David Barsamian
The founder of Alternative Radio, Barsamian has always diligently exposed corrupt practices in conservative and mainstream media. Tonight, he brings his "United States of Amnesia Tour" to town to talk about the shoddy explanations for 9/11 that have been spoon-fed to the American public. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


Michelle Tea
Popular lesbian writer Michelle Tea reads from her new memoir, The Chelsea Whistle, which chronicles the rough `n' rumbling characters from her hometown in Massachusetts. See review this issue. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


The New Economy of Nature
Ecologists Gretchen Daily and Katherine Ellison will present an economic model that actually rewards entrepreneurs who protect the environment, and not just in terms of that good feeling that comes with saving the Earth. No, we're talking cold hard cash for the tree-huggers, and NOTHING for the hate mongers who bleed this planet dry. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free


Peggy Vincent
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about midwifery as Vincent reads from her new book, Baby Catcher, a memoir of her 30 years spent delivering babies. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm, $5


Radical Women
The Radical Women meet with an evening of thought-provoking commentary, poetry, and music to celebrate the resistance to the war movement by radical women, as well as radical workers all around the world. Bread and Roses Center, 819 N Killingsworth, 240-4462, 7:00 pm, free ($6 donation for food)

September 11: West Coast Writers Approach Ground Zero
West coast writers, including John Daniel, Jennifer Lauck, and Primus St. John, have put together an anthology filled with poetry, essays, and stories that respond to that fateful day. All the aforementioned authors and more will read at this event. First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave, 227-2583, 7:30 pm, $10