Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Book Discussion Group
Discuss Bird-Eyes by Madelyn Arnold, winner of a Lambda Lit Award. BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC, 708 SW Third Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm, Free

Bill Johnson
A Story is A Promise. Bring plays and scripts in progress, and make use of the Q& A at this reading. BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC, 708 SW Third Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm, Free

Book Group
Discuss Jerzy Kosinski's all time classic, Being There. BORDERS-BEAVERTON, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm, Free

Richard Morgan
Sailing Away: Short Stories, is a collection of stories set during the Vietnam era. Morgan is a local writer on the national scene, highly praised by writers such as David Duncan, author of The Brothers K. POWELLS ON HAWTHORNE, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, Free

Orgasmic Alphabet Orgy
Every Thursday--spoken word! SEGES ARTBAR, 818 SW First Ave, 279-0250, Free


Summer Evening Showcase
This sounds like a great new venue, bringing talents together. This event combines the visual work of artist Lauren Mantecon, with poetry and songs and who knows what else from Fuzzy Doodah, Stephen Spyrit, and Robin Hoffmeister. GROUNDSWELL GALLERY, 1800 NE Alberta, 331-1420, 7:30 pm, $5

* Will Eisner
Will Eisner, the man credited with inventing graphic novels, signs Last Day In Vietnam, a stunning journalistic comic book. (Jamie S. Rich) THINGS FROM ANOTHER WORLD, 10977 SE Main St, Milwaukie, 652-2752, 3 pm, Free

* Brian Pera
Troublemaker is highly praised by writers I'd trust. The language is ragged, rich and evocative. The tale seems to be of a boy adrift in a world of sex and drugs, carnivals, emotions and obsession. TWENTY-THIRD AVENUE BOOKS, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm, Free


Judith Barrington and Anita Sullivan
Kick off a wonderful reading series at the beach with Barrington, a local and well established poet, and Sullivan, an NPR essayist. Once a month this series will bring in accomplished authors. Readings are followed by Q&A and open mic. NYE BEACH WRITERS' SERIES, Studio Theatre Performing Arts Center, 777 West Olive, (541) 574-7708, 7 pm, $6/ $5 members


Literature in Performance
Organized by Keith Scales, who always has something interesting going on, this month's performance is actor and poet Jeff Myers presenting Harlan Ellison: Laugh Track and Other Pieces. BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC, 708 SW Third Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm, Free


Graphic Novels Group
For anyone interested in reading, writing, illustrating and talking about graphic novels. This group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. BORDERS-BEAVERTON, 2605 SW Cedar Hills , 644-1498, 7 pm, Free

Open Mic
The room is dark and cozy, the coffee's good, the crowd wants more and more poetry, spoken word, stories...get up and read, it's time. COFFEE TIME, 710 NW 21st, 9 pm, Free

Phillip Margolin
With a history of six best sellers behind him, Margolin will read from his most recent novel, Wild Justice. LOOKING GLASS BOOKSTORE, 318 SW Taylor, 227-4760, 7 pm, Free


The Eastside Writer's Forum
Open to writers of all genre. BARNES & NOBLE NE, 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm, Free

Christopher Rice
The son of Anne and Stan Rice makes his debut with this book, A Density of Souls, a romantic, tragic mystery set in cemeteries and swamps, among the gay community and the rolling countryside. POWELL'S ON HAWTHORNE, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, Free