, 7:00 pm, free

Elizabeth Falconer
Elizabeth Falconer will be sharing her Japanese folk tales and original, Japanese kyoto compositions. Northwest Library, 2300 NW Thurman, 988-5560, 4 pm, free