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Everybody Reads 2022: Mira Jacob

Thu, Mar 10, 2022 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205


Celebrate the power of books to create a stronger community by attending the 2022 Everybody Reads author event with Mira Jacob!

In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present a lecture by author Mira Jacob as the culminating event of Everybody Reads 2022. This year’s programming will center on Jacob’s graphic novel memoir, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations.

Borrow a copy of Good Talk from the Multnomah County Library, or purchase a copy here from our independent bookstore partner, Broadway Books.

Literary Arts is a proud participant of RACC’s Arts for All program which provides $5 tickets to important cultural events around the city to those who hold an Oregon Trail Card. 

If you are eligible for a $5 ticket to our March 10 Everybody Reads event with Mira Jacob, you must purchase your tickets in person at the Portland’5 Box Office located at 1111 SW Broadway, open Tues–Fri 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., and two hours prior to the event.


COVID-19 safety protocols: All attendees must show proof of vaccination (or negative test taken within 72 hours of event date) for entry into Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Masks must also be worn at all times in the venue. Please click here for Portland’5 attendance policy and learn about their enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures that earned them GBAC certification.

Accessibility information: Information on accessibility options at the venue is available here.

Mira Jacob

Mira Jacob is a novelist, memoirist, illustrator, and cultural critic. Her graphic memoir Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award,  named a New York Times Notable Book, as well as a best book of the year by TimeEsquirePublisher’s Weekly, and Library Journal. It is currently in development as a television series with Film 44. Her novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award,  longlisted for the Brooklyn Literary Eagles Prize and named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, the Boston Globe, Goodreads, Bustle, and The Millions. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book ReviewElectric LiteratureTin HouseLiterary HubGuernicaVogue, and the Telegraph.  She is currently the visiting professor at MFA Creative Writing  program at The New School, and a founding faculty member of the MFA Program at Randolph College. She is the co-founder of Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn, where she spent 13 years bringing literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to Williamsburg. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, documentary filmmaker Jed Rothstein, and their son.

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