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          BIPOC Reading Series February
          February 29, 2024
          Charles Yu: Portland Arts & Lectures 2023/24
          March 6, 2024
          One Page Wednesday
          April 4, 2024
          Everybody Reads 2024: Gabrielle Zevin
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J. Kenji López-Alt

J. Kenji López-Alt My is a New York Times food columnist, and the Chief Culinary Advisor for Serious Eats, home of the best, most thoroughly-tested and explained recipes and food features, well, pretty much anywhere. Additionally, he’s the chef (and a partner) at Wursthall in San Mateo, a German-inspired California beer hall and restaurant. His first children’s book, Every Night is Pizza Night, illustrated by Gianna Ruggiero, was released in September. López-Alt lives in San Mateo with his wife Adriana, his daughter Alicia, and their two dogs, Jamón and Shabu.


Purchase Every Night is Pizza Night from Green Bean Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

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