THURSDAY 9/8

Matt Haley
Tying in with Mississippi's Second Thursday Art Walk, Bridge City Comics presents local comic book artist Haley, signing copies of his new graphic novel G.I. Spy. Bridge City Comics, 3725 N Mississippi, 282-5484, 7 pm

Floyd Skloot
Oregon's best-named writer, Floyd Skloot, presents his latest memoir, A World of Light, a follow-up to In the Shadow of Memory, in which he came to terms with a brain-ravaging virus. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Sara Halprin
Halprin presents Seema's Show, a book on the life of quirky communist/artist Seema Aissen, who had her first photographic exhibit mounted at the age of 95. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Paul Miller
In town for what's sure to be a kickass performance at the TBA Fest, the artist/musician/cultural critic also known as DJ Spooky warms up with a reading from his new book Rhythm Science. Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 6 pm

FRIDAY 9/9

Sibyl James & Karin Temple
Two authors from the local StringTown Press sound off—James from the travel journal (through Vietnam) Ho Chi Minh's Motorbike, and Temple from the poetry/art collection WeimarX2. 23rd Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-5097, 7:30 pm

Nick McDonell
McDonell published his first book, Twelve, at the age of 17—it received a 300,000-copy print run. That's big. Now he's all grown up, with a second book under his belt, The Third Brother, which follows a family coping with the aftermath of 9/11. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

MONDAY 9/12

Jacqueline Winspear
Winspear presents Pardonable Lies, the third book in her series of mystery novels starring Detective Maisie Dobbs. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

TUESDAY 9/13

Richard Andreoli
See My, What A Busy Week, pg. 17. Borders (Downtown), 708 SW 3rd Ave, 221-9814, 7 pm

Craig Lesley Publication Party
The press materials for this Broadway Books-sponsored event don't mention if Portland writer Lesley will actually be in attendance to read from his new memoir, Burning Fence, but it does say, "buy a book, we'll buy you a drink!" Woo! Kennedy School, 4736 NE 33rd Ave, 249-3983, 7 pm

Elizabeth Warner
Warner presents Ditched by Dr. Right, a collection of stories about being a single woman in America. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7 pm

WEDNESDAY 9/14

Chris Bohjalian
Oprah fave Bohjalian (Midwives) comes through to support his new book, Before You Know Kindness. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm

The Celebration of the Most Awesome Female Muscle in the World
See My, What A Busy Week, pg. 17. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Robin Hobb
Fantasy buffs won't want to miss Hobb, whose Fool's Fate and other books are right up there with the likes of George R. R. Martin and Terry Brooks. Powell's in Beaverton, 8725 SW Cascade Ave, 643-3131, 7 pm