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November 2018

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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, finalist 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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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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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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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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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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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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Real Women: Badass Heroines


November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brunish Theatre (Hines Warner Wealth Management Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

True stories of amazing women! Amy Stewart’s Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit continues the fictionalized adventures of Constance Kopp, based on the real-world first female deputy sheriff in New Jersey who gained notoriety nationwide for her exploits. Stewart will be…

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Still Life: Artist and Critic


November 10 @ 12:10 pm - 12:40 pm
Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Library, 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Artist Eric Wert discusses his work, collected in Still Life, with critic Shawn Vandor. Moderated by Katie Burke. Advance 2018 Portland Book Festival passes available now.

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Storytime: The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare


With: LeUyen Pham
November 10 @ 12:10 pm - 12:30 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

It’s mayhem at the science fair! A squishy goo monster is a challenge for the Princess in Black — but luckily some science-loving princesses are on hand to help. Princess Magnolia is excited. Excited and nervous. She’s going to the…

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Expect the Unexpected: Surprising Journeys


November 10 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage), 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Sometimes life doesn’t work out quite the way you planned—thankfully! These fare stories of embracing the unknown and facing your fears—and maybe finding yourself somewhere you never expected. Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, charts his unlikely…

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Storytime: Libba


With: Laura Veirs
November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

This lyrical, loving picture book from popular singer-songwriter Laura Veirs and debut illustrator Tatyana Fazlalizadeh tells the story of the determined, gifted, daring Elizabeth Cotten—one of the most celebrated American folk musicians of all time. Elizabeth Cotten was only a…

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Allegiance: Art, Love, and Migration


November 10 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, Miller Gallery (Mark & Ann Edlen Family Stage), 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Three books—a novel, a graphic memoir, and a poetry collection—that grapple with questions of who to love, national identity, class divides, loneliness in an unknown place. In the 1920s, a young refugee from the Soviet Union finds herself embroiled in…

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In Conversation: Rising Tides


November 10 @ 12:50 pm - 1:20 pm
Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Library, 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Elizabeth Rush, author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, which examines ways the coastline of the United States is being irrevocably transformed by a warming, rising sea, interviewed by Omar El Akkad, journalist and author of American War.…

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Storytime: Little Dreamers


November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Vashti Harrison will present Little Dreamers: Visionary Women in History, followed by a discussion with Amy Fellows of Multnomah County Library. From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History comes the highly anticipated follow-up, a beautifully…

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Outside In: Poetry and Politics


November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

Three of our most exciting contemporary poets discuss their new collections, which experiment with language and form as they critique the status quo and the social order. A Portrait of the Self as Nation: New and Selected Poems presents three…

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Buttermilk Graffiti: Chef Edward Lee


November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ (Joan Cirillo & Roger Cooke Stage), 1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Sam Sifton, food editor of The New York Times, interviews chef Edward Lee about his new book, Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine. American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and…

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Girls Think of Everything: The New Heroism in YA


November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Old Church (Edwards Lienhart Family Foundation Stage), 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201

Science fiction, fantasy, myth, and history collide in these YA novels that ask us to consider who is telling the story, and the power that gives. In a distant star system, Amani is violently kidnapped from her small village and…

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In Conversation: Sci-Fi Short Stories


November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Library, 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Two story collections that create new, all-too-possible futures in order to illuminate truths about our present. By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah debut collection Friday Black reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities of life in…

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Lost & Found: Finding Home


November 10 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Brunish Theatre (Hines Warner Wealth Management Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

From an island in the Pacific Northwest, to the California suburbs of the 1980s, to a Nevada sheep ranch, stories real and imagined about finding your place in the world after immense loss. In her New York Times bestselling debut…

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OPB’s Think Out Loud: Rising Out of Hatred


November 10 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage), 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Derek Black grew up at the epicenter of white nationalism. When he encountered diverse perspectives and beliefs at college, he started to question the science, history, and prejudices behind his worldview and confront the damage he had done. From Eli…

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Mac Barnett Is Mac B., Kid Spy


November 10 @ 1:50 pm - 2:40 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Mac Barnett presents his new series, Mac B. Kid Spy, in conversation with Heidi Schulz. From the esteemed New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning author Mac Barnett comes a thrilling, hilarious fully-illustrated new spy adventure series! Before Mac Barnett was an author,…

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In Conversation: Pregnancy and Motherhood


November 10 @ 2:10 pm - 2:40 pm
Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Library, 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

A look at the profound personal transformation and at the cultural conception of pregnancy and motherhood, with Angela Garbes, author of the nonfiction book Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, and Alicia Jo…

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Change Cannot Be Tamed: WITS Anthology Launch


November 10 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, Miller Gallery (Mark & Ann Edlen Family Stage), 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Each year, Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools (WITS) program publishes an anthology of exemplary student work. Change Cannot Be Tamed showcases poetry, prose, drama, and comics written by 80 high school students from Portland’s public high schools in 2017-18. Being published is…

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In Conversation: Syrian Refugee Crisis


November 10 @ 2:50 pm - 3:20 pm
Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Library, 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Two writers for young people whose new novels feature stories of the civil war in Syria and the people displaced by it. Journalist and author Atia Abawi discusses her young adult novel A Land of Permanent Goodbyes with N. H.…

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Culture Shock: Middle Grade Graphic Novels


November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Columbia Sportswear Company Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

New graphic novels with characters finding their place in the world—whether it’s summer camp or the car club. In Vera Brosgol’s Be Prepared, Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in at Russian summer camp, but…

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