After stumbling across an article in the Stranger titled “Getting Drunk with Ethan Canin”, I did a little research on the event series “Words & Wine”. I’ve been adding to our schedule lectures, poetry readings, art openings, etc and have been wanting to add some book readings as well. I’ve been at the Elliott Bay Book Company when they’ve had a reading and have accidentally found myself at a few others, but have found the environment to be a bit stuffy. This just didn’t make a whole lot of sense considering these book readings are free to the public and very local. Paul Constant’s article in the Stranger opened up an entire new realm of book readings. Check out this site for a series of readings paired with wine, apps, sometimes dinner, a signed book, and an intimate setting. It just can’t be stuffy if you’re a few glasses of wine deep.