Notable Portland: 5/10–5/16

Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free. Her writing has appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, The Establishment, Ex-Berliner, and the Portland Mercury, among other places. Rachel Kushner reads from her new novel, The Mars Room. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. ***
If you have an event listing you’d like us to consider, please write to   [email protected]. Travel writer Thomas Swick reads from his book, The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them. More from this author → Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free. Hannett and Bryan Edenfield. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Todd Robert Petersen reads from his new collection of interconnected stories, It Needs To Look Like We Tried. Saturday 5/12: Join Michael Rerick for a celebration of his new book, The Switch Yards, with fellow readers C.C. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Prepare yourselves. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Experience the new collection, Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century, a collection of the author’s two decades in journalism and books. Poets Jocelyn Saidenberg, author of Dead Letter, and Johanna Drucker, author of The General Theory of Social Relativity, read from their latest work. ***
Notable Portland logo art by Olivia Olivia. You can follow her work at oliviawrites.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Sunday 5/13: Kimberly Harrington reads from her new book, Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words, and is joined in conversation by award-winning copywriter Lauren Holden Kilbane. The Submission Reading Series presents Alex Behr and Josh Fomon for this month’s reading. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Olivia Olivia comes from the same place all sad things come from—the sea. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Her speculative memoir set in the afterlife, No One Remembered Your Name But I Wrote It Down, is available through Impossible Wings Press. &laquo Previous post like this

Notable Portland: 5/10–5/16

By Olivia Olivia
May 10th, 2018

Thursday 5/10: Tommy Pico reads from his new book, Junk, and is joined in conversation by Matthew Dickman, author of Wonderland. Monday 5/14: Penelope Scambly Schott reads from her latest collection of poetry, House of the Cardamom Seed. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo reads from his memoir, Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America. Wednesday 5/16: French science-fiction writer Sylvie Denis reads from her latest work and is joined in conversation by American science-fiction writer Molly Gloss. First Congregational Church, 7 p.m., $12. Friday 5/11:   Alok Vaid-Menon reads from their book of poetry, Femme in Public, with special guest Shea Diamond.