Thursday 5/16: The Portland Review hosts its Spring issue launch party and reading, featuring contributors Margot Kahn, A.M. Rosales, Jeff Alessandrelli, and Ed Skoog. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.
Corvallis author George Estreich reads from his new book, Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.
Poets Rob Schlegel and Jessica Laser read from their latest collections, In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps and Sergei Kuzmich from All Sides respectively. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.
Friday 5/17: All Kinds of Fur, a fairytale reading series and salon, hosts its latest reading featuring writers Diane Greenwood, Kimberly King Parsons, Bobby Bermea, Sherry Okamura Leonard, and Charles Sheffer. Indivisible, 7 p.m., free.
Samuel Ace and Marcus Lund read to celebrate Samuel’s new book, Meet Me There, a reissue of two early works from Belladonna, and Our Weather Our Sea, a new collection from Black Radish. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad reads from her memoir, Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream, and is joined in conversation by Emma McIlroy, founder and CEO of Wildfang. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Katherine Factor hosts a reading and official launch party for Choose Your Adventure SPIES: Mata Hari, followed by a live Q&A session. Rose City Book Pub, 2 p.m., free.
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