Each year, Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools (WITS) program publishes an anthology of exemplary student work. Connections in 1s and 0s showcases poetry, prose, drama, and comics written by high school students from Portland’s public high schools in 2020-21.
Current National Book Award Longlisters, Finalists, and potential Winners come together for a variety-style showcase of readings and interviews. Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation.
Inspired by the Greek myth of Iphigenia and the Grimm fairy tale “Brother and Sister,” Michelle Ruiz Keil’s novel follows two siblings torn apart and struggling to find each other in early ’90s Portland. Moderated by Alicia Tate of Multnomah County Library.