Backfence PDX presents Russian Roulette, a storytelling experience launched via a spinning wheel of prompts. This month’s storytellers include Dan Kennedy (The Moth), Katie Nguyen (Earthquake Hurricane), Alina Aliyar (7 Deadly Sins), and more. Hosted by B. Frayn Master and Mindy Nettifee, featuring music by DJ Bobby B from XRAY.fm. 18+. The Old Church, 7:30 p.m., $16.
Join Mother Foucault’s in Seaview, Washington through 10/27 for the fifth annual Airstream Poetry Festival, featuring work from this year’s Airstream Poetry Fellow Harrison Harb and plenty of potlucks, readings, workshops, and karaoke. Open to all book lovers. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 4 p.m., $20.
Halloween Comicfest comes to Books with Pictures, featuring free comics, face painting, sketches, and costumes. All are welcome! Books with Pictures, 10 a.m., free.
Sunday 10/27: The Stacks Coffeehouse hosts their monthly Last Sunday Writing Workshop, sponsored by dovesong labs and hosted by jayy dodd. Workshop availability is on a drop-in basis, and writers of all skills levels and experience are welcome! The Stacks, 6:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation.
Monday 10/28: Cameron Dezen Hammon reads from her memoir This Is My Body, which follows her journey as a suburban megachurch performer while struggling with conflicting identities of politics and faith. She is joined in conversation by Tin House Workshop director Lance Cleland. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
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