Notable Portland: 10/25–10/31


Thursday 10/25: Enjoy a talk and reading by Gord Hill, author of the recently released graphic novel, The Antifa Comic Book: 100 Years of Fascism and Antifa Movements. 14 NE Killingsworth Street, 7 p.m., free.

The Independent Publishing Resource Center celebrates its 20th anniversary with a reading at City Hall, featuring Lidia Yuknavitch, Anis Mojgani, and Martha Grover, with emcee B. Frayn Masters. Portland City Hall, 7 p.m., tickets start at $12.

Join the community for a Dark Moon Reading, featuring local writers Manuel Arturo Abreu, Olivia Olivia, Thomas Macfie, Robert Torres, and Kate Jayroe. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Mohamed Asem launches his debut memoir Stranger in the Pen with a reading and panel conversation with fellow writers Dana Ghazi, Ramzy Farouki, and Dr. Priya Kapoor. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.

The Telltale Storytelling Series hosts the latest in their performances, “I don’t know,” on the theme of not knowing. Chapel Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Peter Nathaniel Malae reads from his new novel, Son of Amity. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 10/26: The Spare Room reading series presents Jamondria Harris, Tom Fisher, and Joel Bettridge to read from their latest work. Passages Bookshop, 7 p.m., $5

Poets Judith Barrington and Judith H. Montgomery read together for “The Two Judiths.” Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free..

Saturday 10/27: Rebecca Brown reads from her new collection of stories Not Heaven, Somewhere Else, and is joined by Portland authors Kevin Sampsell and Kate Carroll deGutes. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/28: James Mustich, author of 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, reads from his work and is joined in conversation by Amy Wang, Arts and Books Editor for the Oregonian. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 10/29: Pulitzer Prize finalist Ben Montgomery reads from his latest book, The Man Who Walked Backwards.  Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/30: Tammy Lynne Stoner reads from her new book, Sugar Land, and is joined in conversation by local writer Kate Carroll de Gutes. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 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 →