Friday 11/15: Stevan Allred, author of The Alehouse at the End of the World, hosts November’s All Kinds of Fur: a Fairytale Reading Series and Salon. This month, writers explore the Grimm’s “The Juniper Tree.” Contributors include Missy Ladygo, Susan DeFreitas, and Nicole Rosevear. Indivisible, 7 p.m., free.
Sunday 11/17: Why Are There Words PDX welcomes authors Karen Bridges, Martha Conway, Valerie Geary, Lydia Kiesling, Janice Lee, Ismail Muhammad, Sophia Shalmiyev, and Johanna Stoberock to read on the topic “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Corkscrew Wine Bar, 4 p.m., free.
Broadway Books hosts its annual Holiday Book Chat, featuring suggestions for the best books and games for your holiday gift-giving. Prizes and refreshments are available, RSVP strongly encouraged. Broadway Books, 5:30 p.m., $15.
Tuesday 11/19: The Oregon Jewish Museum hosts the 20th Anniversary of the Oregon Jewish Voices reading series. This year’s contributors include Eric Flamm, Suzy Harris, A. Molotkov, Willa Schneberg, and Sabena Stark. Readings will be moderated by OJMCHE director Judy Margles. Oregon Jewish Museum, 7:30 p.m., $8-10.
Journalist and author Susannah Cahalan reads from her new book, The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness , a narrative history on the experiment that changed the course of mental healthcare forever. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
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