Writer David MacLean goes back to childhood for his contribution to this months Gulf Coast Reading Series. The story that Im reading is about kids at a pool during the summer, and the awful hierarchy that results, and the narrators failed attempt to be the king badass of the pool, says MacLean, a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Houstons Creative Writing Program, co-founder of Poison Girls Poison Pen Reading Series and Fulbright Scholar just to name a few of his credits. I like matching kids with ugliness because it defeats a lot of our polite, Anne Geddes ways that we think about childhood. I like humiliation as a subject and a muse. Hear MacLean expose childhood for the bastard it is when he reads after UH poets Kathy Elliott and Kasten Cook Glover today at 7 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit www.brazosbookstore.com. Free.