Notable Portland: 9/28–10/4


Thursday 9/28: Franklin Foer reads from his new book, World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/1: Three poets present new collections: erica lewis with Mary Wants to Be a Superwoman, Lauren Hunter with Human Achievements, and David Brazil with Holy Ghost. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 4 p.m., free.

Zoë Quinn reads from her thought-provoking new book, Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 10/2: Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, releases his new book, Hue 1968, and is joined in conversation by Ken Nolan, the screenwriter who worked on the movie by the same name. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/3: Celeste Ng reads from her latest novel, Little Fires Everywhere. (Get a signed copy of Little Fires Everywhere here through 10/31! Details .) Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Stephen King, the author of more than fifty worldwide bestselling books, is joined in conversation by his son, Owen King, author of the novel, Double Feature. Newmark Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $33.50.


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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 →