THURSDAY 11/1

Jennifer Egan
Look At Me A major accident subtly rearranges the face of a model, and she's left in complete disguise, unrecognizable. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm

* Edward Albee
From early Vaudville, to some of the most well known of dramatic works, Albee's a heavy hitter. With only a five-year gap in a lifetime of writing, starting at the age of six! Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, SW Broadway & Main, 7:30 pm, $23

Shoes Outside the Door
Buddhism, "California style." The San Francisco Zen Center was the first established outside of Asia, and may have as much to do with shaping that city as Haight Street and The Castro District. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

* Susan Choi
Author of The Foreign Student. Heavily recommended by author Peter Rock. He knows what he's talking about. Reed College, Psychology Auditorium, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7591, 8 pm


FRIDAY 11/2

Day of the Dead
Mercury columnist and all around hilarious guy, John Dooley, will be bringing dead people back from the grave with poetry, stories, and music. Billy Ray's Neiborhood Dive, 2216 NE MLK, 9 pm

David Novak
Chaste White & Blush Red. Stories for adults, focusing on love, passion, and sex. A blend of "twisted fairy tales," as well as Greek myths and family stories. Mago Hunt Center, at the University of Portland, 5000 N Willamette Blvd, 943-7287, 8 pm

Ursula K. Le Guin
One of Portland's literary stars has yet another book out. The Other Wind is fantasy mixed with human pathos, as only Le Guin can do. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


SATURDAY 11/3

Phil Busse, How To Build a Career as a Writer
Managing Editor of our very own Portland Mercury reveals the secrets of success. How to pitch an idea, develop a "beat," and make the skills you have work in your favor. Portland State University Campus Ministries, 633 SW Montgomery St, 222-2944, 1-4 pm, $50


SUNDAY 11/4

Book Binding Workshop
A Book of Ones Own Learn the trade from Solena. Advance reservations required. $12 covers the cost of materials for making a 48-page book. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 5 pm, $12

* The Manic D Press Tour
Billed as The Dyke, Fag and a Hag Tour. Thea Hillman, Justin Chin, Beth Lisick and Zoe Trope. Trope is a 15-year-old author with a new book about her freshman year in high school--yikes! Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 6 pm


MONDAY 11/5

Dr. Larry Dossey
Healing Beyond The Body By the editor of the journal, Alternative Therapies, here's a book about holistic mind-body approaches to health. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm

Edward Dolnick
Down the Great Unknown, the story of John Wesley Powell's 1869 trip through the Grand Canyon. Complete with slide show of the canyon as it is now. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

* Sandra Steingraber
A little knowledge can make the world a scary place! Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood, is the step by step, month by month documentation of the author's pregnancy and corresponding environmental hazards on a developing human embryo. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


TUESDAY 11/6

Rich Cohen
The Avengers The story of the author's cousin and how he escaped the Vilnius ghetto to join other Jewish people in resisting destruction, and the resettlement of European Jews in Israel. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm

Close the Book on Hate
Civic Leaders' Night. A joint effort to discuss a better future. Palestinians, Jews, homosexuals, Nike employees, children, we all breath the same air. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7:30 pm

Jennifer Lauck
Meet the author behind the sad tales of Blackbird, and the recently released Still Waters. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm


WEDNESDAY 11/7

Jennifer Lauck
Still Waters. Is it truth? Is it fiction? Hey--it's memoir as the author remembers it. The story of a wicked stepmother, a poor orphaned child and the unhelpful, self-absorbed siblings. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm

PDX Poets of Color
Hosted by Luke Warm Water, featuring Trevino Brings Plenty, host of Super Unconscious Ebonics, on KPSU, & Crystal Williams, author of Kin, member of 1995 Nuyorican Slam Team. Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm

* W.S. Di Piero
Author of so much, including his latest, Skirts and Slacks. Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, 636-8141, 7:30 pm

Louise Steinman
The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War. A daughter snoops through her deceased father's things and learns his military secrets in the battlefields of the Philippines. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Malachy Mccort
Author of Singing My Him Song will read and sign books. Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave, 7 pm