Thursday 9/4: Powell’s welcomes storyteller and writer Emily Myers to share her experimental narrative, When Ruby Was Blue, for a First Thursday reading. Powell’s City of Books, 6:30 p.m., free.
New York City forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek and her husband T.J. Mitchell read from their chronicle of death and bioterrorism, Working Stiff. Powell’s on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.
Friday 9/5: Reading Frenzy hosts its 20th Anniversary celebration complete with print show by Sean Tejaratchi and a Kickstarter launch for his next project. Reading Frenzy, 6 p.m., free.
Kate Gray takes an unblinking look at bullying in her debut novel, Carry the Sky. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Saturday 9/6: Bone Tax Press celebrates Robyn Bateman’s new chapbook, Dead As, with readings by Robyn Bateman, Robert Duncan Gray, and Julia Claire Tillinghast. Glyph, 5 p.m., free.
Sunday 9/7: The Verse Union Poetry Club welcomes Zachary Schomburg to share from his latest collection, The Book of Joshua for this month’s reading and discussion. Reading Frenzy, 5 p.m., free.
The Portland Poetry Slam hosts its weekly reading. Glyph, 7 p.m., free.
Rick Perlstein reads from his latest political history, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and The Rise of Reagan. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Monday 9/8: Local author Anne Hendren reads from her latest novel, Project Runway. Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free.
Stuart Rojstaczer reads from his new novel, The Mathematician’s Shiva. Powell’s on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.
John Moe reads from his collection, Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Literary Arts celebrates its 30th Birthday with a special evening featuring Elizabeth Gilbert, Calvin Trillin, musical guest Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, and others. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $15.
Tuesday 9/9: Cathy Lamb reads from his latest novel, What I Remember Most. Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7 p.m., free.
Wednesday 9/10: The Alliance Française de Portland sponsors Susan Winkler as she reads from her latest book, Portrait of a Woman in White. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.