THURSDAY 3/14

Barbara Roberts
Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology: The very sad, strong, and true story, by former Governor Barbara Roberts, discussing her husband's battle with cancer. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm

Kim Addonizio
Poetry, sponsored by Mountain Writers. Addonizio is the author of The Philosopher's Club Jimmy & Rita, and Tell Me, a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award. PCC Cascade Campus, noon

* Emily White
Former Stranger editor Emily White makes her nonfiction book debut with Fast Girls. It's an exploration of the high school slut, archetypal and every day, real and mythical. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


FRIDAY 3/15

M. Isidora Forrest
The author of Isis Magic: Cultivating a Relationship with the Goddess of 10,000 Names will materialize to introduce the audience to this "most powerful, magical, wise and loving of Goddesses." Another Moon, 618 NW Flanders St., 223-9332, 7 pm


SATURDAY 3/16

Michael Hoeye
The Hermux Tantamoq Adventures. Young adult fiction from the author of Time Stops for No Mouse. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 3 pm

Tom Spanbauer & Suzanne Lummis
This series does a great job of pairing local authors with outside talent. Spanbauer is a Portland author with an international following. Lummis is a poet and playwright from LA, and founding member of the performance group, "Nearly Fatal Women." Nye Beach Writers' Series, Studio Theatre Performing Arts Center, 777 West Olive, (541) 574-7708, 7 pm, $7

Michael Hoeye
Time Stops for No Mouse: The beloved adventures of Hermux Tantamoq. Powell's-Beaverton, 8725 SW Cascade Ave, 643-3131, 2 pm


SUNDAY 3/17

Sunday Book Group
Discuss fiction and nonfiction from an African American perspective. This month, the focus is on The Coldest Winter Ever, by Sister Souljah. Barnes & Noble NE, 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm, free

Storytime for Grown-ups: St. Patrick's Day
Tales from the Emerald Isle, told by Christopher Leebrick. Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave, 248-5234, 2 pm


MONDAY 3/18

Close the Book on Hate!
A monthly series for parents and kids working to stamp out prejudice. Start with a contest--contact that store for specifics. Barnes & Noble Northeast (Lloyd Center), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 6 pm

Literature In Callan reads Irish Writers
Callan is the author of The Back Door. Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm


TUESDAY 3/19

Science Fiction Book Group
Passage, by Conni Willis. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm

Judy Blunt
Breaking Clean is the story of living the hard life and living through it, finding one's real life in the middle years, and writing a book. One kind of American dream. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Peter Hamilton
Fallen Dragon: A futuristic, corporate war story. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Jeffrey Deaver
The Stone Monkey Powell's-Beaverton, 8725 SW Cascade Ave, 643-3131, 7 pm

Mitchell Smith
Snowfall, a futuristic, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi suspense thriller. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm

Naomi Shihab Nye
Author of six books of poetry, well-received all around. Wieden + Kennedy Building, 224 NW 13th Ave, , 7:30 pm


WEDNESDAY 3/20

Because It's Time Book Group
Les-Bi-Gay-Trans discussion group and mixer. Barnes & Noble Northeast (Lloyd Center), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm

Stephen Booth
British mystery--everybody loves it! Booth's latest is Dancing With The Virgins. Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm

Kim Addonizio
Poetry, sponsored by Mountain Writers. Portland State University, Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway, 725-5666, 7:30 pm, free-$8

Neal Pollack
This McSweeney's author comes to town with his work, The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature. It's the story of an author singing his own praises, the Forrest Gumpian fantasy of being all things in all relevant places, over the formative years of current literature. Postmodern cleverness swings through its own mobius strip, turning into a long, over-extended joke. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

George Pelecanos
Hell to Pay: For some readers, this guy is like candy, giving them everything they want. Noir, lowlifes, murder, and grit. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm