Notable Portland: 2/7–2/13


Thursday 2/7: Slamlandia presents its fourth and final qualifying show to make it to their Grand Slam in March 2019, welcoming writers to compete and place in the top two slots to move onto the round. Featured poet A.M. Pressman will headline the night. Guilder, 6 p.m., $5 suggested donation.

Erin Hoover and Jennifer Perrine read from their latest poetry courtesy of the Northwest Academy. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.

Dana Frank reads from her latest book, The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 2/8: Sadie Dupuis reads from her new poetry collection, Mouthguard, published by Gramma Poetry. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Local authors Ingrid Kincaid, John Fitchen, and Jim Nail read from their latest books. Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 2/9: Octopus Books presents a launch party and reading for Things That Go featuring readings by the collection’s author, Laura Eve Engel, and Rebecca Wadlinger. Outlet, 7 p.m., free.

Professor and author Dustin Morrow reads from his latest book, Kathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations about Film, Television, and Theater. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Songbook PDX presents seven writers reading about songs that terrified and inspired them, featuring Holly Goodman, Seth Lorinczi, John Barrios, Tim Sproul, Carol Fischbach, and Davis Slater. Emceed by Adam Strong. Post 134, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 2/11: Wendy Willis reads from her new collection of essays, These Are Strange Times, My Dear: Notes from the Republic. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reads from her new book, Sketchtasy, and is joined in conversation by Sara Jaffe, author of Dryland. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/12: Sophia Shalmiyev reads from her new memoir, Mother Winter, and is joined in conversation by Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. And, enjoy a launch party and celebration afterwards at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop!

Wednesday 2/13: Jason Gurley reads from his latest novel, Awake in the World. Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7:30 p.m., free.

Stephanie Land reads from her nonfiction book, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. 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 →