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Reading group discusses Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine at Logos Bookstore, 1575 York Ave. (betw. 83rd & 84th Sts.), 212-517-7292; 5:30, free.
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Karen Lillis continues tour by reading from self published novel i, scorpion: foul belly crawler of the desert; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
Author reads from first novel The Fundamentals of Play; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-0816; 7:30, free.
Slam poet & Chicago native reads from latest work, Abstractvision at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
Doctor & television personality discusses latest findings about female health from new book The Female Stress Syndrome Survival Guide; Barnes & Noble, 160 E. 54th St. (3rd Ave.), 212-750-8033; 12:30, free.
HARRY POTTER IV
Take part in Harry Potter character costume contest & other games while waiting for new book to make its grand appearance at midnight; Park Slope Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Ave. (6th St.), 718-832-9066; 11, free.
OPEN POETRY NIGHT
Don O'Keefe hosts open mic at Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-1322; 7:30, free.
Yictove hosts open mic at Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B'way & Church St.), 212-219-3055; 6, $5.
Weekly open mic continues at Nomad's Choir, 133 W. 4th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.), 718-932-8007, 3, $2.
Poetry reading followed by open mic at Centerfold, 263 W. 86th St. (B'way), 212-866-4454; 5:45, contrib.
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Author Joyce Milton discusses book at Martin Luther King High School, 122 Amsterdam Ave. (65th St.), 212-579-5748; 12-1.
Series continues as Geoff Nicholson reads from new novel Female Ruins, story about architecture & love; KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 505-3360; 7, free.
OPEN POETRY READING
Mindy Levokove hosts open mic at 6th & B Garden, 6th St. (Ave. B), 212-982-5673; 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.
TEMPLE READING SERIES
Monica Strauss reads from Cruel Banquet: The Life & Loves of Frida Strindberg & Darin Strauss reads from Chang & Eng; Temple Bar, 332 Lafayette St. (betw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.), 212-925-4242; 7:30, free.
THE CAVEMEN IN THE HEDGES
Scott Openshaw reads Stacey Richter's new story along w/readings by Ivan Kima, Jack Gilpin & Nancy St. Alban; West Bank Cafe, 470 W. 42nd St. (9th Ave.), 212-708-0400; 7, $15.
READINGS BETWEEN A & B
Malena Morling, Naomi Replansky & Otis Rubottom read at 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th St. (betw. Aves. A & B), 212-317-5455; 8, free.
Lines betw. fact & fiction blurred in author's new novel Freud's Megalomania. Hear excerpts at 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. Ngoma at Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 212-598-4820; 7:30, $3.
Chef, artist, interior designer & hostess discusses new book Bridgehampton Weekends: Easy Menus for Casual Entertaining; Barnes & Noble, 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-794-1962; 7:30, free.
LAURA S. CUNNINGHAM
Author describes her transformation from urban dweller to country sophisticate in A Place in the Country; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
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.
Business Week contributor relates success stories to help procrastinators build up their retirement assets; Barnes & Noble, 160 E. 54th St. (3rd Ave.), 212-750-8033; 12:30, free.
THE POETRY BEAT
Viviana Grell, Eman Rimawi & Frank Robinson host open mic feat. Haale & Mireya Perez at Room, Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St. (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 212-691-5146; 7, $3.
Author reads from tragicomic literary porn Run, Catch, Kiss at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
STAR MILK BEYOND 2000
Eddie & Robert host pen mic feat. Laura Sanger at Korova Milk Bar, 200 Ave. A. (betw. 12th & 13th Sts.), 718-389-2666; 7:30, $2 & 1 drink min.
Chef shares recipes from new cookbook The New Low-Country Cooking: 125 Recipes For Coastal Southern Cooking With Innovative Style at Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 212-595-6859; 7, free.