Jewish voices

Broadway Books continues the annual readings of work by Jewish women writers. In a break from tradition, the readers include non-Jewish women and even a couple of men. The selected writers include Bev Stein, Sara Halprin and Raphael Dagold, among others.

The event is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Whodunit how-to

Several Northwest mystery writers with recently published novels discuss mystery writing and publishing. Ron Lovell's 'Dead Whales Tell No Tales' is set on the Oregon coast. Carolyn Rose and Mike Nettleton co-wrote 'Hard Karma Shuffle,' set in Portland, and Lono Waiwaiole is a Portland high school teacher and author of 'Wiley's Lament.'

The authors appear at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Murder by the Book, 3210 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

Watch this

Novelist and screenwriter Dennis Hensley presents his new nonfiction book, 'Screening Party,' an irreverent look at the culture of movie watching. The Advocate named it one of the top 10 books of 2002.

Hensley reads at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1317 Lloyd Center.

Hip to comics

Reading Frenzy welcomes comic book artists David Lasky, Greg Stump and Dylan Williams. Lasky and Stump are the co-creators of the alternative comic 'Urban Hipster.' Williams is the editor of 'Orchid,' a collection of Victorian short stories adapted to comic book form.

The reading begins at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Reading Frenzy, 921 S.W. Oak St.