The History of Women in Rock and Roll
Gillian Garr's groundbreaking, encyclopedic chronicle of 50 years of women in rock music received an expanded reprint last year to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its 1992 publication. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

Catie Rosemurgy
Rosemurgy's debut poetry collection, My Favorite Apocalypse, covers the usual young-poet topics (boyfriends, college, Steve Earle, etc.), but does it with sweet, exuberant energy. Reed College, Psychology Auditorium, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7591, 8 pm, free


Walter Williams & Rosie Milligan
This is one of the strangest reading events you'll find. Williams writes about the historical Jesus. Milligan writes about sexually satisfying the black male and female. Together they will read from their completely contradictory works, then escort the group from Reflections on Killingsworth to Club Amazon in Beaverton for a 21-and-over author celebration party! Oh, and though it's not required, couples are preferred!! Reflections Coffee & Books, 446 NE Killingsworth St, 288-2940, 4 pm, $10-$15


Robert Sabbag & Allen Long
See My What a Busy Week. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

Swain Wolfe
With The Parrot Trainer, Wolfe has written a lighthearted story about art-collecting adventures in New Mexico. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-5097, 7:30 pm, free


Hammond Guthrie
Ex-hippie and author of the memoir, AsEverWas: Memoirs of a Beat Survivor, Guthrie will talk about the dirty, long-haired, acid-tripping freaks and beats he free-loved with in the '60s. Collins Gallery, Central Library, 801 SW 10th, 988-5402, 7 pm, free


Francine Prose
Her most recent book, Blue Angel, makes fun of incredibly overpriced liberal arts colleges like Bennington. It's been done before, but rarely this well. Literary Arts, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, SW Broadway and Main, 227-2583, 7:30 pm, $23

The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo
Ravaged Kosovo Albanians find healing through a book club started by a California woman in this book by Paula Huntley. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free

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