Thursday 4/6: The Writers in and as Art panel, presented by the BFA in Writing program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, will feature a panel of curators, publishers, artists, and poets talking about the many ways writing functions in art practices. The panel will feature Tim Johnson, Caitlyn Murray, McIntyre Parker, Stephanie Snyder, and Hope Svenson. PNCA, 12:30 p.m., free.
Join Slamlandia for their April Poetry Open Mic and Slam. Fitz Fitzpatrick will be the spotlight poet, in from Spokane. Hotlips Pizza Hawthorne, 6 p.m., $1 suggested donation.
Delphine Bedient and A.M. O’Malley read together for a night of local literature. Daedalus Books, 7 p.m., free.
Friday 4/7: Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Robin Cody’s classic YA novel, Ricochet River. Ooligan Press is launching a new edition of the book with food, drinks, giveaways, and more surprises with a high school reunion theme. Ford Food + Drink, 7 p.m., free.
Saturday 4/8: Get Nervous is a reading and performance series for folks with neuroses, anxiety, depression, and more. This month’s readers including Tim Day, Ali Shaw, Mindy Nettifee, Josh Lubin, Tanya Dickinson, Jordy Byrd, and Stephanie Patricio. Ford Food + Drink, 7 p.m., free.
Tuesday 4/11: Head over to April Full Moon: A Night of Poetry and Resilient Connections. This queer immigrant and refugee poetry night features local writers like Ma Poe and Olivia Olivia, and is followed by an open mic. Unite Oregon, 6:30 p.m., free.
Hari Kunzru reads from his novel White Tears, a ghost story, murder mystery, and timely meditation on race. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Acclaimed literary icon Siddhartha Mukherjee reads for Literary Arts’ 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.
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