Notable Portland: 2/22–2/28


Thursday 2/22: Poets Brian Garrison, Neil Aitken, and Scott Poole read from their latest work. Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/23: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reads from her new book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 2/24: Shane Hinton, editor of the new anthology, We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida, reads alongside Lidia Yuknavitch and Asha Doré. IPRC, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 2/26: From Josephine Baker to Shonda Rhimes to Carrie Fisher, Karen Karbo’s new book, In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons From 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules comes to light during the height of the #metoo movement. Karbo is joined in conversation by Olivia Olivia, author of No One Remembered Your Name but I Wrote It Down. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/27: Jerry McGill reads from his book, Dear Marcus, a narrative addressing the man that shot him. PNCA, 6 p.m., free.

Omar El Akkad, author of American War, gives a talk on his experiences titled What a War Correspondent Knows About Migration. Central Library, 6:30 p.m., free.

Annalee Newitz reads from her new book, Autonomous, and is joined in conversation by Daniel H. Wilson, author of The Clockwork Dynasty. Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7 p.m., free.

André Aciman reads from Call Me by Your Name, winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Fiction and now a major motion picture. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/28: Elif Batuman reads from her latest novel, The Idiot. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.


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Notable Portland logo art by Olivia Olivia.

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 →