Notable Portland: 8/10–8/16


Thursday 8/10: Kevin Van Meter reads from his new blazing work, Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Sentilles reads from her new book, Draw Your Weapons. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 8/12: De-Canon: A Visibility Project hosts a writing workshop and unlearning podcast with Neil Aitkin. UNA Gallery, 12–2 p.m. writing workshop with Neil Aitkin, 3–5 p.m. conversation + Q&A with The Unlearning Podcast.

Sunday 8/13: Poetry at the Lents Farmer’s Market invites Claudia Savage, Doug Spangle, Gerard Smith, and Betsy Fogleman Tighe for the third reading of the season. Lents Farmers’ Market, 9:30 a.m., free.

Brunch by Words features local writers Claudia F. Savage and Amy Temple Harper. UNA Gallery, 12 p.m., free.

The Studio Series presents a reading featuring Toni Partington, Tiffany Burba, and Christopher Luna. Stonehenge Studios, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 8/14: Grief Rites Readers Series presents this August edition of their popular reading series on grief, loss, and love. Post 134, 7 p.m., free.

Emily Culliton reads from her debut novel, The Misfortunate of Marion Palm. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/15: Celebrate the release of Hello! My Name is Tasty: Global Diner Favorites from Portland’s Tasty Restaurants by John Gorham and Liz Crain with an open house party featuring complimentary passed breakfast-for-dinner dishes from the cookbook and other bites. Books will be available to purchase onsite, but guests may also bring their pre-ordered book for Gorham and Crain to sign. Plaza Del Toro, 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/16: Unchaste Readers presents an all trans women and femmes night of literature. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., donations accepted to pay readers.

Mountain Writers Reading Series presents Alicia Jo Rabins and Allison Tobey. Ford Food + Drink, 7:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation.


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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 →