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          Maxine Scates and Joseph Millar
          December 8, 2021
          One Page Wednesday: December
          December 9, 2021
          Bagley Wright Lecture Series: “Is That A Real Poem Or Did You Just Make It Up?”
          December 14, 2021
          The Moth Mainstage in Portland
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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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Nov 11

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Nov 11

Portland Book Festival   Picture Book  

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

Portland Book Festival   Poetry   Nonfiction   Fiction  

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

Friday

Nov 12

Portland Book Festival   Poetry   Nonfiction   Fiction  

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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Nov 13

Portland Book Festival   Fiction  

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

Portland Book Festival   Pop Up Events  

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

Portland Book Festival   Pop Up Events  

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

Portland Book Festival   Pop Up Events  

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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Portland Book Festival   Pop Up Events  

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

Portland Book Festival   Pop Up Events  

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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Portland Book Festival  

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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Nov 18

Free Events  

Slamlandia

Recurring

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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Saturday

Nov 20

Free Events   For BIPOC writers  

Oregon BIPOC Writers Publishing Event- Fall Session

Literary Arts, Ooligan Press, and Portland State University's English Department partner to present the Oregon BIPOC Writers Publishing Event. This event is designed for writers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color to connect to the publishers and authors seeking to hear their voices. Promoting Your Book Panel 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Sunday

Nov 21

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