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November 2019

Words & Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

Graham Annable, author and illustrator of Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths; Mina Javaherbin, author of My Grandma & Me; and Lena Podesta, illustrator of Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon!; discuss making picture books with moderator Heidi Schulz, author of Giraffes…

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NBF Presents: A Morning with the National Book Awards


November 9 @ 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

Two weeks before the 70th Annual National Book Awards, join the National Book Foundation at the Portland Book Festival for the final preview event featuring 2019 Awards Finalists and Longlisters Laurie Halse Anderson (SHOUT, Young People’s Literature), Kali Fajardo-Anstine (Sabrina…

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Finding Freedom: Searching & Identity


November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Old Church (Edwards Lienhart Family Foundation Stage), 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201

Three stories about the struggle to figure out who you are; well, to start to sort of figure it out, at least. Michelle Ruiz Keil’s All of Us with Wings features Xochi, seventeen and alone in San Francisco, having run away…

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Scholastic GraphixCon: Middle Grade Graphic Novels


November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage), 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Five of the most exciting middle grade graphic novelists all on one stage! Featuring Gale Galligan (The Baby-sitters Club: Boy-crazy Stacy), Jennifer L. Holm (Sunny Rolls the Dice), Molly Knox Ostertag (The Midwinter Witch), Aron Nels Steinke (Mr. Wolf’s Class:…

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Scene of the Crime: Portland Thrillers


November 9 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Portland’5 Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

The heroines of these two thrillers must navigate treacherous territory in their search for the truth. Rene Denfeld’s The Butterfly Girl finds Naomi, introduced in The Child Finder, searching for her missing sister in Portland, where young, homeless girls have…

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Pop-up: Armin Tolentino


November 9 @ 11:15 am - 11:30 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Armin Tolentino pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his poetry collection, We Meant to Bring it Home Alive.  Tolentino is paired with the artwork Storage Jar with Design of Two Dragons Chasing Flaming Pearls by Unknown Artist; found…

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Pop-up: Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.


November 9 @ 11:15 am - 11:30 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his short story collection, Sacred Smokes.  Van Alst is paired with the artwork Looking for America by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the 1st floor of the…

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Pop-up: Graham Annable


November 9 @ 11:30 am - 11:45 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Graham Annable pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with Peter and Ernesto: The Lost Sloths.  Annable is paired with the artwork Stormy Sea by Gustave Courbet; found in the American Art Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Portland…

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Pop-up: Cat Winters


With: Cat Winters
November 9 @ 11:30 am - 11:45 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Cat Winters pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her latest YA novel, The Raven's Tale.  Winters is paired with the artwork Greenberg Variations on Variations by Stanley Robert Boxer; found on the 1st floor of the Modern &…

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Pop-up: Stephen O’Donnell, Gigi Little, & Laura Stanfill


November 9 @ 11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Portland fine artist, Stephen O'Donnell, pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries--along with Gigi Little and Laura Stanfill-- to share the art book collection, The Untold Gaze.  This group is paired with the artwork Portrait of a Lady by François Boucher;…

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Pop-up: Jason Arias


With: Jason Arias
November 9 @ 11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Jason Arias pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his short story collection, Momentary Illumination of Objects in Motion.  Arias is paired with the artwork Moment of Silence by Hans Burkhardt; found on the 1st floor the Modern &…

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The Journey: The Writer in the World


November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage), 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

An intimate, wide-ranging conversation between Anna Badkhen and Barry Lopez about writing, and the role the write plays as a global citizen. Anna Badkhen’s immersive investigations of the world’s inequities have yielded six books of literary nonfiction, most recently Fisherman’s…

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Aftermath: Poetry Confronts Politics


November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Portland’5 Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

Three new poetry collections that confront our modern times by looking at once to the past and to the future, of the world, nation, and the self. A rejection of imposed identity and reclamation of self; imagining a heartbreaking, terrifying…

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Pop-up: Michelle Ruiz Keil


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

Michelle Ruiz Keil pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her YA novel, All of Us With Wings.  Keil is paired with the artwork San Francisco Street by Hilaire Hiler; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor…

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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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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: 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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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: 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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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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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: 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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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: 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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