THURSDAY 8/16

Original Book Group
Anil's Ghost, by Michale Ondaatje. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm


SATURDAY 8/18

Robert Michael Pyle
Author of 14 books of essays and nature writing, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, and a smart writer worth listening to. Nye Beach Writers' Series, Studio Theatre Performing Arts Center, 777 West Olive, (541) 574-7708, 7:00 pm, $7


SUNDAY 8/19

Sunday Book Group
Discuss fiction and nonfiction from an African American perspective. This month the focus is on Any Way the Wind Blows, by E. Lynn Harris. Barnes & Noble NE, 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm, free


MONDAY 8/20

Bookmaking Party and Bookmobile Benefit
Bring supplies, share, mix and match. Donations of blank books, journals, or other book-arts pieces accepted. All finished work donated for sales to benefit the Bookmobile. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 917 SW Oak Street, #218, 232-5673, 6-9 pm, Free

* Turiya Autry & Walidah Imarisha
Slam poet veterans looking at race, beauty standards, identity, and the nature of the dollar bill. Presenting their chapbook, Good Sista/Bad Sista: Can You Tell The Difference? Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm


TUESDAY 8/21

Discover Reading Group
Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf. Barnes & Noble-Beaverton, 18300 NW Evergreen Parkway, 645-3046, 7 pm

Science Fiction Book Group
Planet of the Apes, by Pierre Boulle. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm

Phillip Margolin
With a history of seven best sellers behind him, Margolin will read from his most recent novel, The Associate. Looking Glass Bookstore, 318 SW Taylor, 227-4760, 7 pm, free

Robert Crais
Hostage. A book of a decent, well-intentioned man who makes the wrong call while working for the LAPD SWAT unit, and then watches his life unravel. Crais has written for TV--Cagney & Lacey, Quincy, Miami Vice, and LA Law. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


WEDNESDAY 8/22

The Well-Fed Writer
Not all writing offers the same satisfaction, the fame, the accolades... but here's a guide to making a living churning out the material corporations need. Barnes & Noble Northeast (Lloyd Center), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm

Classic Book Group
The Misanthrope/Tartuffe by Molier. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm

Writing Group II
Writing, with a focus on zine projects. Bring your manuscript and be ready to share. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 917 SW Oak Street, #218,232-5673, 7-9 pm

Kent Nerburn
Road Angels. That endless search for meaning by driving the lonely coastal roads. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm