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THURSDAY 10/5

Oregon: Then and Now Artist and Author Reception
Steve Terrill has re-photographed more than 100 of Benjamin Gifford's historic environmental photos. Now, see the slide show! POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, Free


FRIDAY 10/6

Portland Writers Showcase
This showcase features up-and-coming authors. Kambiz Naficy kicks off the series, a poet with a chapbook titled God or Lust. BARNES & NOBLE NORTHEAST (LLOYD CENTER), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 7 pm, Free


SATURDAY 10/7

Dr. Lynda Falkenstein
See the "niche doctor" and talk about your specialness. Her new book? Nichecraft: Using Your Specialness to Focus Your Business, Corner Your Market, and Make Your Customers Seek You Out. BARNES & NOBLE, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 2 pm, Free

Celebrating Black Poetry Week: Still I Rise!
Joe Franklin and the Northwest African American Writer's workshop. BARNES & NOBLE NORTHEAST (LLOYD CENTER), 1231 NE Broadway, 335-0201, 1 pm, Free

Kathleen Tyau
Local author Tyau reads from her new novel, Makai, the story of two Chinese Hawaiian women. BARNES & NOBLE-BEAVERTON, 18300 NW Evergreen Parkway, 645-3046, 7 pm, Free


SUNDAY 10/8

Cory Schreiber: Wildwood
Take a look at "history, heritage, and place" with the man who started Wildwood restaurant. POWELL'S BOOKS FOR COOKS & GARDENERS, 3747 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 235-3802, 2 pm, Free


MONDAY 10/9

Mary Sharratt
Summit Avenue. Poverty, fairy tales, a young German immigrant during World War I. This debut novel is lovely. IN OTHER WORDS, 3734 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 232-6003, 7 pm, Free

T.R. Pearson
Southern storytelling. Blue Ridge is the author's first book in seven years. His previous, A Short History of a Small Place, earned a fan club. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, Free


TUESDAY 10/10

Jefferson's Children discussion
Join Shannon Lanier and photographer Jane Feldman. Lanier herself is a descendent of Thomas Jefferson, and now author of the book that covers 200 years of progeny. BARNES & NOBLE-BEAVERTON, 18300 NW Evergreen Parkway, 645-3046, 7 pm, Free

* Larry Colto
Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn is a complex story of girls' basketball on a reservation, surrounded by poverty, addiction, alcoholism, and dreams. BROADWAY BOOKS, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm, Free

* Jeifer Lauck
Lauck has turned a horrendous childhood into a rich, beautiful, and sad memoir. Wonderful writing. POWELL'S BOOKS ON HAWTHORNE, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, Free

Laurell K. Hamilton
A fairy princess in the modern world posing as human in LA and working as a private investigator specializing in supernatural crime...all the possible genres wrapped in one. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, Free

Mary Sharratt
Mingling fairy tales and an outsider's view of America, Summit Avenue is a haunting coming-of-age story that illuminates the everyday mystery of what it means to need love. TWENTY-THIRD AVENUE BOOKS, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm, Free


WEDNESDAY 10/11

Mark Salzman
Lying Awake raises the question of what it means to find a medical diagnosis for spiritual visions--mild epilepsy or god talking? ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, 246-0053, Free

Classic Fiction Book Group
Discuss the old stand-bys. This month it's Catcher In The Rye. Next month, it's House of the Seven Gables. BARNES & NOBLE, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7 pm, Free

Wickliffe W. Walker
Courting the Diamond Sow is an epic travel/adventure tale using firsthand diary accounts of kayakers on a fatal journey. POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, Free

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