Notable Portland: 1/25–1/31


Thursday 1/25: Elena Passarello reads from her book, Animals Strike Curious Poses, alongside Jesse Donaldson, who will read from On Homesickness. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 1/26: Corporeal Voices hosts its annual Voice is a Muscle grant recipient and finalists reading. This year’s grant focused on LGBTQ Oregon writers. Readers include winner Caitlin Bagwell and finalists Jessica Mehta, Laura Stride, Mary Mandeville, Naima Karczmar, Noelle Myers, Ravyn Gerri Stanfield, and Sara Jaffe. 510 SW 3rd Ave., 6:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 1/27: Poets Kevin Craft and David Biespiel read from their latest books. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p,., free.

Monday 1/29: Editors of Who Reads Poetry: 50 Views from Poetry Magazine Fred Sasaki and Don Share are joined in conversation by Samiya Bashir and Ed Skoog. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/31: Sandra Allen reads from her latest book on her uncle, A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Back Fence PDX hosts another edition of the Russian Roulette, a live storytelling stage show, featuring Katie Piatt, Arthur Bradford, Jason Rouse, Elina Lim, Katie Nguyen, and Allison Mickelson. The show is hosted by B. Frayn Masters and Mindy Nettifee, and will feature music by Bobby D from XRAY. Curious Comedy Theater, 7:30 p.m., $16–22 advance, $20 door.


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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 →