Notable Portland: 12/19–12/25


Thursday 12/19: Westside Writing Group meets at Powell’s to work on nonfiction and memoir projects. Everyone is welcome, regardless of past experience! Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 12/20: Corporeal Writing celebrates the Winter Solstice with readings, fellowship, and food. Please bring an unwrapped gift to be donated to the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO). Corporeal Writing, 6 p.m., free.

Saturday 12/21: Wordlights Poetry’s monthly open mic will feature poet and actor Ken Yoshikawa, author of the forthcoming Monster Colored Glasses. Rocking Frog Cafe, 5:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 12/22: Literary Arts presents the annual Publication Fair, featuring over twenty local small presses and hundreds of indie publications to fulfill all your last-minute holiday shopping needs. The Cleaner’s at Ace Hotel, 12:00 p.m., free.

Portland author J.B. Fisher reads from his true-crime investigation Echo of Distant Water: The 1958 Disappearance of Portland’s Martin Family. Rose City Book Pub, 7:30 p.m., free.


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Notable Portland logo art by Olivia Olivia.

Emily Nelson is a writer and editor from the Pacific Northwest currently pursuing an MFA in Fiction at the University of Montana. Her work has been published in Ayaskala, Drizzle Review, and Writers, and she is an ongoing contributor for the music blog half&half. You can find her on Twitter, where she mostly soliloquizes about Mad Men and other shows that are long off-air. More from this author →