Every second Thursday of the month, Black women and Black nonbinary people are invited to join the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club. This month’s selection is How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin.
Saturday 2/15: Mother Foucault’s Bookshop hosts the release of Best Small Fictions 2019, which will include readings from featured authors like Jennifer Fliss, Marcelle Heath, and Ben McPherson Ficklin. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Sunday 2/16: Mary Doyle reads from late husband Brian Doyle’s final collection, One Long River of Song. She will be joined by their sons, Joe and Liam, for the reading. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Tuesday 2/18: Gayle Brandeis reads from her novel in poems, Many Restless Concerns. She will be joined in conversation by Rene Denfeld, author of The Butterfly Girl. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
David Loftus hosts a special Valentine’s Day edition of Story Time for Grown Ups, featuring stories on marriage on the wedding state by E.B. White, James Thurber, Dave Barry, and others. Rose City Book Pub, 8 p.m., free.
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