Notable Portland: 4/20–4/26


Thursday 4/20: One of Portland’s most beloved writing groups, The Guttery, reads together for the public. Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free.

The Comma Reading Series presents authors Melissa Madenski and Christine Colasurdo to read from their latest works. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.

Edie Meidav reads from his new novel, Kingdom of the Young. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 4/21: The Lewis & Clark Literary Review celebrates the launch of its latest issue with a reading featuring student contributors. The Frank Manor House, 6 p.m., free.

Enjoy a night of Invisible Cities created by students at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts Book and Print program. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 4/23: Enjoy a reading featuring Thalia Field and special guest Leni Zumas. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 7 p.m., free.

Jess Thompson reads from her new book, A Year Right Here: Adventures with Food and Family in the Great Nearby, later on she is joined in conversation by Diane Morgan, food writer and Salmon author. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 4/24: Meet the literati of Portland at the 2017 Oregon Book Awards, and see who made the cut this past year. The Armory, 7:30 p.m., $10–$65.

Portland’5 and The Attic Institute present Poets on Broadway: Renee Mitchell & Emily Warn. Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 7:30 p.m., free.

Eric Jerome Dickey reads from his new book, Finding Gideon. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/25: John Daniel reads from his new book, Gifted. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/26: Zachary Mason reads from Void Star, his mind-bending follow-up to his bestselling debut, The Lost Books of the Odyssey. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.


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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 →