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