Your Week in Readings: The best literary events from April 12th - April 18th

Wednesday April 12th: Krazy Reading

George Herriman was America’s very first cartooning genius. His strip Krazy Kat depicted more than just a love triangle between a cat, a brick-throwing mouse, and a canine police officer — it laid out the cartooning language that we still see in modern comics. Michael Tisserand’s biography of Herriman finally gives the genius his due. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, . Free. All ages. 7 p.m.

Thursday April 13th: White Tears Reading

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Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, . Free. All ages. 7 p.m.

Friday April 14th: Panel Jumper Live

This is basically an entire horny comicon crowbarred into a single evening. You’ll find comics-themed music, trivia, and short films. But that’s not all: there’s also a short play about the actors who play giant monsters in movies, a conversation with Seattle cartoonist Tatiana Gill, and some nerdy burlesque involving Tribbles. West of Lenin, 203 N 36th St., $10. 18+. 8 p.m.

Saturday April 15th: Write Our Democracy

Seattle poets Quenton Baker, Karen Finneyfrock, EJ Koh, and Natasha Moni read at this write-in intended to promote “free speech and the value of arts in our democracy.” Write Our Democracy is the organization that was launched waaaaaaaay back in January of this year as Writers Resist, a nationwide anti-Trump, pro-democracy writing group. Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St., 322-7030, Free. All ages. 10 a.m.

Monday April 17th: Moving Mountains

Local newsletter The Evergrey brought 20 Clinton voters from Seattle to a pro-Trump county in Oregon in order to facilitate conversation between decent human beings. Tonight, Evergrey founders Anika Anand and Monica Guzman will discuss what they learned from the project, along with the heads of other organizations trying to promote discussion in a divided America Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave., 652-4255, $5. All ages. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday April 18th: Word Works: Terence Hayes

Brilliant poet Terence Hayes examines the work of deceased poet Lynda Hull by studying three of her poems written over the span of a decade, in an effort to explore “how a poet can both accept and challenge his or her obsessions.” What a terrific way to celebrate National Poetry Month. Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, $12. All ages. 7 p.m