Powell's has a packed calendar this week:
Tonight, reading at the Hawthorne store, Tin House author/Portlander Cari Luna, who wrote the great The Revolution of Every Day, about the residence of squat in New York City in the mid-'90s. Immediately after finishing my review of the book, I read Denis' great feature about spending a weekend at the Right to Dream Too homeless rest area; both, I think, are about people trying to find a measure of community and security in a world that doesn't always make it easy.
Tomorrow at the downtown store, it's a spotlight on the 2013 Best American Essays collection, which was edited by Portlander Cheryl Strayed and features essays from Portlanders Kevin Sampsell, Brian Doyle, and Vanessa Veselka. They're all on the bill at tomorrow's reading.
On Friday, Oregon author Matt Love is at the downtown store, reading from his newest book Of Walking in Rain. Love is a Newport-based writer who writes often about the beach; he's our most enthusiastic champion of Oregon's publicly owned beaches. I always get a kick out of his stuff.
And on Saturday, Hyperbole and a Half creator Allie Brosh is at the downtown store. She's just released a print collection of her popular web-comic—I was reading on the bus over the weekend, and two people stopped me to tell me how much they love her. That never happens! Expect this reading to be well attended.
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