Thursday 8/24: Jarret Middleton reads from his stunning debut, Darkansas, and Lance Olsen reads from Dreamlives of Debris, a hybrid retelling of the Theseus and Minotaur myth. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Saturday 8/26: The Summer Park Reading Series hosted by Future Tense Books presents Rebecca Schiff, Sara Jaffe, Sam Axelrod, and songs by Melissa Amstutz. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, snacks, beverages, sunscreen, and anything else your little hands can carry. Irving Park, 7 p.m., free.
Sunday 8/27: Join the weekly night of creativity with the Portland Poetry Slam. Sign up or come to hear this week’s featured poet, Samantha Peterson. Alberta Street Pub, 5 p.m., $5 suggested donation.
Monday 8/28: The Spare Room Reading Series welcomes Claudia F. Savage and Lauren Camp for this week’s performance. Passages Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Adrian Shirk reads from her new exploration of American women, And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: Stories from the Byways of American Women and Religion. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.
Anne Helen Petersen, author of Scandals of Classic Hollywood, reads from her new book, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
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