Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Friday 7/13: Moss launches its third volume issue with a reading featuring contributors Leni Zumas, Kjerstin Johnson, Miriam Cook, Aileen McPherson, and Amber Krieger. Sunday 7/15: Join the Portland Poetry Slam for an open mic and featured visiting poet Nikki Burian. You can follow her work at oliviawrites.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Olivia Olivia comes from the same place all sad things come from—the sea. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free. The Ranger Station, 6 p.m., free. Wednesday 7/18: The Unchaste Readers Series holds its last reading and goodbye party for co-founder Jenny Forrester, featuring readings by Amy Souza, Lee Taulbee, Rashida Young, and Forrester herself. Tavern Books, 7 p.m., free. The Tin House Summer Writers Workshop presents readings by Randa Jarrar, Kiese Laymon, and Tayari Jones. More from this author → The Tin House Summer Writers Workshop presents readings by Melissa Febos, Danez Smith, and Alexander Chee. Annie Bloom’s Books, 7 p.m., free. ***
Notable Portland logo art by Olivia Olivia. Her speculative memoir set in the afterlife, No One Remembered Your Name But I Wrote It Down, is available through Impossible Wings Press. Anthony Alvarado reads from his new collection, D.I.Y. Writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White reads from his latest book, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. « Previous post like this
Notable Portland: 7/12–7/18
By Olivia Olivia
July 12th, 2018
Thursday 7/12: Portland author Joel Augee reads from his debut novel, The Life of Umberto Cavallo and Other Matters. Resistance: 36 Ways to Fight Back!. Saturday 7/14: Back Fence PDX brings its live storytelling competition back, featuring Joey Slamon, Courtenay Hameister, Alex Falcone, Free Tillman, Laura Anne Whitley, and Kisha Jarrett, all hosted by B. Glen David Gold reads from his new memoir, I Will Be Complete. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Cerf Amphitheater, Reed College, 8 p.m., free. Prepare yourselves. Curious Comedy Theater, 7:30 p.m., free. ***
If you have an event listing you’d like us to consider, please write to [email protected]. Cerf Amphitheater, Reed College, 8 p.m., free. Join the community for a toast to literature in all its languages with Tavern’s office. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free. The Tin House Summer Writers Workshop presents readings by Chinelo Okparanta, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Dorianne Laux. Ford Food + Drink, 7 p.m., free. Cerf Amphitheater, Reed College, 8 p.m., free. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Frayn Masters and Mindy Nettifee. Tavern Books is proud to celebrate one of their translators, Caroline Wilcox Reul, winner of the Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation and Multilingual Texts. Her writing has appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, The Establishment, Ex-Berliner, and the Portland Mercury, among other places. Join writers Norman Fischer, Alicia Jo Rabins, and Alicia Cohen for a poetic dive into ancient texts and meditative practices, entitled Torah, Dharma, and Deep Coherence.