Notable Portland: 7/19–7/25


Thursday 7/19: Local author Randolph Splitter reads from his book, The Ramadan Drummer. Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 7/20: All Kinds of Fur, A Fairytale Reading Series & Salon, welcomes Béalleka, Jaya Blackburn, MK Chavez, Julia Lazer, and Roseminda Nabehet for this month’s event. Indivisible Gallery, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 7/21: Stem of Us, a reading by Carter McKenzie and Willa Schneberg, takes over Mother Foucault’s Bookshop. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Monday 7/23: Tavern Books presents Wendy Chen, author of Unearthings. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.

Porochista Khakpour reads from her new memoir, Sick, and is joined for a panel discussion about illness and addiction by Janice Lee, Cari Luna, Karen Russell, and Leni Zumas. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/24: Camas Davis reads from her latest memoir, Killing It: An Education. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/25: The Unchaste Readers Series returns to the Jade Lounge for a night of writers reading their minds. Jade Lounge, 7 p.m., free.

VICE reporter and YACHT lead singer Claire L. Evans reads from her new book, Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 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, on Facebook, and on Twitter. More from this author →