Thursday 10/10: Literary Arts’s monthly Slamlandia open mic and slam will feature a performance by Chris Gonzalez, author of 2018’s water or bread. Open mic begins 7 p.m., 2-round slam to follow. Sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.
Friday 10/11: Washington State Book award finalist Rob Carney (The Book of Sharks) and former House Poet of NPR’s Live Wire! Scott Poole present an evening of humor, news, and poems. Limited-edition art and poetry books will also be for sale. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Sunday 10/13: WorldOregon and Rose City Book Pub’s Longreads Club will meet to discuss Hakai magazine’s article “Voices from Whale Cove,” which explores Canadian Inuit communities created through forced relocation. All are welcome—just read the article, show up, and join the discussion! Rose City Book Pub, 11:30 a.m., free.
Caitlin Delohery and Rebecca Schiff read from the new anthology Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement, featuring intersectional essays, fiction, and poetry from #MeToo. They will be joined in conversation by Nastashia Minto (Naked), Leni Zumas (Red Clocks), and Reema Zaman (I Am Yours). Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Tuesday 10/15: Celebrated author Zadie Smith discusses her first-ever short story collection, Grand Union. She is joined in discussion by David Naimon, host of Tin House’s Between the Covers podcast. Tickets required; purchase includes a copy of the collection. Revolution Hall, 7:30 p.m., $37.
Wednesday 10/16: Powell’s presents Richard Powers, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his novel The Overstory. He will be joined in conversation by David Naimon; price of ticket includes a copy of the novel. Revolution Hall, 7:30 p.m., $28.95.
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