readings

THURSDAY 6/3

Carlos Reyes
Poets don't read at Powell's much these days, but Reyes is a particularly intriguing case. He lives in Portland, has a following in Ecuador for his translations of forgotten Spanish works, and has a cottage in Ireland. He's a true man of the world. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm


monday 6/7

Dancing in the Yukon with Wolves
Helen Thayer shares from Three Among the Wolves, a recap of the year she and her husband spent traversing the Canadian Yukon, photographing wolves. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

Sarah McCandless
Stories of adolescent female youth are all the rage right now, particularly in upper-middle class suburbs where the cruelty and backstabbing amongst developing women is disproportionately rampant. McCandless writes of her own foray into these torpid waters in Gross Pointe Girl, a memoir of growing up in Michigan. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


tuesday 6/8

Jennie Shortridge
Shortridge shares from her book Riding with the Queen, the story of 34-year-old washed up musician who heads home to visit her mother for the first time in 17 years. Shortridge will also sing some songs. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm

* Davy Rothbart
The founder of the magazine Found presents his new anthology Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, & Forgotten Items from Around the World. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Lean Press
Local publisher Lean Press wants to bridge the gap between the publishing world and the struggling author. They invite aspiring screenwriters, comic book artists, graphic novelists, and illustrators to come this evening to speak with Lean Press reps and get advice and feedback. World Cup, 721 NW 10th, , 6 pm, free


wednesday 6/9

Patricia Wells
The prolific Wells has been described as the best American cook in France. Come judge for yourself as she presents The Provence Cookbook. Powell's Books for Cooks and Gardeners, 3747 SE Hawthorne, 235-3802, 7 pm

Jean Hegland
Hegland will share from Windfalls, her new book about two women's lives that are forever changed by pregnancy. Funny how that works. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm