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October 2018

Free

Reading and conversation with Anastacia-Reneé and Ashley Toliver


October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a reading and conversation with Ashley Toliver and Anastacia-Reneé  Anastacia-Reneé’s words frame so many questions: what is sacred, what is beauty, what is tragedy, what rites of passage have we endured to be initiated into the complexities…

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Stranger in the Pen


October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

panel discussion featuring Mohamed Asem, Dana Ghazi, Ramzy Farouki, and Dr. Priya Kapoor   July, 2016: Three days after the terror attack on Bastille Day, Mohamed Asem is detained overnight by British immigration officials without cause. In an elegantly digressive, self-interrogative…

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November 2018

Free

Don’t Write What You Know: An Evening of New Fiction


November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE

Lit Crawl® Portland, 2018


November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for the official kick-off party for the Portland Book Festival, featuring more than 40 free events happening across downtown Portland.

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2018 Portland Book Festival presented by Bank of America


November 10 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join Literary Arts for the annual Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock), presented by Bank of America, returning on November 10, 2018. This one-day event features local and national authors presenting onstage events, pop-up readings, and workshops. Enjoy activities for readers…

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Storytime Singalong with Emily Arrow


With: Emily Arrow
November 10 @ 9:00 am - 9:10 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Join Emily Arrow for a storytime singalong to open the children's stage! Emily will be hosting the children's stage all morning. Portland Book Festival admission is FREE for attendees 17 years of age and younger.

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Words and Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 10 @ 9:10 am - 10:00 am
Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Library, 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Cale Atkinson, author and illustrator of Sir Simon: Super Scarer; Tracy Subisak, illustrator of Grizzly Boy; and Laura Veirs, writer of Libba; discuss making picture books with moderator Annie Lewis of Multnomah County Library. Attendees 17 years of age and…

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Storytime: Cycle City


November 10 @ 9:10 am - 9:30 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

When little Etta the Elephant goes to her Aunt Ellen's house, she takes a journey through bicycle-filled Cycle City, a town filled with bikes of all kinds! At the end of the day, a special surprise awaits Etta—the most amazing…

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Storytime: Mae’s First Day of School


With: Kate Berube
November 10 @ 9:30 am - 9:50 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

As Mae's first day of school approaches she decides she IS. NOT. GOING. School is scary! What if the other kids don't like her? Or what if she's the only one who doesn't know how to write? Or what if she misses her…

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Storytime: Hedgehog!


November 10 @ 9:50 am - 10:10 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Hedgehog is hogging the hedge and won’t let the other animals live there. In this humorous political allegory, he learns that it’s not a winning strategy. Winter is coming, and the animals need homes. The worms move in with the…

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Tom Hanks: Uncommon Type


November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Cole Haan Stage), 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

Parul Sehgal, book critic at the New York Times, interviews Tom Hanks about his bestselling short story collection Uncommon Type: Some Stories. About the book: A small-town newspaper columnist with old-fashioned views of the modern world. A World War II…

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Gone Girls: Murder and Mystery


November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

In Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink, of Welcome to Night Vale, a truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead, and encounters not-quite-human serial murders, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy…

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Metropolis: The City in Literature


November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Portland Art Museum, Miller Gallery (Mark & Ann Edlen Family Stage), 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Often, the setting of the book can be as much a character as the people in it. In these three books, three very different cities—Bogota under Escobar’s reign, contemporary New York City, and Weimar-era Berlin—set the scene and help define…

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OPB’s State of Wonder: There There


November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Congregational United Church of Christ (Joan Cirillo & Roger Cooke Stage), 1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

OPB’s April Baer, host of State of Wonder, interviews Tommy Orange about his best-selling debut novel, There There. Tommy Orange’s “groundbreaking, extraordinary” (The New York Times) There There is the “brilliant, propulsive” (People Magazine) story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living…

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Time to Fight: Facing the Truth


November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Old Church (Edwards Lienhart Family Foundation Stage), 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201

A young Afro-Latina refuses to be silent in the face of a world that may not want to hear her in Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X, longlisted for the National Book Award. Two students at an elite prep school question…

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Words and Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 10 @ 10:10 am - 11:00 am
Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Library, 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Kate Berube, author and illustrator of Mae’s First Day of School; Allison Farrell, author and illustrator of Cycle City; and LeUyen Pham, illustrator of The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare discuss making picture books with moderator Heidi…

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Storytime: Giraffe Problems


With: Jory John
November 10 @ 10:10 am - 10:30 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Penguins aren’t the only animals with problems. . . . A second hilarious collaboration from picture-book superstars Lane Smith and Jory John!Can you guess what’s making this giraffe self-conscious? Could it be . . . HIS ENORMOUS NECK?? Yes, it’s…

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Missed Connection: Poetry of Faith and Family


November 10 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Brunish Theatre (Hines Warner Wealth Management Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

The complications of family—the ones we are born into and the ones we make ourselves—and of faith of all kinds preoccupy these three poets. Anis Mojgani’s latest collection, In the Pockets of Small Gods, explores what we do with grief…

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Storytime: Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian


With: Vera Brosgol
November 10 @ 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

A super-secret operative saves the world from a diabolical threat through her ability to brandish just the right book at just the right time in this delightfully silly superhero tale illustrated by Eisner Award-winner and Caldecott Honoree Vera Brosgol.  When an…

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OPB’s Think Out Loud: Heirs of the Founders


November 10 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage), 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how America’s second generation of political giants–Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun–battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the shape of our…

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Pop-up: Nicole Chung


With: Nicole Chung
November 10 @ 10:45 am - 11:00 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Nicole Chung pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new memoir, All You Can Ever Know.  Chung is paired with the artwork Map of Mountains of Gyeongsang Province by an unknown artist; found in the Korean Art Gallery, on the…

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Pop-up: Why There Are Words PDX presents Brian Benson, Margaret Malone, & Jennifer Perrine


November 10 @ 10:45 am - 11:00 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Local authors Brian Benson, Margaret Malone, and Jennifer Perrine join forces for a pop-up reading in the Portland Art Museum galleries. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with Why There Are Words PDX.  This group is paired with Mount Hood by…

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Storytime: En Español


November 10 @ 10:50 am - 11:10 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Join Portland Early Learning Project for a fun Spanish language storytime! ¡Únete al Portland Early Learning Project para disfrutar de una hora de cuentos en español! Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission.…

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Pop-up: Adrienne Celt


November 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Adrienne Celt pops-up with her novel, Invitation to a Bonfire. Celt is paired with Annunciation by Raphael Soyer; found in the Modern American Realism exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to…

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Pop-up: Emily Strelow


November 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Emily Strelow pops-up with her debut novel, The Wild Birds. Strelow is paired with I Went Walking by Carl Hall; found in the Northwest Art on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this…

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Pop-up: Roosevelt High School Students


November 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Students from Roosevelt High School in Portland, OR will pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. This pop-up will be paired with Open Country by Larry Poons; found on the 2nd floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries in the Portland…

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Words and Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 10 @ 11:10 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Library, 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Ashlyn Anstee, author and illustrator of Hedgehog!; Vera Brosgol, illustrator of Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian; and Jory John, author of Giraffe Problems and All Right, Already! discuss making picture books with moderator Natasha Forrester Campbell of Multnomah County Library. Attendees…

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Storytime: Grizzly Boy


November 10 @ 11:10 am - 11:30 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

One morning Theo decides he is no longer human. "I'm a GRIZZLY! I'm WILD AND FREE!" But being a grizzly boy isn't easy if you still have to go to school.  A fun, endearing, and sweet picture book, Grizzly Boy will have…

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Pop-up: Wendy Chen


With: Wendy Chen
November 10 @ 11:15 am - 11:30 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Portland author, Wendy Chen, pops-up with her new book of poetry, Unearthings.  Chen will be paired with Shout by Inoue Yūichi in the Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art exhibit; found on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the…

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Pop-up: Live Music in the Galleries with Will Adlard


With: Will Adlard
November 10 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Catch Portland-based singer/songwriter, Will Adlard, perform live in the Portland Art Museum galleries! Find Will on the 1M level of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

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Pop-up: Andrea Hollander


November 10 @ 11:15 am - 11:30 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Andrea Hollander pops-up with her new book of poetry, Blue Mistaken For Sky.  Hollander is paired with Portrait of Rebecca by Raphael Soyer; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum…

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Pop-up: Mohamed Asem


With: Mohamed Asem
November 10 @ 11:15 am - 11:30 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Mohamed Asem pops-up with his book, Stranger in the Pen. Asem is paired with Global Inversion by Diane Jacobs; found in the Northwest Art on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this…

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On the Run: Mothers and Money


November 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, Miller Gallery (Mark & Ann Edlen Family Stage), 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

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…

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Storytime: Sir Simon: Super Scarer


November 10 @ 11:30 am - 11:50 am
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

A delightful, funny story of friendship, ghost chores, a spooky house and a professional haunter. Meet Sir Simon, Super Scarer. He’s a professional ghost who has been transferred to his first house. And just in time! He was getting tired…

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Pop-up: Julia Stoops & Gabriel Liston


November 10 @ 11:30 am - 11:45 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Author Julia Stoops and artist Gabriel Liston pop-up with the new novel Parts Per Million. Glimpse Liston live-drawing in the galleries while Stoops shares an excerpt from the book. Stoops and Liston are paired with Mike the Bite by George Luks; found…

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Pop-up: Angela Garbes


November 10 @ 11:30 am - 11:45 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Angela Garbes pops-up with her new book, Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy. Garbes is paired with One and Another by Hugo Robus; found in the Modern American Art exhibit on the 2nd floor…

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Pop-up: Rebecca Clarren


November 10 @ 11:30 am - 11:45 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Rebecca Clarren pops-up with her debut novel, Kickdown. Clarren is paired with Aggressive Attitude by Joe Feddersen; found in the CCNA: Not Fragile exhibit within the Native American Art on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland…

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New Poets of Native Nations


November 10 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

A special discussion featuring contributors to the new anthology New Poets of Native Nations, with Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Laura Da’, Layli Long Soldier, and editor Heid E. Erdrich. New Poets of Native Nations gathers poets of diverse ages, styles, languages,…

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This Is America: Race and Family


November 10 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ (Joan Cirillo & Roger Cooke Stage), 1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Three very different stories, each with a central commentary on race in the present moment here in the United States. Luis Alberto Urrea’s novel The House of Broken Angels, the story of one family coming together for one huge, celebratory,…

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Fallout: Tragedy and the Aftermath


November 10 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
The Old Church (Edwards Lienhart Family Foundation Stage), 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201

Stories of hope against all odds, of finding love in the ruins, of making it to the other side and fighting for what you believe in. Atia Abawi’s A Land of Permanent Goodbyes is a powerful novel of refugees escaping…

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Pop-up: Erica Trabold


November 10 @ 11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Portland-based author, Erica Trabold, pops-up with her book of essays, Five Plots.  Trabold will be paired with Traveling in the Snow by Hashimoto Kansetsu; found in the Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art exhibit on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please…

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Pop-up: April Genevieve Tucholke


November 10 @ 11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

April Genevieve Tucholke pops-up with her YA novel, The Boneless Mercies. Tucholke is paired with Bust of Diana by Jean-Joseph-Alexandre Falguière; found in the European Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to…

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Pop-up: Sallie Tisdale


November 10 @ 11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Sallie Tisdale pops-up with her latest book, Advice for Future Corpses (And Those Who Love Them). Tisdale is paired with Requiem for a Ponderosa Pine by Anne Appleby; found in the Northwest Art on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please…

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Northwest Children’s Theater presents Mary Poppins


November 10 @ 11:50 am - 12:10 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Performance from the Northwest Children's Theater featuring the upcoming production, Mary Poppins. Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission. Advance 2018 Portland Book Festival passes available now.

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Abbi Jacobson: I Might Regret This


November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Cole Haan Stage), 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

Lindy West, New York Times contributing Op-Ed writer, interviews Abbi Jacobson, co-creator and star of the hit series Broad City and author of I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff, a hilarious and poignant collection about love,…

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