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 selection is Zadie Smith’s Swing Time. Powell’s City of Books, 7 p.m., free.
Saturday 1/11: The second annual Portland Winter Poetry Festival kicks off, featuring readings, panel discussions, workshops, open mics, and a poets’ market. Runs through January 12th. PNCA, 12 p.m., free.
Monday 1/13: Rose City Book Pub presents Story Time for Grownups, featuring a special Blackout Party with stories from Ambrose Pierce read by David Loftus. Rose City Book Pub, 8 p.m., free.
Wednesday 1/15: Northwest poet Linda Bierds reads from her new collection, The Hardy Tree. She is joined by Portland’s David Biespiel, who will read from his most recent collection, Republic Cafe. Discussion to follow. Annie Bloom’s Books, 7 p.m., free.
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