Readings Listings 


THURSDAY 11/30

Peter Sears
Portland native and poet extraordinaire will read from his latest work, The Brink, -it's comfortable, accessible language written in a universal way. He writes about everyday things: dead people revisiting their village, being stuck in a traffic jam, or identifying with a bear at the zoo. Winner of the 2000 Peregrine Smith Prize. LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, 768-7687, 8 pm

Cameron Tuttle
The Bad Girl's Guide to Getting What You Want. The shelves are bursting with guidebooks. Here's one aimed at marketing rules for breaking the rules. Like every Cosmo , it claims secrets to help score sex, love, money, and power--A good job, a quick marriage. The press kit came with a pink compact and a cutesy T-shirt. Bad? I say, send mini bottles of Jaegermeister and a pack of those new designer Camel cigarette packages we've been hearing so much about. Then I'll settle down and read. POWELL'S BOOKS ON HAWTHORNE, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Micheal Lerner
A Ralph Nader of spiritual values, watch-dogging corporate control of our divine selves, with his book, Spirit Matters: Global Healing and the Wisdom of the Soul. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Gynomite: Fearless Feminist Porn
The title says it all. Five authors on hand to read & sign. READING FRENZY, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 7:30 pm, $5

Thisbe Nissen
Out of the Girls' Room and into the Night, is a collection of stories with truly young protagonists, struggling with the death of Jerry Garcia, the mysteries of summer camp and high school lesbian urges. Nissen is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop who's won her share of awards. Find out what's winning in contemporary short fiction. REED COLLEGE, PSYCHOLOGY AUDITORIUM, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7591, 8 pm, free


FRIDAY 12/1

Nomi Eve
The Family Orchard. "Word and family histories intertwined." ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, 246-0053, 7:30 pm

Buckman Elementary School 3rd Grade Reading
We never did this when I was a kid! Kids reading their own work at the local bookstore. Excellent. BARNES & NOBLE NORTHEAST (LLOYD CENTER), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7:00 pm

Martin Goldsmith
With The Inextinguishable Symphony, NPR commentator tells the true stories of his parents' courtship, Jewish musicians during the Third Reich. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


SATURDAY 12/2

Cory Schreiber
Wildwood: Cooking from the Source In the Pacific Northwest. Wildwood's best recipes. ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, 246-0053, 3:00 pm

Steve Terrill & Thomas Robinson
Oregon: Then & Now. A pretty incredible project, retracing the steps of photographer Benjamin Gifford, in urban and rural areas, to see what's changed. BARNES & NOBLE, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 3:30 pm


SUNDAY 12/3

Holiday Cheer & Author's Party
At the Portland Art Museum, across from the Historical Society. Authors attending include Jennifer Lauck, Caprial Pence, Eric Kimmel, Lauren Kessler, Thomas Robinson, and Steve Terrill. Books, music, snacks, and "cheer." OREGON HISTORICAL CENTER, 1200 SW Park Ave., 222-1741, 12-4 pm


MONDAY 12/4

Savon Lindsay
My Naked Soul. Memoir of the school of hard knocks. Drug addiction, prison, fathering 12 kids, and other mistakes turned into literature. POWELL'S BOOKS ON HAWTHORNE, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm


TUESDAY 12/5

Barry Lopez
National Book Award winner (for Artic Dreams) is back on the scene, this time with short fiction. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


WEDNESDAY 12/6

Deborah Bergman
The Knitting Goddess: Finding the Heart and Soul of Knitting Through Instruction, Projects and Stories. Local author, tangling together goddess thoughts, the Bible, ancient Egypt, all conjured up while knitting. BORDERS-TIGARD, 16970 SW 72 Ave, 968-7576,

Phil Irwin
Jobjumper. We've all been there, moving from one low-level job to the next. Comedy covering tragedy, looking at America. POWELL'S BOOKS ON HAWTHORNE, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Ursula Le Guin
We all know who she is. Portland's longtime star of science fiction and more. Hear her read from The Telling, her new novel, marking a return to earlier work. Her last book is based in Dovza City, on the planet Aka. The evil capitalist government turns everyone into "producer-consumers," systematically destroying the ancient ways in "The Time of Cleansing." Sutty, the protaganiat, is unhappy about all this so she sets out for the mountains, where she will learn the tradition of the ancient ways. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

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