THURSDAY 3/21

Robert Mailer Anderson
Boonville, the story of a man surrounded by a "motley band of motor-mouthed environmentalists, tobacco-chewers, hippies, and outcasts" including, of course, at least one beautiful woman. Endoresed by Norman Mailer and Jonathan Lethem. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


FRIDAY 3/22

Portland Poetry Workshop
Writing exercises, shared work, reading. All poets welcome. Barnes & Noble Northeast (Lloyd Center), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm

Wade Davis
A Journey through the realm of Vanishing Cultures Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


SATURDAY 3/23

Almost Famous Mystery Writers
Meet and talk. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 5 pm

* Getting in TTouch with Your Dog
The famous Linda Tellington-Jones, creator of the TTouch System of dog training, shows how it's done. Said to induce euphoria in both the animal and the owner, training becomes a dream. Barnes & Noble Northeast (Lloyd Center), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm


MONDAY 3/25

Oregon Writer's Colony
Presentation: Finding the Right Critique Group for You. Powell's-Beaverton, 8725 SW Cascade Ave, 643-3131, 7 pm


TUESDAY 3/26

Chris Bohjalian
The Buffalo Soldier, The story of a Vermont couple and a foster child. This reading will be held at Le Meitour Gallery. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group
Jurrassic Park, By Michael Crichton. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7 pm

William Neill
The Guide to Butterflies of Oregon and Washington Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7:00 pm

* Peter Mathiessen
Perhaps it's true that beauty and tragedy only exist hand in hand. Mathiessen, author of At Play in the Fields of the Lord, as well as other works, has found his niche in writing gorgeous works about vainishing species. He'll lecture on Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes, which is to say--how to live without forcing cranes into extinction, and how to appreciate them while they're still on the planet. Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Rd, 226-1561, 7:30 pm, $6-8

Ben Kilham & Ed Gray
Among the Bears: raising Orphan Cubs in the Wild, with a slide show. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7 pm


WEDNESDAY 3/27

Classics Book Group
Discuss: Robert Fagles's translation of Homer's Odyssey. Powell's-Beaverton, 8725 SW Cascade Ave, 643-3131, 7 pm

Alan Halsey and Geraldine Monk
Poetry, performance art, coming all the way from England. Part of a new perfomance and readings series at this venue. Spare Room, 425 SE 3rd, Studio 400, 7:30 pm, $5/donation