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          2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Brit Bennett
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          Everybody Reads 2022: Mira Jacob
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Alicia Tate Oregon

Alicia Tate (they/them) is a librarian with Multnomah County Library, a member of the Portland Book Festival Advisory Board and a lifelong fan of YA fiction. In their professional life, Alicia is part of the library’s Black Cultural Library Advocates team, a team of dedicated library staff who work to provide services, culturally relevant programming and materials for the Black community. Outside of their work as a librarian, Alicia enjoys starting art projects that rarely get completed, shopping at thrift stores, and listening to too much k-pop.

Events, Classes, and Seminars

We have moved many of our offerings online! We hope you will join us.

Saturday

Nov 5

Portland Book Festival  

Out Past Curfew: Tales of Young Love (YA)

Four best-selling young adult fiction authors discuss the young love and romance at the center of their new books. Vic and Mac of David Arnold’s Kids of Appetite are falling in love amidst a murder investigation; Sierra and Caleb of What Light, by Jay Asher, meet on Sierra’s family’s Christmas tree lot; Libby and Jack

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Saturday

Nov 11

Portland Book Festival  

It’s Complicated: LGBTQ+ YA

Teenagers trying to figure out who they are, all while dealing with complicated families, bullies, first loves, and first heartbreaks. Nina LaCour’s novel We Are Okay explores grief and loneliness as the life—and the girl—she tried to outrun catch up to Marin. In Ramona Blue, best-selling author Julie Murphy introduces us to Ramona, who begins to question

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Saturday

Nov 10

Portland Book Festival  

Deadly Magic: Vengeance, Justice, and Destiny

Secrets, magic, and extraordinary powers run through two fantastical YA series. Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles, presents a new world in the Renegades series. Book two, Archenemies, finds Nova, our heroine, confronted with the possible destruction of Gatlon City and the world as she knows it. In Tochi Onyebuchi’s debut series, Beasts Made

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Saturday

Nov 9

Portland Book Festival  

Last Chance: Endings & Beginnings

Two heartwarming, joyful contemporary YA novels about that last chance: the last night, the last summer. In Pumpkinheads, written by Rainbow Rowell and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks, Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends, working together at a Nebraskan pumpkin patch and saying good by every Halloween. This fall is their last season, and

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Nov 13