Notable Portland: 4/4–4/10


Thursday 4/4: The Reed College Visiting Writers Program welcomes Aisha Sabatini Sloan for their latest reading. Eliot Hall Chapel, 6:30 p.m., free.

Jacqueline Woodson, author of the National Book Award-winning memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, closes out this season of Portland Arts & Lectures. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., ticket prices vary.

Sunday 4/7: The Voice of Empathy poetry reading series welcomes local poets Willa Schneberg and Jon Boisvert to read from their latest work. The Tiny Theater PDX, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 4/8: Portland State University’s Creative Writing Program presents a reading featuring authors Amy Orazio and Omar Pimienta. Smith Memorial Student Union, 6:30 p.m., free.

Slamlandia hosts a book release for Clementine von Radics’s newest collection of poetry, In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive, with featured readings by local poets Nikki Burian, Julia Gaskill, and Bri Gowdy. Pointy House, 7 p.m., $5.

Polly Rosenwaike reads from her debut short story collection, Look How Happy I’m Making You, and is joined in conversation by Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/9: Wendy Willis, author of These Are Strange Times, My Dear, and poet David Biespiel (Republic Café) read from their latest work. Daedalus Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tim Johnston reads from his latest novel, The Current. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/10: Author and spoken word artist Sabrina Benaim performs from her latest poetry. Joining Sabrina is special guest Clementine von Radics. Dante’s, 7:30 p.m., $10, 21+ only.


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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 →