Dolly Parton and James Patterson, Bob Odenkirk, Robin Wall Kimmerer and More: 16 Oregon Literary Events


Events are free and virtual unless otherwise stated. For in-person events, assume masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test may be required.

Dolly Parton and James Patterson present their thriller »Run, Rose, Run», about a young singer-songwriter. 4:30 p.m. March 6, via Powell’s Books. To get the event link, purchase the book for $30 via

Actor Bob Odenkerk (“breaking Bad,” “You better call Saul“) discusses his new memoir, “Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama”, with the author of Portland Lost Cheryl in a Powell’s Books event. 7:30 p.m. March 7, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St. #203, Portland. $38, includes book,

Portland author and illustrator Margaux Meganck presents his animal picture book, “people are wild.” 11 a.m. March 8, via Green Bean Books. look here.

Radio host Thomas Hartman presents his latest book,The Hidden History of Big Brother in America: How the Death of Privacy and the Rise of Surveillance Threaten Us and Our Democracy.” 5:00 p.m. March 8, via Powell’s Books. register here.

Harvard historian Miles Tiyaauthor of the winner of the national book award “All She’s Worn: Ashley’s Bag Trip, A Black Family Keepsake”, appears with michelle lewis, co-owner of Portland’s Third Eye Books, in a community forum sponsored by Portland’s Race Talks. 7 p.m. Mar. 8, McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland. $5 to $25, includes virtual option,

Portland author Philippe Margolin presents the latest title in his Robin Lockwood mystery series about a Portland criminal defense attorney, “The darkest place.” He will be joined by another thriller writer from Portland Dana Haynes. 7 p.m. March 8, via Annie Bloom’s Books. register here.

New York Times reporter Elizabeth Williamson talks about his new book, “Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth,” with Robbie Parker, whose daughter, Emilie Parker, was among the children who died at Sandy Hook. 5:00 p.m. March 9, via Powell’s Books. register here.

portland architect William J. Hawkinsauthor of “The Olmsted Brothers Legacy in Portland, Oregonappears as part of the Olmsted 2022 Good Parks Speaker Series. 7 p.m. March 9, via Friends of Columbia Park. The in-person event is sold out; register for the Zoom event or follow it Friends of Columbia Park Facebook Page to watch the livestream.

Portland Writers Vinnie Kinsella and Jennifer Perrin host this month’s episode of Incite: Queer Writers Read. 7 p.m. March 9, via Literary Arts. register here.

Geographer and glaciologist Mr Jacksonauthor of “The secret life of glaciersappears as part of the Voices Lectures series. 7:30 p.m. March 9, Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison St., Portland. Subscribers to the series must use tickets dated November 10. All others, $49, include streaming option,

Author Robin Wall Kimmerer (“Sweet grass braiding,” “Gather moss”) appears as part of Oregon Humanities’ Consider This: American Dreams, American Myths, American Hopes series. 5 p.m. on March 10. register here.

Author and journalist Tara Isabelle Burton talks about his thriller »The world can’t give“, with the author David Burr Gerard. 5 p.m. March 10, via Powell’s Books. register here.

Author Mira Jacob discuss “”Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversationsat 7:30 p.m. on March 10 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland. $18 and up,

Portland publisher and author Jelani Memory, founder of A Kids Book About, is a guest on Live Wire Radio. 7:30 p.m. March 10, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St. $30-$45,

Author Russell King talks about his book “Rajneeshpuram: Inside the Cult of Bhagwan and His Failed American Utopia” with journalist and photographer Walden Kirsch. 5 p.m. March 11, via Powell’s Books. register here.

Melissa Meszaros presents his first memoirs,Heavy metal headbutt,” about being a Hollywood publicist whose life changed after a traumatic brain injury. 5 p.m. March 11, Books with Pictures, 1401 SE Division St., Portland.


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