Poetry in Motion
It's National Poetry Month, don't ya know? And to kick it off Literary Arts presents readings from the contributors to their Poetry in Motion program, wherein good poems are put up in Tri-Met buses for your reading/riding enjoyment. Hosted by Carlos Reyes. Powell's City of Books , 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm


Amy Goodman
Goodman, host of the beloved/reviled Democracy Now! radio program, has also penned a book, The Exception to the Rulers which she wrote with her brother. She'll read tonight as part of a Powell's Books satellite event at the Bagdad. Bagdad Theatre , 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 777 FILM, 1 pm

William Benedetto
Benedetto continues to read around on the strength of his historical novel Sailing into the Abyss, a recap of the dismal adventures of a 1969 Naval bomb carrier, the SS Badger State. Annie Bloom's Books , 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 1:30 pm

Nancy Zafris
Zafris presents her sophomore effort, Lucky Strike, the story of a mom who takes her two children to a uranium dig in 1954. Powell's Books on Hawthorne , 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm Elizabeth George George presents With No One as Witness, the latest addition to her series of books about the London police force. The book is noteworthy for having the worst book jacket photo we've ever seen--a massive back-cover spread of George holding her immensely creepy cocker spaniel. Powell's City of Books , 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm


Adam Mansbach
See "My, What A Busy Week!" Pg.
17. Powell's City of Books , 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm

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Thomas E. Kennedy
All the way from his home in Denmark, novelist/essayist/short story-ist Kennedy comes to grace Portland with a lil' reading. His most recent story collection Drive, Dive, Dance & Fight had not one, but FOUR stories nominated for a Pushcart Prize. PSU's Smith Center, Rm. 236 , 1825 SW Broadway, 725-5666, 7:30 pm