Notable Portland: 12/8–12/14



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. Improvisers create compositions never before seen in response to original poetry. Brody Theater, 7:30 p.m., $9–$12.

Chloe Caldwell reads from her essay collection, I’ll Tell You in Person, and is joined in conversation by Jay Ponteri, author of Wedlocked: A Memoir. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 12/12: Join Bill Ayers as he reads from a manifesto for movement-makers in extraordinary times, Demand the Impossible! Brought to the world by Haymarket Press. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.


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Notable Portland logo art by Olivia Olivia.

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 →