Thursday 12/12: WriteAround Portland celebrates the release of their 57th anthology, Close-up Mirrors, featuring readers from some of this year’s workshop participants. TaborSpace, 6:30 p.m., free.
The Slamlandia Women of the World Poetry Slam finals will feature readings by California poet Bella. There will be no open mic during this slam. Literary Arts, 6:30 p.m., free.
Don Waters reads from These Boys and Their Fathers, a blended memoir and investigative story about fatherhood and masculinity against the backdrop of professional surfing. Powell’s City of Books,7:30 p.m., free.
Black women and Black nonbinary people are invited to join the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club every second Thursday of the month. This month’s pick is Kindred by Octavia E. Butler. Powell’s City of Books, 7 p.m., free.
Friday 12/13: Two Rivers Bookstore hosts local authors Rene Denfeld (The Butterfly Girl) and Willy Vlautin (Don’t Skip Out on Me) for “Tales from Home,” a selection of readings by both authors followed by conversation with Matt Minicucci (Small Gods), Taylor Zajonc (The Maw), and Martha Shelley (A Meteor Shower). Two Rivers Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.
Monday 12/16: Wildwood Saloon hosts Third Monday Poetry. Signup at 8 p.m., reading starts at 8:30 p.m. Wildwood Saloon, 8:30 p.m., free.
Tuesday 12/17: Deep Overstock celebrates the release of Issue #7: Horror with readings, drinks, and refreshments! Dorsia Brevia, 7:30 p.m., free.
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