Start: 6:00 pm
Verse-Chapter-Verse (a band - an author - the same band) hosted by The Stranger's Paul Constant, starring musical guest Fly Moon Royalty and new work by Literature Genius Sherman Alexie. Sherman Alexie's most recent book is Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories (Grove Press). General Admission tickets: $7 in advance; $10 at the door (VIP tickets: $22 and include a signature cocktail, patron recognition on www.thestranger.com, and a seat) on sale now at www.strangertickets.com. Neumo's is located at 925 E Pike Street.
Start: 7:00 pm
Now a friend and neighbor to us on Seattle's Capitol Hill, writer, activist, provocateur Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore writes at last about her days as a budding queer activist in San Francisco, revealing the roots of the radical queer troublemaker, community builder, and anti-assimilationist queer she would become. The End of San Francisco (City Lights) has been described as part-memoir, part-social history, and part elegyit's also an extraordinary story. "Mattilda is a dazzling writer of uncommon truths, a challenging writer who refuses to conform to conventionality. Her agitation is an inspiration." - Justin Torres. "You may have thought you understood human nature before you read this book, but after reading it you will be humbled by all you failed to grasp." - Edmund White.