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Dark Magic: Folklore & Fantasy

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 humans and the mystical djinn coexist. Shea Ernshaw’s Winterwood is a dark fairy tale of a witch, a boy, and a magical wood. A new epic fantasy trilogy begins with Katy Rose Pool’s debut There Will Come a Darkness, which introduces one prophecy and five potential saviors—or five potential destroyers. Moderated by Ebonee Bell of Multnomah County Library.

Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission. Advance Portland Book Festival passes available now.

Nafiza Azad

Nafiza Azad was born in Fiji and spent the first seventeen years of her life as a self-styled Pacific Islander. Now she identifies as an Indo-Fijian Muslim Canadian, which means she is often navigating multiple identities. Nafiza has a love for languages and currently speaks four. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Children's Literature from the University of British Columbia and co-runs The Book Wars (thebookwars.ca), a website dedicated to all things children's literature. Nafiza currently lives in British Columbia with her family.
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Shea Ernshaw

Shea Ernshaw the author of The Wicked Deep and Winterwood. She works as a producer for a film production company and shares a home with her husband, a dog named Diesel, and two cats. She is happiest when lost in a good book, lost in the woods, or writing her next novel.
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Katy Rose Pool

Katy Rose Pool was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in history, Katy spent a few years building websites by day and dreaming up prophecies by night. Currently, she resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she can be found eating breakfast sandwiches, rooting for the Golden State Warriors, and reading books that set her on fire. There Will Come a Darkness is her debut book. 

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Ebonee Bell

Ebonee Bell is a Harvard trained educator who works for the Multnomah County Library. She leads the Books2U literacy promotion program for public school kids in the 3rd - 5th grades and provides library services to pre-adjudicated minors in juvenile detention. She believes that books have the power to change lives.  
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