Gesse Stark-Smith is the Community Outreach Librarian for Multnomah County Library. She works to break down barriers that keep community members from connecting with the library’s awesome free resources. A former Youth Librarian, Gesse enjoys filling in at storytime and writes monthly reviews for School Library Journal. She served on the American Library Association’s Amelia Bloomer Project from 2013-2016, highlighting the best feminist books published for young people. Outside of her library life, Gesse is a freelance writer and avid baker.
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WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Wilson High School
February 26, 2018
Attend Writers in the Schools (WITS) end-of-residency community readings, featuring public high…
Omar El Akkad and Ed Skoog: Northwest Academy Reading
March 1, 2018
Omar El Akkad and Ed Skoog
Poets on Broadway: Jane Wong & Shayla Lawson
March 12, 2018
Literary Arts and Portland’5 Centers for the Arts are partnering to present…
March 16, 2018
Orlando White is from Tólikan, Arizona. He is Diné of the Naaneesht’ézhi…
Everybody Reads 2018
April 5, 2018
In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is…
April 26, 2018
Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our seventh annual Verselandia! poetry slam.