Reads from Adventure in Marxism at the New School, 66 W. 12th St., (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 807-9680; 6:30, free.
FRENCH POETRY FESTIVAL
French poets read works, English translation by Marcella Durand; Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-0910 or www.poetryproject.com; 8, $7, $4 st.
Plays & Playwrights for the new millennium
C.J. Hopkins, Lynne M. Macy & author of Midnight Brainwash Revival, Kirk W. Bromley read excerpts from selected plays; Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Ave. (85th St.), 307-1118; 7, free.
ROCKY SULLIVAN'S READINGS
Denis Hamill reads from upcoming story, Fork In the Road; Rocky Sullivan's, 129 Lexington Ave. (betw. 28th & 29th Sts.), 725-3871; 8, free.
Author discusses turning 30 in NYC, from debut novel Plan B; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
Viviana Grell, Irene Mallinger & Mary Addison host open mic with feat. readers Rags, Sue & Nick; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 6:30-9:30, $3 min.
DEVIANT DESIRES: INCREDIBLY STRANGE SEX
Slide show performance & book signing with author Katharine Gates; Tower Books, 383 Lafayette St. (E. 4th St.), 228-5100; 8:30, free.
MAD ALEX READING
Authors Brenda Bordofsky & Cathy Park Hong read at Locus Media, 594 B'way, Su. 1010 (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 693-0405; 6:30, $5.
Historian & author signs copies of latest work, ABE: A Novel at Posman Books, 1 University Pl. (Waverly Pl.), 533-BOOK; 6:30, free.
Author reads from The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender & Freedom; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
REGIE CABICO, REGISPECTIVE
Spoken word & comedy by author of Onomatopoeia; The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 255-5793; 8, $10 [repeats Sat. at 8].
WILLIAM CORBETT, ELAINE EQUI
Readings in contemporary poetry; Dia Center for the Arts, 548 W. 22nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 989-5566; 7, $6.
DR. PETER HARBISON
Presentation & book signing of The Crucifixion in Irish Art; Trinity Church, 74 Trinity Pl. (Rector St.), 602-9690; 1, free.
Join author of Nazi Terror: The Gestapo, Jews & Ordinary Germans at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
Bret E. Ellis, Robert Gober, Stephen Malkmus, Thurston Moore & Lynne Tillman read selections from of Dennis Cooper's book; Fales Reading Room at NYU's Bobst Library, 70 Washington Sq. S. (LaGuardia Pl.), 998-2596; 6:30, free.
SPEAKING IN TONGUES
Night of poetry & spoken word feat. Kirk Nugent, Aileen Reyes, Corie Herman, Victoria Sammartino & Ivy Weiskopf; Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527; 8, $8.
Evening of poetry, lyrics, spoken word, performance art & music during "Women of Word" series at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. B & C), 505-8183; 10, $12.
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. Robert Parody; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 12, $5.
URBANA POETRY SLAM
Open mic poetry slam feat. Bob Holman; CB's Gallery, 313 Bowery (Bleecker St.), 443-9921; 7, $5.
Author reads from The Heretic, story about a Jewish family during the Spanish Inquisition; Temple Bar, 332 Lafayette St. (betw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.), 925-4242; 7:30, free.
Brendan Lorber & Douglas Rothschild host weekly readings at 90 W. Houston St. (LaGuardia Pl.), 477-8337; 6:30, $3 contrib.
a little bit louder
Weekly reading series followed by open mic; 13 Bar, 13 E. 13th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 917-893-8341; 7, $5, $3 st.
PISK: A JEWISH SLAM
Evening of poetry, music & open mic with comedian David Deutsch; Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Delancey & Rivington Sts.), 580-0099; 8, $3.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host "The Love Poetry Showdown" feat. Harry J. Couchon Jr. & Eddie Brandon; Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 598-4820; 7:30, $3.
Join author of Chasing Che as he traces Che Guevara's motorcycle journey through South America; Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 727-1227; 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, "Ecstatic Mystical Poetry;" Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
Poet reads from latest works at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians with feat. readers Arie Kaplan & Nori; Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 946-4356; 7, $3.
WRITER'S ON THE LEDGE
Poetry & fiction reading series curated by Regie Cabico feat. Guillermo Castro, Debora Lidov, Alex Echevarria, Janet E. Allfs; Dixon Place, 309 E. 26th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 532-1546; 8, $5.