KGB hosts new monthly reading series. Today, Peter Straub reads from Magic Terror: 7 Tales & Donald E. Westlake reads from The Hook; KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-505-3360; 7, free.
Financial fitness in 45 days
Lorayne Fiorillo offers tips on personal finances at Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 212-595-6859; 7, free.
Author discusses Web Rules: How the Internet is Changing the Way Consumers Make Choices at Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 212-980-6785; 6, free.
PHOENIX READING SERIES
Marlene Vidibor hosts open mic w/reading by Michael Graves at Nature East, 13th St. (5th Ave.), 212-264-4792; 7-9.
Author reads from new book The Free Thinkers: Two Novellas, story of Eastern European Jews coming to America; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
Author recounts 20th-century American life during reading from American Daughter; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
Author discusses Smuttynose Island murder mystery The Weight of Water at Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 212-980-6785; 6, free.
Author reads from Angus memoir at Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 212-253-0810; 7:30, free.
"The Literary Garage Reading Series" continues with readings by NY fiction writers & poets, incl. Rick Klaus Theis, Robert McNamara, Big Mike & Scott Kravet; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-625-1478; 10, $5.
BREAD IS RISING POETRY COLLECTIVE
Celebrates Cuban revolution with readings & book signings by authors Leighton Hollar & Halim Suliman; Winston Unity Aud., 235 W. 23rd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-369-3079; 7-9, $3 contrib.
AMANDA Z. LICHTENBERG
Author reads latest works at Pink Pony, 176 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 212-253-1922; 7, $5.
OUR SISTERS' VOICES: A MULTICULTURAL READING
Marta Cabrera Estévez hosts monthly showcase feat. writers Gloria, Magdalena Alagna & Viamoana L. Niumeitolu; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
Yictove hosts open mic feat. Gary Johnston; Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B'way & Church St.), 212-219-3055; 6, $5.
Weekly poetry reading & open mic at Centerfold, 263 W. 86th St. (B'way), 212-866-4454; 5:45, contrib.
GATHERING OF THE TRIBES
Open mic poetry series continues at Tribes Gallery, 285 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. C & D), 212-674-3778; 5-7, $3.
Series feat. readings by Akhil Sharma & Terry Bisson; KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-505-3360; 7, free.
OUR UNORGANIZED READING (O.U.R.)
Open mic w/unpressured atmosphere & no time limit hosted by Bob Hart, J.D. Rage, Carl Herr, Peter Kerns & Bruce Weber; ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. (betw. Suffolk & Clinton Sts.), 718-638-7039; 3, contrib.
Author reads from debut novel, An Obedient Father at KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-505-3360; 7, free.
TEMPLE READING SERIES
Contributors Michael Portnoy, Marianne Vitale, Sharon Mesmer & editor Todd Colby read poems from Heights of the Marvelous: A New York Anthology collection at Temple Bar, 332 Lafayette St. (betw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.), 212-925-4242; 7:30, free.
A LITTLE BIT LOUDER
Guy LeCharles hosts poetry slam: NYC vs. Washington D.C. vs. Providence; 13, 35 E. 13th St. (University Pl.), 212-979-6677; 7, $5, $3 st.
READINGS BETWEEN A & B
Richard Tayson, Joanna Sit, Coleman Hough & Donna Frazier read at 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th St. (betw. Aves. A & B), 212-317-5455; 8, free.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic feat. Raul Maldonado at Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 212-598-4820; 7:30, $3.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly lecture on the art & craft of poetry followed by readings of participants' works. This week, "Surrealistic Poetry" at Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
Author of The Simple Living Guide reads from new book Simple Loving at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
NORRIS CHURCH MAILER
Norman's wife discusses tales of Arkansas as she reads exerts from Windchill Summer at Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 212-595-6859; 7, free.
THE POETRY BEAT
Viviana Grell, Eman Rimawi & Frank Robinson host open mic feat. Tony Izzo & Jennifer Murphy at Music Room, Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St. (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 212-691-5146; 7, $3.
Vittoria Repetto hosts open mic poetry jam feat. Maria Mazziotti Gillan & Felice Bell at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
JOHN SCHENCK, MIRANDA BEESON
Poetry reading at Nexus Gallery, 345 E. 12th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-982-4712; 7, $5.
WORDS, VOWS, GIFTS, TEARS?SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN IN LOVE
Writer/actress Maria Cabrera appears at Logos Bookstore, 1575 York Ave. (betw. 83rd & 84th Sts.), 212-517-7292; 7:30, free.