Notable Portland: 3/16–3/22


Thursday 3/16: Looking to discuss fascinating articles you’ve reading in a magazine or online site? Join Portland’s new Article’s Club—like a book club but with articles found in places like Vogue or the Atlantic. The Perlene, 6:30 p.m., free.

Michael Eric Dyson reads from his new book, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, and is joined afterwards in conversation with Dr. Kyle Jensen, Composition Direction at the University of North Texas. Powell’s City of Books,7:30 p.m., free.

Celebrate the release of Rad Families: A Celebration with editor Tomas Moniz and local writers Zach Ellis, Chelsea Bieker, Stephanie Wong Ken, and Joshua James Amberson. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Zoey Leigh Peterson reads from her debut novel, Next Year, For Sure. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 3/17: Matvei Yankelevich, Allison Cobb, and Rodney Koeneke read from their latest works of poetry. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Melissa Febos reads from her fearlessly vulnerable memoir, Abandon Me. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 3/18: SUSAN/The Journal and the Independent Publishing Resource Center’s 1001 Journal are teaming up to host a reading featuring Jenna Marie Fletcher, Jamie Mortara, Olivia Olivia, Julia Clare Tillinghast, Tyler Sowa, Michael Harper, and Anis Mojgani. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 3/19: Join several Portland authors on a tour of Ireland! Lizzy Shannon, Kelly Running, Lisa Alber, and C.M. Spivey will read from their books, each set in Ireland, and talk about that lovely old country. Another Read Through, 1:30 p.m., free.

Enjoy two hours of uninterrupted time to read whatever you want with the company of fellow book and article lovers at the March 2017 Silent Reading Party. Beech St. Parlor, 3 p.m., free.

David Shields reads from his new book, Other People: Takes & Mistakes, and is joined in conversation by Beth Hyams of Oregon Public Broadcasting. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 3/20: Celebrate Small Press Month with the 10th annual Smallpressapalooza hosted by Kevin Sampsell. Readers this year include Bobby Eversmann, Hannah Pass, Keith Rosson, Sarah Galvin, Chrys Tobey, Christian Shan Shan Hou, Constance Ann Fitzgerald, Amy Temple Harper, James Gendron, Tiffany Scandal, Diana Kirk, and Jon-Michael Frank. Powell’s City of Books, 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/21: Join Gramma Poetry to celebrate the releases of its first two full-length books: Ugly Time by Sarah Galvin and Community Garden for Lonely Girls by Christine Shan Shan Hou. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Joshua Mohr reads from his first book-length work of nonfiction, Sirens. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/22: Michael Finkel reads from his incredible profile, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit. 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 →