Your Week in Readings: The best literary events from March 4 - March 10

Monday, March 4: A Deadly Wind Reading

In 1962, the Pacific Northwest was ravaged by an unprecedented windstorm known for years afterward as The Columbus Day Storm. John Dodge's new book tells the story of the storm, which has new relevance for those of us who are concerned about severe weather brought on by climate change. Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333,, 7 pm, free.

Tuesday, March 5: King of Joy Reading

Join Seattle author Richard Chiem as he launches his first novel, which is out from the great indie publisher Soft Skull Press. It's about a young woman named Corvus who moves through a world of sex and drugs and trauma. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600,, 7 pm, free.

Wednesday, March 6: An Evening with Seanan McGuire

Seattle sci-fi and urban fantasy novelist Seanan McGuire, who also writes as Mira Grant, is unbelievably prolific. She has written books including the InCryptid series, the Ghost Roads series, the Wayward Children series, the October Daye series, and more — all in less than ten years. Tonight, McGuire will discuss her career, her body of work, and what's next. Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave., 386-4636,, 7 pm, free.

Thursday, March 7: Love Life

Love Life is a chapbook published by Pioneer Square publisher/art gallery/bookstore Mount Analogue. Author Patty Gone told Seattle Weekly that Love Life is based on his grandmother's love for Danielle Steele's body of work. This event kicks off a monthlong residency by Gone at Mount Analogue, including an art installation and the screening of a video drama. Mount Analogue, 300 S Washington St, , 6 pm, free.

Friday, March 8: The Bird King Reading

See our Event of the Week column for more details. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600,, 7 pm, free.

Saturday, March 9: Mixed Bag

Two great Seattle readers — Kristen Millares Young and Dujie Tahat — headline the ongoing variety show, which cofounder Jeanine Walker says "will be a tight 90 minutes, no intermission, with two comedy sketches, original music, a puppet and a video." You had me at "puppet," Jeanine. Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, 322-7030,, 7 pm, $12.

Sunday, March 10: Two Poets

Two Seattle poets — one with a long career and one at just the beginning of her career, read new work at Seattle's only poetry-only bookstore. Come see Laura Da’ and Sierra Golden do their thing. Open Books, 2414 N. 45th St, 633-0811,, 6 pm, free.