Notable Portland: 7/13–7/19


Thursday 7/13: Tavern Books is proud to present a bilingual reading by Caroline Wilcox Reul and guests to celebrate the launch of Who Lives, Elisabeth Borchers’s book translated from its original German. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic presents Oakland poets Tongo Eisen-Martin and Derek Fenner for their monthly reading. Angst Gallery, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 7/14: Kaitlin Solimine, author of Empire of Glass, reads alongside Warren Read, author of Ash Falls. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 7/17: Tracy J. Prince and Zadie Schaffer read from their historical work, Notable Women of Portland. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/18: Ian Bassingthwaighte reads from his stunning debut, Live from Cairo. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/19: The Unchaste Readers Series presents Gabrielle Drinard, Karleigh Frisbie, Melika Belhaj, Marina Seaward, Elle Bosque, Reema Zaman, Delphone Bedient, and Helena Rho for this month’s reading. Literary Arts, 7:30 p.m., free.

The Mountain Writers present Carl Adamshick and Chrys Tobey. Floyd’s Coffee, 7:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation.

Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio reads from his new book, Why?: What Makes Us Curious. 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 →