Notable Portland: 3/1–3/7

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Thursday 3/1: American Book Award winner John Keene reads from his latest work for the Reed College Visiting Writers Series. Eliot Hall Chapel, 6:30 p.m., free.

Omar El Akkad, author of the debut novel, American War, and Ed Skoog, author of Run the Red Lights, read together as part of the Northwest Academy Visiting Writers Series. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.

Vegas Tenold reads from his dark nonfiction work on the realities of fascism rising in the United States, Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 3/2: Pueblo Unido PDX and We the Dreamers presents Esto Es Para Ti, a zine launch to humanize DACA. Live music will accompany the conversation and performances, with funds going to continuing the artist program and organizations that leading the fight to defend undocumented immigrants. $5 entry, free to immigrants and undocumented folks of any age and their families, all ages. Ecotrust, 7 p.m.

Saturday 3/3: Philip Good celebrates the launch of his new chapbook, Poets in a Box or Pluto in Motion, by reading alongside Stephanie Adams-Santos and Joseph Mains. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Back Fence PDX presents their throwback Mainstage show on Transplants, featuring Lauren Weedman, Jenny Bruso, Caitlin Weierhauser, Shannon Balcom Graves, Chris Williams, Jen Feldman, and Jonathan Cohen. Aladdin Theater, 8 p.m., $10.

Monday 3/5: Grief Rites Reading Series presents Jason Glover, Katy Gershow, Aleia Green, Carmel Breathnach, Reema Zaman, and Robyn Beissel for this month’s reading. Post 134, 7 p.m., free.

Madame Nielsen reads from her latest book, The Endless Summer. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/7: Sloane Leong launches the latest issue in her refugee graphic novel series, Prism Stalker. Floating World Comics, 6 p.m., free.

Willy Vlautin reads from his new book, Don’t Skip Out on Me. Broadway Books, 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 oliviawrites.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. More from this author →