Some big names will be in town this week — yes, actually in town, for in-person events.
Comedian and essayist David Sedaris presents his latest book,Happy-Go-Lucky», with act of opening Cindy House. 2:00 p.m. June 4, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.
Oregon Author Elena Passarello and authors Kristen Radke and Chloe Cooper Jones will be among the contributors to the spring issue of Pop-Up Magazine, a live multimedia show. 7:30 p.m. June 4, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St., Portland. $39, etix.com.
Author Corban Addison talks about his book on large-scale farming on the North Carolina coast, “Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial“, with the author John Grisham. 5:00 p.m. June 7, via Powell’s Books. register here.
Oregon Writers Steve Forrester, Jane Kirkpatrick and Greg Nokes will present their bookProminent Oregonians: Three That Matter.” 2:00 p.m. June 5, Chaparral Books, 5210 SW Corbett Ave., Portland; 6:30 p.m. June 7, Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St., North Plains (register here for the virtual option via the North Plains Public Library). (Read about “Eminent Oregonians.”)
Portland author Omar El Akkad launches the paperback edition of his novel about refugee children, “What a strange paradise.” 6:30 p.m. June 7, Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland.
Former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb presents his action thriller “Scared», co-written with John David Mann. 7:00 a.m. June 7, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.
Portland author Yuri Zalkow talks about his novelI only cry with emoticons” with the author from Oregon Joanna Rose. 7:00 p.m. June 7, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.
Actor David Duchovny talks about his news »The reservoirwith The Oregonian/OregonLive TV critic and pop culture reporter, Kristi Turnquist. 6:00 p.m. June 8, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.
Former MLB umpire Dale Scott talks about his book “The Referee is Out: Calling the Game and Living My True Self» with his co-author, Rob Neyer. 7:00 p.m. June 8, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.
Author Marie Adelmann talks about his first novel,How to be eaten», a modern reimagining of classic fairy tale characters, with the author Steve Almond. 5 p.m. June 9, via Powell’s Books. register here.
Zach Manganfounder of the Kettl tea and tableware company, talks about his book “Japanese tea stories: regions, producers and craftsmanship” with author and cocktail expert Jim Meehan. 7 p.m., June 10, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.
University of North Florida political scientist Nick Seabrook presents his bookOne Person, One Vote: A Surprising History of Gerrymandering in America.” 7 p.m. June 10, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.