DePaul University professor Ted Anton discusses book about understanding creativity in age dominated by science; Science, Industry & Business Library, 188 Madison Ave, (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 212-592-7000; 5:30, free.
eric j. dickey
Author reads from steamy romance Liar's Game, about a NY woman who moves to LA; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
Author of Motherhood Made a Man Out of Me hosts discussion about facts & fiction of motherhood at Barnes & Noble, 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-794-1962; 7:30, free.
Adrian Dannatt, Eric Darton & Jocko Weyland read short stories at KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-505-3360; 7, free.
science fiction reading group
Joel Feigenbaum discusses Kage Baker's The Garden of Iden at Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 212-253-0810; 6:30, free.
Author reads from new book The Jazz of Our Street; Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 212-253-0810; 5, free.
leslie l. spirson
Author reads from novel about passion & suspicion; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-0816; 7:30, free.
women reclaim poetry
Molly McQuade, S.X. Rosenstock, Susan Wheeler, Elizabeth Macklin & Valerie Cornell read & discuss what poetry means to women at National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S. (20th St.) 212-604-4823; 6:30, free.
Newsday correspondent records workers' descriptions of jobs & lays map of American labor's current terrain in 100 Jobs; Park Slope Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Ave. (6th St.), 718-832-9066; 7:30, free.
LAS VOCES DE NUESTRAS HERMANAS
Monthly Spanish language reading series continues w/host Marta Cabrera Estevez & showcase writers Josefina Infante & Sandra Garcia Rivera; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
Dean Kostos & Eugene Gryko read from collection of essays by gay men about their mothers; Different Light, 151 W. 19th St. (7th Ave.), 212-989-4850; 7, free.
Lori E. Seid hosts "I used to be -, but then I saw the light" themed short story telling contest at Dixon Place, 309 E. 26th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-741-8926; 7:30, $5.
Ethics columnist & novelist discusses new book How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
Behind the scenes stories from author's new book The Big Deal: Hollywood's Million Dollar Spec Script Market; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-0816; 7:30, free.
BELLADONNA POETRY NIGHT
Series continues w/Brenda Shaughnessy, Camille Roy & Mary Burger; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
THEA & SANO HALO
Authors read from Not Even My Name, about genocide carried out in Turkey after WWI; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-0816; 7:30, free.
OUTLINE OF MY LOVER
Celebrate release of Douglas A. Martin's new novel w/readings by Debora Lidov, Todd Colby, Regie Cabico & Dot Antoniades at NY Quarterly Meeting Hall, 15 Rutherford St. (betw. 15th & 16th Sts.), 212-673-2502; 7, $10.
doorways to the souls
Author/professional storyteller Elisa Pearmain discusses new book & teaches how to tell short stories from several spiritual traditions; Sufi Books, 227 W. B'way (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 212-334-5212; 2, $25.
Yictove hosts open mic at Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B'way & Church St.), 212-219-3055; 7, $5.
Open mic feat. baldheaded star of SlamNation Daniel Ferri; 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.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic feat. Christopher Kenny at Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 212-598-4820; 7:30, $3.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly poets' circle discusses surreal poetry at Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.