Notable Portland 7/10 – 7/16

Oh lord, here’s just tonight! You want the rest? Check it out the full week at The Rumpus!


  • Join Julia Clare Tillinghast for a reading and launch party celebrating her latest book,Instructions Before Leaving Earth (July 2014). Reading alongside Tillinghast are fellow writers Julian Smuggles, Jay Stephen Nebel, Timmy Straw, and Rich Smith. IPRC, 7 p.m., free.
  • This month’s Ghost Town Reading features Oregon Book Award-winning poet Willa Schneberg and Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna followed by an open mic. Cover to Cover Books, 7 p.m., free.
  • Historian Barney Blalock offers a lively account of Portland’s “Shanghaiing” maritime days in his latest book, The Oregon Shanghaiers (Apirl 2014).. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

I gotta go get my pedicure on if I’m going to be hitting up all these readings in my flip flops to be honest. 💅