Anita Roddick
Take It Personally, by Body Shop founder, Roddick. A book about global activism, consumerism, and what we can all do to change the world. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

* Osha Gray Davidson
Fire in the Turtle House: The Green Sea Turtle and the Fate of the Ocean. Wouldn't it be cool if we just internalized the concept that all life on the planet is valuable, and that actions have consequences? In this book, the focus is on the devastation of Sea Turtle populations due to overhunting, habitat destruction, and all those ill considered, short-sighted human projects. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Christopher Buckley
A big time prize winner, academic, and writer and reviewer. Reed College, Psychology Auditorium, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7591, 8 pm

FRIDAY 10/26

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

MONDAY 10/29

Macintosh Basics
For those who know little or nothing about Macintosh computers. The first step in one route to self publishing. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 917 SW Oak Street, #218, 827-0249, 7-9 pm, $5-7

Lois Shenker
A reading by the author of Welcome to the Family! Opening Doors to the Jewish Experience. Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy, 244-0111, 7:30 pm

Rodney Jones
Author of six books of poetry, Guggenheim fellow, and 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award winner! Cosponsored by PSU's Literary Arts Council and Mountain Writers. Portland State University, Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway, 725-5666, 7 pm

Jennifer Lauck
Still Waters continues where Lauck left off with her first memoir, Blackbird. The terribly difficult childhood moves forward, with suffering and emotional duress, climbing slowly toward the successful future of this visting Oprah author. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Michael Collins
The Keepers of Truth. Recommended by the brilliant Jonathan Rabin, worth checking out. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


Daniel Snow: In The Company of Stone: The Art of the Dry Wall
Written by an artisan--a man who builds walls, terraces, caverns, pools, and even spheres from stone. A good way to remember how the world changes as our labor changes, and it's not always for the better. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7:30 pm

Katharine Martin
Women of Spirit: Stories of Courage from the Women Who Lived Them. A follow up to her first book, Women of Courage. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm

At the Eleventh Hour: The Biography of Swami Rama
Swami Rama's successor, Pandit Tigunait, has written this tribute to the spiritual leader who came before him. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Bill Ayers
Fugitive Days: A Memoir. In the 1970s, the author changed his name, obtained false papers, and lived for a decade as a fugitive. His rebellion started as a protest of American involvement in Vietnam, and carried on into involvement with the Black Panthers and the Weather Underground. Ayers became a fugitive when he was involved in a terrible explosion that killed three people. The book is the story of false indentities, underground political movements, and bombing the Pentagon. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm


A Fresh Look at Descartes' Scientific Method
Part of the philosphy colloquia series, this one presented by Justin Kalef, visiting assistant professor of Clark College and PCC. Lewis & Clark College, 615 SW Palatine Hill Road, 321-0710, 3:30-5 pm