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November 2019

Pop-up: Sally Wen Mao


November 9 @ 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Sally Wen Mao pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her poetry collection, Oculus.  Mao is paired with the artwork Please Participate by Jeppe Hein; found on the first floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference…

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Pop-up: Mina Javaherbin


November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Mina Javaherbin pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her picture book, My Grandma and Me.  Javaherbin is paired with the artwork Geraniums by Pierre-Auguste Renoir; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland…

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Pop-up: Phillip Margolin


November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Phillip Margolin pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his latest suspense novel, The Perfect Alibi.  Margolin is paired with the artwork Stars and Bars by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the…

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Pop-up: Los Porteños


November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Local Latinx writers Octaviano Merecias, Ivonne Saed, and Juan Antonio Trujillo pop-up in the galleries to share their original works. This pop-up presented in collaboration with Los Porteños.  This group is paired with the artwork Open Country by Larry Poons;…

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Storytime: Just Like Beverly


November 9 @ 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Just Like Beverly follow the life of beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary from her early years in Oregon to her career as a successful writer who wrote stories, including the wildly popular Ramona and Henry Huggins series, for kids just…

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Finding Home: Fiction of Place


November 9 @ 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 that create complex, irresistible portraits of their settings: Florida; Denver; a hair salon. In Kristen Arnett’s novel Mostly Dead Things, the humidity, insects, and downright weirdness of Florida pervade a story of dysfunctional families, art, death, and life.…

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Pop-up: MK Reed


With: MK Reed
November 9 @ 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

MK Reed pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with the graphic novel, Science Comics: Wild Weather.  Reed is paired with the artwork Stormy Sea by Gustave Courbet; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the…

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Pop-up: David Treuer


With: David Treuer
November 9 @ 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

David Treuer pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present.  Treuer is paired with the artwork Wounded Knee (red and gold) by Hank Willis Thomas; found…

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Pop-up: George Estreich


November 9 @ 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

George Estreich pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his book, Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves.  Estreich is paired with the artwork A Muse by Constantin Brancusi; found on the 1st floor of…

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Storytime: Peter and Ernesto: The Lost Sloths


November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

From Box Trolls director Graham Annable comes Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths, the immensely charming sequel to his brilliant debut graphic novel about the endearing friendship between two sloths. Peter and Ernesto loved their tree. Then a hurricane came and blew it…

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Last Chance: Endings & Beginnings


November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Old Church (Edwards Lienhart Family Foundation Stage), 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201

Two heartwarming, joyful contemporary YA novels about that last chance: the last night, the last summer. In Pumpkinheads, written by Rainbow Rowell and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks, Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends, working together at a Nebraskan…

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Words & Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

Catherine Lazar Odell, author and illustrator of Pepper & Frannie; Holman Wang, author and artist of Great Job, Dad! and Great Job, Mom!; and Toni Yuly, author and illustrator of The Whole Wide World and Me, discuss making picture books…

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Pop-up: Renée Watson


November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Renée Watson pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. Watson presents two new books at the 2019 festival: her YA novel, Watch Us Rise, and her newest middle grade book, Some Places More Than Others. Watson is paired with the artwork…

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Pop-up: Tehlor Kay Mejia


November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Tehlor Kay Mejia pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her debut YA fantasy novel, We Set the Dark on Fire.  Mejia is paired with the artwork Global Inversion by Diane Jacobs; found in the Northwest Art Gallery, on…

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Pop-up: April Henry


With: April Henry
November 9 @ 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

April Henry pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her newest YA novel, Run, Hide, Fight Back.  Henry is paired with the artwork Theseus and the Minotaur by Anoine-Louis Barye; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd…

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Pop-up: Kim Stafford


With: Kim Stafford
November 9 @ 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Kim Stafford pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his latest poetry collection, Wild Honey, Tough Salt.  Stafford is paired with the artwork Mount Hood by Albert Bierstadt; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of…

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Storytime: The Proudest Blue


November 9 @ 1:20 pm - 2:00 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Asiya's hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave. It’s Faizah’s first day of school, and her older sister Asiya’s first day of hijab – made of a beautiful blue…

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Ordinary Life: Exploring the Spaces Between


November 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

Three books that find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Award-winning poet Michael Dickman’s new collection, Days & Days, is an exhilarating and far-ranging mediation on days and how we live in them in the twenty-first century. Pulitzer finalist Karen Russell’s…

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Hard Conversations: Race, Family, America


November 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage), 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Three books that, through various genres and forms, explore identity and division in contemporary America—and, somehow, find hope. Steph Cha’s Your House Will Pay is set in Los Angeles, where a shocking crime forces two families, connected by past violence,…

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OPB’s Think Out Loud: Tim O’Brien


November 9 @ 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

Dave Miller, host of OPB’s Think Out Loud, interviews Tim O’Brien, author of the new memoir Dad’s Maybe Book, the National Book Award–winning novel Going After Cacciato, Pulitzer finalist The Things They Carried. In Dad’s Maybe Book, best-selling author Tim O’Brien…

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Pop-up: Julian Smith


With: Julian Smith
November 9 @ 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Julian Smith pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World's Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West. Smith is paired with the artwork Untitled (Harney Desert, Harney County, Oregon) by…

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Pop-up: Chelsea Biondolillo


November 9 @ 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Chelsea Biondolillo pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her essay collection, The Skinned Bird.  Biondolillo is paired with the artwork FamilyTreePiles by Nan Curtis; found in the Northwest Art Gallery, on the 4th floor of the Portland Art…

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Pop-up: Abdi Nazemian


November 9 @ 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Abdi Nazemian pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his YA novel, Like a Love Story.  Nazemian is paired with the artwork She Keeps Me Warm by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on…

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Nowhere to Hide: Pitch-black Humor


November 9 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Portland’5 Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

In Ryan Chapman’s Riots I Have Known, an unnamed Sri Lankan inmate barricades himself inside the prison computer lab while a riot rages outside, incited by a poem published in the prison literary journal that he edits. As he awaits…

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Pop-up: Emilly Prado


With: Emilly Prado
November 9 @ 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Emilly Prado pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her essay collection, Funeral for Flaca.  Prado is paired with the artwork American Gothic by Hank Willis Thomas; found on the 1st floor of the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit.…

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Pop-up: Kim Brown Seely


November 9 @ 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Kim Brown Seely pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new book, Uncharted: A Couple's Epic Empty-Nest Adventure Sailing from One Life to Another.  Seely is paired with the artwork A Shipwreck by Charles-François Lacroix; found in the…

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Revolución: Daniel José Older


November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

Una conversación bilingüe (español/inglés) con Daniel José Older, autor de El libro de los santos perdidos, el cifrado Shadowshaper, Bone Street Rumba y Star Wars Last Shot. Older está conversando con Eduardo Arizaga de la Multnomah County Library. A bilingual…

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Pop-up: Debra Gwartney


November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Debra Gwartney pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new book, I Am a Stranger Here Myself.  Gwartney is paired with the artwork Indian on Horseback by Alexander Phimister Proctor; found in the American Art Gallery, on the…

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Pop-up: Morgan Parker


November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Morgan Parker pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. Parker is presenting two new books at the 2019 festival: her debut YA novel, Who Put This Song On?, and her newest poetry collection, Magical Negro. Parker is paired with the…

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Pop-up: T Kira Madden


November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

T Kira Madden pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her debut memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls.  Mdden is paired with the artwork Medium by Heather Watkins; found in the Northwest Art Gallery, on the 4th…

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Science Comics: Wild Weather


November 9 @ 2:10 pm - 3:10 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Furious floods, looming landslides, terrifying tornadoes, ferocious forest fires! Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something? As “snowpocalypse” descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is determined to set the record straight on the myths and misconceptions surrounding the elements.…

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To Break the Stillness: Writers in the Schools Anthology Launch


November 9 @ 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. To Break the Stillness showcases poetry, prose, drama, and comics written by 80 high school students from Portland’s public high schools in 2018–19. Being published is thrilling for…

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Pop-up: Incite: Queer Writers Read presents Emme Lund, Pamela K. Santos, & Adam Swanson


November 9 @ 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Portland-area writers Emme Lund, Pamela K. Santos, and Adam Swanson read from their personal works. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with Incite: Queer Writers Read.  This group is paired with Portrait of Infanta María Ana de Austria by Felipe Diriksen;…

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Pop-up: Shea Ernshaw


With: Shea Ernshaw
November 9 @ 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Shea Ernshaw pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her latest YA novel, Winterwood.  Ernshaw is paired with the artwork Greenberg Variations on Variations by Stanley Robert Boxer; found on the 1st floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art…

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Pop-up: Peter Rock


With: Peter Rock
November 9 @ 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Peter Rock pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his newest novel, The Night Swimmers.  Rock is paired with the photograph 18_IMG_6697 a by Penelope Umbrico; found in the Toughened to Wind and Sun: Women Photographing the Landscape special…

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High Stakes: Rebellion & Resistance


November 9 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Old Church (Edwards Lienhart Family Foundation Stage), 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201

Young women find themselves in precarious situations, and must decide whether or not to take the risk to step up to the fight—whether against an active shooter, a corrupt regime, or the high school principal—in these three novels. In April…

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Pop-up: Liz Scott


With: Liz Scott
November 9 @ 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Liz Scott pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her memoir, This Never Happened.  Scott is paired with the artwork Mother and Child by Albert Pinkham Ryder; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the…

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


With: Will Adlard
November 9 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 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 paired with Allegory of Music by Jean François de Troy; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum.…

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Pop-up: The Rumpus presents Kristen Arnett, Jake Skeets, & Malcolm Tariq


November 9 @ 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Portland Book Festival presenting authors Kristen Arnett, Jake Skeets, and Malcolm Tariq join forces for a pop-up reading in the Portland Art Museum Galleries. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with The Rumpus.  The group is paired with Medium by…

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Three Poets Laureate: A Conversation


November 9 @ 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

A discussion of the importance of writing and reading poetry and the role of a poet laureate with three poets laureate. A conversation between Tina Chang, poet laureate of Brooklyn and author of the new collection Hybrida; Paisley Rekdal, poet…

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Pop-up: Lara Prescott


November 9 @ 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Lara Prescott pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new novel, The Secrets We Kept.  Prescott is paired with the artwork No-Name Women by Lee Chunghie; found in the Korean Art Gallery, on the 1st floor of the…

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Pop-up: The Astro Poets


November 9 @ 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov, aka the Astro Poets, pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with their new book, Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac.   Lasky and Dimitrov are paired with the artwork Mystic Slate by Tony…

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OPB’s State of Wonder: The Bird King


November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage), 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

G. Willow Wilson discusses her new novel, The Bird King, with April Baer, host of OPB’s State of Wonder. A fantastical journey set at the height of the Spanish Inquisition from the award-winning author of Alif the Unseen and writer of the Ms.…

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Pop-up: Dylan Meconis


November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Dylan Meconis pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new graphic novel, Queen of the Sea.  Meconis is paired with the artwork Stormy Sea by Gustave Courbet; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of…

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Pop-up: Jericho Brown


November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Jericho Brown pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his new poetry collection, The Tradition.  Brown is paired with the artwork Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special…

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