Viviana Grell & Irene Mallinger host open mic at New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 6:30-9:30, $3 min.
NEW YORK'S MARATHON READING
More than 100 readers participate in the 26th annual & final 50-hour non-stop reading of Gertrude Stein's The Making of Americans; Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 W. 21st St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 255-1105; 12, free [through 1/1 at 3].
poetry project marathon reading 2000
More than 120 performers & poets incl. Richard Hell, Maggie Estep, Richard Foreman, Dael Orlandersmith, Peter & Emma Straub in annual marathon reading; Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-0910; 2 p.m.-12 a.m., $15/$12 st.
CENTERFOLD POETRY READINGS
David Mark Speer hosts open mic for poets & prose readers; 263 W. 86th St. (B'way), 866-4454; 5:45, contrib.
OUR ORGANIZED READING (O.U.R.)
Spoken word every Sunday, hosted by Vipin, Bob Hart, J.D. Rage & 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 at Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 12, $5.
Author of These Are the Words: A Vocabulary of Jewish Spiritual Life discusses some of the history of Hebrew words; Sufi Books, 227 W. B'way (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 334-5212; 5-6:30, free.
a little bit louder
This week's open showcase is a "best of" reading feat. Steve Montenegro, Sandra Garcia Rivera, John Rodriguez, Tory Sammartino, F. Omar Telan & Yolanda Wilkinson; 13 Bar, 13 E. 13th St. (Betw. B'way & University Pl.), 917-893-8341; 7, $5, $3 st.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic with feat. reader Evie Ivy; Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 598-4820; 7:30, $3.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly lecture on the art & craft of poetry followed by readings & discussions of participants' works. This week, "Enchantment of Poetry of Mystical Spheres;" Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
JAMES S. HIRSCH, RUBIN CARTER
Discussion & book signing with the authors of Hurricane; Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 253-0810; 7:30, free.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians, tonight, Jackie Sheeler & William James Austin; Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 946-4356; 7, $3.