Making book

Willamette Writers hosts a talk by Jennie Shortridge, 'Building a Publishing Career.' Shortridge is the author of 'Riding With the Queen.'

Shortridge speaks at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., free for members, $10 nonmembers

Bad boys

Kristian Williams reads from his book, 'Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America,' which relays methods that police use to maintain and abuse power in the United States. Williams is a self-described anarchist who has written for Dissent and Progressive magazines.

Williams appears at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 S.E. Hawthorne St.

Ñ Compiled by Rowda Skinner