BRUCE A. BARRON, M.D.
Author of Outsmarting Managed Care: A Doctor Shares His Insider's Secrets to Getting the Health Care You Want reads at Barnes & Noble, 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 794-1962; 7:30, free.
NEGOTIATING REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Reading/discussion commemorates 27th anniversary of Roe v. Rade, dinner social at 7; Radical Women, 32 Union Sq. E., rm. 907 (16th St.), 677-7002; 7:30, free, $6 dinner contrib.
POETRY AT MAKOR
Readings by Jane Cooper, Marilyn Hacker & Jenny Factor; Makor, 35 W. 67th St. (Central Park W. & Columbus Ave.), 601-1000; 7, $7.
Viviana Grell & Irene Mallinger host open mic with feat. readers Frank Simone, S. David & Francisco Rodriguez; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 6:30-9:30, $3 min.
BELLADONNA AT BLUESTOCKINGS
All women's bookstore hosts monthly reading series, tonight: Rachel Levitsky hosts open mic with feat. readers Kim Lyons & Prageeta Shama; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7:30, free.
LIFE & DEATH ON MR. EVEREST
Anthropologist Sherry Ortner's account of mountaineers & the Sherpas who lead those up the mountain; Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 980-6785; 6, free.
EILEEN YIN-FEI LO
Celebrate Chinese New Year with tasting & discussion of The Chinese Kitchen; Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 595-6859; 7, free.
Author & palmistry practitioner shares insights from Your Fate Is In Your Hands; Kip's Bay Borders, 576 2nd Ave. (32nd St.), 685-3938; 7, free.
Appears with Enid Dame & Vickie Karp 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.
SHAKESPEARE & the POETS
Reading series feat. Anthony Hecht, Yusef Komunyakaa, James Lasdun, Thylias Moss, Robert Pinsky & Gjertrud Schnackenberg; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $15.
Sesshu Foster, Mina Kumar, Christian Langworthy & Timothy Liu read for Premontions: The Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry benefit at the Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 343-9503; 10:30, $7.
Greek-born poet reads works from past 25 years incl. erotic lyrics; The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 255-5793; 8, $10 [repeats Sat. at 8].
BREENA & CHERYL CLARKE
All women's bookstore hosts reading of River, Cross My Heart; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
OPEN MIC AT THE PINK PONY
Weekly reading series feat. Tom Orbzut; Pink Pony, 176 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 253-1922 or www.poetz.com; 7-9, $5.
REMEMBERING W.B. YEATS
Star Black, Harvey Shapiro, Paul Violi, Bill Zavatsky & Don Bates read to commemorate Yeats' work; Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 253-0810; 7:30, free.
Open mic with John Chorazy; Knitting Factory, Alterknit Theater, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B'way & Church St.), 219-3006; 6, $5.
CENTERFOLD POETRY READINGS
Mary Grace & Kristie Lee host open mic for poets & prose readers; 263 W. 86th St. (B'way), 866-4454; 5:45, contrib.
kgb Sunday night reading series
Thom Jones & David Shields read from Sonny Was A Friend of Mine & Black Planet, respectively; 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 505-3360; 7, free.
OUR UNORGANIZED 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 Sylvia Collins; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 12, $5.
Brendan Lorber & Douglas Rothschild host release party for second issue of 6500 with readings by their contributors; 90 W. Houston St. (LaGuardia Pl.), 477-8337; 6:30, $3 contrib.
Toronto Star columnist reads from No Logo at Housing Works Used Book Cafe, 126 Crosby St. (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 334-3324; 7, free.
a little bit louder
Weekly reading series followed by open mic. Tonight, Guy LeCharles Gonzalez hosts with feat. reader John Powers; 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 Linda Lerner; Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 598-4820; 7:30, $3.
DATE LIKE A MAN
Dating coach Myreah Moore invites women to discuss new book about getting the man you want; Luvbuzz, 1438 3rd Ave. (betw. 81st & 82nd St.), rsvp 717-0100; 7:30, free.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly lecture on the art & craft of poetry followed by readings & discussions of participants' works. This week, "Sensuous Biblical Poetry;" Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
Author reads from new thriller entitled The Dress Lodger at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
Book signing & discussion of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis; Barnes & Noble, 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 794-1962; 7:30, free.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians with feat. readers Brigid Murnaghan & Aubrey Doris; Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 946-4356; 7, $3.
Original member of the Supremes reads from Dreamgirl & Supreme Faith; Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 595-6859; 7, free.