Notable Portland: 1/24–1/30


Thursday 1/24: Enjoy a conversation with local independent literary scholar Arnie Perlstein on Jane Austen’s “Shadow Stories.” Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Charles Austin Muir reads from his new book, This Is a Horror Book. Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free.

Thomas Kohnstamm reads from his new novel, Lake City, and is joined in conversation with Pauls Toutonghi, author of Dog Gone and Evel Knievel Days. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 1/25: National Book Award-winning author Ha Jin reads from her new biography of Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, The Banished Immortal. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 1/27: Sam Lipsyte reads from his latest novel, Hark. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 1/28: Amy Dresner reads from her new memoir, My Fair Junkie: Getting Dirty and Staying Clean. Powell’s City of Books, 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 →