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THURSDAY 9/7

Alan Watt
"I was three when she walked out on us. Just threw everything into a bag and split, and all that was left was a photograph." Cheap clichè and trivialized psychology, or a cleverly self-referencing postmodern look at genre work in a literary guise? You decide. Diamond Dogs is this Canadian comedienne's first novel. POWELL'S-BEAVERTON, 8725 SW Cascade Ave, 643-3131, 7:30 pm, Free


FRIDAY 9/8

Poems Over Broadway
This is a monthly open mic, welcoming all poets willing to partake the in the non-confrontational atmosphere. BARNES & NOBLE NE, 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm, Free


SATURDAY 9/9

Girls Who Rocked The World 2
Five local young writers, ages 12 to 14, will read to celebrate the publication of this new book. Girls Who Rocked The World 2 is an anthology of essays on historical figures ranging from Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt to Lauryn Hill, along with personal essays by young girls from around the United States. BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC, 708 SW Third Ave, 220-5911, 2 pm, Free

Vegan Cooking: How It All Vegan
This is one of those great readings that comes with a cooking demonstration. The book covers vegan recipes that go beyond food, to vegan cosmetics, cleansers, and pet snacks. POWELL'S BOOKS FOR COOKS & GARDENERS, 3747 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 235-3802, 2 pm, Free


MONDAY 9/11

I Love Monday! Poetry Night
Dan Raphael is joined this week by poets James Grabill and Melanie Green, along with longtime music critic Richard Meltzer, who will read from his latest, A Whole Like the Rest: The Music Writings of Richard Meltzer. BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC, 708 SW Third Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm, Free


TUESDAY 9/12

* Eight Steps to Happiness
Buddhist monk Geshe Kelsang Gyatso makes happiness sound so easy. He won't be present, but monk Gen Kelsang Wangchulk will be discussing his book. BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC, 708 SW Third Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm, Free

Open Mic
The room is dark, the coffee's good, the crowd wants more and more poetry, spoken word, stories...get up and read, it's time. COFFEE TIME, 710 NW 21, 9 pm, Free

Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood expands her already diverse literary repertoire with her most recent novel-within-a-novel, The Blind Assassin. This event will be held at the First Congregational Church. Seating is as available. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, Free


WEDNESDAY 9/13

Karen Brooks, Gideon Bosker, and Reed Darmon
Join local authors with their new book, Dude Food: Recipes for the Modern Guy. BARNES & NOBLE NORTHEAST, 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm, Free

Wyn Wachorst
The Dream of Spaceflight is a collection of lyrical essays on science and technology. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, Free

Terry Brooks
Brooks, who also wrote Star Wars: The Phantom Menance, is known as a "master of epic fantasy." Join the author in a reading of The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse WItch. Beautiful women, potent magic, an elven prince, and monstrous creatures. POWELL'S-BEAVERTON, 8725 SW Cascade Ave, 643-3131, 7 pm, Free

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