Your Week in Readings: The best literary events from December 14th - December 20th

Wednesday December 14th: Lit Fix and Origin Stories

See our Literary Event of the Week column for more details.

Thursday December 15th: Hola and Goodbye Reading

Seattle author Donna Miscolta’s new book of linked short stories, Hola and Goodbye follows multiple generations of women in a Latinx family as they come to America and forge new paths for themselves, facing tremendous sexism, racism, and economic barriers. This is a heartfelt American story that was published at exactly the right time. Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S, 474-2200, Free. All ages. 7 p.m.

Saturday December 17th: Holiday Story Time

Elliott Bay Book Company traditionally hosts kids’ readings on Saturday mornings. (They’ve been much better-attended since the store moved from Pioneer Square to Capitol Hill.) The final edition of the year is a special holiday-themed reading for kids read by “a local Seattle actor.” Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, . Free. All ages. 11 a.m.
Monday December 19th: The Beautiful Struggle

In a conversation facilitated by the good people at Seattle Public Library, Luzviminda Uruzi "Lulu" Carpenter leads Seattle-area LGBTQ leaders (including Dominique Stephens, Luis Fernando Ramirez, and Sonj Basha) in a conversation about surviving violence of all stripes (racism, transphobia) and building communities together. Gay City, 517 E Pike St., 860-6969, Free. All ages.

Tuesday December 20th: How the Grinch Stole Christmas Reading

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a holiday classic that even managed to survive the apocalyptic threat of that Jim Carrey-starring abomination that Hollywood shat up a while back. Today, University Book Store hosts a reading of Dr. Seuss’s Christmas classic for young audiences. Take part in the tradition. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., 634-3400, Free. All ages. 11 a.m.