Laurie James & Patricia Bosworth read from respective biographies about Margaret Fuller & Diane Arbus; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
Reading series continues w/fiction by Vestal McIntyre & Jim Merlis, & poetry by Andrea Reising; KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-615-9048; 7, free.
PHOENIX READING SERIES
Marlene Vidibor & Michael Graves host open mic w/reading by Alyssa Lappen at Nature East, 13th St. (5th Ave.), 212-264-4792; 7, free.
Author of Deja Dead & Death du Jour reads from new forensic thriller Deadly Decision at Barnes & Noble, 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-794-1962; 7:30, free.
Saving private power
Stanley Aronowitz, Sander Hicks, Seth Tobocman & Michael Zezima question patriotic assumptions Americans have been taught since birth; Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-242-4201; 7:30, $6-$10.
science fiction reading group
Discuss Connie Willis' To Say Nothing of the Dog at Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 212-253-0810; 6:30, free.
Learn to love geeks as author reads from The Geek Handbook at Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-0816; 7:30, free.
Emerging Artists of the America perform Spring 2000 women's series, Companera; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
Author reads from Fishing for Piranha, about self-help star's twisted life; Different Light, 151 W. 19th St. (7th Ave.), 212-989-4850; 7, free.
Contributors to The Anthology of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction by Black Writers discuss past, present & future of black diaspora; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-0816; 7:30, free.
O. Winston Link
Photographer discusses & signs copies of books The Last Steam Railroad in America & Steam, Steel & Stars at New York Transit Museum, Boerum Pl. (Schermerhorn St.), Bklyn. Heights, 718-694-4915; 1, free.
JEFFREY RENARD ALLEN
Author reads from Rails Under My Back, novel about two young men trying to come to terms w/their families' African American history; Temple Bar, 332 Lafayette St. (betw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.), 212-925-4242; 7:30, free.
Weekly poetry reading & open mic at Centerfold, 263 W. 86th St. (B'way), 212-866-4454; 5:45, contrib.
IRAQ UNDER SIEGE
Contributors to new book discuss plight of Iraqi people to end deadly economic sanctions against them; Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-242-4201; 2, $6-10.
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.
Slamfest battle royal as Urbana takes on Bar 13 & Nuyorican Poet's Cafe at CB's Gallery, 313 Bowery (Bleecker St.), 212-443-9921; 7:30, $5.
APRIL REYNOLDS, JON WEI
Weekly series continues as authors read from latest works at KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 212-505-3360; 7, free.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic feat. Larry Mallory at Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 212-598-4820; 7:30, $3.
Indian writer reads from dark comedy An Obedient Father at Temple Bar, 332 Lafayette St. (betw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.), 212-925-4242; 7:30, free .
A LITTLE BIT LOUDER
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez hosts poetry slamboree: Team Union Sq. vs. Urbana vs. Nuyorican Poets Cafe; 13, 35 E. 13th St. (University Pl.), 212-979-6677; 7, $5, $3 st.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly lecture on poetry of mystical spheres followed by readings of participants' works; Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
Celebrate reissue of MacKenzie's Mission & release of new book, A Game of Chance; Borders, 5 World Trade Center, Church St. (Vesey St.), 212-839-8049; 6, free.