Notable Portland: 1/12–1/18

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Friday 1/13: Franz Nicolay reads from his anarcho-leftist memoir debut, The Humorless Ladies of Border Control and is joined afterwards in conversation by Cari Luna, author of The Revolution of Every Day. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 1/15: Get ready for Dear Sugar Radio: The Writers Resist! Join hosts Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond and a host of local writers, including Samiya Bashir, Wendy Chin-Tanner, Rene Denfeld, Zahir Jammohamed, Cooper Lee Bombardier, Cari Luna, Sam Roxas-Chua, and Lidia Yuknavitch. Proceeds to benefit local nonprofits working to protect human rights, freedom of expression, and the environment. Aladdin Theater, 6 p.m., $30.

Susan DeFreitas hosts the Northwest launch of her debut novel, Hot Season. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 1/16: Zachary Auburn reads from the most important PSA to reach the country, How to Talk to Your Cat about Gun Safety. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/17: Jason Diamond reads from his new book on American film, Searching for John Hughes, and is joined afterwards in conversation by Kevin Sampsell, author of A Common Pornography. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/18: Shanthi Sekaran reads from her latest book, Lucky Boy. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

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Olivia Olivia is a Portland-based writer and author of No One Remembered Your Name But I Wrote It Down. She is a managing editor at El Hispanic News and PQ Monthly. You can follow her work at oliviawrites.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. More from this author →