Portland-based writer Olufunke Grace Bankole shares a selection of readings in this event filmed at the Portland Art Museum.
Bankole was awarded a 2020 Oregon Literary Fellowship, and is currently working on a book exploring familial relationships and centered around the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria.
The pop-up readings are a partnership between the Portland Book Festival and the Portland Art Museum where Festival authors 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, Bankole was paired with For the Love by Isaka Shamsud-Din, in PAM’s Northwest Art collection.