Notable Portland: 9/21–9/27


Thursday 9/21: Beloved short story writer Margaret Malone reads from her latest work for the Reed College Visiting Writers Series. Eliot Hall Chapel, 6:30 p.m., free.

Josh Weil reads from his new collection, The Age of Perpetual Light. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 9/22: Join in on nationwide Renter Week of Action with a tenant story slam and rally to support the residents of the St. Johns neighborhood. George City Park, 3 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/24: Poet Carlos Reyes reads from his new collection, Guilt in Our Pockets: Poems from South India, and is joined by poet Christopher Howell, author of Gaze. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 4 p.m., free.

The Spare Room Reading Series presents Mark Tardi, author of The Circus of Trust, and his guest, student poet Henry Cole Smith. Passages Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Pulitzer Prize-finalist and author Nathan Englander reads from his latest political thriller, Dinner at the Center of the Earth. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 9/25: Robert Madrygin reads from his resonant debut novel, The Solace of Trees. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/27: Nicole Krauss, award-winning author of Great House, reads from her latest novel, Forest Dark. 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 →