Notable Portland: 7/20–7/26


Thursday 7/20: Stephen Holgate reads from his third novel, Tangier, out now from Third Place Books. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Lee Matthew Goldberg reads from his new book, The Mentor. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Bianca Marais reads from new novel, Hum If You Don’t Know the Words. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 7/21: Future Tense Books presents the Summer Park Reading Series—this edition featuring Rios De La Luz, Demian Diné Yazhi, Matt Sailor, and songs by Hazel Moon. Irving Park, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 7/22: Enjoy two days of DIY goodness with the 2017 Portland Zine Symposium. APANO Jams, 12–6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, free.

Monday 7/24: Samantha Hunt, author of Mr.Splitfoot, reads from her first collection of short stories, The Dark Dark. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rob Hart reads from his latest book, The Woman from Prague. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/25: Nicole Georges reads from her true account, Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/26: Join the Whitenoise Project for a conversation between Stephanie Adams-Santos, Rios De La Luz, and Andrea Telles of Pochas Radicales about geography and hybridity, and what living in the Borderlands means for many normal Americans whose stories are not told often enough. Whitenoise Project, 7 p.m., free.

Inara Verzemnieks reads from her latest book, Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe. 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 →