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November 2019

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 Marine by William Trost Richards; 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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Pop-up: Michele Filgate


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

Michele Filgate pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with the essay collection, What My Mother and I Don't Talk About.  Filgate is paired with the artwork Kama Mama, Kama Binti (Like Mother, Like Daughter) by Hank Willis Thomas; found…

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Lost & Found: Middle Grade Novels


November 9 @ 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Two novels about very different characters losing, and finding, home. A young Syrian girl must leave her homeland and emigrate to the United States in Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga. In Rosanne Parry’s A Wolf Called Wander, Swift,…

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Live Through This: Heartbreak, Hope, & Humor


November 9 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

These three books at once tender and unsentimental, heartbreaking and humorous. Exploring grief, love, and identity, you’ll cry till you laugh and laugh till you cry. Kristen Arnett’s debut novel, Mostly Dead Things, finds Jessa grieving for her father while…

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Ties That Bind: Epic Family Sagas


November 9 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ (Joan Cirillo & Roger Cooke Stage), 1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Modern masterpieces in a classic genre: the intergenerational family epic. Karl Marlantes’s Deep River follows Finnish immigrants, who flee Russian imperialist rule in Finland in the early 1900s and settle in a Washington state logging community, where they strive to…

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Pop-up: Casey Cep


With: Casey Cep
November 9 @ 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Casey Cep pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new book, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee.  Cep is paired with the artwork Untitled (Hotel de la Clef D'Or) by Joseph Cornell; found…

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Pop-up: Molly Gloss


With: Molly Gloss
November 9 @ 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Molly Gloss pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her short story collection, Unforeseen.  Gloss is paired with the artwork Untitled (Harney Desert, Harney County, Oregon) by Charles Erskine Scott Wood; found in the American Art gallery, on the…

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Self-Portrait: Memoir, Auto-fiction, and History


November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Portland’5 Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

Three books that combine and move between personal and collective histories to probe both the past and present. Part history, part memoir, Debra Gwartney’s I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps the deepest dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the…

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Home Cooking: New Classic Cookbooks


November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, Miller Gallery (Mark & Ann Edlen Family Stage), 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Two new cookbooks destined to become classics that home cooks will reach for again and again. John Becker and Megan Scott have spent nearly a decade revising and updating one of the most iconic American cookbooks, a veritable kitchen bible,…

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Discussion of the Undoing


November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

For John Freeman—literary critic, essayist, editor, poet, “one of the preeminent book people of our time” (Dave Eggers)—it is the rare moment when words are not enough. But in the wake of the election of 2016, words felt useless, even…

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Pop-up: YesYes Books presents Matt Hart & KMA Sullivan


November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

KMA Sullivan, publisher at YesYes Books and author of the new collection Inclined to Riot, pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with poet Matt Hart, whose poetry collection, Everything Breaking / For Good is out from YesYes Books this…

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Pop-up: Wendy Willis


With: Wendy Willis
November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Wendy Willis pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her essay collection, These Are Strange Times, My Dear.  Willis is paired with the artwork Refusal by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the…

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Pop-up: Karen Thompson Walker


November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Karen Thompson Walker pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her newest novel, The Dreamers.  Thompson Walker is paired with the artwork Separation Anxiety by Heidi Schwegler; found in the Northwest Art Gallery, on the 4th floor of the…

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Pop-up: YesYes Books presents Diannely Antigua & Brandon Courtney


November 9 @ 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Poets Diannely Antigua (Ugly Music) and Brandon Courtney (This, Sisyphus), pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with their poetry collections, out from YesYes Books this year.  Antigua and Courtney are paired with the artwork Allegory of Poetry by Jean François…

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Pop-up: Anthony McCann


November 9 @ 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Anthony McCann pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his new book, Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff.   McCann is paired with the artwork Constellation (Yellow-Brick-Red) by Leon Polk Smith; found on the 2nd floor of the…

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Dark Magic: Folklore & Fantasy


November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Old Church (Edwards Lienhart Family Foundation Stage), 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201

Unexpected connections, unexplained power, and secrets unearthed in three fantastical novels that delve into various folklore and myth. In The Candle and the Flame, Nafiza Azad introduces Fatima, a messenger living in the fantastical Silk Road city of Noor, where…

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Strange Places: Middle Grade Novels


November 9 @ 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Stories featuring characters trapped in strange lands: an alien warlord cat exiled from his home planet to Earth, and a young girl who steps through a portal to a strange world in seach of her mother. In Emily Chenoweth’s new…

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Words & Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 9 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

Janice Bond, author of A Zebra Plays Zither; Vicki Conrad, author, and David Hohn, illustrator of Just Like Beverly!; and Samantha R. Vamos, author of The Piñata that the Farm Maiden Hung discuss making picture books with Mark Savage of…

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Between the Lines: Harper Lee and Boris Pasternak


November 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage), 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Murder, espionage, and two of the greatest writers of the twentieth century: Harper Lee and Boris Pasternak. Two new books combine the real-life stories: behind the book Harper Lee never wrote, and one of the greatest love stories of the…

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Stranger Things: Fiction from the Edge


November 9 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, Miller Gallery (Mark & Ann Edlen Family Stage), 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Three books that explore the liminal spaces – between waking and dreaming, between genre, between reality and fantasy. In his graphic novel The River at Night, Kevin Huizenga delves deep into consciousness. What begins as a simple, distracted conversation between husband…

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Dangerous Love: Desire & Obsession


November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

These poets confront the trauma of the past—the personal past and the shared past—while celebrating desire and love. Ugly Music, the debut collection from Diannely Antigua, explores reality, dream, trauma, and obsession, and how to create an identity informed by…

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Indivisible: Politics & Protest


November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Portland’5 Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

Three poets offer personal perspectives on the state of the nation. In Hybrida, Tina Chang confronts the complexities of raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United States, ruminating on the relationship between her son’s…

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Rainbow Rowell: Wayward Son


November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ (Joan Cirillo & Roger Cooke Stage), 1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Rainbow Rowell is the best-selling author of Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, and Carry On. Her new book, Wayward Son, is the sequel to Carry On, and is a book for anyone who ever wondered what happened to the Chosen One…

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Facing the Past: Middle Grade Novels


November 9 @ 5:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Stories of two very different young women who find themselves in unknown places, where they realize they must face their past to understand their present. In Dylan Meconis’s graphic novel Queen of the Sea, Queen Eleanor is exiled by her…

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Incite: November


November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 United States

2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Amor Towles (Sold Out)


November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 United States

On November 14, we welcome Amor Towles, author of the New York Times best sellers Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow.

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