cortney davis, sondra zeidenstein
Poets read latest works at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free
jaime manrique, rosanne wasserman
Poets read from latest works at National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S. (20th St.) 604-4823, res. req.; 6:30, free.
mental LAXATIVES for a constipated mind
Rev. Donald Pederson offers spiritual prescriptions for doldrums in life; Barnes & Noble, 160 E. 54th St. (3rd Ave.), 750-8033; 12:30, free.
Dramatic reading of lesbian comedy; Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation, 127 Prince St., lower level (Wooster St.), 673-7007; 7, $5.
open city #10
Editors Tony Torn, Adrian Dannatt & Amanda Gersh read from latest issue at KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 561-9675; 7, free.
Culinary expert/author signs latest book at Balducci's, 424 6th Ave. (9th St.), 673-2600; 5:30, free.
Belgrade Circle member/author reads from The Politics of Human Rights at Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 242-4201; 7:30, free.
OUR FICTION & LITERATURE
Reading group discusses Gabriel Marquez' One Hundred Years of Solitude at Barnes & Noble, 160 E. 54th St. (3rd Ave.), 750-8033; 6:30, free.
THE POWER OF GAY AGING
Clinical psychologists/writers read from latest book at Different Light, 151 W. 19th St. (7th Ave.), 989-4850; 7, free.
Author reads from latest collection of short stories The Struggle for Happiness at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
WOMEN'S WRITING GUILD
Celebrate National Poetry Month w/Hannelore Hahn, Rodlyn Douglas & others at Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 980-6785; 6, free.
Poet introduced by Toni Morrison at NYU's Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Sq. S. (betw. 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.), 998-8816; 7, free.
Monthly open mic feat. Ted Wilson, Richard Cammarieri & special guests; People's Cafe, 235 W. 23rd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 369-3079; 7, free.
PINK PONY READING SERIES
Join feat. poet Robert Parody at the Pink Pony, 176 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 253-1922; 7, $5.
Poet reads from book-length poem chronicling life of beat bard Allen Ginsberg; Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527; 8, $9.
WRITERS VOICE READING SERIES
Feat. Pablo Medina, Carol Dixon & Sylvia Foley; West Side Y, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4128; 6:30, $5.
Peter Carey & Nicholas Jose read at the New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5667; 7, $5.
tim griffin, david levi strauss
Writer & poet, respectively read from works at Double Happiness, 173 Mott St. (Broome St.), 941-1282; 4, $4.
CHERYL B. TAYLOR
Poet reads works, open mic follows; Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B'way & Church St.), 219-3055; 8, $5.
GEOFF BOUVIER, MARY ROMA, DARCEY STEINKE
Authors read from latest works at Good World Bar & Grill, 3 Orchard St. (betw. Canal & Division), 925-9975; 4, free.
NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JENNIFERS
Downtown poet Jen X hosts open mic feat. Gerard Malanga, Rev. Jen Miller & Jin Soon at Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston St. (betw. Aves B & C), 673-6270; 4, $7.
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.
QUEER FICTION SERIES
David Leninson & Chris Gullo read works at IC Guys, 443 E. 6th St. (Ave. A), 979-9291; 9, free.
Donna Cartelli hosts "Russian Poets & Their Translators" at Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. (betw. Bleecker & W. 4th Sts.), 989-9319; 6, $5 incl. 1 drink.
ZINC BAR READING SERIES
Editor of Situations Press Joe Eliot & David Cameron host weekly open mic; Zinc Bar, 90 W. Houston St. (LaGuardia Pl.), 477-8337; 6:30, $3.
Author reads from new memoir about becoming a writer; West Side Y, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4128; 7:30, free.
SATURN READING SERIES
Open mic feat. Elizabeth Herrington; Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 598-4820; 7:30, $3.
Short story authors Jonathan Lethem, Martha McPhee & Shay Youngblood discuss their experiences at Yaddo; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
Author of Lost Geography reads at Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 420-0816; 7:30, free.
harry ellison's poets circle
Share works & wonder of spiritual poetry at Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
Author reads from Big City Eyes & talks about her attempts to deal w/small town life; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
Founder of The Pushcart Press reads from new book Tower: Faith, Vertigo & Amateur Construction; Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 727-1227; 7:30, free.
Co-author of Rodinsky's Room reads at KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 561-9675; 7, free.