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THURSDAY 1/25

Gilham St. Writers
Local authors share their work in progress. Accessible and fun, talk with writers about writing. ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 PM

David W. Szady
Sponsored by Friends of Mytery, under the all-too-suitable name "Bloody Thursdays," you can get to know a real FBI Special Agent in charge of the Portland Division. Szady has been in the FBI since 1972, and that's long enough to play a part in some real shit. Use the Q & A to ask about his role in the foreign Counterintelligence program, the Violent Crimes Squad and the Violent Gangs Task Force. Ask him what he contributes to our fair city. NORTHWEST NEIGHBORHOOD CULTURAL CENTER, 1819 NW Everett, 228-6972, 7:30 PM

Poetland Building/Poetry+ Civic Affairs
Regional Arts & Culture Council brings you a way to let poetry solve all your worries. Pick a topic, get a poem, and see the world anew. Installation created by Merridawn Duckler, putting poetry in the middle of downtown's business world. PORTLAND BUILDING, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, 7 AM-6PM

Kathleen Tyau & Fishtrap Fiction Reading
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY/SMITH MEMORIAL BROWSING LOUNGE, 7 pm, $5,$3,Free

Wild in the City: Portland's Natural Areas.
Urban greenspaces, and essays by local authors: Kim Stafford, Robert Michael Pyle, Robin Cody and Tom McAllister. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 PM

* Laura Winter, Dan Raphael & Casey Bush
Casey Bush is bringing out his new book, Janes Bonnets, which is absolutely beautiful in language and in layout, illustrated by Portland artist Jack McLarty. Larua Winter will read from No Gravy Baby, inspired by the jazz scene, and Dan Raphael is always worth catching, for his work, his enthusiasm and the energy he brings to every reading. POWELL'S ON HAWTHORNE, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 PM

Sacvan Bercovitch
Leave it to an intellectual historian and discourse theorist to raise the question, "What's so Funny About Huckleberry Finn?" A brilliant mind. REED COLLEGE, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, 522-9453, 7 PM


FRIDAY 1/26

Turiya Maylann Autry
Sponsored by the Cascade Writers Showcase, this author is a local poet and slam competitor. BARNES & NOBLE NORTHEAST (LLOYD CENTER), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 PM

Declare
Spy fiction. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 PM


SATURDAY 1/27

Bitch Frenzy
Celebrate the 13th issue of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, with the editors and publishers. The night's focus will be on discussing women in the media. READING FRENZY, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 7 PM


SUNDAY 1/28

April Henry Launch Party
The premiere of the fourth in the the Claire Montrose mystery series, Heart-Shaped Box. ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 5 PM


MONDAY 1/29

Catherine Ryan Hyde
Meet the author of the movie Pay it Forward and other works. ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 PM

One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding.
A reissue of a book that was relevant and considered satisfyingly irreverent in 1961. True to its time, it addresses race relations more effectively than sexual and gender-based mores, with a charming child prostitute and a hundred-dollar bill. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 PM

Anthony Grafton
"The Meanings of History in Renaissance Europe. " REED COLLEGE, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. , 522-9453, 7:30 PM

Nevada Barr
Blood Lure is a mystery that makes use of the author's work as a park ranger. TWENTY-THIRD AVENUE BOOKS, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 PM


TUESDAY 1/30

C.K. Williams
Kick off the new Poetry Downtown series: One vast segment of tree, the very topmost, bows/ceremoniously against a breath of breeze/patient, sagacious, apparently possessing the wisdom/such a union of space, light and matter should. LITERARY ARTS, First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park , 227-2583, 7:30 PM, $13/$45 series

Socrates' Cafe
Meet with traveling philosopher, Christopher Phillips, and join in his mission to revive pondering, discussing and sharing morally invigorating material. POWELLS ON HAWTHORNE, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 PM


WEDNESDAY 1/31

Ritah Parrish & Sarah Grace McCandless
See Review POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 PM

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