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          BIPOC Reading Series – May
          June 5, 2024
          One Page Wednesday: June
          June 13, 2024
          Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam (Prelims)
          June 14, 2024
          Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam (Prelims)
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Brooke Smith Oregon

Brooke Smith is a poet and children’s book author. Her most recent book is The Keeper of Wild Words. She lives in Bend, Oregon, at the end of a long cinder lane. Brooke writes daily from her studio, looking at the meadow and many of the wild words she cherishes.


Purchase The Keeper of Wild Words from Green Bean Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

All books purchased through festival events, from Annie Bloom’s Books, BROADWAY BOOKS, Green Bean Books, or Powell’s Books support the authors and publishers who share their work at the festival and the booksellers who have worked hard to keep their businesses open during these difficult times. Please buy early and often and know that by purchasing books you are supporting the sustainability of the festival.

Events, Classes, and Seminars

Our events, classes, and seminars bring the community together to hear, learn, and discuss the most compelling issues and ideas of our day. We hope you will join us in our downtown Literary Arts space, online, and at partnering venues across Portland and Oregon.