• 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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Maria Semple

Maria Semple

Maria Semple is the author of This One Is Mine and Where’d You Go, Bernadette, which has been translated into eighteen languages. She lives in Seattle.

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Nov 5

Portland Book Festival  

OPB’s State of Wonder

National Book Award finalist Rabih Alamedinne’s The Angel of History is a portrait of Jacob, a Yemeni-born poet, as he revisits the events of his life in Cairo, Beirut, Sana’a, Stockholm, and San Francisco. In Maria Semple’s hilarious new novel Today Will Be Different, Eleanor Flood faces her former and present self as her life

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