Notable Portland: 10/26–11/1


Thursday 10/26: Poet, teacher, and writer Albert Flynn DeSilver reads from his latest book, Writing as a Path to Awakening, and is joined in conversation by Sheila Hamilton, Emmy-Award winning journalist and author of All the Things We Never Knew. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 10/27: Sasha Polakow-Suransky reads from his newly released title, Go Back to Where You Came From: The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 10/28: Seattle writer Montreux Rotholtz celebrates her new book, Unmark, and is joined for a reading by Paula Cisewski, author of quitter. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 10/30: Brooke Gladstone reads from his new book, The Trouble With Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time, and is joined in conversation by David Miller, host of OPB’s Think Out Loud. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jaime Lowe reads from her new memoir, Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 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 →