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Fly on the wall

Indie artist and musician Fly creates comics, zines and album art. She stops in Portland to promote her new book, 'Peops: Portraits and Stories.'

Fly appears at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Reading Frenzy, 921 S.W. Oak St.

Get a job

Psychologist Lynn Joseph presents her book, 'The Job Loss Recovery Guide: A Proven Program for Getting Back to Work Fast!' Joseph posits visualization techniques used by Olympic athletes to overcome fear and doubt.

Joseph speaks at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Borders Books & Music, 708 S.W. Third Ave.

Tales out of school

McMenamins Kennedy School hosts a summer writing workshop led by poet, playwright and novelist Molly Cook. Cook will help students create a story inspired by the Kennedy School's art collection. The workshop, $10, is open to all ages.

The workshop runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.

Navigating adolescence

Brent Hartinger presents his new novel, 'Geography Club,' about contemporary gay teens. Hartinger is a Tacoma-based playwright and novelist.

Hartinger reads at 7 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1317 Lloyd Center.

Compiled by Tina Satter