Thursday 3/22: Local poets Casey Bush and dan raphael read together for the Students of Hippocampus reading. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Friday 3/23: An Occasional Reading Series, curated by Dena Rash Guzman, debuts with featured readers and performers Leah Umansky, Olivia Olivia, Amy Temple Harper, Phoenix Singer, and musical guests Complimentary Colors. Jade Lounge, 7 p.m., free.
Leah Stenson reads from her recently released collection of poems, Everywhere I Find Myself, alongside Portland poet Andrea Hollander, author of Landscape with Female Figure. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Donut Mind Readers, under the auspices of Underworld Press, invites the community to a reading featuring Robert Torres, Ivan Zoric, and Jaime Dunkle. Big Ben Donuts, 6 p.m., free.
Sunday 3/25: Red Bird Chapbooks presents a Literary Zoo reading to celebrate the launch of James R. Gapinski’s new flash collection, Messiah Tortoise. Readers will include James R. Gapinski, Alissa Hattman, Kevin Sampsell, Rose Swartz, and Chrys Tobey. Beech St. Parlor, 6 p.m., free.
Comedian and writer Laurie Kilmartin reads from her new book, Dead People Suck: A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Monday 3/26: To celebrate National Small Press Month, Powell’s presents the 11th annual marathon reading of authors published by local and national small presses, Smallpressapalooza. This year’s lineup features Amy Lawless, Jeff Alessandrelli, Leah Umansky, Sam Roxas-Chua, Angela Veronica Wong, Nick Gregorio, Hobie Anthony, Richard Chiem, Anders Nilsen, Micheline Marcom, Matthew Minicucci, and Tatiana Ryckman. Powell’s City of Books, 6 p.m., free.
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