Powells On Hawthorne hosts a number of author events every month. There are readings, meet and greets and fascinating talks here in our SE backyard bookstore at 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. April highlights include:

Thursday April 5, 7:30 pm – Michael Strelow’s Some Assembly Required is the story of Jake who hears voices: his own, the world’s, and Rex’s – an AI experiment gone feral.

Thursday April 19, 7:30 pm – Annelise Orleck has written We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now. The book traces a new labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from across the globe. It’s an important look at globalization seen through the eyes of small farmers, fast-food servers, retail workers, hotel housekeepers, home healthcare aides, airport workers, and adjunct professors fighting for respect, safety and a living wage.

Monday April 23, 7:30 pm – Jon Michael Varese in Conversation With Jon Raymond. Varese reads from his book, The Spirit Photographer, his debut about a post-Civil War era photographer haunted by a ghost from his past. He’ll will be joined in conversation by Jon Raymond, author of Freebird. He conjures the Reconstruction-era South, with fugitive hunters, voodoo healers and the dangers lurking in the swamp.

Thursday April 26, 7:30 pm – Masatsugu Ono in Conversation With Janice Lee. In Lion Cross Point, author Ono plumbs the mind of 10 year-old Takeru, who arrives at his family home carrying memories of unspeakable acts against his mother and brother. Ono will be joined in conversation by Janice Lee, author and Assistant Professor of Fiction at PSU.

Powell’s hosts book lectures at Revolution Hall too. This month Cecile Richards (daughter of the late Texas Governor Ann Richards and President of Planned Parenthood) is in conversation with Andi Zeisler, Tuesday April 10 at 7:30 pm. Secretary Madeleine Albright and her book, Fascism: A Warning on Thursday April 26. Tickets are needed for these events at Revolutionhall.com or 877.435.9849.