Belief in the Underground

Book + Readings


Alex Behr’s debut collection, PLANET GRIM, will be out on 7.13 Books in the fall of 2017.

by Eli Hall

Planet Grim Advance praise and info.

Book designer Gigi Little on the creative process



Wed., April 5, 2017! With audience participation: “Everything you were afraid to ask your mother …”

WITS Writers-in-Residence Reading

Thur., Dec. 1, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205

Roll on You Crazy Diamond, LitCrawl 2016

Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

Join us at Adelina Books inside Boys Fort for a release party for the milestone 10th issue of Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac.

Unchaste Reading Series

Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, arrive 6:45 pm for a seat, drink, and snack.

Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205


The New Short Fiction Series, 5th Annual Northern Writes, Part 1

July 10, 2016

The Federal Bar, Los Angeles, CA

Featuring stories by Alex Behr: “Fallen Nest,” performed by Buckley Sampson, dir. by Sally Shore, and “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” performed by Holger Moncada, Jr., dir. by Sally Shore

by Christen Derr

Bad Girls

Thur., Dec. 3, 2015

Readings by Haili Graff, Gloria Harrison, Alex Behr & Margaret Malone + musical guest Born in A Car 8pm

Four of Portland’s finest writers read works with a decidedly Bad Girl bent. Margaret Malone will have her new book, “People Like You,” on hand for autographing. Get it now, she’ll be untouchable soon! Gloria Harrison will regale you with a sexy tale of identity, schadenfreude, and bad attitude. Haili Jones Graff is reading about boys – and drugs! – she’s loved, and Alex Behr shares the blood-stained prologue of her memoir.

Then Born In a Car (Tamar from the Pynnacles/Paradise, Alex and Matt of the Double U and Christen of Girl Feelings/Flash Flood & the Dikes) takes the stage for a set of punk and no-wave artifacts to blow the roof off this bad girl!

“Give It Back (You Stole It All)” (one-act play), performed at Readings of Writers by Other People, Place, Portland, OR, March 15, 2012