FRIDAY 7/9

Keith Rosson, Nate Beaty, & Dave Roche
Rosson's the publisher of Avow, a homegrown punk zine that's attained national recognition. Beaty and Roche are both local zinesters, of Brainfag and On Subbing, respectively. Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 7 pm, free


SUNDAY 7/11

* Pablo Neruda Festival
This fun celebration of Neruda's 100th birthday features readings of the seminal poet's work, live music, and hiphop performances, and a screening of a documentary on his life. PSU Park Blocks, Parkway North Commons, 3-6 pm, free


MONDAY 7/12

* Walter Mosley
Mystery/thriller Mosley always draws a big ol' crowd. His new book Little Scarlet brings back his popular character Easy Rawlins, who tracks down a murderer who did his/her vile deed at the peak of the LA race riots. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30


TUESDAY 7/13

* Jonathan Raymond
Another chance to hear local-boy-gone-big time Raymond read from his terrific book The Half-Life. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm

Girls Rock
This horribly titled book gives a comprehensive history of rockin' women in music over the last half-century, which isn't so horrible. Authors Tisa Lewis, Susan Shaw, and Mina Carson read tonight. In Other Words, 3734 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 232-6003, 7 pm, free

Todd Lewan
Riding in on the coattails of Sebastian Junger and Jon Krakauer, here comes journalist Todd Lewan to present another true outdoor adventure story, The Last Run: A True Story of Rescue and Redemption on the Alaska Seas. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30


WEDNESDAY 7/14

* Michelle Tea, Sarah Dougher, Zoe Trope, & Tristan Crane
This is an evening of literary superstars, among them Michelle Tea, fantastic author of Valencia and one of the champions of the lesbian/feminist genre. Disjecta, 116 NE Russell, 335-6979, 9 pm

* Juan Williams & Bob Edwards
The beloved NPR commentators come to share from their respective books. Williams has My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Experience and Edwards has Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism. First Unitarian Church, 1101 SW 12th Ave, 7:30 pm

Kings and Queens: Queers at the Prom
After a brief hiatus, Reading Frenzy is suddenly having a bunch of events again. Tonight editor David Boyer shares from a new book featuring anecdotes of queers going to prom. There will be a slideshow as well. Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 7 pm, free

* Haiku Inferno
The crazy performance troupe returns with their signature blend of mad libs and rapid haiku slinging. Voodoo Doughnut, 22 SW 3rd, 10:30 pm, $1