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November 2019

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Storytime: Peter and Ernesto: The Lost Sloths

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

From Box Trolls director Graham Annable comes Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths, the immensely charming sequel to his brilliant debut graphic novel about the endearing friendship between two sloths. Peter and Ernesto loved their tree. Then a hurricane came and blew it away! Now, Peter, Ernesto, and the rest of their sloth friends must venture into the jungle to find a new—great—tree. But the jungle is full of dangers, including angry ants, slithering snakes, and a ravenous jaguar! Can cautious Peter and…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Renée Watson

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Renée Watson pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. Watson presents two new books at the 2019 festival: her YA novel, Watch Us Rise, and her newest middle grade book, Some Places More Than Others. Watson is paired with the artwork The Oft Forgotten Black Flower Children of Harlem by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Kim Stafford

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Kim Stafford pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his latest poetry collection, Wild Honey, Tough Salt.  Stafford is paired with the artwork Mount Hood by Albert Bierstadt; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Wild Honey, Tough Salt offers a prismatic view of Earth citizenship, where we must now be ambidextrous. The book takes a stern look inward calling for…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: April Henry

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

April Henry pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her newest YA novel, Run, Hide, Fight Back.  Henry is paired with the artwork Theseus and the Minotaur by Anoine-Louis Barye; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Six teens must band together to survive after a shooting breaks out in this high-stakes thriller by New York Times-bestselling author April Henry. When…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Storytime: The Proudest Blue

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:20 pm - 2:00 pm

Asiya's hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave. It’s Faizah’s first day of school, and her older sister Asiya’s first day of hijab – made of a beautiful blue fabric. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful. In the face of hurtful, confusing words, will Faizah find new ways to be strong? This is an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond shared by siblings and of…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Julian Smith

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Julian Smith pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World's Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West. Smith is paired with the artwork Untitled (Harney Desert, Harney County, Oregon) by Charles Erskine Scott Wood; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In August 1908, three unknown riders arrived in Cheyenne, Wyoming,…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

OPB’s Think Out Loud: Tim O’Brien

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Dave Miller, host of OPB’s Think Out Loud, interviews Tim O’Brien, author of the new memoir Dad’s Maybe Book, the National Book Award–winning novel Going After Cacciato, Pulitzer finalist The Things They Carried. In Dad’s Maybe Book, best-selling author Tim O’Brien shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humor, and rewards of raising two sons. In 2003, already an older father, National Book Award–winning novelist Tim O’Brien resolved to give his young sons what…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Hard Conversations: Race, Family, America

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Three books that, through various genres and forms, explore identity and division in contemporary America—and, somehow, find hope. Steph Cha’s Your House Will Pay is set in Los Angeles, where a shocking crime forces two families, connected by past violence, to face down their history while navigating the tumult of a city on the brink of more violence. Jennine Capó Crucet’s My Time Among the Whites is a collection of essays on feeling like an “accidental” American and the tectonic…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Abdi Nazemian

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Abdi Nazemian pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his YA novel, Like a Love Story.  Nazemian is paired with the artwork She Keeps Me Warm by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. It’s 1989 in New York City, and for three teens, the world is changing. Reza is an Iranian boy who has…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Ordinary Life: Exploring the Spaces Between

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Three books that find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Award-winning poet Michael Dickman’s new collection, Days & Days, is an exhilarating and far-ranging mediation on days and how we live in them in the twenty-first century. Pulitzer finalist Karen Russell’s comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner lives is on full display in the eight stories of Orange World. Ross Gay’s Book of Delights is a genre-defying book of essays that record the…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Chelsea Biondolillo

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Chelsea Biondolillo pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her essay collection, The Skinned Bird.  Biondolillo is paired with the artwork FamilyTreePiles by Nan Curtis; found in the Northwest Art Gallery, on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. From award-winning essayist Chelsea Biondolillo, The Skinned Bird is about all the ways we break our own hearts. In lyric, fragmented essays—full of geological,…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Nowhere to Hide: Pitch-black Humor

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

In Ryan Chapman’s Riots I Have Known, an unnamed Sri Lankan inmate barricades himself inside the prison computer lab while a riot rages outside, incited by a poem published in the prison literary journal that he edits. As he awaits inevitable violence, he is determined to share his life story. Chuck Klosterman’s Raised in Captivity one of the most original and exciting story collections in recent memory, a fever graph of our deepest unvoiced hopes, fears and preoccupations. Ceaselessly inventive,…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Kim Brown Seely

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Kim Brown Seely pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new book, Uncharted: A Couple's Epic Empty-Nest Adventure Sailing from One Life to Another.  Seely is paired with the artwork A Shipwreck by Charles-François Lacroix; found in the European Art, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. A couple facing the dreaded empty nest realize they need to rediscover who they are. This is an…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Emilly Prado

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Emilly Prado pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her essay collection, Funeral for Flaca.  Prado is paired with the artwork American Gothic by Hank Willis Thomas; found on the 1st floor of the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Debra Gwartney

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Debra Gwartney pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new book, I Am a Stranger Here Myself.  Gwartney is paired with the artwork Indian on Horseback by Alexander Phimister Proctor; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history,…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Revolución: Daniel José Older

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Una conversación bilingüe (español/inglés) con Daniel José Older, autor de El libro de los santos perdidos, el cifrado Shadowshaper, Bone Street Rumba y Star Wars Last Shot. Older está conversando con Eduardo Arizaga de la Multnomah County Library. A bilingual (Spanish/English) conversation with Daniel José Older, author of The Book of Lost Saints, the Shadowshaper cypher, Bone Street Rumba, and Star Wars Last Shot. Mr. Older is in conversation with Eduardo Arizaga of Multnomah County Library. Advance Portland Book Festival…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: T Kira Madden

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

T Kira Madden pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her debut memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls.  Mdden is paired with the artwork Medium by Heather Watkins; found in the Northwest Art Gallery, on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut memoir is about coming of age and reckoning with desire as a queer,…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Morgan Parker

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Morgan Parker pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. Parker is presenting two new books at the 2019 festival: her debut YA novel, Who Put This Song On?, and her newest poetry collection, Magical Negro. Parker is paired with the artwork Why Wait Another Day to be Adorable? by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Science Comics: Wild Weather

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:10 pm - 3:10 pm

Furious floods, looming landslides, terrifying tornadoes, ferocious forest fires! Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something? As “snowpocalypse” descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is determined to set the record straight on the myths and misconceptions surrounding the elements. What is the difference between weather and climate? How do weather satellites predict the future? Can someone outrun a tornado? Does the rotation of the Earth affect wind currents? And does meteorology have anything to do with meteors? Stormin’ Norman…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Peter Rock

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Peter Rock pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his newest novel, The Night Swimmers.  Rock is paired with the photograph 18_IMG_6697 a by Penelope Umbrico; found in the Toughened to Wind and Sun: Women Photographing the Landscape special exhibit on floor 2M of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. “Swimming at night, to compare its slipperiness to that of a dream would be to ignore the work…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Shea Ernshaw

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Shea Ernshaw pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her latest YA novel, Winterwood.  Ernshaw is paired with the artwork Greenberg Variations on Variations by Stanley Robert Boxer; found on the 1st floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Be careful of the dark, dark wood… Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even. Rumored to be a…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

To Break the Stillness: Writers in the Schools Anthology Launch

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Each year, Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools (WITS) program publishes an anthology of exemplary student work. To Break the Stillness showcases poetry, prose, drama, and comics written by 80 high school students from Portland’s public high schools in 2018–19. Being published is thrilling for writers of any age; publication provides writers with validation, encouragement, and exposure to a larger audience. All proceeds from the sale of the anthologies goes back to support WITS programming. Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Incite: Queer Writers Read presents Emme Lund, Pamela K. Santos, & Adam Swanson

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Portland-area writers Emme Lund, Pamela K. Santos, and Adam Swanson read from their personal works. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with Incite: Queer Writers Read.  This group is paired with Portrait of Infanta María Ana de Austria by Felipe Diriksen; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated, monthly reading series for Queer writers hosted…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Liz Scott

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Liz Scott pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her memoir, This Never Happened.  Scott is paired with the artwork Mother and Child by Albert Pinkham Ryder; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Like an archaeological dig, Liz Scott’s memoir This Never Happened goes in search of the answers to the mysteries of her family. In her relentless quest to uncover…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

High Stakes: Rebellion & Resistance

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Young women find themselves in precarious situations, and must decide whether or not to take the risk to step up to the fight—whether against an active shooter, a corrupt regime, or the high school principal—in these three novels. In April Henry’s Run Hide Fight Back, a group of six teens are trapped when a deadly shooting breaks out a Portland shopping mall that forces each of them to confront their own secrets. (Henry describes the inspiration as Die Hard meets…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: The Rumpus presents Kristen Arnett, Jake Skeets, & Malcolm Tariq

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Portland Book Festival presenting authors Kristen Arnett, Jake Skeets, and Malcolm Tariq join forces for a pop-up reading in the Portland Art Museum Galleries. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with The Rumpus.  The group is paired with Medium by Heather Watkins; found in the Northwest Art Galleries, on the 4th floor in the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Live Music in the Galleries with Will Adlard

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Catch Portland-based singer/songwriter, Will Adlard, perform live in the Portland Art Museum galleries! Find Will paired with Allegory of Music by Jean François de Troy; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Three Poets Laureate: A Conversation

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

A discussion of the importance of writing and reading poetry and the role of a poet laureate with three poets laureate. A conversation between Tina Chang, poet laureate of Brooklyn and author of the new collection Hybrida; Paisley Rekdal, poet laureate of Utah and author of the new collection Nightingale; and Kim Stafford, poet laureate of Oregon and author of the new collection Wild Honey, Tough Salt. Advance Portland Book Festival passes available now.

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: The Astro Poets

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov, aka the Astro Poets, pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with their new book, Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac.   Lasky and Dimitrov are paired with the artwork Mystic Slate by Tony DeLap; found on the 2nd floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Full of insight, advice and humor for every sign in the zodiac, the Astro Poets' unique…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Lara Prescott

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Lara Prescott pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new novel, The Secrets We Kept.  Prescott is paired with the artwork No-Name Women by Lee Chunghie; found in the Korean Art Gallery, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice–inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Dylan Meconis

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Dylan Meconis pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new graphic novel, Queen of the Sea.  Meconis is paired with the artwork Marine by William Trost Richards; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this beautifully detailed hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Michele Filgate

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Michele Filgate pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with the essay collection, What My Mother and I Don't Talk About.  Filgate is paired with the artwork Kama Mama, Kama Binti (Like Mother, Like Daughter) by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Fifteen brilliant writers explore what we don’t talk to our mothers about, and how it…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Jericho Brown

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Jericho Brown pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his new poetry collection, The Tradition.  Brown is paired with the artwork Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown’s…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

OPB’s State of Wonder: The Bird King

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

G. Willow Wilson discusses her new novel, The Bird King, with April Baer, host of OPB’s State of Wonder. A fantastical journey set at the height of the Spanish Inquisition from the award-winning author of Alif the Unseen and writer of the Ms. Marvel series, G. Willow Wilson’s The Bird King is a jubilant story of love versus power, religion versus faith, and freedom versus safety. More info. Advance Portland Book Festival passes available now.

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Lost & Found: Middle Grade Novels

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm

Two novels about very different characters losing, and finding, home. A young Syrian girl must leave her homeland and emigrate to the United States in Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga. In Rosanne Parry’s A Wolf Called Wander, Swift, a young wolf, must make a long, perilous journey after being separated from his family wolf pack. Moderated by Kate Ristau, author of Clockbreakers. Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission.…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Molly Gloss

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Molly Gloss pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her short story collection, Unforeseen.  Gloss is paired with the artwork Untitled (Harney Desert, Harney County, Oregon) by Charles Erskine Scott Wood; found in the American Art gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. From bestselling and award-winning author Molly Gloss comes her first complete collection of short stories—including two brand-new, original tales. Award-winning author Molly…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Casey Cep

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Casey Cep pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new book, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee.  Cep is paired with the artwork Untitled (Hotel de la Clef D'Or) by Joseph Cornell; found on the 1st floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Ties That Bind: Epic Family Sagas

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Modern masterpieces in a classic genre: the intergenerational family epic. Karl Marlantes’s Deep River follows Finnish immigrants, who flee Russian imperialist rule in Finland in the early 1900s and settle in a Washington state logging community, where they strive to rebuild lives and families in an American in flux, while holding fast to the tradition of the home they left behind. A sweeping and enchanting new novel from award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken, Bowlaway is the story of three generations of…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Live Through This: Heartbreak, Hope, & Humor

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

These three books at once tender and unsentimental, heartbreaking and humorous. Exploring grief, love, and identity, you’ll cry till you laugh and laugh till you cry. Kristen Arnett’s debut novel, Mostly Dead Things, finds Jessa grieving for her father while trying to keep the family taxidermy business afloat, trying to figure out how she fits in with her family. Profound and deceptively funny, Morgan Parker’s Magical Negro is an archive of everyday Blackness, exploring the troubling tropes and stereotypes of…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Discussion of the Undoing

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

For John Freeman—literary critic, essayist, editor, poet, “one of the preeminent book people of our time” (Dave Eggers)—it is the rare moment when words are not enough. But in the wake of the election of 2016, words felt useless, even indulgent. Action was the only reasonable response. He took to the streets in protest, and the sense of community and collective conviction felt right. But the assaults continued—on citizens’ rights and long-held compacts, on the core principles of our culture…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Karen Thompson Walker

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Karen Thompson Walker pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her newest novel, The Dreamers.  Thompson Walker is paired with the artwork Separation Anxiety by Heidi Schwegler; found in the Northwest Art Gallery, on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up.…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Home Cooking: New Classic Cookbooks

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Two new cookbooks destined to become classics that home cooks will reach for again and again. John Becker and Megan Scott have spent nearly a decade revising and updating one of the most iconic American cookbooks, a veritable kitchen bible, Joy of Cooking. The new edition features more than six hundred new recipes, with updates reflecting the latest ingredients and techniques available to today’s home cooks. In Vietnamese Food Any Day, Andrea Nguyen draws on decades of experience, as well…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Wendy Willis

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Wendy Willis pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her essay collection, These Are Strange Times, My Dear.  Willis is paired with the artwork Refusal by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In these pointed and wide-ranging essays, Wendy Willis explores everything from personal resistance to the rise of political podcasts, civic loneliness to…

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Nov 9

Portland Book Festival Main Stage

Self-Portrait: Memoir, Auto-fiction, and History

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Three books that combine and move between personal and collective histories to probe both the past and present. Part history, part memoir, Debra Gwartney’s I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps the deepest dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and embracing womanhood in the patriarchal American West. An electrifying, dazzlingly written reckoning and an essential addition to the national conversation about race and class, Survival Math takes its name from the calculations award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: YesYes Books presents Matt Hart & KMA Sullivan

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

KMA Sullivan, publisher at YesYes Books and author of the new collection Inclined to Riot, pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with poet Matt Hart, whose poetry collection, Everything Breaking / For Good is out from YesYes Books this year. Sullivan and Hart are paired with the artwork Allegory of Poetry by Jean François de Troy; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to…

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