THURSDAY 8/9

If Only They Knew: Writers in the Schools Anthology
A few weeks back, I reviewed this amazing collection of student work. At the time, it wasn't for sale. Since then, it's become available through Broadway Books for $5, or by contacting the Literary Arts office at 227-2583. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726,

Brian Doyle and Annie Callan
Portland author Marilyn Sewell has edited a compilation of essays on growing up Catholic, featuring James Carroll, Sandra Cisneros, Simone de Beauvoir, Frank McCourt, and many others, including Portland's own Doyle & Callan. Looking Glass Bookstore, 318 SW Taylor, 227-4760, 7 pm

Gwion
Gwion (rhymes with Ian) tells the story of Mistress of the Mirror Spring, a Welsh adventure grafted onto the Arthurian Cycled sometime prior to the 13th century and influenced by those lovely and passionate French. The Rabbit Hole, 9-11 pm, $6


FRIDAY 8/10

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

Steve Diet Goedde
The Beauty of Fetish: Volume II. Book signing. Steve Diet Goedde is a California-based fetish photographer, with a history of working closely with Portland's own Gina Velour, among others. Latex, lace, bare thighs, swimming pools, and all those ideas about beauty and sexuality. CounterMedia, 927 SW Oak St, 226-8141, 6-8 pm

Sharon Wood Wortman
The Portland Bridge Book. Book signing in conjunction with the Bridge Pedal Exposition and fair. The expo is held across the street from the Lloyd Center Shopping Mall. Learn about the bridges you cross daily! Oregon Historical Center, 1200 SW Park Ave, 222-1741, 11 am-6:30 pm


SATURDAY 8/11

Sharon Wood Wortman
The author continues her book signing in conjuction with the Portland Bridge Pedal event. Look for her near the Willamette Light Brigade table, at the Bridge Pedal Expo, just inside the Double Tree Hotel at 1000 NE Multnomah, across from Lloyd Center. Oregon Historical Center, 1200 SW Park Ave., 222-1741, 10 am-4 pm


SUNDAY 8/12

Sharon Wood Wortman
So you've just crossed the finish line of the Bridge Pedal event, reaching SW Pine at Naito Parkway, and there she is, the author of The Portland Bridge Book, waiting to sell books and sign copies. While you've been biking, she's been signing books, three days in a row! Oregon Historical Center, 1200 SW Park Ave., 222-1741, 9 am-1 pm


MONDAY 8/13

Z.A.P. Poetry Writers Group
Second Monday of every month, a place to share work and hear others. Barnes & Noble-Beaverton, 18300 NW Evergreen Parkway, 645-3046, 7 pm

* I Love Monday! Poetry Night
Dan Raphael, with Portland Slam Team Grand Champion Aisha Ayers; Joe Wheeler of the Irradiated Poets; Song writer and poet Sydney Thompson. Raphael is dedicated to bringing out a wide range of Portland's talent and showing it off. Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm

Donna Kossy
Strange Creations. It's human nature to try to explain the world, even if it means fabricating long theories based on no evidence and brief, misguided observations. We're most likely doing it now, as science tries to address worm holes, the fourth dimension, and why so many men emotionally collapse in their early 30s. It's always easier to look back and laugh. Humans as a cross between extraterrestials and Martian servants? As evolved from aquatic apes? Perhaps these discarded theories actually explain a lot. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


TUESDAY 8/14

Romance Book Group
Making Over Mike, by Lisa Plumley. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm

Spike Walker
Coming Back Alive. The true story of the ship La Conte, which took on water, and sank off the coast of Sitka, Alaska. A five-man crew survived the wreck, but not easily. Here's the drama retold. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Jeff Shaara
Rise to Rebellion. 1770, England engages in the Boston Massacre, and lawyer John Adams steps in to defend the man who has assaulted the very laws Adams holds sacred. High drama, real history. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


WEDNESDAY 8/15

Diane Jessup
The Dog Who Spoke with Gods. This book is emotional and powerful, and it's highly endorsed by James Ellroy, of all hardened writers. It's the story of love and friendship between a med student and a laboratory research dog, and the powerful ties, the heart of a truth, the mystery there. Said to be extraordinary. Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm

Writers Group
First Tuesday and third Wednesday, meet, read, and give feedback. All welcome. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm