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Notable Portland: 8/10–8/16

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Thursday 8/10: Kevin Van Meter reads from his new blazing work, Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Sentilles reads from her new book, Draw Your Weapons.

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Notable Portland: 7/27–8/2

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Thursday 7/27: Join Tavern Books for a reading featuring Wrolstad Series poets Megan Levad and Elsbeth Pancrazi. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.

Manuel Arturo Abreu and Rob Gray read from their select works. Powell’s City of Books, 7 p.m., free.

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Notable Portland: 7/20–7/26

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Thursday 7/20: Stephen Holgate reads from his third novel, Tangier, out now from Third Place Books. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Lee Matthew Goldberg reads from his new book, The Mentor. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

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Notable Portland: 7/13–7/19

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Thursday 7/13: Tavern Books is proud to present a bilingual reading by Caroline Wilcox Reul and guests to celebrate the launch of Who Lives, Elisabeth Borchers’s book translated from its original German. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic presents Oakland poets Tongo Eisen-Martin and Derek Fenner for their monthly reading.

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Notable Portland: 6/15–6/21

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Thursday 6/15: Kick off Pride month with a queer poetry takeover! This open mic generally happens on the third Thursday of every month. Devil’s Den, 6:30 p.m., free.

Geraldine DeRuiter reads from her new memoir, All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft.

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Notable Portland: 6/8–6/14

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Thursday 6/8: Tracy J. Prince and her researcher Zadie Schaffer give a presentation based on Prince’s new book, Notable Women of Portland. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.

Join Portland Community College Cascade’s literary journal, Pointed Circle, in celebrating the launch of their latest issue, featuring readings from editors and contributors.

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Notable Portland: 6/1–6/7

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Thursday 6/1: Enjoy a pop-up shop and reading for First Thursday for the Flock anthology. Readers will include Megan Griffith, Ameena Lacey-Viet, Ann Petroliunas, Rob Savela, and others. Composition Gallery, 6 p.m., free.

Slamlandia! Hosts its June Poetry open mic and slam.

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Notable Portland: 5/25–5/31

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Thursday 5/25: Claire Dederer reads from her latest memoir, Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Walt Gragg reads from his new book, The Red Line. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

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Notable Portland: 5/18–5/24

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Thursday 5/18: Sung Yim and Kate Jayroe read from their latest work. Daedalus Books, 7 p.m., free.

The Comma Reading Series presents Penelope Scambly Schott and Marjorie Sandor as they read from their latest work. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.

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Notable Portland: 5/11–5/17

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Thursday 5/11: The Writers in the Schools program at Grant High School hosts a student reading to share their semester of work. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.

Jeff VanderMeer, author of Southern Reach Trilogy, reads from his new book, Borne, a story about two humans and two creatures.

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Notable Portland: 4/27–5/3

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Thursday 4/27: Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during the sixth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. This city-wide event features students from local high schools competing for poetic glory. National and International Poetry Slam Champion Anis Mojgani will host this year’s competition.

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Notable Portland: 4/20–4/26

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Thursday 4/20: One of Portland’s most beloved writing groups, The Guttery, reads together for the public. Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free.

The Comma Reading Series presents authors Melissa Madenski and Christine Colasurdo to read from their latest works. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.

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Notable Portland: 4/13–4/19

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Thursday 4/13: Paige McKenzie will be at Voodoo Doughnut Too for a book signing of her new work, The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl, and interaction with fellow doughnut lovers. Voodoo Doughnut Too, 5 p.m., free.

Jason R. Richter launches his latest book, L.I.F.E.

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Notable Portland 4/6–4/12

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Thursday 4/6: The Writers in and as Art panel, presented by the BFA in Writing program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, will feature a panel of curators, publishers, artists, and poets talking about the many ways writing functions in art practices.

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Notable Portland: 3/30–4/5

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Thursday 3/30: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson reads from his new book, Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Poet Christopher Merrill reads from his memoir, Self-Portrait with Dogwood.

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Notable Portland: 3/16–3/22

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Thursday 3/16: Looking to discuss fascinating articles you’ve reading in a magazine or online site? Join Portland’s new Article’s Club—like a book club but with articles found in places like Vogue or the Atlantic. The Perlene, 6:30 p.m., free.

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Notable Portland: 3/9–3/15

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Thursday 3/9: Portland State University’s Chicano/Latino Studies Department hosts Frida-Fest in celebration of Frida Kahlo. Activities will including showing a documentary on Frida’s life, a poetry slam open mic, a photo booth, and fun political postcards. Casa Latina Student Center, 4 p.m., free.

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Notable Portland: 3/2–3/8

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Thursday 3/2: Join Alex Chiu, Sophie Franz, Josh Simmons, Lark Pien, Jacon Sturgill, Erin Nations, and others for the launch of the seventh issue of Vision Quest, Portland’s free comic newspaper. Floating World Comics, 6 p.m., free.

Robin Coste Lewis reads from her latest book, Voyage of the Sable Venus.

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Notable Portland: 2/23–3/1

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Thursday 2/23: Celebrate the launch of Mercy Strongheart’s debut novel, A Boy Named Trout, with a live reading complete with snacks and beverages. 20% of book sales will go to the p:ear gallery. p:ear, 6:30 p.m., free.

Enjoy a free writing sampler on women writing for (a) change.

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Notable Portland: 2/9–2/15

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Thursday 2/9: Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams and The Gin Closet, reads from her latest work for the Reed College Visiting Writers Series. Eliot Chapel, 6:30 p.m., free.

In fraught times, AK Press comes forward with a launch reading for its latest release, Against the Fascist Creep.

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Notable Portland: 2/2–2/8

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Thursday 2/2: Reed College Professor and PDX Jazz Board Member Pancho Savery will host a reading and lecture on the music that shines through the eras, “The Political Implications of James Baldwin’s ‘Sonny’s Blues.’” Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.

Local author Deni Starr reads from her new book, Below the Belt.

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Notable Portland: 1/26–2/1

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Thursday 1/26: James Galvin reads from his poetry, hosted by the Portland State University Creative Writing Department. Literary Arts, 4:30 p.m., free.

Rob Spillman, cofounding editor of Tin House, reads from his new memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties, and is joined in conversation afterwards by Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart and the forthcoming Abandon Me.

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Notable Portland: 1/19–1/25

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Thursday 1/19: Celebrate at the press party for the January edition of PQ Monthly. Scandals, 5 p.m., free.

Experience the long-awaited showdown between Portland’s two most active slam-poetry scenes: Slamlandia vs. Portland Poetry Slam! Hosted by Robyn Bateman, this face-off will feature Nikki Burian, Kojo, Jill Greenseth, and Clementine Von Radics representing the Portland Poetry Slam and Jane Belinda, Jamie Mortara, Josselyn Haldeman, and TK Layman representing Slamlandia.

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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.

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Notable Portland: 1/5–1/11

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Thursday 1/5: The Slamlandia Open Mic and Slam returns for 2017 with a special reading from Kay Kassirer. Hot Lips Pizza Hawthorne, 6 p.m., $1 suggested donation.

Author Diane Simmons shares from her research on a notorious bigamist who predated on women during late WWII in her book, The Courtship of Eva Eldridge.

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Notable Portland: 12/8–12/14

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Thursday 12/8: Join Susan DeFreitas for the Northwest launch of her debut novel, Hot Season. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 12/9: Enjoy an evening of cross-genre entertainment by The Brody Ensemble and selected guest poets Neil Aitken, Nathan Wade Carter, and Kjirsten Severson.

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