Notable Portland 2/8–2/14


Thursday 2/8: Local writer Melissa Joan Walker reads alongside visiting writer July Westhale, author of Trailer Trash. Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free.

Poet Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely reads as part of the annual Portland Arts & Lectures Season. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., prices vary.

Friday 2/9: Celebrate the launch of Paula Carter’s new flash memoir collection, No Relation, with a reading, featuring KMA Sullivan, Megan Savage, and Alicia Jo Rabins. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Anna Quinn reads from her reads from her latest book, The Night Child. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 2/10: Jon Raymond celebrates the paperback release of his latest novel, Freebird, by reading alongside Patrick deWitt and Vanessa Veselka. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 2/11: Terese Marie Mailhot reads from her memoir, Heart Berries, and is joined in conversation by Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 2/12: Yasha Levine reads the hot new title, Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Javier Zamora and Stephanie Adams-Santos read for the Poetry on Broadway series. Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/14: Min Jin Lee reads from her page-turning saga, Pachinko. 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 →