THURSDAY 7/18

Jennifer Davis
In Juniper Tree Burning, Jennifer Davis talks about growing up as a hippie chick. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30, free

* Hobo: Trains and Tramping
Eddy Joe Cotton tells his tale as a young man in the underground subculture of train-hopping. His reading comes complete with a musical sideshow, called the Yard Dogs. Supposedly one of the best readers around. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

Walter Mosley
Bad Boy Brawly Brown is the new crime novel written by Mosley, about Easy Rawlins, a black man living in the '60s, who gets involved in a crime when a friend asks for help. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30, free


MONDAY 7/22

Alice Sebold
Sebold's new book tells the story from the perspective of a missing 14-year-old girl. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

* I Was a Teenage Dominatrix
The title really says it all. Shawna Kenney reads from her book about being a dominatrix, and David Sterry will read from his book about being a teenage prostitute who only serviced women. Plus, Cara Bruce, editor of Viscera, will be in attendance. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30, free

Oregon Writer's Colony Workshop
The Oregon Writer's Colony will lead this discussion on taking an idea of a novel, and turning it into an actual submission. Powell's-Beaverton, 8725 SW Cascade Ave, 643-3131, 7 pm, free


TUESDAY 7/23

Liz Rusch
Rusch's book is called Generation Fix; the stories of young people who are changing the world by fighting discrimination, improving health care, and helping the hungry. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm, free

the Global Activist's Manual
In this book, a bunch of different writers examine the problems with corporate America, on a global scale. Editor Mike Prokosch will speak on a variety of human rights issues tonight. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free


WEDNESDAY 7/24

Yolanda Young
Yolanda tells her story of growing up in Shreveport, Louisiana. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free

China Mieville
China Mieville, Award winning author of Perdido Street Station will be reading from his new novel The Scar with a book signing to follow. Looking Glass Bookstore, 318 SW Taylor, 227-4760, 12:30, free