Be prepared to read aloud from this masterpiece, thunderous friends. And to writhe in wretched abcedaria. 7:00.
Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S. Fifth
The international pop-culture phenom – posters! skateboards! streetwear! graffiti! – that is Austin's own Michael Sieben has illustrated a gorgeous gift edition of L. Frank Baum's classic tale (published here by Harper Design) and he presents it at BookPeople tonight. 7:00.
BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050
Austin Poetry Slam Tuesdays, 8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562. Ruta Maya Poetry Tuesdays, 6-9pm. 1209 S. First. Spoken & Heard Sundays, 7-10pm. Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport #725, 454-5425.