Thursday 6/1: Enjoy a pop-up shop and reading for First Thursday for the Flock anthology. Readers will include Megan Griffith, Ameena Lacey-Viet, Ann Petroliunas, Rob Savela, and others. Composition Gallery, 6 p.m., free.
Slamlandia! Hosts its June Poetry open mic and slam. Hawthorne Hot Lips Pizza, 6 p.m., $1–5 suggested donation.
The De-Canon Visibility Project brings together three poets for a pop-up library and conversation: Stephanie Adams-Santos, Trevino L. Brings Plenty, and Christopher Rose. UNA Gallery, 7 p.m., free.
Friday 6/2: Join a zine pop-up and reception, From Concept to Copier, featuring Alex Chiu, Amy Churchwell, Amy Kuttab, Eileen Chavez, and Jillian Barthold. Stumptown Coffee Roasters, 4:30 p.m., free.
Scaachi Koul reads from her new book, One Day We’ll Be Dead and None of This Will Matter: Essays, and is joined conversation by Sarah Jeong, contributing editor at VICE Motherboard. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Saturday 6/3: Join finalists of the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards for readings of their nominated works. Confirmed finalists include Alexis M. Smith, Qwo-Li Driskill, Richard Compson Sater, and Stephanie Adams-Santos. Another Read Through, 4 p.m., free.
Back Fence PDX: Mainstage returns to the Alberta Rose Theatre this month with a new storytelling theme: “Cells.” Enjoy live stories from Jessica Lee Williamson, Joy Bryant, Eric Snyder, Ali Arami, and Emily Hemson. For this show, a portion of ticket proceeds will go Portland-based nonprofit, Neighborhood House. Alberta Rose Theatre, 8 p.m., $16–$28.
Monday 6/5: Grief Rites, a monthly storytelling showcase on grief, loss, and love returns to Post 134. Post 134, 7 p.m., free.
Bradley K. Rosen reads from his debut novel, Bunkie Spills. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
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