Notable Portland: 12/7–12/13


Thursday 12/7: Joni Renee launches her latest poetry collection, Your Full Real Name, with a reading. Writers Mali Fischer and Julia Laxer will read alongside Renee. Kiriko, 6 p.m., free

The first novel from 7.13 Books, Paul Cohen’s The Glamshack, comes to Mother Foucault’s. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 12/8: Come celebrate the launch of Liliun Magazine with a reading by young writers. Liliun is a literary magazine that features the work of writers ages 15–21. The inaugural issue’s theme is “First Times.” Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Tim Carpenter, author of Local Objects, is joined in conversation by Mike Slack, author of The Transverse Path. Moderated by Ron Jude. Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 12/11: In This Is the Place, thirty women writers explore the theme in personal essays about neighbors, marriage, kids, sentimental objects, homelessness, domestic violence, solitude, immigration, gentrification, geography, and more. Editor Margot Kahn will be joined by contributors Tara Conklin, author of The House Girl, Maya Jewell Zeller, author of Rust Fish, and Kailea Wallin, author of the essay, “Sea Home.” Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Emmy J. Favilla reads from her new book, A World Without “Whom”: The Essential Guide to Language in the Buzzfeed Age. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free;.

Wednesday 12/13: Historian Patrick N. Hunt reads from his new history, Hannibal. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.


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Olivia Olivia comes from the same place all sad things come from—the sea. Her writing has appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, The Establishment, Ex-Berliner, and the Portland Mercury, among other places. Her speculative memoir set in the afterlife, No One Remembered Your Name But I Wrote It Down, is available through Impossible Wings Press. Prepare yourselves. You can follow her work at, on Facebook, and on Twitter. More from this author →