Thursday 1/30: Jackie Shannon Hollis reads from her memoir This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story. She is joined in conversation by her niece Annilee Durfey Hyre. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free.
Live Wire Radio welcomes National Book Award-winner Timothy Egan (A Pilgrimage to Eternity) featuring music by Pure Bathing Culture. Hosted by Luke Burbank and Elena Passarello. Alberta Rose Theatre, 7:30 p.m., free.
Friday 1/31: Mother Foucault’s Bookshop hosts Physician Storyteller Night, a fundraiser for Reflections on Rosebuds that will feature five Portland pediatricians sharing stories of caring for children. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., $10 (suggested donation).
Sunday 2/2: Lilla Lit presents the first installment of the 2020 reading series, “THIRST,” featuring readings from Jason Arias, Chelsea Biondolillo, John Sibley Williams, and more. All proceeds will benefit the Leach Botanical Garden. Leach Botanical Garden, 4 p.m., free.
Wednesday 2/5: Multnomah County Library presents Celilo Collaborations, a presentation honoring the community activism of members of the Celilo Village Native fishing community who fought to protect their land following WWII. The evening’s presentation will feature a short documentary, and a conversation between authors Katy Barber and Linda Meanus. Oregon Historical Society, 6 p.m., free.
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