Thursday 6/13: Join Emmy-winning host Luke Burbank for a live recording of Live Wire, featuring W. Kamau Bell, Karen Russell, Franny Choi, Kishi Bashi, and more. Alberta Rose Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $20–$35.
Slamlandia hosts its June Literary Arts Show featuring an open mic, slam, and feature poet Nastashia Minto. Literary Arts, 6:30 p.m., free.
Friday 6/14: The Rose City Book & Paper Fair hosts its 13th annual event, featuring book dealers from Oregon, Washington, California, and further still. DoubleTree Hotel, Friday from 2–8 p.m and Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., $3 entry.
Saturday 6/15: 1001: A Literary Journal hosts its fifth issue launch party and benefit to cover printing costs, featuring readings by contributors Kate Jayroe, Jessica Yen, Ian Carr, Julia Wohlstetter, and Emily Montagno. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 7 p.m., free.
The Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam comes to Portland for a benefit show, featuring poets Briana Grisby, Avery Gadling, Robert Lashley, Jane Belinda, and many more. Cider Riot, 7:30 p.m., $5–$15.
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