Thursday 3/8: Authors and contributors to the People’s Colloquium anthology read and present their work to the general public as the anthology launches its sales to the public. Rendez Vous Cafe, 7 p.m., free.
Friday 3/9: Dan Kaplan celebrates the launch of his new poetry collection, Instant Killer Wig, by reading alongside Chrys Tobey and Endi Bogue Hartigan, author of Pool [5 Choruses]. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Saturday 3/10: Full Bleed, a brand-new quarterly published in Portland, launches with readings by Mark Russell, Erin Nations, Shawna Gore, Dirk Wood, and many more. Floating World Comics, 4 p.m., free.
The Filament Reading Series presents readings by Tessa Livingstone, Jill McKenna, Andrew Longhofer, Cynthia Gomez, James Bezerra, and Catherine Johnson. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 6 p.m., free.
Natalie Singer reads from her lyrical self-interrogation of obsession, emigration, and identity, California Calling. Singer will be joined in conversation by Jenny Forrester, author of Narrow River, Wide Sky. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Sunday 3/11: Kitty Stryker reads from her book, Ask: Building Consent Culture, and is joined in conversation by JoEllen Notte, writer, speaker, researcher, and mental health advocate. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and Literary Arts present the latest edition of Poets on Broadway, featuring Jane Wong and Shayla Lawson. Newmark Theatre, 7:30 p.m., free.
Sarah McBride reads from her memoir, Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equity. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Wednesday 3/14: Mary Pilon, author of The Monopolists, reads from her new book, The Kevin Show: An Olympic Athlete’s Battle with Mental Illness. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
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