Your Week in Readings: The best literary events from June 7th - June 13th

Wednesday June 7th: Reading Through It: The Man Without a Face

Every month, the Seattle Weekly and the Seattle Review of Books team up to bring you a current-events book club for our Trump-possessed times. This month’s selection, unfortunately, turned out to be especially timely in this era of light treason. Join us as we discuss Masha Gessen’s The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S, 474-2200, Free. All ages. 7 p.m.

Thursday June 8th: The Hope of Another Spring Reading

A collection of experts celebrate the life and work of Takuichi Fujii, an artist who left Japan in 1906 to live in Seattle. His illustrated diary from the World War II internment camps have been praised as "the most remarkable document created by a Japanese American prisoner during the wartime incarceration." Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, Free. All ages. 7 p.m.

Friday June 9th: Mistreated Reading

Doctor Robert Pearl explains why, even though Americans believe they have the greatest health care in the world, our country has fallen to the lower half in terms of medical care in the industrialized world. Mistreated explains why and how physicians sell out to drug companies on a regular basis. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave., 652-4255, $5. All ages. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday June 10th: To Love the Coming End Reading

See our Literary Event of the Week column for more details. Chin Music Press Showroom, Pike Place Market, 380-1947, . Free. All ages. 5 p.m.

Sunday June 11th: Lily and the Octopus Reading

It’s not every Sunday that a bestselling author comes to town, but this afternoon screenwriter Steven Rowley reads from his literary phenomenon, which is about a sad man named Ted Flask who finds meaning in an octopus attached to his dog’s eye. How did this book top bestseller lists nationwide? Maybe Rowley can explain. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., 634-3400, Free. All ages. 3 p.m.

Monday June 12th: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Reading

Seattle novelist Neal Stephenson’s follow-up to the magisterial Seveneves is a co-authored novel with Nicole Galland. It’s about a language expert who gets wrapped up in a secret government agency over some documents which supposedly prove that magic has always existed. Set in the near-future, this one looks like it might appeal to fans of Stephenson’s lighter side. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave., 652-4255, Free. All ages. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday June 13th: Chain Letter

Capitol Hill’s newest reading series presents its third installment with zine advocate Joseph Raisanen, non-fiction writer Cassandra DeKanter, and publisher and Babel/Salvage co-founder Bryan Edenfield. At the end of this artful reading, everyone will be invited to read in an open mic. Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar, 1508 11th Ave., 709-9797, Free. All ages. 7 p.m.