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THURSDAY 5/9

April Henry
Learning to Fly is the story of Free Meeker, who switches identities with a dead hitchiker. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm, free

Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Henry Louis Gates Jr has written a significant amount of material which applies postmodern theory to African American history and culture. In this lecture, he will be discussing his latest project, a book which he edited about Hanna Crafts, a young slave who ran away from a plantation in the 1850s. First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave, 246-2441, 7:30 pm, free

Street Roots Poetry Reading
Spoken word and poetry from the poor and homeless. Laughing Horse Books Collective, 3625 SE Division, 7:30 pm, free

David Shields
David Shields has written a book called, Enough About You, in which he writes about himself, and people writing about themselves, so you can see it's all very postmodern. Short essays about the nature of writing personal stuff. Powell's Books for Cooks & Gardeners, 3747 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 235-3802, 7:30 pm, free

The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix
This book documents the lost sessions, previously unknown recorded collaborations, and rare film/video documents of the most boring and overly worshipped musician in the last century, Jimi Hendrix. But if you're really that lame, you might want to go. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm

Thomas Friedman
As part of Lewis and Clark's International Speakers Series, Thomas Friendman, writer for the New York Times, and member of the Portland World Affairs Council, will be speaking. Schnitzer Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 248-4335, 7 pm


FRIDAY 5/10

Martín Prechtel
Prechtel's book, The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun, is a folktale/spiritual story based on the literary traditions of the Pueblo Indians in New Mexico. Looking Glass Bookstore, 318 SW Taylor, 227-4760, $3-15

Derrick Jensen
In his book, The Culture of Make Believe , Jensen examines modern culture through history, politics, and sociology. Jensen's aim is to help the world understand past historial mistakes, in order to prevent future mistakes. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

Al Franken
Al Franken has won some emmys, earned a PHD, written a bunch of famous movies (When a Man Loves a Woman), and used to be Stuart Smalley on Saturday Night Live (Remember that really funny dude?) His readings are notoriously funny. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30, free


MONDAY 5/13

Joseph Weisberg
Weisberg's book, 10th Grade, is the story of Jeremy Reskin's sophomore year in high school, and is funny and contemporary. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053

In Conversation with David Grand
David Grand's new book, The Disappearing Body , is a juicy tale full of scandal and drugs. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free


TUESDAY 5/14

Tumbling After
In Susan Parker's memoir, she chronicles the tale of a man who is injured in a biking accident and his wife, who stays with him as a caregiver. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30, free

Writers in the Schools Student Reading
Students from Grant and Cleveland high schools will read their new works. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm, free

Tim Winton
The Riders is a love story set in Western Australia. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30, free

Thomas McGuane
The Cadence of Grass is a novel about a family drama, a funny, dramatic tale of humor, blood, and history. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


WEDNESDAY 5/15

The Secret Lives of Girls
In Sharon Lamb's most recent study, she looks at the polar opposites between the cultural portrait of the "good girl," and the rebellious girls, and what it's like to live in between. Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 7:30 pm, free

Broadway Book's Celebration of their tenth Anniversary
Since Broadway Books has now been around for ten years, they are celebrating with living mannequins and champagne. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm, free

Jim Grimsley
Grimsley's latest book, Boulevard, is a scandalous tale which takes place in New Orleans. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

West of Kabul, East of New York
Tamim Ansary is an Afghan-American who has written significant commentary about the current war with Afghanistan. Hear his story. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30, free

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