* Lewis Lapham: 150 Years of Harper's Magazine

This is the harvest of so many years of Harpers, from Herman Melville through Sylvia Plath, David Mamet, and Salman Rushdie. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Anndee Hochman

The former Portlander returns to read from her collection, Anatomies. We loved her when she lived here; lets enjoy her work on this visit. BROADWAY BOOKS, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm

Contemporary Italian Poetry

Angela Zagarella and Clemens Starck wil read poetry by Nobel Prize winner Eugenio Montale, Ennio De Santis, and Starck's own poems, in English and Italian, while surrounded by the porcelain work of former Portlander Mardi Wood. CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY, 3934 SW Corbett Ave, 223-2654, 8 pm

Rob Brezsny

The brilliant voice of "Real Astrology" has written a novel, The Television Oracle, said to be insightful as any horoscope, loony and fun. POWELL'S ON HAWTHORNE, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238 -1668, 7:30 pm

Andrew Sean Greer

There's always room for another story collection, as long as it's "a miracle of eloquence, strange as a dream." How It Was For Me is a highly praised debut collection, with stories previously published in Esquire and Paris Review. TWENTY-THIRD AVENUE BOOKS, 1015 NW 23, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


Molly Gloss

Offering lush sentences and Northwest imagery, Molly Gloss will read from her third novel, Wild Life. ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, 246-0053, 7:30 pm

* Janet Fitch

White Oleander is one of the lucky novels chosen as an Oprah Book Club selection. Take that as an endorsement or as you will... POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


Dr. Linn Goldberg

This OHSU professor views exercise as a "death-defying act," the cure for what ails you, in her book, The Healing Power of Exercise. ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, 246-0053, 3 pm


James Norwood Pratt--Tea & Cookies!

This reading comes with snacks! The New Tea Lover's Treasury is a history and a guide to teas. BARNES & NOBLE, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 2 pm

Liza Wieland

Hear the author read from her second story collection, You Can Sleep While I Drive, stories that are both taut and complex. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


I Love Monday!

Portland poet and publisher Dan Raphael brings together Pat Vivian, Dennis McBride and Verlena Orr for a night of poetry, intensity, enthusiasm, and inspiration. BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC, 708 SW Third Ave, 220-5911

* Lauren Kessler

I love books about the wild lives of strong, smart and debauched women. The Happy Bottom Riding Club: The Life and Times of Poncho Barnes promises to be exactly that. Barnes was a cohort of Howard Hughes, a hard drinker, influential, wealthy and daring. Join the award-winning author for a sample of the biography. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


Yeats' Birthday Open Mic

Five minutes of your own to "read, juggle, or whistle Dixie." Always a packed house and a welcoming crowd. CAFE LENA, 2239 SE Hawthorne, 238-7087, 9:30 pm

Viscount Ballroom's Beat Resurrection

Every Tuesday the Viscount hosts poetry, spoken word, and live jazz. Who needs more? 21 and over only. VISCOUNT BALLROOM, 722 E Burnside St, 233-7855

Thomas Lynch

Who's better qualified than a funeral director to contemplate death? With Bodies in Motion and at Rest, the author continues his exploration of the relations between "the literary and the mortuary arts." HIs previous work won an American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Deep waters...scary and true. TWENTY-THIRD AVENUE BOOKS, 1015 NW 23, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


* Martin Amis

Amis is always both honored and disparaged by the press, tracked in everything from his dental work to his love life. Now he's taken charge and shaped his own history with Experience: A Memoir, turning his harsh wit to comment on personal experience. BORDERS-TIGARD, 16970 SW 72 Ave, 968-7576, 7 pm