ROUGH CUTS: WRITERS ON THE EDGE
Jewish Community Center sponsors monthly literary series feat. emerging Jewish writers; KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 505-3360; 7:30, 1 drink min.
RABBI MARC SCHNEIER
Author shares exerts from Dr. Martin Luther King's life during Shared Dreams reading at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
The Whitney Women & the Museum They Made
Flora Biddle, granddaughter of Whitney Museum's founder joins Barnes & Noble to discuss biography; 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 794-1962; 7:30, free.
Viviana Grell & Irene Mallinger host open mic with feat. reader Adelle Rolliter & Moira Smith; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 6:30-9:30, $3 min.
ASIAN AMERICAN WRITER'S WORKSHOP
Min Jin Lee, Rahadyan Sastrowardoyo & Svati Shah read at 37 St. Marks Pl. (2nd Ave.), 228-6718; 7, $5.
ALICE E. DARK
Author reads from new collection of stories, In the Gloaming; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 420-0816; 7:30, free.
JULIE & PAUL LERNER
Authors discuss consumer guide Lerner Survey of Health Care in New York at Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 980-6785; 12:30, free.
Appears as part of Poets House's "Poetry in the Branches" series at the 96th St. Regional Library, 112 E. 96th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 298-0908, res. req.; 6, free [through 1/27].
LARRY FAGIN, FRANK LIMA, PATRICIA SPEARS JONES
Readings for Poetry Project's fall workshop; St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-0910; 8, $7, $4 st./s.c.
OPEN MIC AT THE PINK PONY
Weekly reading series feat. William Duke; Pink Pony, 176 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 253-1922 or www.poetz.com; 7-9, $5.
AUTHORS READING THEIR OWN
Spotlight On & Vera E. Chazen host afternoon of poetry & short stories with upcoming writers, reception follows; Sage Theater at Raw Space, 529 W. 42nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 532-8887; 4, $5.
CENTERFOLD POETRY READINGS
Rita Ashdale hosts open mic for poets & prose readers; 263 W. 86th St. (B'way), 866-4454; 5:45, contrib.
MICHAEL E. DYSON
Author discusses new book I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 3, free.
OUR ORGANIZED READING (O.U.R.)
Spoken word every Sunday, hosted by Bob Hart, J.D. Rage, Carl Herr, Peter Kerns & Bruce Weber?no time limit, no list, no features, no b.s.; ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. (betw. Suffolk & Clinton Sts.), 674-3585; 3, $2.
Poetry readings & open mic with feat. reader Crow Suncloud; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 12, $5.
KATHARINE WEBER, LYNNE TILLMAN
Authors of Object In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear & The Velvet Years: Warhols Factory 1965-1967 read at the Temple Bar, 332 Lafayette St. (betw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.), 925-4242; 7:30, free.
James Earl Jones
In honor of MLK Jr. Day, author reads selections from American Slave Narratives; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $15.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic with feat. reader Donald Gardner; Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 598-4820; 7:30, $3.
BEST LESBIAN EROTICA 2000
Editors Joan Nestle & Tristan Taormino along with readers Robin Bernstein, Jill Dearman, Kathe Izzo, Gerry Gomez Pearlberg, Lauren Sanders, Elizabeth Stark & Robin G. White on hot lesbian sex, benefits Dyke tv; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, $5.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly lecture on the art & craft of poetry followed by readings & discussions of participants' works. This week, "Poetizing Dreams, Memories & Visionary Thoughts;" Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians with featured reader, Bruce Weber & No Chance Ensemble; Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 946-4356; 7, $3.