Your Week in Readings: The best events from December 2nd - December 8th

Monday, December 2nd: Surviving the Peace Reading

Peter Lippman's Surviving the Peace is about the twenty years following the war in Bosnia. It's an account of what happens after war and after genocide, and how a region tries to come to terms with the unthinkable human cost. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600,, 7 pm, free.

Tuesday, December 3rd: Filipinx Lives

Two local Filipinx writers — Ricco Villanueva Siasoco, author of short story collection The Foley Artist and Angela Garbes, author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy — discuss culture and identity and creativity. Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, 322-7030,, 7 pm, free.

Wednesday, December 4th: Seattle at 150 Reading

A panel of historians and city archivists discuss the new book Seattle at 150, which chronicles the history of Seattle through 150 totemic objects.
Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave., 386-4636,, 7 pm, free.

Thursday, December 5th: Turn Around Time Reading

David Guterson's latest is a collection of poems about the pleasures and peculiarities of hiking in the Northwest woods. I enjoyed it! Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333,, 7 pm, free.

Friday, December 6th: The Lines That Make Us and Seattle Walk Report Reading

See our Event of the Week column for more details.

Nathan Vass, The Lines That Make Us. Susanna Ryan, Seattle Walk Report Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333,, 6 pm, free.

Alternate Friday, December 6th: Dead Astronauts Reading

Sci-fi maestro Jeff VanderMeer brings his latest novel, Dead Astronauts, to Seattle with a rare visit. I'll be interviewing him onstage, and he'll be reading and taking questions from the audience. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600,, 7 pm, free.

Saturday, December 7th: WTO 20th Anniversary

The Washington Fair Trade Coalition hosts a retrospective on this, the 20th anniversary of the WTO protests. Topics for discussion include how "trade policy affects labor rights, environmental protections, public health, immigration, food security, indigenous sovereignty, people-powered movements, data and e-commerce, and militarism." Later in the evening, Lori Wallach and Joseph Stiglitz will speak. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave., 652-4255,, 3:30 pm, $20.

Sunday, December 8th: Writers in the Schools Annual Group Reading

This year's Youth Poet Laureate cohort will read, including our Youth Poet Laureate, Wei-Wei Lee. I attended the Youth Poet Laureate reading at Lit Crawl, and it was a lively and entertaining reading by some very promising young poets. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600,, 3 pm, free.