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Friday

Nov 13

Bethany C. Morrow and Tehlor Kay Mejia or Anna-Marie McLemore
Friday

Nov 13

Saturday

Nov 14

Saturday

Nov 14

Portland Book Festival   Writing Classes   Picture Book   Middle Grade   Young Adult   Poetry   Nonfiction   Fiction  

Collaborative Writing for Educators

Explore cooperative exercises in this workshop aimed at encouraging shy writers and offering a variety of ways to look at subjects to stimulate every student. You will learn how to teach group projects that practice a range of writing techniques. We will write team poems, working together from brainstorming to polished pieces, and you will

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Saturday

Nov 14

Saturday

Nov 14

Bethany C. Morrow and Tehlor Kay Mejia or Anna-Marie McLemore
Saturday

Nov 14

Alex Behr
Portland Book Festival   Youth Events   Writing Classes   Free Events   Picture Book  

SOLD OUT: Youth Workshop: Portal to an Alternate Universe

Young writers will find an ordinary object, indoors or outdoors, that can magically transform into a portal to an altered universe! We’ll sketch it out and add descriptive words. Then we will use a guided visualization and literary models like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Wildwood to help create a scene. It

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Saturday

Nov 14

Nnedi Okorafor and David A. Robertson
Saturday

Nov 14

Saturday

Nov 14

Saturday

Nov 14

Kim Johnson and Francisco X Stork
Saturday

Nov 14

Sunday

Nov 15

Sunday

Nov 15

Portland Book Festival  

Power of Protest: Lessons from Hong Kong (Portland Book Festival partner event)

Produced by Bay Area Book Festival in collaboration with literary festivals worldwide, including Portland Book Festival.

After a tumultuous year of protest, Hong Kong’s streets are quiet again following the adoption of the national security law on June 30. Join four experts for this indispensable analysis of the protest movement and its broader significance for freedom globally.

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Sunday

Nov 15

Monday

Nov 16

Monday

Nov 16

Emily Nemens and Charles Yu
Monday

Nov 16

Tuesday

Nov 17

Tuesday

Nov 17

Rebecca Dinerstein Knight, Raven Leilani, and John Freeman
Tuesday

Nov 17

Portland Book Festival   Pop Up Events  

Pop-up: Juan Antonio Trujillo

Portland-based writer and filmmaker Juan Antonio Trujillo shares poems in both English and Spanish in this reading filmed at the Portland Art Museum. Trujillo is a member of the Los Porteños writing group, who are dedicated to raising Latinx voices and to raising awareness of diverse languages, canons, stories and cultures.

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Tuesday

Nov 17

Portland Book Festival   Pop Up Events  

Pop-up: Octaviano Merecias

Portland-based writer, educator, and public speaker Octaviano Merecias shares an original poem in this reading filmed at the Portland Art Museum. Merecias is a member of the Los Porteños writing group, who are dedicated to raising Latinx voices and to raising awareness of diverse languages, canons, stories and cultures.

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Tuesday

Nov 17

Arvin Ahmadi and Adib Khorran
Wednesday

Nov 18

Wednesday

Nov 18

Wednesday

Nov 18

Liz Crain and Megha Majumdar
Wednesday

Nov 18

Wednesday

Nov 18

Susan Moore
Wednesday

Nov 18

Thursday

Nov 19

Thursday

Nov 19

Veronica Chambers and Alexis Coe
Thursday

Nov 19

Thursday

Nov 19

Thursday

Nov 19

Leah Johnson and David Yoon
Thursday

Nov 19

Portland Book Festival   Free Events  

Online: Slamlandia- November

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

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Friday

Nov 20

Friday

Nov 20

Friday

Nov 20

Veronica Roth and Charlie Jane Anders
Friday

Nov 20

Portland Book Festival  

Black Joy Social Happy Hour

A moment of casual celebration and recovery, where Black writers and makers, from PDX and across the country share things that bring them joy in 2020. Hosted by Shayla Lawson. Featuring: Jericho Brown, Danielle Evans, Kim Johnson, Nate Marshall, Natasha Marin, Nicholas Nichols, Phillip B. Williams. Musical guest: Donovan Edwards.

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Friday

Nov 20

Portland Book Festival   Free Events  

BIPOC Reading Series- November

This bimonthly reading series is intended to prioritize the safety, creativity, and stories of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color. This event will be hosted by Jessica Meza-Torres, Program Assistant for Programs for Writers. The theme this month is "Ghosts."  Our featured readers are Chris Stuck and Jacqueline Fitzgerald. After our featured readers,

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Saturday

Nov 21

Sunday

Nov 22

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