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          BIPOC Reading Series- October
          November 8, 2021
          Portland Book Festival Virtual Event Pass: November 8–12
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          TAP@PBF: Change with John Freeman
          November 8, 2021
          Tenderness: Donika Kelly, Brandon Taylor, and Kirstin Valdez Quade
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Marisa Siegel

Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near NYC. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019) and her debut poetry chapbook, Fixed Stars, is forthcoming from Burrow Press in March 2022. She is senior acquiring editor for trade at Northwestern University Press, and owner/publisher of The Rumpus. Follow her on Twitter at @marisasaystweet.

Events, Classes, and Seminars

We have moved many of our offerings online! We hope you will join us.

Saturday

Nov 11

Questions, Interrogations, and Confessions: Making Life into Art

How do we create art from our own wounds and wonders? In their poetry, memoirs, and essays, these three writers reckon with personal trauma and healing. Kaveh Akbar (Calling a Wolf a Wolf), Melissa Febos (Abandon Me), and Megan Stielstra (The Wrong Way to Save Your Life) discuss life and art with moderator Marisa Siegel,

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Saturday

Nov 10

Portland Book Festival  

On the Run: Mothers and Money

Sometimes, you find yourself literally running away from your problems—but they always find you. In Patrick deWitt’s darkly comic French Exit, a wealthy widow and her adult son flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration. Vanessa Hua’s debut novel A River of Stars introduces us to two women on

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Saturday

Nov 10

Saturday

Nov 9

Portland Book Festival  

Deep Roots: Crafting Place with The Rumpus

You sometimes read a book where the setting is such an indelible part of the story that it seems like a character unto itself. A discussion of writing place with T Kira Madden, author of the memoir Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, set among the privilege and danger of Boca, Raton Florida; and

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Saturday

Nov 9

Thursday

Nov 5

Souvankham Thammavongsa and Lidia Yuknavitch