Notable Portland: 1/11–1/17


Thursday 1/11: Robert Arellano reads from his new book, Havana Libre, along with Achy Obejas who reads from her short story collection, The Tower of the Antilles. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 1/12: Chloe Benjamin reads from her new novel, The Immortalists. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/16: Frances Payne Adler reads from her poetry collection, The Making of a Matriot. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.

Leni Zumas reads from her new novel, Red Clocks. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/17: Unchaste Readers Series presents Jessica Standfird, Katie Kaput, Nina Packebush, and Ariel Gore 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, on Facebook, and on Twitter. More from this author →