* New User Orientation
Find out what the IPRC has to offer! Lots of equipment and resources. This is a chance to meet the people who run the place. Orientation takes about 45 minutes. Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), 917 SW Oak Street, #218, 232-5673, 7 pm, free


Debra Ginsberg
Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress. This Reed alum went on to a glorious career as a single mom and waitress. Here's the book to show the inside story. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


* Making Books With Content
Just as form follows function, in the world of book-arts content informs structure. This workshop requires a basic knowledge of bookbinding coming in, and the desire to start or finish a book making project. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 917 SW Oak Street, #218, 232-5673, 6:30-9 pm, $10-20


Women's Fiction Book Group
The group will discuss Corelli's Mandolin, by Louis de Bernieres. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 1 pm, free

Lois M. Bujold
The Curse of Chalion. Soldier, slave, courtier, page. "But the gods have greater plans for this humbled man..." Whoa! He becomes secretary-tutor to the Royesse Iselle--"the beautiful, strong-willed sister of the heir to Chalion's throne," of course. A hodge-podge of every fantasy ever entertained in fantasyland. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm