Children's Story Hour
Small children and their parents are invited to hear some of In Other Word's favorite non-sexist stories. In Other Words, 3734 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 232-6003, free


Will Ferguson
If you're like me, there's pretty much nothing that you find more depressing than self-help books. In Ferguson's parody of self-help, called Happiness , he stabs all self-help cliches through the heart. It's very satisfying. Read more about it in the brilliant interview with the author, below. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


Debra J. Gawrych
Gawrych is the author of The 7 Aspects of Sisterhood, which "helps transform each other through laughter and talk." Need a transformation? Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7:30, free


Alix Olson
Poetry slam with Alix Olson. Opening performance by Turiya, aka "good sista." Berbati's pan, SW 3rd and Ankeny, 7:30 pm

Radical Women Public Meeting
The Radical Women are just that, a group of radical chicks who get together to discuss their badass radical politics, and their badass selves. Tonight, they'll be discussing Michael Moore's book, Stupid White Men , which is an anti-corporate, anti-oppression rant. Bread and Roses Center, 819 N. Killingsworth, 240-4462, 7:00 pm, free

Paul Krassner
Krassner is a cultural critic, meaning he examines events that happen in culture, such as Timothy McVeigh and John Lennon, and dissects their significance. Sounds pretentious, I know, but I swear that Krassner does it in a very respectful, interesting way. See for yourself while he reads. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free