BOOK & TALKS

February's Lit and Storytelling Events

There’s a lot of book love to go around this month, from lit-power couple Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis to international author Isabel Allende to the bday bash for William Stafford.

01/29/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Kristin Leigh

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 16-19

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Frankenstein, Itzhak Perlman rocks the fiddle, FOCM turns 75, and a slew of new plays open at PCS, Profile, Vertigo, and Coho. How can we possibly do it all?!

01/15/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Erik Maurer

BOOK EVENTS

January's Top Book and Storytelling Events

Resolve to discover new writers in 2014 with January's literary events.

01/08/2014 By Kristin Leigh

BOOKS & TALKS

2014 Oregon Book Awards Finalists Announced

Ursula K. Le Guin, Mary Szybist, Graham Salisbury, Joe Sacco, and Craig Thompson round out this year's contenders. Winners announced March 17.

01/06/2014 By Aaron Scott

BOOKS AND TALKS

Q&A: National Book Award–Winning Poet Mary Szybist

The Lewis and Clark professor talks about what it was like to win the biggest poetry award in the US, running into Carrie Brownstein, and why she never considered the book a feminist response to the biblical annunciation until now.

12/17/2013 By Kristin Leigh

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Nom Nom Paleo Comes to PDX

Paleo blog royalty Michelle Tam and Henry Fong bring their Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans book tour to Portland.

12/10/2013 By Allison Jones

Article

December Literary Lineup

Enliven your holiday season with these December spoken word events!

12/03/2013 By Kristin Leigh

NIGHTSTAND

Sasquatch Books' New Kiddie Imprint Showcases Northwest Art & Design

Seattle's Sasquatch Books kicks off its new children's imprint with a Portland-centric ABC and other titles.

12/03/2013 By Kristin Leigh

NOD TO NOSTALGIA

10 Unforgettable Moments from 2013

We look back on a year of Portland theater, books, music, and comedy—plus a naked bike ride to remember.

12/02/2013

ROUNDUP

Cooklandia

From books revealing the secret recipes of Portland's top chefs to essential DIY guides from local cooks, editors from New York to San Francisco are working the 503 area code.

12/02/2013 By Karen Brooks

BOOKS AND TALKS

Q&A: Gonzo Reporter Chas Smith

The bad-boy, globe-trotting Oregon-native takes on the sordid, drug-addled surf industry in "Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell." He reads at Powell's on Nov. 25

11/20/2013 By Ally Bordas

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 14-17

Green Day takes theater to the suburbs, Margaret Cho slaps you around, and Nine Inch Nails does, well, whatever NIN wants to do. Plus, photos of puppies mid-shake!

11/13/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

BOOKS & TALKS

A Windfall of Winter Readings

With the sun on its winter-long hiatus and November chock full of literary happenings, what better time to thrown on your peacoat and head out through the night to one of these storytelling events?

11/12/2013 By Kristin Leigh

MUSIC

Q&A: Norfolk & Western's Adam Selzer

The multitalented musician talks about his new graphic novel, which chronicles a lonely seven-week tour supporting a Christian rock band.

10/30/2013 By Nathan Tucker

NEWS

Library Passport Program Gives Portlanders Statewide Access

Multnomah County Library has joined a statewide exchange, granting Portlanders access to over 100 participating libraries across Oregon

10/28/2013 By Cari Johnson

SPOTLIGHT

Local Book Czar Kevin Sampsell Releases Debut Novel

Long a kingpin of the local literary scene, Kevin Sampsell joins the ranks of its novelists with his debut book This is Between Us.

10/23/2013 By Aaron Scott

A WONDERFUL GAME

Junot Diaz: An Interview Across the Ages

In honor of the Pulitzer-winning author's reading at Powell's on Oct 21, we turn the tables on Díaz, who is well known for his hidden structures and love of games.

10/16/2013 By Kit Mauldin

Slideshow

Slide Show: Photographer Carli Davidson

A local photographer goes from blogs to book deal with her photos of dogs midshimmy.

10/11/2013

BOOKS

Q&A: A.M. Homes

The acclaimed, notoriously dark writer, appearing at Wordstock Saturday, talks about gender inequality in literature, what dick pics say about our sense of self, and why 9/11 made her writing more optimistic.

10/02/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

BOOKS

Wordstock: A Reader's Digest

Portland's annual literary festival takes over the Oregon Convention Center Oct 3–6. Peruse our abridged schedule for the fest's best-bet writers and talks.

10/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg