THURSDAY 2/9

Tracy Daugherty, Mar­jorie Sandor, Sam White
The Loggernaut Reading Series presents three authors, all reading on a common theme; this month, the prompt is "Come In." Daugherty has seven published books under his belt, three of which won Oregon Book Awards; Sandor's essays and fiction have appeared in everything from the New York Times Magazine to the ubiquitous Best American (Insert Genre Here) series; and White is currently working on not one, but two graphic novels and a second book of poetry. Gravy, 3957 NE Mississippi, 7:30 pm, $2

MONDAY 2/13

Souled American
Whitey, look out! Author Kevin Phinney has your number. His new book is all about how, "from plantation hollers to gangsta rap," you've been taking beautiful Africa American music and processing it into shit bubbles like Kevin Federline. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

Arthur & George
Julian Barnes, one of England's most esteemed novelists, late-Victorian Britain, blah blah blah, chap. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free