Notable Portland: 1/16–1/22


Thursday 1/16: Portland poet and author Sossity Chiricuzio reads from her collection Honey & Vinegar: Recipe for an Outlaw. Two Rivers Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Broadway Books caps off its year-long celebration of James Baldwin with a reading and conversation between author Nicholas Buccola (The Fire Is Upon Us) and PSU Literature professor Tony Wolk. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/17: Another Read Through will be closing its Mississippi Avenue location, and they are inviting the community to help send them off in style. Drop in anytime before 8 p.m. to celebrate and say farewell!  Another Read Through, 5 p.m., free.

Sunday 1/19: Author Caren Beilin discusses her memoir Blackfishing the IUD with Maya Dusenbery (Doing Harm). Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 1/20: Corporeal Writing presents its quarterly “Survival of the Feminist” reading series, featuring readings from Darlene Solomon-Rogers, Ashley Walker, Katherine Morgan, and Zaji Crox with special guest host Anya Pearson. Corporeal Writing, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Miller Doyle reads from One Long River of Song, an essay collection by her late husband Brian Doyle. Annie Bloom’s Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/21: Young adult author Emily Suvada reads from This Vicious Cure, the final book in her Mortal Coil series. She is joined in conversation by Fonda Lee, author of Jade War. Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/22: Literary Arts presents their Writers in the Schools Student Reading series, featuring readings from original pieces by students by Grant High School. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.


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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 →