Notable Portland: 9/26–10/2

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Thursday 9/26: Luke Burbank hosts a live recording of Live Wire Radio featuring Chuck Klosterman, Tiffany Midge, and Tacocat. Alberta Rose Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $20-35.

Tim Faust discusses his groundbreaking book Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next, which makes a case for single-payer healthcare in the US and how it can be attained. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Another Read Through hosts their monthly last-Thursday poetry event, featuring readings from Andrea Hollander (Blue Mistaken for Sky), Paulann Petersen (One Small Sun), and Chrys Tobey (a woman is a woman is a woman). Another Read Through, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/27: Nick Flynn reads from and discusses his newest poetry collection, I Will Destroy You. He is joined in conversation by poet Ashley Toliver, author of Spectra. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 9/30: Acclaimed horror author Joe Hill shares his new collection of thirteen suspense stories, Full Throttle, which includes the short story “In the Tall Grass,” co-written with Stephen King and adapted for the screen by Netflix. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/1: Essayist Amy Long reads from her new collection Codependence, a nonlinear narrative on addiction, dependence, and selfhood. She is joined in conversation by Portland author Sophia Shalmiyev, author of Mother Winter. Valentines, 7 p.m., free.

Rene Denfeld presents her new novel, The Butterfly Girl. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Join award-winning filmmaker and author John Skipp for a workshop on countercultural writing, “Choreography of Violence: Writing Horror and Social Satire,” hosted by the Portland chapter of  Willamette Writers. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation.

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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 →