Notable Portland: 9/13–9/19

Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Sunday 9/16: Andrea Hollander reads from her fifth full-length poetry collection, Blue Mistaken for Sky, and is joined in conversation by former Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, author of Understory. Prepare yourselves. 3720 SE Stark St., 7 p.m., free. More from this author → The Portland Poetry Slam hosts an open mic, with featured guest Giselle Buchanan. ***
Notable Portland logo art by Olivia Olivia. Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7 p.m., free. The Secret Society, 8 p.m., $10, 21+ only. Wednesday 9/19: National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti reads from her new novel for teens, A Heart in a Body in the World. ***
If you have an event listing you’d like us to consider, please write to   [email protected]. Friday 9/14: Ellen Hopkins reads from her new novel on gun violence and white supremacy, People Kill People. Annie Bloom’s Books, 7 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. Jeanne McCulloch reads from her stunning debut memoir, All Happy Families, and is joined in conversation by Lee Montgomery, author of The Things Between Us. Leah Dietrich reads from her lucid, suspenseful portrait of an open marriage and queerness, Vanishing Twins: A Marriage, and is joined in conversation by Kevin Sampsell, publisher of Future Tense Books and author of This Is Between Us. Powell’s City of Books, 7 p.m., free. You can follow her work at oliviawrites.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. &laquo Previous post like this

Notable Portland: 9/13–9/19

By Olivia Olivia
September 13th, 2018

Thursday 9/13: Memoirist and trauma healing coach Emily Wanderer Cohen hosts a reading and discussion based on her latest book, From Generation to Generation. Clementine Ford reads from her debut book, Fight Like a Girl, and is joined in conversation by Lindy West, author of Shrill. Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free. Saturday 9/15: Experience 5 x 5, a reading featuring Delphine Bedient, Julia Wohlstetter, Michelle Overby, Chris Maday, and Hajara Quinn. Tuesday 9/18: The Timberline Review launches their 7th issue on the theme Rebirth with a featured reading with contributors Gary Denton, Jeff Gould, Janel Brubaker, and Jackie Briggs. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7 p.m., free. Monday 9/17: Stephen Markley reads from his debut novel, Ohio. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. show, $5 suggested donation with no one turned away for lack of funds. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. The Turnout presents the latest Front Porch Session—featuring one host, three storytellers, three questions, and lots of conversation. Powell’s City of Books, 2 p.m., free. Her writing has appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, The Establishment, Ex-Berliner, and the Portland Mercury, among other places. Tiny’s Coffee NE, 5:30 p.m. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)

Olivia Olivia comes from the same place all sad things come from—the sea. David Ulin reads from his acclaimed book, The Lost Art of Reading: Books and Resistance in a Troubled Time, and is joined in conversation by David Biespiel. Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7 p.m., free. sign up, 6 p.m.