Personal Injury

Ex-Seattle musician Laura Viers (now of Portland) should provide mournful accompaniment to this themed evening of readings. The topic assigned is “Personal Injury,” though not of the kind that attracts ambulances and lawyers. Instead, it’s those bruises of the heart that will be addressed by a trio of writers. From Portland, Sallie Tisdale (Talk Dirty to Me) joins San Francisco’s Richard Rodriguez (Hunger of Memory) and Seattle’s own Ryan Boudinot (The Littlest Hitler). All are to have composed new work—perhaps biographical, perhaps fictional—about hurts and scars in private places. Bring an ice pack and pop some Advil, since so much misery is likely to be contagious. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., 322-7030, $15–$25. 7:30 p.m. BRIAN MILLER

Fri., Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., 2008

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