Thursday 11/1: Megan Falley headlines the latest open mic and slam with Slamlandia. Guilder, 5:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation.
Friday 11/2: Urban Tellers Immigrants and Refugees presents live-storytelling featuring Sankar Raman, Wafa Almaktari, Ivan Hernandez, Onyeka Jones, Victor Bencomo, and Israa Hasani. The Old Church Concert Hall, 7 p.m., $15 advance, $20 door.
Dan Lyons reads from his latest book, Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Saturday 11/3: Celebrate the grand opening of the all new Rose City Book Pub, Portland’s literary hub with beer tastings, piñata, 5-minute massages, live music, and an open mic. Rose City Book Pub, 11 a.m.–1 a.m., free.
Sunday 11/4: Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford speaks on his latest work and on the language of poetry itself. Central Library, 1 p.m., free.
Monday 11/5: The Rose City Book Pub hosts its first author reading, featuring Frye Gaillard, author of A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost. Rose City Book Pub, 7 p.m., free.
The Grief Rites reading series welcomes Matthew Eiford-Schroeder, author of Consistently East, along with Daniel Dagris, Nicole Smith, Meg Weber, Sean Davis, Marybeth Bonfiglio, Mari Gonzalez, Melissa Lynne, and Jen Violi. Post 134, 7 p.m., free.
Wednesday 11/7: The Plonk Reading Series welcomes Melea Seward and Jason Arias for this month’s performance. Corkscrew Wine Bar, 7 p.m., free.
Incite: Queer Writers Read presents a live reading featuring Adam Swanson, Christopher Lord, Mel Brittner Wells, and Amy Schutzer. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.
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