Poets Kim Stafford, Francesca Bell, and Nastashia Minto read from their latest work. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Friday 6/21: Celebrate pride month with a performance night hosted by Future Prairie on the theme of Becoming, featuring readings by Anna Suarez, Joni Renee Whitworth, Maryam Imam Gabriel, and Bella Hall, along with drag, musical, and video performances by various other queer artists. The Hallowed Halls, 7:30 p.m., $5 – $15.
Saturday 6/22: The Wordlights live poetry night features local poet Robert Lashley, followed by a reading by Dena Rash Guzman and an open mic. Rocking Frog Cafe, 5:30 p.m.,
Monday 6/24: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche reads from his memoir, In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying, and is joined in conversation by Tim Olstead, president of the Pema Chödrön Foundation. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Volcanist and writer Kevin Scott reads from his new book, The Voice of This Stone: Learning from Volcanic Disasters Around the World. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.
Tuesday 6/25: Ed Levine reads from his memoir, Serious Eater: A Food Lover’s Perilous Quest for Pizza and Redemption, and is joined in conversation by Kenji López-Alt, James Beard Award-winning author of The Food Lab. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Wednesday 6/26: Award-winning essayist Chelsea Biondolillo reads from her new collection, The Skinned Bird, and is joined in conversation by Rene Denfeld, author of The Child Finder. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
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