Sam Hamill
Poet & translator, Hamill will read from his most recent poetry collections, and from his translations. Portland State University/Smith Memorial Browsing Lounge, 7 pm

Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Love
A pre-Valentine's reading from an anthology of love poems, collected by a psychotherapist and sexuality expert. Local poets and contributors, such as Barbara LaMorticella, will join in the reading. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Anthony Loyd
My War Gone By, I Miss It So. The "poetic" book of a British upper-crust who defines himself and his history through military exploits, the sun that never sets on the British Empire, and the "seductiveness" of war. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Patricia Goedicke
This highly acclaimed poet and New Yorker writer is in town in residency with the Mountain Writers Center. Held in the Psych Auditorium 105. Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. , 522-9453, 8 pm, Free

* Da Chen
Colors of the Revolution, a coming-of age memoir set against Maoist China. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


Poems Over Broadway
Open Mic, open to all. Barnes & Noble Northeast (Lloyd Center), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm, Free

Patricia Goedicke
Poetry reading, in the Visual Arts Center Theater. Mount Hood Community College , 26000 SE Stark St, 491-6075, Noon, $2-$3 Free


Tom Alkire
There's More to Fishing (Than Catching Fish). Rowboat philosophy. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 2 pm

Travel Writing Workshop
Andrew Giarelli leads the workshop, aiming writers toward publication in the travel writing industry. Call 503/725-3579, Tracy Dillon, for info. Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway, Neuberger Hall, 725-2315, 1-4:00, $50.00


Patricia Goedicke
Poetry & discussion. Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave, 248-5234, 2 pm, Free


Michael Connelly & George Pelecanos
Crime fiction. Murdered beautiful women, sex, longing and an out-of-luck loner. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

* Sherman Alexie
The witty and engaging Native American author will speak. Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palantine Rd, Agnes Flanigan Chapel, 7 pm, 768-7687


The Man Who Brought His Gun to An Audit, The Woman Who Deducted Her Implants, and other True Tax Tales
Written by a tax preparer. Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 6 pm

Knowing Stones: Poems of Exotic Places
Three contributors to this anthology will be reading: Kate Gray, Willa Schneberg, and Joseph A. Soldati. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm

Patricia Goedicke
Poetry reading, sponsored by Mountain Writers. Clackamas Community College, 19600 S Molalla Ave, 491-6075, Noon, Free West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns, , 6:30 pm, Free

Karen Finley
Finley, famous for her performance art and even more for offending the NEA, will be reading from her collected essays, A Different Kind of Intimacy. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


Classic Fiction Book Group
This month it's The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7 pm

April Henry
Heart Shaped Box. More of the Claire Montrose series: vanity license plates, a pretty and dead young woman, a mystery. Murder by the Book, 3210 SE Hawthorne, 232-9995, 6:30 pm