Tonight (that’s Nov. 12 for those of you reading this from the future), there are two nifty-looking readings going on at EXACTLY the same time. No, I am not going to tell you which one to go to.

First up (well, not know what I mean), Austin poet Carrie Fountain reads 7 p.m. at the The Joynes Reading Room (on the east side of the Carothers Residence Hall, 2501 Whitis Ave. on the UT campus).

Her  first book of poetry, "Burn Lake," (Penguin) won the 2009 National Poetry Series. Her new book, "Instant Winner" takes a look at motherhood, spirituality, identity and everyday life. She will read from her work, discuss her process and answer questions from the audience. This event is free and open to the public.

Paid parking is available at the garage at 25th Street and San Antonio.

Also tonight, BookPeople hosts Garth Stein reading from his new novel "A Sudden Light," concerning a young man who discovers long hidden secrets as he tries to negotiate conflicts between his parents. Stein wrote the New York Times bestselling novel, "The Art of Racing in the Rain" and two previous novels. He is the co-founder of Seattle7Writers, a non-profit collective of Northwest authors.

Per usual, in order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople.

If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.