Thursday 12/5: The December Slamlandia Poetry Open Mic and Slam will feature a performance by NPS Haiku Champion Ben Yisrael. Open Mic begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the final WoWPS qualifying slam of the year. Rocking Frog Cafe, 6 p.m., $1-5 suggested donation.
Friday 12/6: Mother Foucault’s hosts Other People’s Poems, an opportunity to recite someone else’s poem from memory (or just observe). Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Saturday 12/7: Bestselling local author Cheryl Strayed hosts Powell’s Kid’s Storytime with a reading from Yeti and Squatch in the Winter Wonderland of Oregon. Powell’s City of Books, 11 a.m., free.
Sunday 12/8: The Oregon Historical Society hosts its annual Holiday Cheer literary celebration, featuring a book sale and signing with over 50 local authors in attendance. Featuring Les AuCoin, Darcelle XV, KC Cowan, Melissa Darby, and more. Oregon Historical Society, 12 p.m., free.
Monday 12/9: Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy, reads from his new sci-fi novel, Dead Astronauts. He will be joined in conversation by Omar El Akkad, author of American War. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
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