Saturday, October 4

Judy Blume bubble bath! The author of that inimitable adolescent female literary touchstone Forever, which we consumed whole in fifth grade in one furtive afternoon in our bathtub, brings her erotic genius to the 92nd Street Y, where every woman born in the ’60s and ’70s turns up to pay her respects. Later, another moist clump of literati throw an Obama fund-raiser: Salman Rushdie and Jhumpa Lahiri lead a pack of urban elites attempting to raise a whopping $40,000 to squash the book-banning beauty queen and the other guy.

[Judy Blume at 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, 1 p.m., www.92y.org; Writers Speak Out for Obama!, Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker, 5 p.m., www.safo2008.com]

mbryan@observer.com

Saturday, October 4