U.S. Poet Laureate appears as part of the Creative Writing Program reading series; Fales Reading Room at NYU's Bobst Library, 70 Washington Sq. S. (LaGuardia Pl.), 998-8816; 7, free.
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.
Fitness magazine contributor & author of Sculpting Her Body Perfect discusses ways to tone & shape the female body; Midtown Barnes & Noble, 600 5th Ave. (48th St.), 957-2890; 12:30, free.
taressa & Calvin stovall
Authors discuss A Love Supreme: Real-Life Stories of Black Love at Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 727-1227; 7:30, free.
Author of Naked Angels reads from latest effort, Paradise Outlaws & discusses the work & life of Ginsberg, Burroughs, Kerouac, Corso & Judith Malina; Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527; 8, $9.
Viviana Grell & Irene Mallinger host open mic with feat. readers Asher & Israel Halpern; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 6:30-9:30, $3 min.
Editor Rochelle Ratner & contributors read from collection of women's writings on being childless, sponsored by the Feminist Press at the City University of NY; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
Photographer signs copies of Moko-Maori Tattoo, collection of facial tattooing called moko; Rizzoli, 454 W. B'way (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 674-1616; 6, free.
Author of The Weight of Water reads from new book Fortune's Rocks at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
C'MON GET LUCKY!
Erotic "quickie" open mic with two-minute time limit feat. Yolanda Wilkinson & the Manhattan Slam Team & London Slam Poets Tim Wells & Selena Saliva; Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-0910 or www.poetryproject.com; 10:30, $7, $4 st.
"Redneck Superhero" poet takes the mic at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. B & C), 505-8183; 8.
Author reads from Wild Child at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
A.L. Kennedy & Margot Livesey from Knopf Publishing Co. read from new works; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
Don O'Keefe hosts, sign-up begins at 6:45; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 420-0816; 7:30, free.
Joshua Meander hosts open mic; Nomad's Choir, 133 W. 4th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.), 718-932-8007; 3, $2.
OPEN READING FOR ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITERS
Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. (6th Ave.), 989-9319; 6, $5 incl. 1 drink.
Editor reads love letters from lesbian couple, Gertruce Stein & Alice B. Toklas during Baby Precious Always Shines reading at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 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 Bruce Weber's No Chance Ensemble; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 12, $5.
Author of The Academy: Tales for the Marketplace reads at Lotus Club, 317 Church St. (betw. Walker & Lispenard Sts.), 625-2544; 7, free.
JOSEPH I. LIBERMAN
Senator & author of In Praise of Public Life reads at Midtown Barnes & Noble, 600 5th Ave. (48th St.), 957-2890; 12:30, free.
a little bit louder
Weekly reading series followed by open mic. Tonight, Jason Carney & Tara Sheath are featured, Guy LeCharles Gonzalez hosts; 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 Matthew Laufer; Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 598-4820; 7:30, $3.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X
Book discussion at Makor, 35 W. 67th St. (Central Park W. & Columbus Ave.), 601-1000; 8, free.
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 Oneself's Spiritual Uniqueness;" 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 feat. readers Sista Flame & Matthew Laufer; Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 946-4356; 7, $3.
Author reads from Sunday You Learn How to Box, novel about a young black teenager growing up in the projects; Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 727-1227; 7:30, free.
Book signing & discussion of About Town: The New Yorker & the World It Made; Rizzoli, 454 W. B'way (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 674-1616; 6, free.