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          BIPOC Reading Series- October
          November 8, 2021
          Portland Book Festival Virtual Event Pass: November 8–12
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          November 8, 2021
          Tenderness: Donika Kelly, Brandon Taylor, and Kirstin Valdez Quade
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Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch is the author of numerous award-winning children’s books including A Day with No Crayons, For the Love of Music, The Mighty Mars Rovers, Eruption! and the graphic novel Muddy Max. She has sold ten of her twenty published books based on proposals, including her latest You Call THIS Democracy? How to fix our government and deliver power to the people (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 2020). Learn more about her work at www.elizabethrusch.com

Events, Classes, and Seminars

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

Saturday

Nov 5

Portland Book Festival  

Storytime: Oregon Reads Aloud

Contributors Carmen T. Bernier-Grand and Elizabeth Rusch read from the new anthology Oregon Reads Aloud. SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)®, an Oregon-based reading nonprofit organization is celebrating 25 years! In honor of this special milestone, SMART has published a children’s book to do what they do best: get kids excited and motivated about reading. Oregon

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Tuesday

Sep 15

Writing Classes  

Fall 2020 Online: Writing the Non-Fiction Book Proposal

This six-week class will take you step-by-step through the major parts of the nonfiction book proposal: the query letter, overview, competitive analysis, marketing and promotion, author background, outline and sample chapter. Bring an idea, and be ready to write. The class includes extensive handouts and questionnaires to guide your work.

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Wednesday

Sep 30

Tuesday

Jan 19

Writing Classes   Winter 2021  

Writing the Non-Fiction Book Proposal

This six-week class will take you step-by-step through the major parts of the nonfiction book proposal: the query letter, overview, competitive analysis, marketing and promotion, author background, outline and sample chapter. Bring an idea, and be ready to write. The class includes extensive handouts and questionnaires to guide your work.

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Wednesday

Feb 3

Saturday

Apr 24

Free Events   Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships  

Children’s Literature Finalists at Green Bean Books

Join the five Oregon Book Award finalists for the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award, presented by Green Bean Books on Independent Bookstore Day. ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Judges: Nikki McClure, Eliot Schrefer, Wendy Wahman Deborah Hopkinson of West Linn, Butterflies Belong Here (Chronicle Books) Jody J. Little of Portland, Worse Than Weird (Harper

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Wednesday

Aug 25

Writing Classes   Summer 2021  

Writing the Non-Fiction Book Proposal

This six-week class will take you step-by-step through the major parts of the nonfiction book proposal: the query letter, overview, competitive analysis, marketing and promotion, author background, outline and sample chapter. Bring an idea, and be ready to write. The class includes extensive handouts and questionnaires to guide your work.

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