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THURSDAY 11/14

Michael Toms
Toms, host of the radio show New Dimensions, has put together A Time for Choices, a book of dialogues by Terry Tempest Williams, Anita Roddick, Howard Zinn, and many others discussing the post-9/11 crisis in American values. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm, free

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Its title is cheesy-sounding, but if you're a cat fan (as millions are), I swear to God you will get a kick out of Masson's The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats. Masson's writing is warm and friendly, and his insights into cat behavior are actually pretty profound. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free

Project Mobilivre
Project Mobilivre is a traveling library of homemade literature, chock full of zines, books, and scraps of paper that people probably think have something brilliant written on them. Live music included. PS What? , 1968 SW 5th Ave, 827-3797, 9 pm, free

Dorianne Laux
Reed continues its annual visiting writers series with Laux, who rose from a single mother working in restaurants and gas stations to one of America's best prose poets. Reed College, Psychology Auditorium, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7591, 8 pm, free


FRIDAY 11/15

Satellite Sisters
NPR geeks will know of the Satellite Sisters, five ladies who live in different cities around the world, but who stay in touch with each other and share pithy snippets with a radio audience every week. Tonight they speak. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


SUNDAY 11/17

Question of Language
The 2 Gyrlz Enteractive Language Festival continues with storytelling from Sally Tomato, Tabasco Tim, Luke Warmwater, and others. Conan's Pub, 3862 SE Hawthorne, 234-7474, , Call for info

Some of the Parts
T. Cooper reads from her new love story about four fractured lives that collide to re-forge a definition of family. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


MONDAY 11/18

Amy Fusselman
Fusselman's tiny book (102 pages), The Pharmacist's Mate, reads like the most articulate journal entries ever. In it, she reflects on her dead father, pregnancy, and many other things. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


TUESDAY 11/19

Derrick Bell
Those seeking a roadmap for living an ethical life will dig civil rights activist Bell's memoir, Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm, free


WEDNESDAY 11/20

William Gould
Gould has thrice been included on Ebony Magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential Black Americans. He is a prolific writer on law and employment discrimination. His new book, Diary of a Contraband, is about an escaped black slave who served in the Civil War. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-5097, 7:30 pm, free

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