Notable Portland: 11/2–11/8

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Thursday 11/2: Maria Mudd-Ruth reads from her latest book, A Sideways Look at Clouds. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 11/3: Actor and humorist John Hodgman reads from his memoir, Vacationland, and is joined in conversation by Matt Fraction, Eisner Award-winning comic book writer. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 11/5: Samiya Bashir reads from her latest poetry collection, Field Theories, alongside fellow writer Elise Paschen, author of The Nightlife. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 4 p.m., free.

Investigative reporter David Neiwert reads from his provocative new book, Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 11/6: Lidia Yuknavitch, Jason Arias, Zach Ellis, and Mary J.E. Thompson read from the new anthology, The Misfit’s Manifesto. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.

Julie Lythcott-Haims reads from her fearless new memoir on growing up as a biracial Black woman in America, Real American. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/7: Winter’s Tale author Mark Helprin reads from his new novel, Paris in Present Tense. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/8: William O’Daly reads from Book of Twilight, Pablo Neruda’s debut collection, which O’Daly translated and has never before been published in English. Carlos Reyes reads as well from the anthology Poemas de Amor y Locura and a book-in-progress, Tattoo: New Poems. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.

Hole drummer Patty Schemel reads from her memoir, Hit So Hard, and is joined in conversation by Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss. 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 oliviawrites.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. More from this author →