Two authors published by Brooklyn-based Ig Publishing travel to Seattle together for tonight's reading. Poet Mark Yakich reads from his debut novel, A Meaning for Wife, which is the story of a man trying to avoid coming to terms with the sudden death of his wife, the aging parents he has long avoided, and the tribulations of single parenthood. Mark Yakich's previous books include Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross and The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine. Laura Ellen Scott, who teaches writing at George Mason, reads from Death Wishing, a novel set in a post-Katrina New Orleans in which last wishes can cure cancer, eliminate house cats, and create a bottomless cup of coffee. Her short fiction has been published in Ploughshares, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Storyglossia.