If you can make only one event this week, don’t miss the Oakland Book Festival on Sunday, 5/21. This all-day festival features more than 100 writers, 50 panels, and lots of tabling and networking. And, The Rumpus will be there! Wednesday 5/17: Rakesh Satyal (Lambda Award winner for Blue Boy) reads from his new novel, No One Can […]
Wednesday 4/26: Notable Spanish writer Andrés Barba is promoting the publication of Lisa Dillman’s translation of his novel Such Small Hands. This translation is the inaugural publication of Transit Books, a nonprofit publisher of international and American literature based in Oakland. This qualifies as a BIG EVENT. Free, 7 p.m., Diesel, A Bookstore. Perfectly Queer East […]
Wednesday 4/5: The theme for tonight’s “Inside StoryTime” is “Chagrin.” Featured writers are Ethel Rohan (The Weight of Him), Jon Sindell (Family Happiness), Peg Alford Purcell (Show Her a Flower, a Bird, a Shadow), Amy Berkowitz (Tender Points) and Christine No. Hosted by James Warner (All Her Father’s Guns). Free, 7 p.m., The Makeout Room. Thursday […]
Thursday 3/2: Join Alex Chiu, Sophie Franz, Josh Simmons, Lark Pien, Jacon Sturgill, Erin Nations, and others for the launch of the seventh issue of Vision Quest, Portland’s free comic newspaper. Floating World Comics, 6 p.m., free. Robin Coste Lewis reads from her latest book, Voyage of the Sable Venus. Reed College, 6:30 p.m., free.