Your Week in Readings: The best literary events from March 26th - April 1st

Monday, March 26: Love Hate Repeat Reading

Set on the University of Washington campus, Love Hate Repeat is a novel about a couple that gets together, breaks up, and gets back together again. They're kind of a clusterfuck but that's kind of the point. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., 634-3400,, 7 pm, free.

Tuesday, March 27: Chain Letter S2E2

The second episode of the second season of the popular new-ish Capitol Hill readings series features authors Taylor Bereiter, C.T. McGaha, Alida Hammond, and the fantastically named Patrick Galactic. Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar, 1508 11th Ave., 709-9797,, 7 pm, free.

Wednesday, March 28: The House of Broken Angels Reading

Luis Alberto Urrea's latest novel is about a family of immigrants. The story is based on Urrea's own family history, but it gains a certain immediacy in the age of President Trump Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave., 386-4636,, 7 pm, free.

Thursday, March 29: The Way of the Writer Reading

See our Event of the Week column for more details. Annex Theatre. 1100 E Pike St,, 7 pm, $15.

Friday, March 30: Laura Lippman and David Simon

Laura Lippman has written over 20 works of detective fiction and has won a butt-ton of awards. David Simon created The Wire, which is a TV show that you wanted to hate because nobody could shut up about it but then you watched it and it was really just that brilliant. Tonight, they'll appear together onstage, thanks to Seattle Arts & Lectures. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 215-4747,, 7:30 pm, $20-80.

Saturday, March 31: Sorting Room Residency Reading

The most important thing that a writer needs is peace and quiet. Seattle7Writers offers a low-key residency called The Sorting Room, which is a humble room for writers to write in. Tonight, three Sorting Room residents - Matthew Bennett, Janet Buttenwiser and Sierra Nelson - will share work they've written in the room. This event will also raise awareness for Seattle 7 Writers' Pocket Library program, which donates books to "shelters, food banks, correctional facilities, and other places with readers in need of books."

Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600,, 7 pm, free.

Sunday, April 1: Zeina Hashem Beck, Chelsea Jennings

Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck reads from her second collection, Louder than Hearts. Seattle poet Chelsea Jennings just published her first collection, Transmission Loss this spring. Together, they'll read and talk about what it's like to be published poets.

Open Books, 2414 N. 45th St, 633-0811,, 7 pm, free.