Notable Portland: 11/21–11/27

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Thursday 11/21: Writer, comedian, and activist Lindy West reads from her new book The Witches Are Coming, a cultural critique exploring media, #MeToo, and politics in the twenty-first century. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Poets Alicia Jo Rabins (Divinity School) and Martha Silano (Gravity Assist) share new work from forthcoming projects. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Passages Bookshop presents an evening of poetry in Portuguese and English with Rodrigo Bravo, Flávia Rocha, and Sean Negus. Passages Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 11/22: Jami Attenberg reads from her new novel, All This Could Be Yours. She is joined in conversation by Cheryl Strayed, author of Brave Enough. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 11/23: Poets Erica Goss and Joan Dobbie (The Language of Stone) read from their work. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 11/25: Whiting Award-winning poet Tommy Pico reads from his newest collection Feed, the final book in the Teebs Tetralogy. He is joined in conversation by Roy Pérez, author and professor of Ethnic Studies and Critical Gender Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/26: Humorist and author Tiffany Midge reads from her new book Bury My Heart at Chuck E Cheese’s, a collection exploring Native identity and humor as an act of resistance. She is joined in conversation by Jacqueline Keeler, editor of Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 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 →