Notable Portland: 1/10–1/16


Thursday 1/10: Slamlandia hosts its latest open mic and slam night, featuring guest poet Laura Houlberg as the night’s headliner. Literary Arts, 6:30 p.m., free.

Friday 1/11: Celebrate the posthumous memoir by American poet Bill Berkson, Since When, with a reading featuring David Abel, Chris Ashby, Jen Coleman, Léonie Guyer, Nina Lewallen Hufford, Connie Lewallen, Sam Lohmann, Paul Maziar, Lisa Radon, and James Yeary. Reed College, 5:45 p.m., free.

Experience the first Slamlandia House Show of 2019, with an open mic and featured poets Kate Leddy, Stephen Mead, and Angel Kofsky. 2930 SE Clay St., 6 p.m., $5.

Saturday 1/12: Enjoy an evening of poetry, featuring poets Kristin Berger, Carey Taylor, and Melissa Reeser Poulin. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Longing to tell a story or just listen? Experience Long Story Short on this month’s theme, Synchronicity. Revolution Hall, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/15: Enjoy the work of Portland poets Bill Siverly and Barbara Drake, whose collections are published by local press, Windfall. Annie Bloom’s Books, 7 p.m., free.

Author John Dover releases his latest Johnny Scotch book, A Song for Charlie, with a reading accompanied by live music. Rose City Book Pub, 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 →