Jen Corace



Shawn Levy
Oregonian film buff Levy reads and signs his new, excessively-titled book, Ready, Steady, Go: The Smashing Rise and Giddy Fall of London. Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm, free


Dave Eggers
Fans of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius should dig his new one, You Shall Know Our Velocity, which tells the story of two friends who travel around the world in one week. First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave, 246-2441, 7:30 pm, free

Sebastian Junger
There was a movie released a while back called The Perfect Storm. It plumbed the depths of mediocrity. It was based on this guy's book. He now has a new one now called Fire, which is like The Perfect Storm but with flames everywhere. Powell's-Beaverton, 8725 SW Cascade Ave, 643-3131, 7 pm , free


Camden Joy
Few music writers are as exuberant, or as skilled as Joy. His new book, Lost Joy, is a collection of memoir-style short stories that provide new insight into what makes him tick. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


Chip Kidd
Kidd is supposedly one of the best graphic designers working in publishing today. While he probably wouldn't approve of writers trying to do graphic design, it seems that the writing world is embracing his foray into strange waters with reckless aplomb. His debut novel, The Cheese Monkeys, is about a New England art college in the 1950s. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


Seamus Heaney
Even $23 is a bargain to see a genuine international poetic legend strut his stuff. Literary Arts, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, SW Broadway and Main, 227-2583, 7:30 pm, $5-$23

Michael Chabon
Those familiar with the Pulitzer Prize winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay will know that Chabon is one cool writer. His new one: Summerland, is geared towards teenagers. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


Douglas Anderson
Tolkien nerds rejoice! Anderson, the editor of the The Annotated Hobbit, presents a slide show on the magical world of Middle Earth and its quirky creator. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm, free

Radical Women
The Radical Women host Carol Urner, co-chair of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom's "Disarm" campaign. "Disarm" educates about excessive military spending, cuts to social services, and U.S. imperialism. Bread and Roses Center, 819 N. Killingsworth, 240-4462, 7:00 pm, free ($6 donation for food)