Local author and Olympian Carolyn Wood reads from her memoir, Tough Girl. Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free.
Friday 12/2: The Independent Publishing Resource Center’s 1001: A Literary Journal and Portland Review team up to throw a reading, featuring contributors Shayla Lawson, Manuel Arturo Abreu, Coleman Stevenson, Julian Smuggles, Rob Gray, Tessa Livingstone, and Michael Magnes. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Saturday 12/3: Kyla Merwin reads from her novel, The Lost Codex of Christian Heretics. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 1 p.m., free.
Robbie Robertson of The Band greets Portland and signs copies of his new book, Testimony, where he goes behind the scenes of one of America’s favorite music groups. Powell’s at Cedar Hills, 2 p.m., free.
Celebrate the Portland book launch of The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care. The reading will feature Zena Sharman, Amber Dawn, Cooper Lee Bombardier, Cassia Chambers-Gammill, Sailor Holladay, Sossity Chiricuzio, Alise Marie Sanchez, and Galadriel Mozee. Q Center, 6:30 p.m., free.
Science writer Matt Simon reads from his new book on evolution’s most unbelievable, most ingenious solutions to the problems of everyday life, The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Tuesday 12/6: Vive la Correspondence! Join fellow mail enthusiasts for letter writing, tea, and cookies the first Tuesday of each month at Mother Foucault’s. Stationery and typewriters provided. Hosted by Jennifer Jones. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 4–6 p.m., free.
Wednesday 12/7: Steven Church reads from his latest book, One With the Tiger, and is joined in conversation by Justin Hocking, author of The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
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