Emily White, James Hoch, Cheryl Strayed
The cool people behind the newish Loggernaut group present yet another stellar reading event (the last one with Ben McGrath and Peter Rock was packed to the gills). One-time editor of Seattle's The Stranger, Emily White's Fast Girls: Teenage Tribes and the Myth of the Slut has been pulling in raves since its publication in 2003. Pennsylvania poet James Hoch's A Parade of Hands has been described as "a cosmic journey into a fragile and dreamy landscape." And Cheryl Strayed is billed as a fiction writer, despite the fact her essays seem to be the things getting attention, having repeatedly appeared in the Best American Essays anthologies. Gravy, 3947 NE Mississippi,, 7:30 pm

Annette White-Parks
Seems like there've been a lot of books coming out recently about the '70s. Don't get us wrong, it's our favorite decade by a long shot, but it just seems kind of random. Anywho, so White-Parks' novel Bridge Work is about a female writer in the '70s who heads for a small logging town in California hoping to write and learn in relative isolation. Instead, though, she falls in love with a grizzled mountain man, Jesse Chapman Oakes, a man whose very name melts our hearts, too.In Other Words, 3734 SE Hawthorne, 232-6003, 7 pm

Eric Stone
Stone is the author of The Living Room of the Dead, based on the true story of an elite Brit who fell in love with a Russian prostitute and tried to get her away from her pimp. Stone's appearance doubles as a writing workshop on the topic of, "How to Write a Novel Based on Fact and Not Get Yourself into Too Much Trouble." Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Ian Avi & Daniel Scott Buck
Two newish Portland writers team up. Avi is part of the P-Town Independent Press collective, presenting his book Motivation and Toleration. An investigator for the Portland public defender's office, Scott Buck will read from The Greatest Show on Earth, a book about the media frenzy that surrounds sexual abuse accusations and reality TV. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


Naomi Kinsman
Kinsman's an actor/playwright who recently published a children's fantasy novel called Luconeth. She's also a graduate of Beaverton High School, class of '95. Represent, B-Town! Northwest Children's Theater, 1819 NW Everett, 222-4480, 11:30 am


Janice Gould
The library has a Native American theme going on this month in celebration of a new section that features Native American literature, plays, poetry, and more. Gould is an acclaimed Native American poet and the co-editor of Speak to Me: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry. Central Library, 801 SW 10th, 988-5471, 2 pm


Some Angels Wear Black: Selected Poems by Eli Coppola
Local authors Chris Cottrell, Trevino Brings Plenty, Lisa Radon, Emily Riley, and more read from this new collection of little-known works by Bay Area poet Coppola, who died unexpectedly in 2000. Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 7 pm


Periel Aschenbrand
Despite a fairly disgusting, egocentric cover featuring her naked, somewhat anorexic-looking body, NYC T-shirt designer Periel Aschenbrand's über-hip memoir, The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own, has been exuberantly approved by Jonathan Ames. If Ames told us to hurl ourselves off the Hawthorne Bridge, we'd pretty much do it, so reading this slim, silly little book shouldn't prove too difficult. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Chuck Klosterman
See interview this issue. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


Chuck Klosterman
See interview this issue. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm

See interview this issue. Pacific Switch-board, 4637 N Albina, 233-2787, 8 & 10 pm, $7-10

Nina Shengold
Playwright and screenwriter Shengold presents Clearcut, her debut novel about a ménage à trois in a Pacific NW mining town between a burly local, a snotty college kid hitchhiker, and the kid's hottie girlfriend. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, 7:30 pm