This week, the bookish events are jubilant, edible, and (literally) steamy.
Gentle readers, what exactly do you do with this wealth of literary goodies every week? This cornucopia of ink-scented delights? If this list leads you to your new favorite local author or bookstore, let us know in the comments or @apiarymagazine on Twitter.
Tonight, Friday, October 10, there’s the marvelous Red Sofa Reading Series One Year Anniversary! featuring Patrick Rosal, Yolanda Wisher, and Chloe Martinez, at nerd central/IndyHall and followed by a dance party. Farther west, the Fuze Poetry Slam and Open Mic presents KP Brown. Get inspired by the hardest working man in Philly poetry and then get on the mic to share your own words. 8 p.m., Studio 34 Yoga on 45th and Baltimore Ave.
On Saturday, October 11 the Warrior Writers Performance/Book Release Party allows you to learn about the realities of combat and transitioning into civilian life in veterans’ own words. 8 p.m, Art Sanctuary.
Poems and banjo. It’s a small Venn diagram of people who love both of them, but if you’re in it, then OH BOY here’s the event for you: on Sunday, October 12, Jubilant Thicket presents Laura Spagnoli, Sam Hall, and Huey and the Banjo at Head House Books. 5 p.m.
On Monday, October 13, enjoy a book launch of author Bryon MacWilliams With Light Steam at the Russian Bath in Southhampton Spa, complete with steam made by a special guest bath master from Moscow. 2 to 7 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to make a tasty version of a Dr. Seuss cover? The Edible Books potluck/literary contest at the Kelly Writers House on Tuesday, October 14 asks you to make a literary-inspired dish. Deadline for dishes at 5:30 p.m., tasting at 6:00 p.m.