Notable Portland: 6/15–6/21

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 6/20: Jewish Voices for Peace hosts a live reading with Mya Guarnieri Jaradat of her new book, The Unchosen: The Lives of Israel’s New Others. Saturday 6/17: Don’t miss Day 2 of the Rose City Book & Paper Fair Festival! &laquo Previous post like this

Notable Portland: 6/15–6/21

By Olivia Olivia
June 15th, 2017

Thursday 6/15: Kick off Pride month   with a queer poetry takeover! Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Andrew Evans reads from his memoir on faith and queerness, The Black Penguin. More from this author → Portland’s original 100% queer-run LGBTQ storytelling returns for Portland Pride with stories by Cicely Rogers, Nick Sahoyah, Colin Ashante, Brooke Shelley, Crishawn West, Carlos the Rollerblader, and more. Annie Bloom’s Books, 7 p.m., free. With over fifty   independent dealers, you’ll be able to find used and rare books, prints, and ephemera you won’t find anywhere else. Friday 6/16: The Cascade Booksellers Association hosts its annual Rose City Book & Paper Fair Friday and Saturday. DoubleTree Hotel Portland, 10 a.m. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free. All tickets include a copy of Franken’s new book. Powell’s City of Books, 2 p.m., free. The Big Legrowlski, 7 p.m., free. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free. ***
Notable Portland logo art by Olivia Olivia. Jacqueline Keeler reads from the anthology she helped edit, Edge of the Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears. Taborspace, 7 p.m., free but donations welcome. Geraldine DeRuiter reads from her new memoir, All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft. C3:Initiative, 4 p.m., free. Finn Murphy reads from his new memoir, The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road and is joined in conversation by Megan Labrise, feature writer and columnist at Kirkus Reviews. Joseph Kanon, author of Leaving Berlin, reads from his new novel, Defectors. Author and naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt reads from her newest book, Mozart’s Starling. Colonel Summers Park, 7 p.m., free. Hit up The Dude’s Poet Society, a weekly spoken word open mic. You can follow her work at oliviawrites.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. The Society Hotel, 6 p.m., free. She is a managing editor at El Hispanic News and PQ Monthly. Laurie R. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Kelly Williams Brown reads from her new book, Gracious: A Practical Primer on Charm, Tact, and Unsinkable Strength. The C3 Initiative and the Nat Turner Project host a Juneteenth BBQ reading and art celebration, featuring music by Zed Jenzo and Ados 33, poetry by Olivia Olivia, and face-painting by Jamaaliz Jamjam Roberts. ***
If you have an event listing you’d like us to consider, please write to   [email protected]. to 5 p.m., $3 admission good for both days, gods to Oregon literacy charities SMART and the Children’s Book Bank. Abide! Olivia Olivia is a Portland-based writer and author of No One Remembered Your Name But I Wrote It Down. Sunday 6/18: Senator Al Franken speaks on his latest book, Giant of the Senate, and is joined in conversation by Dave Miller, host of OPB’s Think Out Loud. This week’s feature artist will be Jenny Forrester. The event will also feature art by Jaleesa Johnston and Sharyll Burroughs. Mississippi Studios, 6 p.m., $13 advance, $15 door. Devil’s Den, 6:30 p.m., free. Join Future Tense Books as they present the Summer Park Reading Series. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Monday 6/19: Naomi Klein reads from her latest book, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trumps Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, and is joined by Jo Ann Hardesty, former Oregon state representative and current president of the Portland Chapter of the NAACP. Wednesday 6/21: Caleb Drost hosts a weekly open mic for everything from poets to storytellers to musicians. All creative performances are welcome. King reads from her new novel, Lockdown. DoubleTree Hotel Portland, 2–8 p.m., $3 admission good for both days, proceeds go   to Oregon literacy charities SMART and the Children’s Book Bank. Newmark Theater, 5 p.m., $38. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free. This open mic generally happens on the third Thursday of every month. This reading with feature Genevieve Hudson, Mark Leidner, Chelsea Bieker, and Kate Jayroe.