Sci Fi/Fantasy Book Group for Adults
Krondor: Tear of the Gods by Raymond E. Feist is this month's choice. Barnes & Noble/Clackamas, 9078 SE Sunnyside Rd, 794-9262, 7 pm

The Philosophy of Book Collecting
Meet with booksellers and talk about why and how people collect books. Free, sponsored by the Portland Area Used Booksellers Association. Great Northwest Bookstore, 1234 SW Stark, 223-8098, 7 pm

Irradiated Poets Open Mike
Hey--taking open mic to a whole new level, with a semi-nationally linked group of devotees. Irradiated poets. It's not just open mic, it's family, with picNukes and potlucks throughout the year. Mt. Tabor Coffee Cellar, 6031 SE Stark, 503/234-8665, 7:30 pm

Kenn Harper
Give Me My Father's Body. A story from back in the days when Eskimos were treated as freak shows or museum displays, brought into the city as artifacts and quickly run to death. With an introduction by Kevin Spacey. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Raymond Feist, Jack McDevitt and Sean Russell
"Triple Threat Tour." Fantasy authors. Powell's-Beaverton, 8725 SW Cascade Ave, 643-3131, 7 pm


* John Trudell
Musician, spoken word artist, Native American activist leader, movie actor, poet , friend to Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne--John Trudell is here, bringing his native drum group and flautist Isaac Trimble. Tickets at the door. First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave, 246-2441, 6:30 pm, $10

Amy Tan
The Bonesetter's Daughter. Another tale of mothers and daughters, together and apart. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm


Vicki Leon, Uppity Women
Uppity Women of the New World. Leon will present her work dressed as Anne Bonney, an 18th-century female pirate featured in her latest book. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 2 pm


Sunday Book Group
Call 503/335-0201 for this month's selection. The focus is always on titles of particular interest to African Americans. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7 pm

Thomas Cahill
Historical narrative. Desire of the Everlasting Hills. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm


Comic Artists' Group
Feeling alone with your characters, your solitary striving, your junk food cravings? Eat cookies, meet comic book artists, work alongside pals, joint ventures and group projects. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 917 SW Oak Street, #218, 232-5673, 7-9 pm


Lisa Scottoline
The Vendetta Defense. Three guys named Tony, pigeons on the roof top and a murder. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm