Thursday 6/22

Carlos Reyes
Reyes has translated the work of Spanish author Josefina de la Torre. De la Torre was first published at 13, and included in the anthology of 1934, Poesía Española. Reyes will read from Island Poems. ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, 246-0053, 7:30 pm, Free


 

Friday 6/23

Jantzen Beach Poetry Fling
Open Mike Poetry--they say it's "non-judgemental," but I'm not making any promises. Get up and read anyway! BARNES & NOBLE, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7 pm, Free


 

Saturday 6/24

Our Turn, Our Time: Women Truly Coming of Age
Contributor B.J. Bateman will read & sign from this anthology. BARNES & NOBLE, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 2 pm, Free


 

Sunday 6/25

* Dan Savage
Reads and signs The Kid. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W. Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30, FREE

 

* Q&A with Dan Savage
Yep, Dan Savage is a real live guy. He really does think you should leave your wife for your rotten salmon fetish. Don't believe us? Ask him youself at the Q&A, where the internationally syndicated author of sex column "Savage Love" is followed by bands No.2 and Television Eye. BERBATI'S PAN, 231 SW Ankeny, 248-4579, 8:30 pm, $8


 

Monday 6/26

Brett Leveridge
Hear this All Things Considered contributor read from Men My Mother Dated and Other Mostly True Tales. BARNES & NOBLE-BEAVERTON, 18300 NW Evergreen Parkway, 645-3046

 

Rick Bass
Sometimes it's hard to know why humans like dogs as much as we do. Rick Bass explains it a little with his new book, Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, Free

 

* Holy Titclamps Live!
Celebrate the 10th anniversary issue of a showcase of queer writing. Publisher/editor Larry-Bob will, reading alongside Portland-based contributor Tom Scutt. READING FRENZY, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 7:30 pm, Free


 

Tuesday 6/27

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group
Discuss Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. BARNES & NOBLE, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7 pm, Free

 

"Books That Changed My Life" Book Group
Discuss M. Scott Peck's The Road Less Traveled. BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC, 708 SW Third Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm, Free

 

* Calyx Writers
Molly Gloss, Anita Sullivan, C. Lill Ahrens and others featured in the most recent issue of Calyx read their work. BROADWAY BOOKS, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm, Free

 

Oregon Council for the Humanities
A panel discussion on regional culture in the Pacific Northwest. Join in with Q&A. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, Free

 

Diane Smith: PNBA Award Winner
Letters from Yellowstone is the story of a woman who breaks new ground by joining a botany study in 1898. Voted best novel of 1999 by the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. POWELL'S ON HAWTHORNE, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, Free


 

Wednesday 6/28

* Haiku Slam
"In olden times concubines would float saki down a creek and write haiku to each other...." Sounds like a perfect day to me. This is a benefit for Portland Slam Team 2000. Help send the team to Providence, to compete in the nationals. BERBATI'S PAN, 231 SW Ankeny, 248-4579, 7:30 pm, $5

 

Robin Maxwell
The Queen's Bastard chronicles the scandals and intrigue of Queen Elizabeth's reign. POWELLS ON HAWTHORNE, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, Free