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Wednesday

Nov 10

Picture Book   Portland Book Festival  

Storytime: We Laugh Alike / Juntos nos reímos

Six kids are ready to play: three speak English. Y tres hablan español . But all of them laugh alike and together! This clever playground adventure weaves together bilingual Spanish and English conversations, so two groups of children can express similar thoughts in their own languages. Join Carmen T. Bernier-Grand for this fun, online storytime with Multnomah County Library's Natasha Forrester Campbell!

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Wednesday

Nov 10

Portland Book Festival   Writing Classes   Writing Class  

Creating Better Characters

This generative workshop will focus on the skills involved in creating and sustaining vibrant and complex characters. Through a series of in-workshop prompts and exercises participants will create and bring to life vivid characters. We will focus on physical description, internal life, setting, scene, action, and dialogue to round out and bring our creations to

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Wednesday

Nov 10

Wednesday

Nov 10

Fiction   Nonfiction   Poetry   Portland Book Festival  

Home: Rita Dove, Lauren Groff, Qian Julie Wang

Portland Book Festival virtual events, presented by Bank of America, will feature variety-show style interviews. Each night, three authors whose work shares thematic connections will join remotely, and interviewers will be broadcasting live from Portland literary locations. Tonights event features: Rita Dove & Mary Szybist; Lauren Groff & Andrew Proctor; Qian Julie Wang & OPB's Jenn Chavez

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Thursday

Nov 11

Thursday

Nov 11

Portland Book Festival   Writing Classes   Writing Class  

Writing the Complicated Self

There is a great temptation to airbrush ourselves on the page, to fill in the pockmarks of our flaws—and yet this leaves us not only less trustworthy, but less interesting. Students will explore how the contradictions in their personalities—the gaps between dirty laundry and grace—are the most interesting spaces for both readers and writers. Together,

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Thursday

Nov 11

Thursday

Nov 11

Picture Book   Portland Book Festival  

Storytime: Ten Ways to Hear Snow

A snowy day, a trip to Grandma’s, time spent cooking with one another, and space to pause and discover the world around you come together in this perfect book for reading and sharing on a cozy winter day. Join author Cathy Camper for this special Portland Book Festival edition of the Multnomah County Library's Stories with Friends!

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Thursday

Nov 11

Thursday

Nov 11

Fiction   Nonfiction   Poetry   Portland Book Festival  

Hidden Worlds: Julia Cooke, Ruth Ozeki, Atsuro Riley

Portland Book Festival virtual events, presented by Bank of America, will feature variety-show style interviews. Each night, three authors whose work shares thematic connections will join remotely, and interviewers will be broadcasting live from Portland literary locations. Tonights event features: Julia Cooke & Amy Wang; Ruth Ozeki & OPB's Dave Miller; Atsuro Riley & David Biespiel.

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Friday

Nov 12

Portland Book Festival   Writing Classes   Writing Class  

Writing About Real People

How can we ethically write about other people—and what does it mean to do it well? In this 3-hour virtual workshop, writers explore the craft of building nuanced characters, reckon with owning their stories’ difficult truths, and consider the legal or logistical implications of their storytelling. Access Program We want our writing classes to be

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Friday

Nov 12

Fiction   Nonfiction   Poetry   Portland Book Festival  

Love & Loss: Jasmine Guillory, Danielle Henderson, Devon Walker-Figueroa

Portland Book Festival virtual events, presented by Bank of America, will feature variety-show style interviews. Each night, three authors whose work shares thematic connections will join remotely, and interviewers will be broadcasting live from Portland literary locations. Tonights event features: Jasmine Guillory & Kisha Jarrett; Danielle Henderson with Live Wire's Luke Burbank & Elena Passarello; and Devon Walker-Figueroa with Jennifer Perrine.

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Saturday

Nov 13

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Nov 13

Fiction   Portland Book Festival  

Our Country Friends: Gary Shteyngart & Jon Raymond

Eight friends, one country house, four romances, and six months in isolation—a novel about love, friendship, family, and betrayal, a book that reads like a great Russian novel, or Chekhov on the Hudson, by a novelist The New York Times calls “one of his generation’s most original writers.” Best-selling author Gary Shteyngart discusses his new novel with Jon Raymond.

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Saturday

Nov 13

Saturday

Nov 13

Pop Up Events   Portland Book Festival  

Pop-up: Charles Valle

Charles Valle pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his debut collection, Proof of Stake: An Elegy. Valle is paired with the artwork Moment of Silence by Hans Burkhardt; found in the Modern & Contemporary Art, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find

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Saturday

Nov 13

Saturday

Nov 13

Pop Up Events   Portland Book Festival  

Pop-up: Jennifer Hanlon Wilde

Jennifer Hanlon Wilde pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her mystery novel, Finding the Vein. Hanlon Wilde is paired with the artwork Dual Form by Barbara Hepworth; found in the Modern & Contemporary Art, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this

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Saturday

Nov 13

Saturday

Nov 13

Pop Up Events   Portland Book Festival  

Pop-up: A.M. Rosales

Essayist A.M. ROSALES pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. Rosales is paired with the artwork Chief Bundle by Ka'ila Farrell-Smith; found in the Northwest Art, on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

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Nov 13

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Nov 13

Pop Up Events   Portland Book Festival  

Pop-up: Brittney Corrigan

BRITTNEY CORRIGAN pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her latest collection, Daughters. Corrigan is paired with the artwork For the Love by Isaka Shamsud-Din; found in the Northwest Art, on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. About Daughters: This collection

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Saturday

Nov 13

Pop Up Events   Portland Book Festival  

Pop-up: Stacy Brewster

STACY BREWSTER pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his debut story collection, What We Pick Up. Brewster is paired with the artwork William Jamison by Patrick Abbey; found in the Northwest Art, on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. About

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Nov 13

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Gastro Obscura Presents: The World’s Most Unusual Vending Machine

In partnership with the Portland Book Festival, the Gastro Obscura vending machine will be making its West Coast debut on Saturday, November 13 at the Portland Art Museum’s sculpture garden. Co-author Cecily Wong will be on-site for a meet-and-greet from 2:00 - 5:00pm, along with tasting stations from some of Portland's most inspiring and imaginative culinary artists and a special fruit and vegetable synth performance.

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