GATHERING OF THE TRIBES
Benefit feat. readings by Marco Villalobos, Christopher Stackhouse, Sean Genell, Rena Shah, Ishle Park & Donna Ho; Angel, 174 Orchard St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 780-0313; 10, $5 contrib.
Editors Dahlia Elsayed, Sam Lipsyte & Paolina Weber read form Open City #9, first monthly reading series at KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 505-3360; 7, free.
PATRICIA PRUITT, SEKOU SUNDIATA
Poet & performance artist, respectively (who's upcoming album incl. collaboration from Arto Lindsay), read at Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-0910 or www.poetryproject.com; 8, $7, $4 st.
Viviana Grell & Irene Mallinger host open mic with feat. readers Anthony Scarpantonio & Adelle Stich; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 6:30-9:30, $3 min.
Comedian & author reads from Redemption Song at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
Book signing & discussion with author of City of God; Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 253-0810; 7:30, free [repeats Mon. at NYU's Tishman Aud. at 7].
EVENING OF POETRY
Cheryl Boyce Taylor & G. Winston James read works for Black History Month; Hamilton Fish Park Branch Library, 415 Houston St. (Ave. D), 673-2290; 6:30, free.
Choreographer signs copies of autobiography Private Domain & selections from Dancemaker screen at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
Author of Manhattan Nocturne reads from new thriller, Afterburn at Housing Works Used Book Cafe, 126 Crosby St. (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 334-3324; 7, free.
ISSUE ZERO: A LITERARY MAGAZINE CONFERENCE
Editors & contributors from new & established magazines incl. Barrow Street, The Writer's Voice, Rattapallax & Lungfull! read at Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-0910 or www.poetryproject.com; 10:30, $7, $4 st.
Open mic with Yictove; Knitting Factory, Alterknit Theater, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B'way & Church St.), 219-3006; 8, $5.
RIOT IN THE CHARM FACTORY
Spoken word & live music event. Richard Eoin Nash, Cat Tyc & Todd Colby read selected works. Cynthia Nelson's latest project, The Naysayer performs with Applied Science, White Collar Crime & Gloria Deluxe; Desmond Park, 433 Park Avenue S. (betw. 28th & 29th Sts.), 684-9472; 9, $5.
Editor, teacher, poet & founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poets reads selected works from Beat Book & Women of the Beat accompanied by other poets & musicians; Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527; 8, $12.
kgb Sunday night reading series
Nicholas Christopher & Binnie Kirshenbaum read from A Trip To the Stars & Pure Poetry, 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 feat. Yictove; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 12, $5.
URBANA POETRY SLAM
Open mic poetry slam with feat. reader Ellyn Maybe; CB's Gallery, 313 Bowery (Bleecker St.), 443-9921; 7, $5.
Brendan Lorber & Douglas Rothschild host weekly readings with tonight's feat. readers Les Lopes, John Schertzer & Joanna Fuhrman; 90 W. Houston St. (LaGuardia Pl.), 477-8337; 6:30, $3 contrib.
a little bit louder
Weekly reading series followed by open mic. Tonight, "LouderJam" with folk band Aqua, Peter of the Earth hosts; 13 Bar, 13 E. 13th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 917-893-8341; 7, $5, $3 st.
Editor discusses Dispatches From the Ebony Tower: Intellectuals Confront African American Experience; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
STEPHANIE S. OLIVER
Author & founding editor of Heart & Soul reflects on Black History Month with Daily Cornbread: 365 Secrets for a Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit; Park Slope Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Ave. (6th St.), 718-832-9066; 7:30, free.
Playwright & film critic talks about digital art & media from New Media In Late 20th-Century Art; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic with feat. readers Patricia Eakins & Peter Martin; Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 598-4820; 7:30, $3.
EAT FAT, BE HEALTHY
Heart attack survivor & author Matthew J. Bayan discusses what he calls a "HeartStopper Gene" at Midtown Barnes & Noble, 600 5th Ave. (48th St.), 957-2890; 12:30, free.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly lecture on the art & craft of poetry followed by readings & discussions of participants' works. This week, "Surrealistic Poetry;" Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
Response magazine sponsors open mic with feat. guests, opportunity to print in their magazine; Makor, 35 W. 67th St. (Central Park W. & Columbus Ave.), 601-1000; 8, $5.
ROCKY SULLIVAN'S READINGS
New York Daily News' columnist Jim Dwyer along with lawyers Peter Nuefeld & Barry Scheck on Actual Innocence; Five Days to Execution & Other Dispatches From the Wrongly Convicted; Rocky Sullivan's, 129 Lexington Ave. (betw. 28th & 29th Sts.), 725-3871; 7, free.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians with feat. readers Camillo DiMaria & Ken Thompson; 22 W. 34th St., 5th Fl. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 946-4356; 7, $3.
WOMAN'S POETRY JAM
Last Tuesday of every month Vittoria Repetto hosts with readers Dot Antoinades & Annie Lanzillotto, followed by open mic; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7-9, $2 contrib.