NATHANIEL HUDSON: "Town of Silence." 2 p.m. today. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.

AN EVENING OF POETRY WITH THE POETRY CONSTELLATION: 4:30 p.m. today. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

READING BY WRITERS: Poets Rebecca Paradis, Heid Erdrich, Loren Niemi and others. 7:30 p.m. Tue. University Club of St. Paul, 420 Summit Av., St. Paul.

BUD SHAW: "Last Night in the OR." 7 p.m. Wed. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

FAITH SULLIVAN: "Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse." 7 p.m. Wed. Hamline-Midway Library, 1558 W. Minnehaha Av., St. Paul.

JESSIE CHANDLER: "Operation Stop Hate." 7 p.m. Thu. Historic Inn on Ramsey, 620 Ramsey St., Hastings.

QUENTIN BRENT: "The Reason: It's About More Than Just the Money." 7 p.m. Thu. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.

CHRISTOPHER NOXON: "Plus One." 7:30 p.m. Thu. $12-$14. St. Paul Jewish Community Center, 1375 St. Paul Av., St. Paul.

POKEN SWORD: Mark Berriman, Mike Finley, Christine Jaspers and other local writers read about creativity. 6:30 p.m. Fri. $5. 2001 A Space, 2001 NE. 5th St., Mpls.

BETTE ADRIAANSE, NICKOLAS BUTLER AND ALLISON WYSS: Poetry reading. 7 p.m. Fri. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

RICHARD MINSKY: The author speaks on modernism and how it relates to book cover design. 11 a.m. Sat. $10. Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls.

KATIE PIERSON: "‚ÄČ'89 Walls." 2 p.m. Sat. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.

MILL CITY READING SERIES: University of Minnesota MFA creative writing students' works in progress. 6 p.m. next Sun. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.