THURSDAY 11/17

Discover Reading Group
Discuss The Blind Assassin, new work from Margaret Atwood. BARNES & NOBLE-BEAVERTON, 18300 NW Evergreen Pkwy, 645-3046, 7 pm, Free

Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Book Discussion Group
Discuss The Kid by Dan Savage. BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm, Free

The Original Book Group
Take a look at The Hours by Michael Cunningham. BORDERS-BEAVERTON, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm

Barbara Ras
Free noon poetry reading! CLACKAMAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 19600 S Molalla Ave, 491-6075, noon

Simon Schama: A History of Britain
Part one in a two-part history epic, made for TV in seven episodes. How can you miss it? POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

William Sullivan
Enjoy the vicarious thrill of a hard-knock trek around Oregon's rough spots, all while sipping a latte and watching slides. Listening for Coyote, an Oregon Book Award finalist, is re-released. POWELL'S ON HAWTHORNE, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

In Search of Ancient Scotland
Armchair traveling. Ancient monuments, legends, history, ghosts, and Celts. POWELL'S TRAVEL STORE, 701 SW 6th Ave, 228-1108, 7 pm


FRIDAY 11/18

Angelina Ballerina
Read from the book, then stick around and make a wand! Kid's storytime. BORDERS-BEAVERTON, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 11 am

Carrie Brown
The Hatbox Baby is a fictionalized account based on the true story of a teeny-tiny baby born in 1933. BROADWAY BOOKS, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm

Barbara Ras
Poetry reading, sponsored by Mountain Writers. Free to students with ID. MOUNT HOOD REPERTORY THEATER AT MHCC, 26000 SE Stark St, 423-9363, noon, $2-$3

Brooke Medicine Eagle
The Last Ghost Dance is another earnest book asking us to "become the vital links in the next stage of our greater human evolution..." Why isn't this message getting through? Do your part to find out with Q & A with the author. NEW RENAISSANCE BOOKSHOP, 1338 NW 23rd, 7:30 pm


SATURDAY 11/19

Larry Brooks
Darkness Bound. Plot-heavy erotic horror. BARNES & NOBLE, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 2 pm

Candace Bailly--Master of Networking
Building Relationships for Your Pocketbook and Soul Hmm... something sketchy in these pocketbook relationships... BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 2 pm

Judith Minty and Michael T. Young
The final reading in this poetry series. Don't miss it! NYE BEACH WRITERS' SERIES, Studio Theatre Performing Arts Center, 777 West Olive, (541) 574-7708, 7 pm, $6

Workshop with Robert Sheckley
Put your science fiction writing up for review--there's no better way to learn. Call Tracy Dillon at 503-725-3579 for info, & sign up ahead of time. PSU DEPT OF ENGLISH, PO Box 751, all day, $50


SUNDAY 11/20

Ursula K. LeGuin/Soapstone Benefit
If you missed LeGuin at Arts & Lectures, here's a second chance to hear Portland's own Nebula and Hugo award winning author. Shop in the store, and a portion of proceeds go to Soapstone, a women's writing retreat, to fund residencies and future award-winning literary voices. BROADWAY BOOKS, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 5 pm

Ladies of RylstonE
Your chance to meet a calendar girl! They've come all the way from England to show us how they look in clothes. Middle-aged and British, naked and selling calendars fast. Proceeds go to leukemia research. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 4 pm


MONDAY 11/21

The Ladies of Rylstone
BARNES & NOBLE NORTHEAST (LLOYD CENTER), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 6 pm

Ingrid Newkirk
More books from the founder of PETA. BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, Noon

Modern Women Writers Book Group
Another cluster of readers ready to discuss Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Banks. BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm


TUESDAY 11/22

Mira Kamdar
Mobia's Tattoos is a densely historical and exotic tale of Rangoon in the 1920s and '30s. Written by another of Portland's own amazing authors. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm