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Portland’5 Brunish Theatre

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1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

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November 2019

Scene of the Crime: Portland Thrillers


November 9 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Portland’5 Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

The heroines of these two thrillers must navigate treacherous territory in their search for the truth. Rene Denfeld’s The Butterfly Girl finds Naomi, introduced in The Child Finder, searching for her missing sister in Portland, where young, homeless girls have…

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Aftermath: Poetry Confronts Politics


November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Portland’5 Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

Three new poetry collections that confront our modern times by looking at once to the past and to the future, of the world, nation, and the self. A rejection of imposed identity and reclamation of self; imagining a heartbreaking, terrifying…

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Nowhere to Hide: Pitch-black Humor


November 9 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Portland’5 Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

In Ryan Chapman’s Riots I Have Known, an unnamed Sri Lankan inmate barricades himself inside the prison computer lab while a riot rages outside, incited by a poem published in the prison literary journal that he edits. As he awaits…

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Self-Portrait: Memoir, Auto-fiction, and History


November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Portland’5 Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

Three books that combine and move between personal and collective histories to probe both the past and present. Part history, part memoir, Debra Gwartney’s I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps the deepest dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the…

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Indivisible: Politics & Protest


November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Portland’5 Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

Three poets offer personal perspectives on the state of the nation. In Hybrida, Tina Chang confronts the complexities of raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United States, ruminating on the relationship between her son’s…

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