Byline: The Register-Guard
Tsunami Books - 2585 Willamette St. 4 p.m. Poetry reading with Dorianne Laux, author of six books of poetry, including National Book Award finalist collection "The Book of Men"; Joseph Millar, author of six books of poetry including his newest, "Kingdom"; and Maxine Scates, author of three books of poetry and winner of Oregon Book Award, The Pitt Prize and a Pushcart Prize. Free. 541-345-8986.
North Bend Public Library - 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend. 6:30 p.m. "Meet the Authors!" reading and book signing with local authors Sharon Lovie ("Outside My Attic Door") and Michael Boehme ("A Dog That Needed a Home"). Free. 542-756-0400.
UO Knight Library - Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid St. 7 p.m. Book launch for Patsy Hand's "Lost Dogs of Rome," which features a woman at the top of her game as an art and antiques courier, a woman who faces trouble and heartbreak with courage. She epitomizes Hand's own sense of managing a tough and independent life. Free. 541-346-9442.
Tsunami Books - 2585 Willamette St. 8 p.m. An evening of theater, comedy, readings and storytelling featuring George Walker and Brian Hassett; Walker, a founding member of the Merry Pranksters, will be reading from his chapbook "Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind"; Hassett will be reading from his book, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Jack Kerouac"; both will portray Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, reading from sections of "On the Road." Donation requested at the door. 541-345-8986.