Notable Portland: 6/27–7/3


Thursday 6/27: J Mase III performs his latest work for a night of poems on Black Trans Survival. First Unitarian Portland, 7 p.m., free.

Liz Scott and Sara Townsend will be in conversation and read from the memoirs. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Another Read Through hosts their monthly reading series, featuring John Sibley Williams, Coleman Stevenson, and Cindy Williams Gutierrez. Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free.

Bruce Berger reads from his new collection, A Desert Harvest: New and Selected Essays. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Dobby Gibson and Zachary Schomburg read from their latest poetry. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 6/29: Grief Rites presents a Pride pop-up reading featuring Adrian Mirror, Gary Gamza, Jessica Wadleigh, Jewels, Joni Whitworth, Nastashia Minto, Nicole Foss, and Shloimy Notik. The Stacks Coffeehouse, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 7/1: Free Range Poetry presents an open mic with feature performances by Phil Meehan, Penelope Scambly Schott, and Betsy Fogelman Tighe. Northwest Library, 6 p.m., free.

Heidi Diehl reads from her novel Lifelines and is joined in conversation by Sara Jaffe. Annie Bloom’s Books, 7 p.m., free.

Translators Bruce Fulton and Ju-Chan Fulton deliver work from Korean author Kim Sagwa and read from her English debut, Mina. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/2: Poets John Sibley Williams and A. Molotkov read from their latest work. Annie Bloom’s Books, 7 p.m., free.

Craven Rock reads from his new investigative piece on the Insane Clown Posse fandom, Juggalo Country. 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 →