THURSDAY 5/26

Voices of the City
Always a heartwarming event, WRAP presents another evening of readings from underprivileged folks who have been inspired to write through the nonprofit's free workshops. First Congregational Church , 1126 SW Park Ave, 796-9224, 6:30 pm Karen X.

Tulchinsky & Lisa Moore
The Canadian Moore presents Open, a new collection of short stories. Tulchinsky presents The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky, a novel about a Jewish champion boxer. Powell's Books on Hawthorne , 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Stephen Clarke
The British Clarke shares A Year in the Merde, his comic account of spending a year in Paris. Powell's City of Books , 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm

FRIDAY 5/27

Sean Carswell, Todd Taylor
James Jay Carswell's co-editor at Gorsky Press and has a new story collection called Barney's Crew. Taylor was once managing editor of Razorcake and will tell stories about all the crazy interviews he's done with punks. Jay has been a firefighter, a janitor, a bartender, and every so often, a poet and essayist. Reading Frenzy , 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 7 pm

SATURDAY 5/28

An Anthology of Pacific Northwest Poetry, Prose and Art
The premise of this new anthology is pretty well explained in its title. Celebrate its release with contributors Walt Curtis, Leanne Grabel, Ed Edmo, and more. Talking Drum , 446 NE Killingsworth, , 7 pm

TUESDAY 5/31

Robin Cody
Cody is the second author to be published by PSU's Ooligan Press, or rather, in this case, re-published, as his novel about teens gettin' it on in the '60s has been printed before, to much controversy and acclaim. Broadway Books , 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm

WEDNESDAY 6/1

Aaron Glantz
Glantz presents The War in Iraq: An Eyewitness Account, about how he visited Iraq at the start of the war and found citizens in favor of it, then visited it again a year later, and found citizens very, very against it. Laughing Horse , 3625 SE Division, 236-2893, 7 pm

William Henry Lewis
Lewis presents his new story collection, I Got Somebody in Staunton, centered around the African American experience. Powell's City of Books , 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm