THURSDAY 2/1

Spoken Arts
Four storytellers and a one-act play. Gwion, Neil Gilpin, Alaric True, Janet Julian, and Tim Stebbins. Laurelthirst, 2958 NE Glisan St, 232-1504,

Ben Franklin: Unplugged
This monologue artist has read across the country, and once hosted a radio show called The Urban Happiness Radio Hour. Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, 768-7687, 7:30 pm, Free

Symposium to Focus on a Changing Tibet
All the big topics from tourism to sex, eroticism to the "Processes of Meaning in Tibetan Folk Ritual." Complicated and meaningful. Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, 768-7687, 2:30 pm, Free


FRIDAY 2/2

Marc Cooper
Pinochet and Me: A Chilean Anti-Memoir. Cooper, journalist and translator to Allende until the coup of 1973, has put together a book that combines a firsthand account of historic events along with analysis and understanding. It's important to get a handle on how a radical armed capitalist revolution can squelch a country. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


SATURDAY 2/3

NW African American Writer's Workshop Poetry Reading
Celebrate Black history month with members of the Northwest African American Writer's Workshop. Barnes & Noble Northeast (Lloyd Center), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 1 pm


MONDAY 2/4

* Eden Robinson
Monkey Beach. Set in the Pacific Northwest and detailing the lives of the Haisla people, this book is on its own in terms of material, voice, and power. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


TUESDAY 2/5

Rupert Thomson
The Book of Revelations. A creepy, dark book of sexual abuse, torture, and post-traumatic stress. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


WEDNESDAY 2/6

Tina Tau McMahon
Eating the Foam. Portland poet, reads from her new chapbook. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm

Thomas Perry
Death Benefits, a book about an insurance scam. Murder by the Book, 3210 SE Hawthorne, 232-9995, 6:30 pm