Notable Portland: 8/30–9/5


Thursday 8/30: Butch Is Not a Dirty Word launches its fourth issue with a reading, featuring contributors Kirsten Kuppenbender, Naa Akua, Aneesah Rasheed, Misti Miller, Petrichor Parker, Jewel Robinson, and DJ IITrill. Mississippi Pizza Pub, 7:30  p.m., $8 presale, $10 door.

Genevieve Hudson reads from her debut collection, Pretend We Live Here, and is joined in conversation by Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

S.L. Stoner reads from new book, Slow Burn: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 9/1: Enjoy a night of featured readings and visual delights from students of the IPRC Certificate Program, including Elise Baker, Carlos Bergfeld, Jane Hoffbauer, Andrew Paris, Alicia Plate, Malcolm Smith, Christina Tran, and Erin Zipper. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/5: Incite: Queer Writers Read welcomes readings by local writers Jessica Wadleigh, Nathan Wade Carter, Nastashia Minto, and Risa Denenberg. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.

Kamila Shamsie reads from her new book, Home Fire. 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 →