Oregon City author Nancy Slavin has gathered three very different female writers to read from their work from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at HappyRock Coffee Roasting Co., 465 Portland Ave. in Gladstone.

The event is free and open to the public.

Olivia Olivia

Olivia Olivia is a local writer whose work focuses on exile, immigration and the afterlife. Her debut collection, “No One Remembered Your Name But I Wrote It Down,” was released by Invisible Wings in December 2015.

Most recently, she was Duke University’s Digital Writer in Residence for the Latinidad in the Global South program blog, [email protected]

She co-hosts QTPOC Talk on KBOO, has been a guest on OPB’s “Think Out Loud” and is an avid translator and public speaker.

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Julia Laxer

Portland author Julia Laxer recently finished the manuscript of her first book, “It's Easy to Make Them Want Me, But Afterwards They All Go Home.” Her poems have been published in So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art, Small Po[r]tions and The Nervous Breakdown. Laxer also is the founder and director of Books to Patients PDX, an all-volunteer group advocating for the rights of those who live with mental health challenges.

Lisa Brunette

Lisa Brunette is the author of the “Dreamslippers” mystery series and other works. She's a finalist for the Nancy Pearl Book Award and a RONE Award nominee. Both “Cat in the Flock” and “Framed and Burning” are winners of the indieBRAG medallion, representing the best in indie publishing. Brunette is a career writer/editor, a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, and the Lewis County Writers Guild.

For more information, visit HappyRock Coffee’s Facebook event listings or call 503-650-4876.