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The Other Side of the Story: Fantastic Sequels (YA)

Sat, Nov 7, 2015 from 10:00 am - 10:50 pm
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

In Another Day, best-selling author David Levithan tells the story from the side of Every Day’s Rhiannon as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you. Michelle Tea’s sequel to Mermaid in Chelsea Creek, Girl at the Bottom of the Sea, finds our hero Sophie traveling from Massachusetts to Poland with her unlikely guardian, the mermaid Syrena. And in Beastly Bones, the follow-up book to the acclaimed Jackaby, William Ritter tells of a supernatural investigation from the perspective of Abigail Rook, R.F. Jackaby’s assistant. Moderated by Alison Clement (Twenty Questions).

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David Levithan

Levithan_cover_webDavid Levithan is a children's book editor in New York City, and the author of several books for young adults, including Lambda Literary Award winner Two Boys KissingNick & Norah's Infinite PlaylistNaomi and Ely's No Kiss List, and Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (co-authored with Rachel Cohn); Will Grayson, Will Grayson (co-authored with John Green); and Every You, Every Me (with photographs from Jonathan Farmer). He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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Michelle Tea

Tea_cover_webMichelle Tea is the author of 4 1/2 memoirs, 1 1/2 novels, 2 Young Adult novels, and a collection of poetry. Her memoir Valencia is an underground classic and is currently being made into a feature film by 21 different filmmakers. She is the founder and executive director of RADAR Productions, a literary non-profit which hosts the monthly RADAR Reading Series (voted Best Literary Series by SF Bay Guardian Readers), the infamous Sister Spit Literary Performance tours, an annual poetry chapbook contest, and the Radar LAB Writers' Retreat in Akumal, Mexico. She is a former writer of horoscopes and a current reader of tarot cards. Amanda Verwey is an illustrator based in Oakland, California by way of Racine, Wisconsin. She has self-published four original comic books and has a story featured in the Qu33r comics anthology, to be released in 2014 by Northwest Press. Her illustrations have been commissioned by the Bold Italic, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and RADAR Productions. Website - Twitter   Michelle Tea will give a Pop-Up Reading at 1pm in the Glass Gallery (Jubitz Center, 2nd Floor).
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William Ritter

Ritter_cover_webWilliam Ritter graduated from the University of Oregon. He currently teaches high school language arts, including reading and writing, mythology and heroes. He is a proud husband and father. When reading aloud, he always does the voices. Beastly Bones is his second novel.
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