There are lots of reading series in town, but the Poison Pen Reading Series is the only one that's set in a low-key neighborhood bar. And the only one that offers such an eclectic lineup of literary types. Locals such as Robert Boswell, Katherine Center, Antonya Nelson and former Houston Press staffer Jennifer Mathieu have all appeared at these monthly readings on Poison Girl's patio. Earlier this year, internationally known writer David MacLean (a former Houstonian and one of the founders of the series) read from his latest release, the memoir The Answer to the Riddle Is Me. Crack a Lone Star and have a listen next month.