DAVID W. LOUIE
Laugh along with the author of black comedy, The Barbarians are Coming at Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 595-6859; 7, free.
THE MAN IN THE BOX
Rachel Littman leads discussion of Thomas Moran's novel; Barnes & Noble, 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 794-1962; 7, free.
poetry critism: What is it for?
Discussion led by Stephen Burt, Marjorie Perloff, Michael Scharf & Helen Vendler; Poetry Society of America, 15 Gramercy Park S. (20th St.) 254-9628; 7, $8.
Author reads from new novel, Nothing Terrible at Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 420-01322; 7:30, free.
STORIES FROM THE INFIRMARY
Contributors read works from anthology at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
RABBI J. TELUSHKIN
Learn about Jewish values from the author of Jewish Wisdom; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
Author reads from House of Leaves at Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 420-0816; 7, free.
GLOBAL CITY REVIEW
Contributors read from latest issue, Laughing Matters at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
HOW THE GARCIA GIrls lost their accents
Jane Shapiro discusses novel by Julia Alvarez; Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 980-6785; 6, free.
Poet discusses the works of Nathaniel Mackey at Poets House, 72 Spring St. (Lafayette St.), 431-7920; 7, $7.
Author dances, chants & recites at Locus Media, 594 B'way, Su. 1010 (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 693-0405; 7:30, $5.
Author reads from The Greedy Hand at Borders, 5 World Trade Center, Church St. (Vesey St.), 839-8049; 1, free.
Open mic feat. author of Uppity Women; Ceres Gallery, 584 B'way (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 718-274-9585; 8, $5.
Dramatic reading from "Man=Man;" Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 242-4201; 7:30, $6.
Contributors read from new publication at Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-0910; 10:30, $7, $4 st.
Cofounder of the Doors & author of Light My Fire tells all at the Holiday Inn, 32nd St. (B'way), rsvp 371-0280 ext. 4855; 7-10, $24-$39.
22 year-old author & conseiurer of documenting her erotic activiities signs copies of Digital Diaries at Rizzoli, 454 W. B'way (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 674-1616; 6, free.
Ron chespak, molly james
Artist & author sing verses from their children's book, The Whimsical Verse of Olly-O at Borders, 5 World Trade Center, Church St. (Vesey St.), 839-8049; 2, free.
Double happiness reading series
Poetry of Tom Devaney and Kimberly Lyons; Double Happiness, 173 Mott St. (Broome St.), 941-1282; 4, $4.
Concert readings of experimental plays at LaMaMa LaGalleria, 6 E. 1st St., 475-7710; 7:30, $5.
See/hear Poets From Poet's Theater participants, Nancy Bulalacao, Suzanne Wise, Erice Gamalinda, Dana Diaz & Raphael Heatley at the Medicine Show, 549 W. 52nd St., 3rd Fl. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 262-4216; 7:30, $5.
BEST LESBIAN EROTICA 2000
Anthology contributors read works at Toys in Babeland, 94 Rivington St. (betw. Ludlow and Orchard Sts.), 375-1701; 8, free.
kgb Sunday night reading series
Peter Ho Davies & surprise guest read from new works; 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 505-3360; 7, free.
South African author recites beguiling tale of birds, food & folly; Temple Bar, 332 Lafayette St. (betw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.), 925-4242; 7:30, 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, contrib.
CHINUA ACHEBE, NURUDDIN FARAH
African writers read from newest novels at 92nd St. Y's Unterberg Poetry Center, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $12.
Tackle the challenges of gardening with author of Potted Gardens; Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 595-6859; 7, free.
Join author for the American premiere of Volcano at the Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. (3rd Ave.), 642-0142; 8, free.
HOUSE OF WOMAN
Celebrate Women's History Month at open mike, Lynne Procope hosts; 13 Bar Lounge, 35 E. 13th St. (University Pl.), 9796677; 7, $5.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic feat. Bob Slaymaker, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 598-4820; 7:30, $3.
ROBERT ASHLEY, ALVIN LUCIER, CHRISTIAN WOLFF
Join authors for reading & book signing; Goethe Institut, 1014 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 439-8700; 6:30, free.
Author of Like Normal People reads at KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 734-5134; 7, free.
DATE LIKE A MAN
Unravel the science of dating with author Myreah Moore at Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 420-0816; 7:30, free.
Hear excerpts from author's political essays dealing with race, class & gender; Different Light, 151 W. 19th St. (7th Ave.), 989-4850; 7, free.
Editor offers advice to aspiring writers at Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 980-6785; 6, free.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians feat. readers Rita Ashdale, Emmy Gay & Tomas Jiann; Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St. (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 946-4356; 7, $3.