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THURSDAY 9/19

Spy Dust
Paranoia will abound as two former technical operations officers read from this allegedly true book about what's behind certain closed doors at the CIA. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to all Creation
Dr. Tatiana (a.k.a. Olivia Judson), is billed as "the only sex columnist in creation with a prodigious knowledge of evolutionary biology." Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free

Aurelie Sheehan
Reed continues its annual visiting writers series with Sheehan, author of the much raved-about short story collection, Jack Kerouac is Pregnant. Reed College, Psychology Auditorium, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7591, 8 pm, free


FRIDAY 9/20

Dune: The Butlerian Jihad
Sigh...will this shameless exploitation of the Dune legacy ever end? Brian Herbert will read from the latest installment in his series of drivel inspired by his father's original stellar novel. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


MONDAY 9/21

Baxter Black
Yeehah! NPR's favorite former large animal veterinarian is back with a new collection of essays, commentaries, and prose. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

Dear Mr. President
Author Gabe Hudson presents this one; a collection of short stories based on the Gulf War. In the tradition of Catch 22, the darkly comical President reminds us that war can actually be pretty funny. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


TUESDAY 9/22

Robert Clark
Clark's new novel, Love Among the Ruins, is loaded with scenes of teenage lovemaking that make use of phrases like "William is not that handsome and Emily is not that pretty." Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm, $5

Carter Beats the Devil
Lost in the legendary shadow of Houdini was another master illusionist of the 1920s: Charles Carter, A.K.A., Carter the Great. Glen David Gold will read from his novel about this man, and the sometimes dangerous aspects of living as a magician in an era obsessed by magic. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


WEDNESDAY 9/23

Ira Glass
See My What A Busy Week Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall/Literary Arts, SW Broadway & Main, 228-1353, 7:30 pm, $25-55

Salman Rushdie
First Congregational is big, but not even a cathedral could contain the massive intellect and writing ability that Rushdie exudes. First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave, 227-2583, 7:30 pm, fre

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