Notable Portland: 7/25–7/31


Thursday 7/25: Bill Denham reads from his latest book, What is Justice? A Personal Exploration. Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free.

Gabriel Urza reads from his new book The White Death: An Illusion and is joined in conversation by Leni Zumas, author or Red Clocks. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mark Arax reads from his part memoir, part history book The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 7/29: Brandon Shimoda reads from his poetic portrait of his paternal grandfather, The Grave on the Wall, and is joined in conversation by Janice Lee, author of The Sky Isn’t Blue. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/31: Debra Gwartney reads from her memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself, and is joined in conversation by Apricot Irving, author of The Gospel of TreesPowell’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 →