Friday 5/26: Alan Felsenthal celebrates the launch of his new book, Lowly, and is joined by poets Jamie Mortara and John Nikerasz. Ally’s House, 7:30 p.m., free but donations accepted to go to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.
Celebrate the release of the third issue of 1001 with readings by Kate Jayroe, Ryan Mills, Grant Miller, Kevin Sampsell, Robert Torres, Jessica Yen, and Liz Yerby. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 7:30 p.m., free.
Saturday 5/27: Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and Portland-based award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco star together in a benefit for KBOO Radio, Stop Fascism. Aladdin Theater, 2 p.m., $20.
Tender Table, women of color talking about food, presents local writers Anna Vo, Stephanie Adams-Santos, and Zeloszelos Marchandt. Yale Union, 3 p.m., $5–$10 sliding scale to support artists (no one turned away for lack of funds).
Slamlandia celebrates its one-year anniversary with a backyard poetry show with featured poets and an open mic. 68 NE Thompson, 6 p.m., $1–$5.
Join local writers for a literary happy hour to celebrate the new Writers on Writers anthology. Readers will include Craig Epplin, Sarah Koenig, Dan Raphael, and Ed Skoog. Another Read Through, 6 p.m., free.
Bring in any book with a book jacket description and the Brody Theater team will spin their own version of the story—a complete improvised “novel” in each unique show. Brody Theater, 7:30 p.m., $12 general/$9 students and seniors.
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