Notable Portland: 11/28–12/4

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Saturday 11/30: It’s Small Business Saturday! Be sure to support your local independent bookstores.

Rocking Frog Cafe presents Wordlights Saturday Poetry, hosted by Igor Brezhnev and featuring a performance by Dan Raphael. Long-set poetry open mic to follow. Rocking Frog Cafe, 5:30 p.m., free.

Celebrate the release of Illustoria Magazine’s tenth issue, featuring a performance by featured artist Larry Yes and trivia, giveaways, and DIY holiday card making. Family-friendly. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 4:00 p.m., free.

Sunday 12/1: Authors Jeff Alessandrelli (Fur Not Light) and Dao Strom (The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys) read from their respective works and discuss their influences in the work of Russian Absurdist authors like Alexander Vvedensky and Daniil Kharms. They will be joined in conversation by Danielle Frandina, Literary Arts Delve Program Guide. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/4: Bestselling poet and artist Rupi Kaur reads from her published works, milk and honey and the sun and her flowers. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m., $19–55.

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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 →