• February 1, 2023
          One Page Wednesday- February
          February 1, 2023
          An Evening with Amor Towles
          February 16, 2023
          Slamlandia
          February 22, 2023
          Portland Arts & Lectures 2022/23: Patrick Radden Keefe
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Kawai Strong Washburn

Kawai Strong Washburn was born and raised on the Hamakua coast of the Big Island of Hawai‘i. His work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired ReadingMcSweeney’s, and Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, among other outlets. He was a 2015 Tin House Summer Scholar and 2015 Bread Loaf work-study scholar. Today, he lives with his wife and daughters in Minneapolis. Sharks in the Time of Saviors is his first novel.


Purchase Sharks in the Time of Saviors from Broadway Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

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