Celebrate publication of first authorized biography of Deborah Harry at Mother, 875 Washington St. (14th St.), 212-929-6060; 10, $10.
Carol duffy, brenda shaughnessy
Authors of The World's Wife & Interior with Sudden Joy, respectively read at Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 212-595-6859; 7, free.
Janice Eidus, Ann Hood & Kaylie Jones read latest works at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, $3.
Robert Simonson, Dave King, John Yau & Megan Ratner read latest works at Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent), Bklyn., 718-599-2144; 9, free.
Judy chicago: an american vision
Judy Chicago & Edward Lucie-Smith sign copies of new book at Rizzoli, 454 W. B'way (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 212-674-1616; 6:30, free.
Short story telling contest hosted by Timothy "Speed" Levitch at Dixon Place, 309 E. 26th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-741-8926; 7:30, $5.
EDITH GROSSMAN, ALFRED MACADAM
Celebrate World in Translation Month w/Cuban & Argentinean translators; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
Author reads from American Moderns: Bohemian New York & the Creation of a New Century at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
VAMPS, VIXENS, VIRGINS & VISIONARIES
Original dramatic sketches inspired by "good and bad girls of the Bible", written & performed by Maria Cabrera; Logos, 1575 York Ave. (betw. 83rd & 84th Sts.), 212-517-7292; 7, free.
Author of interracial romance Don't the Moon Look Lonesome reads at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
POETRY FOR YOU & ME
Poetry leader Sarah Zenis hosts garden party complete w/refreshments & prizes; Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. (7th Ave.), 212-633-8360; 1:30, $3.
THE REALITY & SPIRITUAL STATES OF PASSIONATE LOVE
Omid Safi shares passages from mystical 12th-century Persian text dealing w/essence of love, God & the hereafter at Sufi Books, 227 W. B'way (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 212-334-5212; 7, free.
Adam Haslett, Lucia Nevai & Chris Spain celebrate release of Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope: All-Story Anthology at Posman Books, 9 Grand Central (betw. Vanderbilt & 42nd St.), 212-708-0400; 6, free.
Leslie Feinberg, Marga Gomez, Tristan Taormino & others help celebrate first birthday of women's bookstore; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
A GATHERING OF THE SCRIBES
Open mic & featured reading series kicks off at Tribes, 285 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. C & D), 212-674-3778; 5, $3.
GOOD WORLD READING SERIES
Series continues w/Lisa Shea & Stephen Clair at Good World Bar & Grill, 3 Orchard St. (Canal St.), 212-925-9975; 4, contrib.
Author reads from book inspired by horrors in Bosnia; Temple Bar, 332 Lafayette St. (betw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.), 212-925-4242; 7:30, free.
Amy Hempel & Julia Slaven read from latest works at KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 212-561-9675; 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.), 718-638-7039; 3, contrib.
Contestants don't have to be queer to participate in gay-oriented theme slam at CB's Gallery, 313 Bowery (Bleecker St.), 212-443-9921; 7, $5.
Author/historian reads from new biography of obscure Anglo-Irish rebel who was hung in 1803; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic feat. Ronald Wardall at Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 212-598-4820; 7:30, $3.
Jessica Blank, Peter of the Earth, Yolanda Wilkinson & others star in the semi-final poetry slam series at 13, 35 E. 13th St. (University Pl.), 212-979-6677; 7, $7.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly poets' circle discusses wonders of consciousness & mystical poetry at Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
Best of new york
Author/historian David Nasaw reads from new book The Chief: The Life of William Randoph Hearst; Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave. (34th St.), 212-817-8215; 12:30, free.
Brooklyn novelist reads & discusses Bee Season, tale of an adolescent caught between extremes of spelling bees & fragile family life; Park Slope Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Ave. (6th St.), 718-832-9066; 7:30, free.
granta great reading series
Author of Timbuktu, Paul Auster & Australian author Peter Carey read at KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-505-3360; 9, free.
Glam Lit Tour continues w/Elena Georgiou, Lauren Sanders & Cheryl B.; Dixon Place, 309 E. 26th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-532-1546; 8, $15.
Editor of Father: Famous Writers Celebrate the Bond Between Father & Child hosts readings by Caroline Leavitt, Mickey Pearlman & Jane Praeger; Barnes & Noble, 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-794-1962; 7:30, free.
Viviana Grell, Frank Robinson & Eman Rimawi host open mic feat. Susan Maurer & Tomas at the Music Room, Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 212-691-5146; 7, $3.
Author reads from follow-up novel about computer ignorant mom who becomes cyberspace superstar; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.