Author discusses new book In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
SHEILA KOHLER, PATRICK MCGARTH, LILY TUCK
Last NightLight reading at Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 219-2166; 7, $5.
POETRY IN THE BRANCHES
Tonight, "Memorization Circle: Poems by Heart with Carol Conroy;" Poets House, 72 Spring St. (Lafayette St.), 431-7920; 7, free.
Robbins discusses new movie Cradle Will Rock You & signs copies of The Cradle Will Rock: The Making of the Movie at Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 253-0810; 7:30, free.
Viviana Grell & Irene Mallinger host open mic with featured readers each week, this week, Tomasina & Aubrey Doris; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 6:30-9:30, $3 min.
NEW GENERATION SERIES
NYU professor Paule Marshall hosts reading for first time African American writers; Colson Whitehead, Danze Senna & Margaret Cezair-Thompson, followed by a reception; NYU's Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Sq. S. (betw. 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.), 998-8816; 7, free.
BREAD IS RISING
Collective hosts "Death to the Death Penalty" poetry reading feat. Rev. Pedro Pietri, Bro. Leroy Baylor & others; People's Cafe, 235 W. 23rd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 369-3079; 7-10, $3 contrib.
Meet the CEO of Tom's of Maine when he discusses new book Managing Upside Down: The Seven Intentions of Values-Centered Leadership at Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 980-6785; 6, free.
OPEN MIC AT THE PINK PONY
Weekly reading series with feat. poets, John Richey & Boni Joi; Pink Pony, 176 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 253-1922; 7, $5.
READINGS IN CONTEMPORARY POETRY
Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge & Forrest Gander read as part of a continuing series at Dia Center for the Arts, 542 W. 22nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Sts.), 989-5566; 7, $6, $3 st/s.c.
WRITERS STUDIO FALL READING
Philip Schultz, Bill Eville, Joanne Naiman, Frazier Russell, Elena Sigman & Abigail Wender read at Eureka Joe's, 168 5th Ave. (22nd St.), 255-7075; 7, $3.
WRITER'S VOICE READING SERIES
Open mic with two featured readers (Melanie Greenhouse & Stephen Bracco) & curator Lynn Gerber; West Side Y, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4128; 7, free.
COMMON BASIS THEATER BENEFIT
Two-day benefit with open mic & feat. poets; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 7-11, $5 [continues Sun.].
JEANNE MARIE BEAUMONT, JENNIFER O'GRADY
Poetry reading at Riverside Branch Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 870-1810; 2, free.
Joshua Meander hosts open mic at Nomad's Choir, 133 W. 4th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.), 718-932-8007, 3, $2.
Fashion designer offers tips & signs copies of Swell: A Girl's Guide to the Good Life at Fishs Eddy, 889 B'way (19th St.), 420-9020; 12-2, free.
Author reads from original works incl. Preview to Chaos at Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. Bleecker & W. 4th Sts.), 989-9319; 6:30, $5 incl. 1 drink.
CENTERFOLD POETRY READINGS
Steve Fried hosts open mic for poets & prose readers; 263 W. 86th St. (B'way), 866-4454; 5:45, contrib.
KGB READING SERIES
Robert Hershon & Lisa Jarnot read from new works at KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 998-1197; 7, free.
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.
Open mic with feat. poet Eric Docherty; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 12, $5.
URBANA SUNDAY POETRY SLAM
Open mic poetry slam with feat. performance by Mike Ladd; CB's Gallery, 313 Bowery (Bleecker St.), 443-9921; 7, $5.
DANIEL BOUCHARD, MARCELLA DURAND
Authors read from book of poetry Diminutive Revolution & City of Ports at Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-0910; 8, $7, $4 st./s.c.
Musician & author discusses new book A Cure for Gravity & CD Symphony No. 1; Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 253-0810; 7:30, free.
a little bit louder
Gathering of the Tribes benefit with Willie Perdomo, Michael Hoerman, Cass King & Sean Shea; 13 Bar, 13 E. 13th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 979-6677; 7, $7, $5 st.
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS
Critic/author series with Michael Cunningham author of The Hours & Reamy Jansen of Bloomsbury Review; New School, 66 W. 12th St., (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5611; 6:30, $5.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host "The Urban Renaissance" with open mic; 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, "Poetry as a Celebration & Embodiment of Mysticism;" Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
OPEN MIC AT KOROVA MILK BAR
Robert Paczkowski & Eddie Birchmore host open mic, feat. Gabriel Levicky; Korova Milk Bar, 200 Ave. A. (betw. 12th & 13th Sts.), 677-5203; 7:30, $2 & 1 drink min.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians, tonight, Richard Nagin is featured; Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 946-4356; 7, $3.