Notable Portland:  7/26–8/1


Thursday 7/26: Another Read Through hosts their monthly poetry reading, featuring work by Leanne Grabel, Casey Bush, and Devon Balwit. Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free.

Roy Scranton reads from his latest collection, We’re Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Brian Catling reads from the stunning conclusion to his trilogy, The Cloven: The Vorrh #3. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 7/28: Enjoy the annual Portland Zine Symposium, featuring special guests Osa Atoe and Yumi Sakugawa. Boys & Girls Club of Portland, 11 a.m.– 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, free.

Michael McLaughlin reads from his poetry collection, Countless Cinemas, and is joined by Jessica Dylan Miele reading from her latest writing. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 7/29: The Hour That Stretches reading presents poetry by Nathan Tompkins, Alexandria Levin, Robert Torres, Erin Gurley, Brianna Barrett, and Jess Drake. Ford Food + Drink, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 7/30: Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl read from their new book, Rad Girls Can. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thor Hanson reads his new book, Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/31: Angela Garbes reads from her latest book, Like a Mother, and is joined in conversation by Meaghan O’Connell, author of And Now We Have Everything. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/1: Enjoy a special night of poetry and artwork, with paintings by Cher Odum accompanied by poetry by Dan Stone. J. Pepin Art Gallery, 6 p.m., free.

Melissa Stephenson reads from her new memoir, Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back. 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 →