Writer's Workshop
Linda Needham, author of The Wicked Earl--the story of the scary Earl of Everingham Lord Charles Stirling, who place a young dame on house arrest--will tell you how she made it. Love. Passion. Destruction. What else might you want from a novel? Barnes & Noble-Beaverton, 18300 NW Evergreen Parkway, 645-3046, 7 pm


Poetry Fling: Open Mic Readings
All ages, all skill levels, no skill level, all styles. Read your own work or that of your favorite poet. Featuring Carolyn Reynolds Miller and Rising & Falling. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7 pm


Internet Security
Internet Security for your Macintosh: A Guide for the Rest of Us. A permanent connection to the internet, via cable modem or DSL, is an open door, an invitation to the world. Worried about that precious personal data, those secret letters, that deep dark hiding place, the one corner where you thought you could act out in private? Learn how to keep your technological diary locked. Or, there's always the option of giving in--what's so scary about full disclosure, anyway? Powell's Technical books, 33 NW Park Ave, 228-3906, 10 am


* W.P. Kinsella
Author of Shoeless Joe, which became the film, Field of Dreams. Also the author of so much other fiction, often with a baseball focus. A strong writer, a Canadian, here briefly, sure to fill the theater. Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 233-1994, 8 pm

Kay Snow Writers Award Winners + Open Mic
Refreshments at 6:30. Sponsored by Willamette Writers, and free to Willamette Writers' members. Old Church, 1422 SW 11 Ave, 222-2031, 7 pm, $10


Open Mic Poetry
A new venue, an enthusiastic organizer, another opportunity to find a community of like-minded poets. Get up and read. Andiamo Espresso, 6014 NE Glisan, 233-1953, 8 pm

Book Group
Your homework? Read Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible. Come, discuss, learn what your friends and neighbors think about this new found common ground. Belmont Branch Library, 1038 SE 39th Ave, 7 pm

Writers Group
First Tuesday and third Wednesday, meet, read, and give feedback. All welcome. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm

Writer's Group
Poetry and fiction writers, share your work. Call the store for details. Borders-Gresham, 687 NW 12th, Gresham, 674-3917, 7 pm