Readings Listings 


THURSDAY 5/24

Greg Rucka & Bodyguard
An author traveling with his muse, the professional bodyguard. Come a half hour early and join in the social. Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center, 1819 NW Everett, 228-6972, 7:30 pm

Jennifer Belle
High Maintenance. The slick comedy of real estate deals in NY, and all those fabulous penthouses. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Ethan Canin
Carry Me Across the River. Canin's debut story collection was a knock out, while his subsequent works have been tedious. Perhaps another break through with this story of Nazi Germany? Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


FRIDAY 5/25

Poetry Fling
Open Mic. Read your own work, or that of a favorite poet. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7 pm, free

Heather Shayne Blakeslee
"How to Be a Detective and Find Success in Publishing." A Poets & Writers magazine editor. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7:30 pm

Portland Poetry Workshop
Poetry support group, just forming! Start with a writing exercise, a discussion of work, and party favors. Barnes & Noble Northeast (Lloyd Center), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm


SATURDAY 5/26

Elisa Medhus, M.D.
Raising Children Who Think For Themselves. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 2 pm

Bart King
An Architectural Guidebook to Portland. Barnes & Noble Northeast (Lloyd Center), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201,


SUNDAY 5/27

Sidney Weissman
East Side Stories. A native New Yorker looking at New York during the Great Depression, Eastern European Jewish immigrants, and their first-generation New York children. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 3 pm


MONDAY 5/28

Angry White Male Tour
Like that famous Boy Named Sue, Mike Diana is angry. So are a few other guys. Times are hard all over. Counter Media, 927 SW Oak St, 226-8141, 6-8 pm


TUESDAY 5/29

Jo-Ann Mapson
Bad Girl Creek. The story of "an unlikely family formed on a now defunct flower farm." Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm

* Chuck Palahniuk
Another quick paced, dark, funny, and chilling book from local luminary and occasional Mercury contributor! Sure to have a pack of fans present, so get there early, and stay late. He's a great reader, and even makes the Q&A dance. See review this issue Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7:00 pm

Barbara Ehrenreich
Nickel & Dimed. The true story of an author-turned-reporter who actually made a choice to live on minimum wage jobs. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm


WEDNESDAY 5/30

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: A Poetry/Prose Homage to Ancestors & Elders
Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm

Jo-Ann Mapson
Bad Girl Creek The story of inheriting a flower farm, bringing people together, changing lives forever. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Michael David Kwan: A Childhood in Wartime China
Things That Must Not Be Forgotten: A Childhood in Wartime China. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

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