Notable Portland: 10/31–11/6

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Friday 11/1: Two Plum Press celebrates the release of Justin Hocking’s new book, PS The Wolves, featuring readings by Karleigh Frisbie Brogan, Joshua James Amberson, and Chris Maday. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 11/2: Poets Willa Schneberg and Marilyn Stablein will share new work and poetry. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 2 p.m., free.

The Milagro Theatre presents ¿Qué Pasa Venezuela?, a bilingual evening of stories and discussions focused on the experience of Venezualan refugees. Milagro Theatre, 1 p.m., tickets at the door.

Sunday 11/3: Simon Tam, frontman of the dance-rock band The Slants, reads from his new book Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court, an exploration of the legal system and free speech based on his own experience attempting to trademark his band. He is joined in conversation by Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota author Jacqueline Keeler. Powell’s City of Books, 2 p.m., free.

Celebrate Rose City Book Pub’s First Anniversary with drawings, poetry, prizes, live music, button-making, and more. Events will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Rose City Book Pub, 11 a.m., free.

Monday 11/4: Lilly Dancyger presents Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger with contributors Reema Zaman, Marissa Korbel, and Dani Boss Wilson. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/5: André Aciman reads from Find Me, the highly anticipated sequel to his 2007 novel Call Me By Your Name. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/6: Award-winning author Heather Christle presents The Crying Book, her literary and scientific meditation on the act of crying. She is joined in conversation by poet Zachary Schomburg (The Man Suit). Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

German comics artist Jul Gordon will read from her new work-in-progress, Route Will Be Recalculated. She will also be signing copies of previous works and zines. Floating World Comics, 6 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 →