The Bone Tax Poem Club returns with a reading featuring Colin Keating, Olivia Olivia, Julia Laxer, Robert Torres, and Isabel Zacharias. Rose City Book Pub, 8 p.m., free.
Friday 2/22: The Portland Review hosts its winter issue release party featuring readings by contributors Camellia Freeman, Elizabeth Pickard, Daniel Elder, and Brian Gard. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 7 p.m., free.
The Whitenoise Project hosts its second year anniversary reading featuring local writers Christopher Rose, Maryam Miri Gabriel, Mike Copperman, and Roland Dahwen Wu. Milepost 5, 7 p.m., $5–$10 suggested donation.
Saturday 2/23: Submission prose editor Kate Garklavs reads from her latest chapbook, Diffusely Yours, and reads alongside Nathan Wade Carter and Jennifer Perrine. Dorsa Brevia, 7 p.m., free.
In honor of the late poet Mary Oliver, all are invited to an open mic reading of her poetry. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., donations accepted but not required and go to SOLVE—a local organization which brings people together to care for our natural spaces.
Sunday 2/24: Tender Table hosts stories on food by writers Jewels, Leo Ariel, and Janessa Bautista. Art Haus, 3 p.m., $10–$15 suggested donation.
Monday 2/25: Portland State University’s Creative Writing Program presents a reading with Paul Collins and Ted Van Alst. Smith Memorial Student Union, 6:30 p.m., free.
Legal scholar and writer Alexandra Natapoff reads from her new book, Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America Unequal. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
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