Notable Portland: 9/11—9/17

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Thursday 9/11: Liz Crain reads from her latest book, Food Lover’s Guide to Portland. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Liz Prince reads from her new book, Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir. Powell’s on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 9/12: Blue presents The Tao of Pimpin’, a music and book signing event. In Other Words, 7 p.m., free.

Justin Taylor reads from his new novel, Flings. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 9/13: James Ellroy reads from his thrilling latest book, Perfidia. Powell’s City of Books, 4 p.m., free.

The Gobshite Quarterly celebrates its #15 – #16 issue with a reading and launch party. Mother Foucalt’s Bookshop, 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/14: The Portland Poetry Slam hosts its weekly reading. Glyph, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 9/15: Tavern Books hosts a release party for Adrian C. Louis’s two books: Fire Water World and Among the Dog Eaters. Glyph, 5 p.m., free.

James Grabill celebrates the launch of his latest publication, Sea-Level Nerve, by reading alongside Matt Schumacher and Dan Raphael. 3 Friends Coffee House, 7 p.m., free.

Luke B. Goebel’s reads from his debut collection, Fourteen Stories: None of them Yours, in conversation with Vanessa Veselka, author of Zazen. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Steven Hendricks reads from his haunting collection of fables, Little is Left to Tell. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/16: The Unchaste Readers welcomes Laura Green, Lou Woods, Judith Pulman, Mari Shepard-Glenn, Zoe Tambling, Emily Bingham, Olivia Olivia, Deb Stone, and Nadia Martinez-Chantry to read for this month’s reading. The Knock Back Bar, 7:30 p.m., free.

Benjamin Parzybok reads from his latest book, Sherwood Nation. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/17: The Mountain Writers Series welcomes Allan Peterson and Andrea Hollander for tonight’s reading. Glyph, 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation.

Charles Burns reads from his new graphic novel, Sugar Skull. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Celebrate the release of Susan DeFreita’s fiction chapbook, Pyophitic with a reading from a few authors and Southwestern wine. Corkscrew Wine Bar, 7:30 p.m., free.


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 oliviawrites.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. More from this author →