Notable Portland: 8/9–8/15

Portland Poetry Slam, 6:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation. ***
If you have an event listing you’d like us to consider, please write to   [email protected]. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Her writing has appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, The Establishment, Ex-Berliner, and the Portland Mercury, among other places. Prepare yourselves. Olivia Olivia comes from the same place all sad things come from—the sea. Sunday 8/12: The Portland Poetry Slam welcomes the community to send off their team to the National Poetry Slam in Chicago. Nucleus Portland, 7 p.m., free. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free. You can follow her work at oliviawrites.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Tuesday 8/14: Ken Jennings reads from his new book, Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. More from this author → Monday 8/13: Alice Bolin reads from her debut collection, Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession, and is joined in conversation by poet Ed Skoog, author of Run the Red Lights. Wednesday 8/15: Carolyn Wood reads from her coming-of-age memoir, Tough Girl: Lessons in Courage and Heart from Olympic Gold to the Camino de Santiago. &laquo Previous post like this

Notable Portland: 8/9–8/15

By Olivia Olivia
August 9th, 2018

Thursday 8/9: Come to the launch of Portland’s newest publication launch for Buckman Journal, featuring readings by Brendan Burton, Jodie Beechem, Susan Sage, Ruth Shively, Stephanie Hatch, and more. ***
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. Saturday 8/11: Poets James Yeary and Nico Vassilakis read together, accompanied by music courtesy of The Available Respondents. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. The show will include readings by Brianna Grisby, Nikki Burian, Kate Leddy, Julia Gaskill, and Jane Belinda.