Poet Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely reads as part of the annual Portland Arts & Lectures Season. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., prices vary.
Friday 2/9: Celebrate the launch of Paula Carter’s new flash memoir collection, No Relation, with a reading, featuring KMA Sullivan, Megan Savage, and Alicia Jo Rabins. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Monday 2/12: Yasha Levine reads the hot new title, Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Javier Zamora and Stephanie Adams-Santos read for the Poetry on Broadway series. Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 7:30 p.m., free.
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