• December 7, 2021
          Maxine Scates and Joseph Millar
          December 8, 2021
          One Page Wednesday: December
          December 9, 2021
          “Is That A Real Poem Or Did You Just Make It Up?” : Bagley Wright Lecture Series
          December 14, 2021
          The Moth Mainstage in Portland
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Catherine Lazar Odell

Catherine Lazar Odell

Catherine Lazar Odell is a freelance illustrator. Her debut picture book author is Pepper and Frannie. She studied Industrial Design at Syracuse University and played cello in a touring band before returning to drawing. In her free time, she enjoys riding through the woods on her skateboard. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she sells art at local street fairs.

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Saturday

Nov 9

Portland Book Festival  

Storytime: Pepper and Frannie

This charming, energetic story shows the power of friendship through the teamwork of a lovably mismatched pair. Confident Frannie convinces cautious Pepper to give skateboarding a try, but Pepper’s attempts are not all smooth sailing. Luckily, she has a supportive and enthusiastic friend to cheer her on and help her realize her potential. This story

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Saturday

Nov 9

Portland Book Festival  

Words & Pictures: Making Children’s Literature

Catherine Lazar Odell, author and illustrator of Pepper & Frannie; Holman Wang, author and artist of Great Job, Dad! and Great Job, Mom!; and Toni Yuly, author and illustrator of The Whole Wide World and Me, discuss making picture books with moderator Jennifer Abel Kovitz. Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid

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