Spring Poetry Contest!
Poets age 16 and up are invited to submit poems, no more than 30 lines each, to be judged by nationally acclaimed local poet Michelle Glazer. The winner gets a reading with Glazer at Looking Glass. Poems due in by 4/13. Looking Glass Bookstore, 318 SW Taylor, 227-4760

John D'Agata
Halls of Fame: Lists, collage, and "lucid narratives," said to be "redefining the modern American essay." Breaking down barriers between poetry and prose. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Pulitzer Prize Winner Henry Taylor
Henry Taylor is perhaps best known for his 1986 Pulitzer Prize winning poetry collection entitled, The Flying Change. Besides his original poetry, Taylor is also a renown translator of classical drama. He presently spends much of his time as a Professor of Literature and Co-Director of the MFA program in Creative Writing at American University Sponsored by Mountain Writers. Kaul Lounge. Free. Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, 522-9453, 8 pm


Pam Houston, Nerissa Nields.
Sponsored by In Other Words Bookstore. Held in Shattuck Hall. An author and a folk singer, both writers. Portland State University Campus Ministries, 633 SW Montgomery St, 222-2944, 8 pm, $10

HomeWord Bound/Community Partners for Affordable Housing
Meet authors Larry Colton, Karen Karbo, and Phillip Margolin. Have dinner and support affordable housing. Call 503/598-2724 for reservations (required) time and ticket price. Sweetbrier Inn, 7125 SW Nyberg Rd, 692-5800,


Meg Daly, Chelsea Cain, Meg Weber, and Tara Hardy
Sex and Single Girls: Straight & Queer Women on Sexuality. In Other Words, 3734 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 232-6003, 7 pm

Morning Poetry Lecture: Poetry and Historical Research
Pulitzer Prize winning poetry, Henry Taylor. Mountain Writers Center, 3624 SE Milwaukie, 236-4854, 10 am, $5-$8


Susan Orlean
Author of The Orchid Thief. Her newest is a collection of essays, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


Romance Group
Discuss Hearts by Stef Ann Holm. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm

Best of the Ark Restaurant
Pasta Works will pour a complimentary wine tasting, while the authors/cooks/restaurateurs show how it's done. Powell's Books for Cooks & Gardeners, 3747 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 235-3802, 3 pm

Richard Bernstein: The Ultimate Journey
Retracing a Buddhist monk's long walk across Asia in search of truth. The monk did it in the impossibly early year of 629. Much, of course, has changed--but is Truth transcendent? Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


Favorite Poem Night
Readers of all ages, share your favorite poem. Taking a tip from Robert Pinskey, who unleashed a flurry of well loved poems with his national Favorite Poem project. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm

Women's Fiction Book Group
A new book group, just for women with time on their hands mid-day, mid-week! Get in now and help determine the groups future reading choices. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 1 pm

Dr. Mary Riley, Corporate Consultant
Leadership Begins With You. Barnes & Noble Northeast (Lloyd Center), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm

Mystery Lovers Group
Murder at Astor Place, by Victoria Thompson. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm

Writers in the Schools End-of-Year Reading
See what the kids learned--writing teachers and their students read and lead workshops. PCPA, 1111 SW Broadway, Noon

Sex and Single Girls
Personal essays by women in their 20s and 30s. Contributors Chelsea Cain, Meg Weber, Kary Wayson, and Tara Hardy will read. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm