THURSDAY 5/10

Andrew Long
Marching Forward: Northwest Women's Firsts. In Other Words, 3734 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 232-6003, 7 PM

John Hockenberry
Dateline correspondent turned fiction writer, looking at the dam that destroyed Celilo Falls, the oldest-known continuous, human settlement in North America, and practically right in our own back yard. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 PM


FRIDAY 5/11

Poems Over Broadway
Open Mic, open to all. Barnes & Noble Northeast (Lloyd Center), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm, Free

Michael Ondaatje
Ever popular with the masses and the academics alike, Ondaatje is the author of The English Patient, and will read from his work Anil's Ghost. Sponsored by Powell's. First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave, 228-4651, 7:30 PM

Crystal Williams
Poetry reading, with music by bassist Glen Moore. Sponsored by Mountain Writers. Mt. Hood Community College, Studio Theater, 26000 SE Stark, 491-7154, noon, $2-$3


MONDAY 5/14

* I Love Monday! Poetry Night
Wow--Fifth year anniversary! That's a lot of poetry, poets, and organization. All for love, not money. Come celebrate and get in on it. Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm

Kathleen Norris
The Virgin of Bennington, the story of sex, drugs, and poetry. Memoir, conjuring up Jim Carroll, Denise Levertov, Erica Jong, and others. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Helen Schulman
P.S. A made-for-romantic-movie of a book, about reuniting with a first love. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


TUESDAY 5/15

Eric Nuzum
Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America. "An extremely vivid and insightful look at the history of popular music in the United States that has been censored, banned, or suppressed." Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm

Benson High School Student Reading
Find out what these students have been working on all years... in celebration of the bookstore's ninth anniversary. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm

Paul Theroux
Hotel Honolulu. The seedy side of Hawaii. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


WEDNESDAY 5/16

Megan Smolenyak
Lead researcher for the PBS series, "Ancestors," offers tips for how you can look up the ancestral lineage yourself! Barnes & Noble Northeast (Lloyd Center), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 2 pm

Portland Center Stage presents Playgroup
Read & discuss Lonesome West, by Martin McDonagh. Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm

William Schulz/Amnesty International
In Our Own Best Interest: How Human Rights Benefits All Americans. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm