Notable Portland: 8/15–8/21


Friday 8/16: Kimberly King Parsons reads from her short story collection Black Light and is joined in conversation with Gold Fame Citrus author Claire Vaye Watkins. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free

Poet Liz Lampman performs her debut collection Another Fortune & Other Poems with harp accompaniment by Lily Breshears. The performance will be recorded for an audiobook by Buckman Publishing. The Hallowed Halls, 7:30 p.m., free.

Join OneTable and The Jewish Project for three courses of Shabbat-inspired desserts with art and storytelling with Jared Goodman. OneTable, 6:30 p.m., $20.

Sunday 8/18: Gather for an informal discussion group focusing on a series of articles published on The Intercept investigating Brazilian political corruption and Operation Car Wash. Rose City Book Pub, 11:30am, free.

Lilla presents readings by writers including Iris Anderson, Kate Gray, and Tak Kendrick on the theme of “Seek” at the Leach Botanical Garden. Lilla Lit, 4 p.m., $10.

Monday 8/19: Marjorie Kelly reads from The Making of a Democratic Economy. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/20: The Tiger’s Wife author Téa Obreht reads from her new novel, Inland, which follows two travelers in the unforgiving Arizona territory of 1893. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.


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Emily Nelson is a writer, editor, and directionless postgrad based in Portland. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Fiction Attic, Ayaskala, and Writers Magazine. She is an ongoing contributor for the music blog half&half and for Drizzle Review, and recently served as an editorial intern with Tin House Books. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram. More from this author →