Notable Portland: 9/14–9/20

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Thursday 9/14: Ronaldo Wilson, author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man, reads from his latest work as part of the Reed College Visiting Writers Series. Eliot Hall Chapel, 6:30 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Rosner reads from her new book, Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory, and is joined in conversation by Rene Denfeld, author of The Child Finder. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 9/15: The Switch Reading Series presents Tongo Eisen-Martin, Jordan Scott, and Phoebe Wayne to read from their latest works. Ford Food + Drink, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 9/18: Ben Loory, author of Tales of Falling and Flying, and Tod Goldberg, author of Gangster Nation, read from their latest books. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/19: Thad Vogler reads from his debut book, By the Smoke and the Smell: My Search for the Rare and Sublime on the Spirits Trail. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/20: The Unchaste Readers Series presents Ramiza Koya, Ally Harris, Carol Horwath Fischbach, Kate Ristau, Snigdha Roy, Jasmine Ekenbarger, and Dia Blake for this month’s reading. Literary Arts, 7 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 oliviawrites.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. More from this author →