Artist and critic Jenny Odell reads from her new book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.
Friday 4/12: Celebrate the launch of the Portland Review 2019 Anthology, Uncharitable: On Environmental Unknowns, with a reading featuring contributors Amalia Gladhart, Vuslat D. Katsanis, Tracy Daugherty, and Brooke Matson. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Saturday 4/13: Songbook PDX invites eight writers to tell stories about songs that terrified and inspired them, featuring Carmel Breathnatch, Flint, Daniel Dagris, Chris Bleiler, Bethann Cartino, Missy Ladygo, Carol Fishbach, and Adam Strong. Post 134, 8 p.m., free.
Finalists for this year’s Oregon Book Awards read from their latest work, featuring David Biespiel, Patrick deWitt, Nick Dybek, Apricot Irving, John Larison, Matthew Minicucci, Dionisia Morales, Meaghan O’Connell, Wendy Willis, Taylor Zajonc, and Leni Zumas. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.
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