Notable Portland: 7/12–7/18
Thursday 7/12: Portland author Joel Augee reads from his debut novel, The Life of Umberto Cavallo and Other Matters. Annie Bloom’s Books, 7 p.m., free.
Anthony Alvarado reads from his new collection, D.I.Y. Resistance: 36 Ways to Fight Back!. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.
Writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White reads from his latest book, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
The Tin House Summer Writers Workshop presents readings by Randa Jarrar, Kiese Laymon, and Tayari Jones. Cerf Amphitheater, Reed College, 8 p.m., free.
Friday 7/13: Moss launches its third volume issue with a reading featuring contributors Leni Zumas, Kjerstin Johnson, Miriam Cook, Aileen McPherson, and Amber Krieger. Ford Food + Drink, 7 p.m., free.
Tavern Books is proud to celebrate one of their translators, Caroline Wilcox Reul, winner of the Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation and Multilingual Texts. Join the community for a toast to literature in all its languages with Tavern’s office. Tavern Books, 7 p.m., free.
The Tin House Summer Writers Workshop presents readings by Chinelo Okparanta, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Dorianne Laux. Cerf Amphitheater, Reed College, 8 p.m., free.
Saturday 7/14: Back Fence PDX brings its live storytelling competition back, featuring Joey Slamon, Courtenay Hameister, Alex Falcone, Free Tillman, Laura Anne Whitley, and Kisha Jarrett, all hosted by B. Frayn Masters and Mindy Nettifee. Curious Comedy Theater, 7:30 p.m., free.
The Tin House Summer Writers Workshop presents readings by Melissa Febos, Danez Smith, and Alexander Chee. Cerf Amphitheater, Reed College, 8 p.m., free.
Sunday 7/15: Join the Portland Poetry Slam for an open mic and featured visiting poet Nikki Burian. The Ranger Station, 6 p.m., free.
Wednesday 7/18: The Unchaste Readers Series holds its last reading and goodbye party for co-founder Jenny Forrester, featuring readings by Amy Souza, Lee Taulbee, Rashida Young, and Forrester herself. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.
Join writers Norman Fischer, Alicia Jo Rabins, and Alicia Cohen for a poetic dive into ancient texts and meditative practices, entitled Torah, Dharma, and Deep Coherence. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Glen David Gold reads from his new memoir, I Will Be Complete. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
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