Saturday 9/15: Experience 5 x 5, a reading featuring Delphine Bedient, Julia Wohlstetter, Michelle Overby, Chris Maday, and Hajara Quinn. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
David Ulin reads from his acclaimed book, The Lost Art of Reading: Books and Resistance in a Troubled Time, and is joined in conversation by David Biespiel. 3720 SE Stark St., 7 p.m., free.
Sunday 9/16: Andrea Hollander reads from her fifth full-length poetry collection, Blue Mistaken for Sky, and is joined in conversation by former Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, author of Understory. Powell’s City of Books, 2 p.m., free.
The Portland Poetry Slam hosts an open mic, with featured guest Giselle Buchanan. Tiny’s Coffee NE, 5:30 p.m. sign up, 6 p.m. show, $5 suggested donation with no one turned away for lack of funds.
Leah Dietrich reads from her lucid, suspenseful portrait of an open marriage and queerness, Vanishing Twins: A Marriage, and is joined in conversation by Kevin Sampsell, publisher of Future Tense Books and author of This Is Between Us. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7 p.m., free.
The Turnout presents the latest Front Porch Session—featuring one host, three storytellers, three questions, and lots of conversation. The Secret Society, 8 p.m., $10, 21+ only.
Tuesday 9/18: The Timberline Review launches their 7th issue on the theme Rebirth with a featured reading with contributors Gary Denton, Jeff Gould, Janel Brubaker, and Jackie Briggs. Annie Bloom’s Books, 7 p.m., free.
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