Rex Sorgatz reads from his new book, The Encyclopedia of Misinformation, and is joined in conversation by Chuck Klosterman, author of But What If We’re Wrong? and Chuck Klosterman X. Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7 p.m., free.
In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present a lecture by Mohsin Hamid, author of Exit West, as the culminating event of the 16th annual Everybody Reads. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $15.
Friday 4/6: Barbara Lipska reads from her memoir, The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery, and is joined in conversation by her coauthor, Elaine McArdle. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
The Muslim Legal Fund of America presents spoken word poet and Syrian-American storytelling activist Amal Kassir and she performs her latest work. Masjid Bilal, 8 p.m., free.
Saturday 4/7: The Peach Blossom Poetry Series welcomes Maggie Chula, author of Daffodils in Twilight. Lan Su Chinese Garden, 3 p.m., $10.
Couch Books presents a book release for XIV Eclipses by David Abel and On My Way by Aaron Simon, also featuring a reading by Zosia Wiatr. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 7 p.m, free.
Sunday 4/8: In celebration of National Poetry Month, three poets present their new collections: Rodney Koeneke with Body and Glass, Sandra Simonds with Orlando, and Megan Levad with What Have I to Say to You. Powell’s City of Books, 2 p.m., free.
Monday 4/9: Poets on Broadway presents Forrest Gander, author of Core Samples from the World, and Joe Wilkins, 2017 Oregon Book Award winner and author of When We Were Birds. Newmark Theatre, 7:30 p.m., free.
Leslie Jamison reads from her blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage, The Recovering: Intoxication & Its Aftermath, and is joined in conversation by Elena Passarello, author of Animals Strike Curious Poses. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Wednesday 4/11: Unchaste Readers Series brings their monthly lineup to the Jade Lounge. Jade Lounge, 7 p.m., free.
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