African author of Things Fall Apart discusses autobiography Home & Exile at Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 212-253-0810; 7:30, free.
Zen teacher reads from Finding a Joyful Life in the Heart of Pain; A Meditative Approach to Living with Chronic Pain & Suffering of All Kinds; Barnes & Noble, 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-794-1962; 7:30, free.
Daughter of Erica Jong reads & signs copies of new novel, Normal Girl at Rizzoli, 31 W. 57th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-674-1616; 6:30, free.
Naked men, too
Author David Leddick signs copies of new work chronicling history of male nudes from 1950-2000; Rizzoli, 31 W. 57th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-759-2424; 6, free.
Author discusses debut novel & tells story of Eng & Chang, world's most famous conjoined twins; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-0816; 7:30, free.
Join author for slide show, discussion & signing of new book Life, Death & Discovery in the Lost World of Madagascar; American Museum of Natural History, Kaufmann Theater, Central Park W. (79th St.), 212-201-7470; 7, $12.
Open mic feat. poet Beth Borrus at Lotus, 317 Church St. (betw. Walker & Lispenard Sts.), 212-228-4062; 7, $5.
Erasmo Guerra discusses debut novel about mercenary life of a young Latino dancer who falls in love with male burlesque theater; Different Light, 151 W. 19th St. (7th Ave.), 212-989-4850; 7, free.
Beat author discusses collection of letters between herself & Jack Kerouac; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-0816; 7:30, free.
SAYINGS OF GENERALISSIMO GIULIANI
Editor Kevin McAuliffe & activist Malachy McCourt discuss compendium of Mayor Giuliani quotes at Borders, 5 World Trade Center, Church St. (Vesey St.), 212-839-8049; 1, free.
Poet celebrates release of fourth chapbook New York Girl at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
Actors & authors read passages from favorite James Joyce masterpieces at Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-0816; 7, free.
Garage reading series reconvenes w/local writers Rick Klaus Theis, Robert McNamara, Big Mike & Scott Kravet; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-254-5277; 10, $5.
Weekly open mic continues at Nomad's Choir, 133 W. 4th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.), 718-932-8007; 3, $2.
FATHER'S DAY READING
Hear authors read from works addressing their hard-working, fragile, angry, doting, inappropriate or missing fathers at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
Thomas Beller reads from novel The Sleep-Over Artst & Lawrence Stuin reads from epistolary novel A Postcard Memoir; Kraine Theater, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 212-561-9675; 7, free.
Open mic feat. Alexis Aquino w/various accompanists; CB's Gallery, 313 Bowery (Bleecker St.), 212-443-9921; 7, $5.
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.
On-air personality for E!'s Gossip Show discusses biography of Deborah Harry; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-0816; 7:30, free.
DAVID NASSAW, JEAN STROUSE
Join authors for conversation about art of biography; Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 212-595-6859; 7, free.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic feat. Bruce Weber & No Chance Ensemble at Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 212-598-4820; 7:30, $3.
Teenage advice guru reads from Private & Personal, collection of letters from teenage girls covering everything from pimples to boyfriends; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
Novelist discusses new short story collection The Toughest Indian in the World; Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 212-253-0810; 7:30, free.
Author of Practical Intuition hosts Healing Circle at Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-0816; 7:30, free.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly poets' circle discusses spiritual ascendancy through poetry at Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
Viviana Grell, Frank Robinson & Eman Rimawi host open mic feat. Francis Blaske & Shamir Spencer at the Music Room, Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 212-691-5146; 7, $3.
Author reads & discusses naval thriller U.S.S. Seawolf, about America & China on the brink of war; Borders, 5 World Trade Center, Church St. (Vesey St.), 212- 839-8049; 6, free.
Author reads from latest novel Marrying the Mistress, about breakdown of 40-year marriage; Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 212-595-6859; 7, free.
yaddo arts festival
Readings by up & coming authors Nuar Alsadir, Raul Correa, Ken Foster, David Means, Catherine Trexler & others at Housing Works Used Book Cafe, 126 Crosby St. (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 212-334-3324; 8, free.