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The pop-up readings are a partnership between the Portland Book Festival and the Portland Art Museum where Festival writers are thematically paired with artworks in the Museum. A celebration of creatives, the pop-ups highlight the intersections of visual art and the written word. For her pop-up reading, Fisher was paired with Family Portrait by Ralph Chessé, in PAM’s Northwest Art collection.
About No God Like the Mother:
Kesha Ajọsẹ Fisher’s No God like the Mother follows characters in transition, through tribulation and hope. Set around the world–the bustling streets of Lagos, the arid gardens beside the Red Sea, an apartment in Paris, the rain-washed suburbs of the Pacific Northwest–this collection of nine stories is a masterful exploration of life’s uncertainty that will draw readers in and keep them riveted.