The Blackonteurs—Portland’s black storytelling collective—presents its latest show with performances by Shanna Christmas, Jemiah Jefferson, Chris Johnson, and Carlos Kareem Windham. Deep End Theater, 7:30 p.m., $16.
Sunday 10/21: Fatimah Asghar reads from her debut poetry collection, If They Come for Us, and is joined in conversation by Samiya Bashir, author of Field Theories. Powell’s City of Books, 2 p.m., free.
Portland artist Stephen O’Donnell shares from his latest collection, The Untold Gaze, alongside writers Lidia Yuknavitch, Monica Drake, Scott Sparling, Margaret Malone, and Jude Brewer, who wrote stories prompted by his paintings for the anthology. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Monday 10/22: Journalist Joshua Hunt reads from his dramatic exposé on how the University of Oregon sold its soul to Nike, University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Beth Jusino reads from her new book, Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino De Santiago. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.
Tuesday 10/23: Shelley Jackson reads from her supernatural novel, Riddance: Or: The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
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