readings

THURSDAY 5/27

* Christiane Bird
Everywhere they've gone, the homeland-less Kurds have been oppressed, humiliated, and killed. Bird's new book A Thousand Sighs, a Thousand Revolts sheds light on their true culture and their ancient history. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Alexandra Fuller
The author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs presents her new book Scribbling the Cat, about her adventures following an African farmer through Mozambique. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-5097, 7:30 pm


FRIDAY 5/28

Cara Black
Today check Black, author of Murder in the Bastille, her fourth book in the French-tastic Aimee Leduc series. Murder by the Book, 3210 SE Hawthorne, 232-9995, noon

* Jonathan Raymond
This local boy is making good on a national scale. See review this issue. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


SUNDAY 5/30

Subterranean Beat Revival
The Rabbit Hole's weekly evening of beat poets beating to the beat of a jazz beat tonight features Native American poet Trevino, who celebrates the release of his book Trevino Brings Plenty. Rabbit Hole, 203 SE Grand Ave, 231-2925,

Confronting Capitalism
A speech and discussion from Eddie Yuen, editor of a new collection of writings from grassroots organizers on issues involving the globalization movement. Laughing Horse, 3625 SE Division, 236-2893, 7 pm


TUESDAY 6/1

Homeland
A reading and slideshow from Pulitzer-winning journalist Dale Maharidge, whose new book Homeland is an account of the rise of Bush's warrior state since the fall of the World Trade Center. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm