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November 2018

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Pop-up: Marilyn Chin

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm PST

Marilyn Chin pops-up with her new book of poetry, A Portrait of the Self as Nation.  Chin will be paired with Shout by Inoue Yūichi in the Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art exhibit; found on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Spanning thirty years of dazzling work—from luminous early love lyrics to often-anthologized Asian American identity anthems, from political and subversive hybrid forms to feminist manifestos—A Portrait of the…

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Pop-up: Eileen Myles

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm PST

Eileen Myles pops-up with their new book of poetry, Evolution. Myles is paired with Fountain by Joseph Stella; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. The first all-new collection of poems since 2011’s Snowflake/different streets—and following the critically acclaimed Afterglow (a dog memoir), as well as the volume of selected poems, I Must Be Living Twice—here, in Evolution, we find the eminent, exuberant writer at the forefront of…

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CANCELED Pop-up: Shea Ernshaw

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm PST

UNFORTUNATELY, SHEA ERNSHAW HAD TO CANCEL HER FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY DISAPPOINTMENT. Shea Ernshaw pops-up with her YA novel, The Wicked Deep. Ernshaw is paired with Three Sisters by Eliza Barchus; found in the Northwest Art on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow… Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their…

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Pop-up: Zulema Renee Summerfield

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm PST

Zulema Renee Summerfield pops-up with her debut novel, Every Other Weekend. Summerfield is paired with FamilyTreePiles by Nan Curtis; found in the Northwest Art on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. The year is 1988, and America is full of broken homes. Every Other Weekend drops us into the sun-scorched suburbs of southern California, amid Bret Michaels mania and Cold War hysteria, with Nenny, a wildly precocious, nervous nelly of an…

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Pop-up: Daniel H. Wilson

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm PST

Daniel H. Wilson pops-up with his latest novel, The Clockwork Dynasty.  Wilson is paired with A Muse by Constantin Brancusi; found on the 1st floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries in the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. The Clockwork Dynasty imagines a history in which humanlike court automatons secretly served the great empires of antiquity. Centuries later, the same machines are running out of power. As the modern-day survivors cannibalize each other…

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Pop-up: Rumaan Alam

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm PST

Rumaan Alam pops-up with his new novel, That Kind of Mother. Alam is paired with One and Another by Hugo Robus; found in the Modern American Realism exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process,…

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Pop-up: Tracy Subisak

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm PST

Tracy Subisak, illustrator of new picture book, Grizzly Boy, pops-up in the Portland Art Museum. During this pop-up, Subisak will do a live-drawing demonstration in the galleries! Subisak is paired with Mike the Bite by George Luks; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. One day Theo wakes up and decides he's a grizzly bear. He leaps out of bed, practices his growl .…

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Pop-up: Brian Evenson

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm PST

Brian Evenson pops-up with an original short story in the Portland Art Museum galleries. Evenson is paired with Purple Interior with Window by Rose Mary Gonella-Butler; found in the Modern American Realism exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

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Pop-up: Emily Suvada

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm PST

Emily Suvada pops-up with her YA novel, This Cruel Design. Suvada is paired with Afternoon Sky, Harney Desert by Childe Hassam; found in the Northwest Art on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. The nightmare of the outbreak is finally over, but Cat’s fight has only just begun. Exhausted, wounded, and reeling from revelations that have shaken her to her core, Cat is at a breaking point. Camped in the…

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Pop-up: Willy Vlautin

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm PST

Willy Vlautin pops-up with his latest novel, Don't Skip Out On Me. Vlautin is paired with Dual Form by Barbara Hepworth, found on the 2nd floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries in the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Horace Hopper has spent most of his life on a Nevada sheep ranch, but dreams of something bigger. Mr. and Mrs. Reese, the aging ranchers, took him in and treated him like a…

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Pop-up: Nancy Rommelmann

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm PST

Nancy Rommelmann pops-up with her nonfiction book, To the Bridge.  Rommelmann is paired with Mother and Child by Albert Pinkham Ryder; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. The case was closed, but for journalist Nancy Rommelmann, the mystery remained: What made a mother want to murder her own children? On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the middle of the Sellwood Bridge…

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Pop-up: Alicia Jo Rabins

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm PST

Alicia Jo Rabins pops-up with her poetry collection, Fruit Geode.  Rabins is paired with Celebration After the Fact by Judy Cooke; found in the Northwest Art on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In Alicia Jo Rabins’ second collection, Fruit Geode, the terrifying power of maternal love coexists with sorrow for the loss of one’s younger self. In lyrical, unflinching poems, Rabins investigates the passages of pregnancy, birth, and early…

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Pop-up: Kristen Tracy

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Kristen Tracy pops-up with her new book of poetry, Half-Hazard. Kristen will be paired with Herons Under the Moon by Shimomura Kanzan; found in the Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art exhibit on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Half-Hazard is a book of near misses, would-be tragedies, and luck. As Kristen Tracy writes in the title poem, “Dangers here. Perils there. It’ll go how it goes.” The collection follows Tracy’s wide curiosity,…

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Pop-up: N. H. Senzai

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

N. H. Senzai pops-up with her middle grade novel, Escape From Aleppo. Senzai is paired with Funerary Portrait by an unknown Palmyrene artist, found in the European Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Silver and gold balloons. A birthday cake covered in pink roses. A new dress.  Nadia stands at the center of attention in her parents’ elegant dining room. This is the best day of my life, she…

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Pop-up: Kate Berube

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Kate Berube pops-up with her new picture book, Mae's First Day of School. Berube is paired with Portrait of My Teacher, Fräulein Sophie von Prieser by Florine Stettheimer; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. As Mae's first day of school approaches she decides she IS. NOT. GOING. School is scary! What if the other kids don't like her? Or what if she's the only…

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Pop-up: Anis Mojgani

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Anis Mojgani pops-up with his poetry collection, In the Pockets of Small Gods. Mojgani is paired with Moment of Silence by Hans Burkhardt; found on the 1st floor of the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries in the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Anis Mojgani's In the Pockets of Small Gods explores what we do with grief, long after the initial sadness has faded from our daily lives: how we learn to carry it without holding it,…

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Pop-up: Tochi Onyebuchi

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm PST

Tochi Onyebuchi pops-up with his YA novel, Crown of Thunder.  Onyebuchi is paired with Theseus and the Minotaur by Antoine-Louis Barye, found in the European Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In the sequel to the acclaimed Beasts Made of Night, Taj has escaped Kos, but Queen Karima will go to any means necessary–including using the most deadly magic–to track him down. Taj is headed west, but the consequences…

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Pop-up: Nova Ren Suma

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm PST

Nova Ren Suma pops-up with her YA novel, A Room Away from the Wolves. Suma is paired with In the Summerhouse by George Tooker; found in the Modern American Realism exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Bina has never forgotten the time she and her mother ran away from home. Her mother promised they would hitchhike to the city to escape Bina’s cruel father and start over. But…

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Pop-up: Apricot Irving

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm PST

Apricot Irving pops-up with her memoir, The Gospel of Trees.  Irving is paired with Harvest by Michael Brophy; found in the Northwest Art on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In this compelling, beautiful memoir, award-winning writer Apricot Irving recounts her childhood as a missionary’s daughter in Haiti during a time of upheaval—both in the country and in her home. Apricot Irving grew up as a missionary’s daughter in Haiti—a…

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Pop-up: Atia Abawi

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Atia Abawi pops-up with her YA novel, A Land of Permanent Goodbyes. Abawi is paired with Funerary Portrait by an unknown Palmyrene artist, found in the European Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In a country ripped apart by war, Tareq lives with his big and loving family . . . until the bombs strike. His city is in ruins. His life is destroyed. And those who have survived…

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Pop-up: Lydia Kiesling

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Lydia Kiesling pops-up with her new novel, The Golden State.  Kiesling is paired with Mother and Child by Albert Pinkham Ryder; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In Lydia Kiesling’s razor-sharp debut novel, The Golden State, we accompany Daphne, a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, as she flees her sensible but strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of…

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Pop-up: Leah Dieterich

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Leah Dieterich pops-up with her novel, Vanishing Twins. Dieterich is paired with Dual Form by Barabara Hepworth; found on the 2nd floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries in the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. For as long as she can remember, Leah has had the mysterious feeling that she’s been searching for a twin—that she should be part of an intimate pair. It begins with dance partners as she studies ballet growing up;…

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Pop-up: Jean Guerrero

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm PST

Jean Guerrero pops-up with her new book, Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir.  Guerrero will be paired with Obsessions by Tomioka Tessai in the Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art exhibit, found on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. A daughter’s quest to understand her charismatic and troubled father, an immigrant who crosses borders both real and illusory—between sanity and madness, science and spirituality, life and death. Throughout Jean Guerrero’s childhood, her father, Marco…

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Pop-up: Brendan Kiely

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm PST

Brendan Kiely pops-up with his new YA novel, Tradition. Kiely is paired with Students, Entrance to Union Square by Isabel Bishop; found in the Modern American Realism exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Prestigious. Powerful. Privileged. This is Fullbrook Academy, an elite prep school where history looms in the leafy branches over its brick walkways. But some traditions upheld in its hallowed halls are profoundly dangerous. Jules Devereux…

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Pop-up: Gregory Pardlo

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm PST

Gregory Pardlo pops-up with his memoir, Air Traffic.  Pardlo is paired with Give Me Back My Father by Rick Bartow; found in the Native American Art on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Gregory Pardlo’s father was a brilliant and charismatic man–a leading labor organizer who presided over a happy suburban family of four. But when he loses his job following the famous air traffic controllers’ strike of 1981, he…

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Pop-up: Incite: Queer Writers Read presents Sam Roxas-Chua, David Rutiezer, & Karelia Stetz-Waters

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Portland-based writers Sam Roxas-Chua, David Rutiezer, Karelia Stetz-Waters read from their personal works. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with Incite: Queer Writers Read.  This group is paired with Coliseum Blue by Avantika Bawa; found on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum, in the Northwest Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated monthly reading series for Queer writers hosted by Kate Carroll de Gutes and Kate Gray. Incite’s hope is…

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Pop-up: Ashlyn Anstee

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Ashlyn Anstee pops-up with her new picture book, Hedgehog! During this pop-up, Anstee will do a live-drawing demonstration! Anstee is paired with Mike the Bite by George Luks; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Hedgehog is hogging the hedge and won’t let the other animals live there. In this humorous political allegory, he learns that it’s not a winning strategy. Winter is coming, and the animals need homes. The…

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Pop-up: Heid E. Erdrich

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Heid E. Erdrich pops-up with her book of poetry, Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media. Erdrich is paired with Anishinaabe Women's Necklace by Tessa Sayers; found in the Native American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Heid E. Erdrich writes from the present into the future where human anxiety lives. Many of her poems engage ekphrasis around the visual work of contemporary artists who, like…

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Pop-up: The Rumpus presents Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Ashley Toliver, & Leni Zumas

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm PST

Portland Book Festival presenting authors Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Ashley Toliver, and Leni Zumas join forces for a pop-up reading in the Portland Art Museum Galleries. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with The Rumpus.  This group is paired with Open Country by Larry Poons; found on the 2nd floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries in the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

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Pop-up: Jory John

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm PST

Jory John pops-up with his picture book, Giraffe Problems.  John is paired with Portrait of Infanta María Ana de Austria by Felipe Diriksen, found in the European at on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum.  Can you guess what’s making this giraffe self-conscious? Could it be . . . HIS ENORMOUS NECK?? Yes, it’s exactly that–how on earth did you figure it out? Edward the giraffe can’t understand why his neck is as long and bendy and, well, ridiculous as…

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Pop-up: Vanessa Hua

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm PST

Vanessa Hua pops-up with her debut novel, A River of Stars. Hua is paired with Sleeping Child by Will Barnet; found in the Modern American Realism exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Holed up with other mothers-to-be in a secret maternity home in Los Angeles, Scarlett Chen is far from her native China, where she worked in a factory and fell in love with the owner, Boss…

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Pop-up: Jen Currin

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm PST

Jen Currin pops-up with the debut fiction collection, Hider/Seeker.  Currin is paired with Soft Turning by Bonnie Bronson; found in the Northwest Art on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Hider/Seeker is the debut fiction collection from award-winning poet Jen Currin. These stories are about addiction and meditation, relationships and almost-relationships, solitude and sexuality. They take place in cafes, in snowy woods, on city street corners, and at Zen retreats — where…

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Pop-up: Ben Guterson

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Ben Guterson pops-up with his middle grade novel, Winterhouse. Guterson is paired with Portrait of a Man Seated at a Desk by Marianne Loir, found in the European Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Orphan Elizabeth Somers’s malevolent aunt and uncle ship her off to the ominous Winterhouse Hotel, owned by the peculiar Norbridge Falls. Upon arrival, Elizabeth quickly discovers that Winterhouse has many charms—most notably its massive library.…

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Pop-up: Katie Haegele

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Katie Haegele pops-up with her new book of essays, Cats I've Known. Haegele is paired with Adèle de la Lanceau by Seymour Joseph Guy; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. From deep friendships to brief encounters, this is the story of the cats in Katie Haegele's life, or rather the story of her life in relation to the many cats she meets in Philadelphia's…

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Pop-up: Laura Da’

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Laura Da' pops-up with poetry from the anthology New Poets of Native Nations.  Da' is paired with Stands Towards the Sun by Wendy Red Star; found in the Native American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. New Poets of Native Nations gathers poets of diverse ages, styles, languages, and tribal affiliations to present the extraordinary range and power of new Native poetry. Editor Heid E. Erdrich has selected…

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Pop-up: De-Canon: A Visibility Project presents Ami Patel & Ken Yoshikawa

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm PST

Local poets Ami Patel and Ken Yoshikawa will pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. This pop-up presented in collaboration with De-Canon: A Visibility Project.  Patel and Yoshikawa will be paired with Shout by Inoue Yūichi in the Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art exhibit; found on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. De-Canon: A Visibility Project, based in Portland, Oregon, is a “pop-up library” and web resource project that will…

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Pop-up: Scott Nadelson

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm PST

Scott Nadelson pops-up with his new short story collection, The Fourth Corner of the World. Nadelson is paired with Sky Totem by Louise Nevelson; found in the Modern American Realism exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. The characters in Scott Nadelson’s latest collection abandon their lands of origin, sever their roots, and distance themselves from the people they once were. These stories roam geographically and historically, featuring a…

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Pop-up: Peter Nathaniel Malae

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm PST

Peter Nathaniel Malae pops-up with his novel, Son of Amity. Malae is paired with Untitled (House on Cliff) by Anne Kutka McCosh; found in the Northwest Art on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Three lives on the verge of ruin intersect in the small Oregon town of Amity: Pika, a half-Samoan ex-con from California, seeks to deliver justice to his sister’s rapist; Michael, a five-tour Iraq War Marine, faces…

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Pop-up: LeUyen Pham

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm PST

LeUyen Pham, illustrator of The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare, pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. During this pop-up, Pham will do a live-drawing demonstration! Pham is paired with Mike the Bite by George Luks; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. It’s mayhem at the science fair! A squishy goo monster is a challenge for the Princess in Black — but…

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Pop-up: Courtenay Hameister

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm PST

Courtenay Hameister pops-up with her essay collection, Okay Fine Whatever. Hameister is paired with Medium by Heather Watkins; found in the Northwest Art on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. For most of her life (and even during her years as the host of a popular radio show), Courtenay Hameister lived in a state of near-constant dread and anxiety. She fretted about everything. Her age. Her size. Her romantic prospects.…

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Pop-up: Victoria Johnson

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm PST

Victoria Johnson pops-up with her new book, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic. Johnson is paired with Vue d'un jardin, Rouen (Garden View, Rouen) by Paul Gauguin; found on the 1st floor in the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. The untold story of Hamilton’s―and Burr’s―personal physician, whose dream to build America’s first botanical garden inspired the young Republic. On a clear morning in July…

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Pop-up: Mindy Nettifee

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm PST

Mindy Nettifee pops-up with her new book of poetry, Open Your Mouth Like a Bell. Nettifee is paired with Herons Under the Moon by Shimomura Kanzan in the Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art exhibit, found on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In her third full-length collection of poetry, Nettifee's powers are on the wax. The book follows a course of descent, plumbing the dark unknown, in search of wild…

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Pop-up: Sarah Weinman

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm PST

Sarah Weinman pops-up with her new book, The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World. Weinman is paired with Cape Cod Morning by Edward Hopper; found in the Modern American Realism exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time. And yet, very few of its readers know that the…

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Pop-up: Justin Phillip Reed

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm PST

Justin Phillip Reed pops-up with his poetry collection, Indecency. Reed is paired with Jas #1 by Bonnie Bronson; found in the Northwest Art on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Indecency is boldly and carefully executed and perfectly ragged. In these poems, Justin Phillip Reed experiments with language to explore inequity and injustice and to critique and lament the culture of white supremacy and the dominant social order. Political and personal,…

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Pop-up: Meaghan O’Connell

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Meaghan O'Connell pops-up with her book of essays, And Now We Have Everything.  O'Connell is paired with Girl With a Cigarette by Moses Soyer; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. When Meaghan O’Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed — a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with the emotional and existential…

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Pop-up: Jamel Brinkley

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Jamel Brinkley pops-up with his short story collection, A Lucky Man. Brinkley is paired with Anchor by Jenene Nagy; found in the Northwest Art on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group…

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Pop-up: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm PST

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah pops-up with his debut book of short stories, Friday Black. Adjei-Brenyah is paired with Dreams No. 2 by Jacob Lawrence; found in the Modern American Realism exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. From the start of this extraordinary debut, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s writing will grab you, haunt you, enrage and invigorate you. By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice,…

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Pop-up: Carolyn Wood

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm PST

Carolyn Wood pops-up with her debut book, the memoir, Tough Girl.  Wood is paired with Untitled (Cloud Topped Mountain) by Percy Manser; found in the Northwest Art on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. A coming-of-age memoir of a young swimmer's triumphs and heartbreaks on the path to winning Olympic gold at age 14. Some 50 years later, author Carolyn Wood embarks on a solo pilgrimage to walk the 500…

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Pop-up: Tabitha Blankenbiller

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm PST

Tabitha Blankenbiller pops-up with her new book, Eats of Eden.  Blankenbiller is paired with Oregon Still Life by Childe Hassam; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Eats of Eden is a trip into the memory, into the stomach, and into the heart of every woman. These essays of tasty bites, writing, coming-of-age, family, sex, self-esteem—and above all, overcoming personal odds to live your best life—are…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Ryan Chapman

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 11:00 am - 11:15 am PST

Ryan Chapman pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his debut novel, Riots I Have Known.  Chapman is paired with the artwork Attica (White Stripes) by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. About Riots I Have Known: An unnamed Sri Lankan inmate has barricaded himself inside a prison computer lab in Dutchess County, New…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Armin Tolentino

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 11:15 am - 11:30 am PST

Armin Tolentino pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his poetry collection, We Meant to Bring it Home Alive.  Tolentino is paired with the artwork Storage Jar with Design of Two Dragons Chasing Flaming Pearls by Unknown Artist; found in the Korean Art Gallery, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. From astronauts drifting lost through space to whalers hauling dragon weight through dark waters to…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 11:15 am - 11:30 am PST

Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his short story collection, Sacred Smokes.  Van Alst is paired with the artwork Looking for America by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the 1st floor of the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Growing up in a gang in the city can be dark. Growing up Native American in a gang in Chicago is a whole different…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Graham Annable

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 11:30 am - 11:45 am PST

Graham Annable pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with Peter and Ernesto: The Lost Sloths.  Annable is paired with the artwork Marine by William Trost Richards; found in the American Art Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. From Box Trolls director Graham Annable comes Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths, the immensely charming sequel to his brilliant debut graphic novel about the endearing friendship between two sloths.…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Steph Cha

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 11:30 am - 11:45 am PST

Steph Cha pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her novel, Your House Will Pay.  Cha is paired with the artwork Stars and Bars by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. A powerful and taut novel about racial tensions in Los Angeles, following two families—one Korean-American, one African-American—grappling with the effects of a decades-old…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Cat Winters

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 11:30 am - 11:45 am PST

Cat Winters pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her latest YA novel, The Raven's Tale.  Winters is paired with the artwork Greenberg Variations on Variations by Stanley Robert Boxer; found on the 1st floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family―the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Stephen O’Donnell, Gigi Little, & Laura Stanfill

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 11:45 am - 12:00 pm PST

Portland fine artist, Stephen O'Donnell, pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries--along with Gigi Little and Laura Stanfill-- to share the art book collection, The Untold Gaze.  This group is paired with the artwork Portrait of a Lady by François Boucher; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Portland fine artist Stephen O'Donnell's paintings are always narrative — touching on themes of…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Jason Arias

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 11:45 am - 12:00 pm PST

Jason Arias pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his short story collection, Momentary Illumination of Objects in Motion.  Arias is paired with the artwork Moment of Silence by Hans Burkhardt; found on the 1st floor the Modern & Contemporary Art Gallery. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. The car is idling on the road between where we’ve been and where we’re going. The door’s open. You coming? A fantastic short story collection about…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Kimberly King Parsons

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm PST

Kimberly King Parsons pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her short story collection, Black Light.  She is paired with the artwork Girl with a Cigarette by Moses Soyer; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. With raw, poetic ferocity, Kimberly King Parsons exposes desire’s darkest hollows—those hidden places where most of us are afraid to look. In this debut…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Mitchell S. Jackson

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm PST

Mitchell S. Jackson pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his new book, Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family.  Jackson is paired with the artwork I Am. Amen by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. An electrifying, dazzlingly written reckoning and an essential addition to the national conversation about race and class, Survival Math takes…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: Paisley Rekdal

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm PST

Paisley Rekdal pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her poetry collection, Nightingale.  Rekdal is paired with the artwork Mercury and Herse by Thomas Blanchet; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Nightingale is a book about change. This collection radically rewrites and contemporizes many of the myths central to Ovid’s epic, The Metamorphoses, Rekdal’s characters changed not by divine intervention…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: Michelle Ruiz Keil

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm PST

Michelle Ruiz Keil pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her YA novel, All of Us With Wings.  Keil is paired with the artwork San Francisco Street by Hilaire Hiler; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Michelle Ruiz Keil's #OwnVoices debut is a literary YA fantasy about love, found family, and healing-an ode to post-punk San Francisco through the eyes…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Sally Wen Mao

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm PST

Sally Wen Mao pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her poetry collection, Oculus.  Mao is paired with the artwork Please Participate by Jeppe Hein; found on the first floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement, but as a migration through time and a reckoning with technology. The title poem follows a…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Mina Javaherbin

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm PST

Mina Javaherbin pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her picture book, My Grandma and Me.  Javaherbin is paired with the artwork Geraniums by Pierre-Auguste Renoir; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In a true tale of a young girl in Iran and her grandmother, this beautiful ode to family celebrates small moments of love that become lifelong memories.…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: Phillip Margolin

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm PST

Phillip Margolin pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his latest suspense novel, The Perfect Alibi.  Margolin is paired with the artwork Stars and Bars by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. The “master of heart-pounding suspense”—New York Times bestseller Phillip Margolin—returns with a new legal thriller starring Robin Lockwood. A young woman accuses a…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: Los Porteños

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm PST

Local Latinx writers Octaviano Merecias, Ivonne Saed, and Juan Antonio Trujillo pop-up in the galleries to share their original works. This pop-up presented in collaboration with Los Porteños.  This group is paired with the artwork Open Country by Larry Poons; found on the 2nd floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Los Porteños is a well of Latinx writers dedicated to raising their voices in the Portland community…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: MK Reed

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm PST

MK Reed pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with the graphic novel, Science Comics: Wild Weather.  Reed is paired with the artwork Marine by William Trost Richards; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Furious floods, looming landslides, terrifying tornadoes, ferocious forest fires! Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something? As “snowpocalypse” descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: David Treuer

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm PST

David Treuer pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present.  Treuer is paired with the artwork Wounded Knee (red and gold) by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. A sweeping history–and counter-narrative–of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: George Estreich

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm PST

George Estreich pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his book, Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves.  Estreich is paired with the artwork A Muse by Constantin Brancusi; found on the 1st floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. How new biomedical technologies—from prenatal testing to gene-editing techniques—require us to imagine who counts as human and what it means to belong. From…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: Renée Watson

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Renée Watson pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. Watson presents two new books at the 2019 festival: her YA novel, Watch Us Rise, and her newest middle grade book, Some Places More Than Others. Watson is paired with the artwork The Oft Forgotten Black Flower Children of Harlem by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Tehlor Kay Mejia

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Tehlor Kay Mejia pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her debut YA fantasy novel, We Set the Dark on Fire.  Mejia is paired with the artwork Global Inversion by Diane Jacobs; found in the Northwest Art Gallery, on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In this daring and romantic fantasy debut perfect for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale and Latinx authors Zoraida Córdova and Anna-Marie McLemore, society…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: April Henry

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm PST

April Henry pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her newest YA novel, Run, Hide, Fight Back.  Henry is paired with the artwork Theseus and the Minotaur by Anoine-Louis Barye; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Six teens must band together to survive after a shooting breaks out in this high-stakes thriller by New York Times-bestselling author April Henry. When…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: Kim Stafford

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Kim Stafford pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his latest poetry collection, Wild Honey, Tough Salt.  Stafford is paired with the artwork Mount Hood by Albert Bierstadt; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Wild Honey, Tough Salt offers a prismatic view of Earth citizenship, where we must now be ambidextrous. The book takes a stern look inward calling for…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Julian Smith

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm PST

Julian Smith pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World's Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West. Smith is paired with the artwork Untitled (Harney Desert, Harney County, Oregon) by Charles Erskine Scott Wood; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In August 1908, three unknown riders arrived in Cheyenne, Wyoming,…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Chelsea Biondolillo

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm PST

Chelsea Biondolillo pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her essay collection, The Skinned Bird.  Biondolillo is paired with the artwork FamilyTreePiles by Nan Curtis; found in the Northwest Art Gallery, on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. From award-winning essayist Chelsea Biondolillo, The Skinned Bird is about all the ways we break our own hearts. In lyric, fragmented essays—full of geological,…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: Abdi Nazemian

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm PST

Abdi Nazemian pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his YA novel, Like a Love Story.  Nazemian is paired with the artwork She Keeps Me Warm by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. It’s 1989 in New York City, and for three teens, the world is changing. Reza is an Iranian boy who has…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Emilly Prado

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Emilly Prado pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her essay collection, Funeral for Flaca.  Prado is paired with the artwork American Gothic by Hank Willis Thomas; found on the 1st floor of the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: Kim Brown Seely

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Kim Brown Seely pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new book, Uncharted: A Couple's Epic Empty-Nest Adventure Sailing from One Life to Another.  Seely is paired with the artwork A Shipwreck by Charles-François Lacroix; found in the European Art, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. A couple facing the dreaded empty nest realize they need to rediscover who they are. This is an…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: Debra Gwartney

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm PST

Debra Gwartney pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new book, I Am a Stranger Here Myself.  Gwartney is paired with the artwork Indian on Horseback by Alexander Phimister Proctor; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history,…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: Morgan Parker

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm PST

Morgan Parker pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. Parker is presenting two new books at the 2019 festival: her debut YA novel, Who Put This Song On?, and her newest poetry collection, Magical Negro. Parker is paired with the artwork Why Wait Another Day to be Adorable? by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: T Kira Madden

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm PST

T Kira Madden pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her debut memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls.  Mdden is paired with the artwork Medium by Heather Watkins; found in the Northwest Art Gallery, on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut memoir is about coming of age and reckoning with desire as a queer,…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Incite: Queer Writers Read presents Emme Lund, Pamela K. Santos, & Adam Swanson

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Portland-area writers Emme Lund, Pamela K. Santos, and Adam Swanson read from their personal works. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with Incite: Queer Writers Read.  This group is paired with Portrait of Infanta María Ana de Austria by Felipe Diriksen; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated, monthly reading series for Queer writers hosted…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: Shea Ernshaw

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Shea Ernshaw pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her latest YA novel, Winterwood.  Ernshaw is paired with the artwork Greenberg Variations on Variations by Stanley Robert Boxer; found on the 1st floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Be careful of the dark, dark wood… Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even. Rumored to be a…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Peter Rock

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Peter Rock pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his newest novel, The Night Swimmers.  Rock is paired with the photograph 18_IMG_6697 a by Penelope Umbrico; found in the Toughened to Wind and Sun: Women Photographing the Landscape special exhibit on floor 2M of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. “Swimming at night, to compare its slipperiness to that of a dream would be to ignore the work…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Liz Scott

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm PST

Liz Scott pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her memoir, This Never Happened.  Scott is paired with the artwork Mother and Child by Albert Pinkham Ryder; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Like an archaeological dig, Liz Scott’s memoir This Never Happened goes in search of the answers to the mysteries of her family. In her relentless quest to uncover…

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: Live Music in the Galleries with Will Adlard

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm PST

Catch Portland-based singer/songwriter, Will Adlard, perform live in the Portland Art Museum galleries! Find Will paired with Allegory of Music by Jean François de Troy; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

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Saturday

Nov 9

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Pop-up: The Rumpus presents Kristen Arnett, Jake Skeets, & Malcolm Tariq

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm PST

Portland Book Festival presenting authors Kristen Arnett, Jake Skeets, and Malcolm Tariq join forces for a pop-up reading in the Portland Art Museum Galleries. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with The Rumpus.  The group is paired with Medium by Heather Watkins; found in the Northwest Art Galleries, on the 4th floor in the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Lara Prescott

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Lara Prescott pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new novel, The Secrets We Kept.  Prescott is paired with the artwork No-Name Women by Lee Chunghie; found in the Korean Art Gallery, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice–inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: The Astro Poets

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov, aka the Astro Poets, pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with their new book, Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac.   Lasky and Dimitrov are paired with the artwork Mystic Slate by Tony DeLap; found on the 2nd floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Full of insight, advice and humor for every sign in the zodiac, the Astro Poets' unique…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Dylan Meconis

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm PST

Dylan Meconis pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new graphic novel, Queen of the Sea.  Meconis is paired with the artwork Marine by William Trost Richards; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this beautifully detailed hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Jericho Brown

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm PST

Jericho Brown pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his new poetry collection, The Tradition.  Brown is paired with the artwork Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown’s…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Michele Filgate

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm PST

Michele Filgate pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with the essay collection, What My Mother and I Don't Talk About.  Filgate is paired with the artwork Kama Mama, Kama Binti (Like Mother, Like Daughter) by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Fifteen brilliant writers explore what we don’t talk to our mothers about, and how it…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Casey Cep

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm PST

Casey Cep pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her new book, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee.  Cep is paired with the artwork Untitled (Hotel de la Clef D'Or) by Joseph Cornell; found on the 1st floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Molly Gloss

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm PST

Molly Gloss pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her short story collection, Unforeseen.  Gloss is paired with the artwork Untitled (Harney Desert, Harney County, Oregon) by Charles Erskine Scott Wood; found in the American Art gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. From bestselling and award-winning author Molly Gloss comes her first complete collection of short stories—including two brand-new, original tales. Award-winning author Molly…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: YesYes Books presents Matt Hart & KMA Sullivan

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm PST

KMA Sullivan, publisher at YesYes Books and author of the new collection Inclined to Riot, pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with poet Matt Hart, whose poetry collection, Everything Breaking / For Good is out from YesYes Books this year. Sullivan and Hart are paired with the artwork Allegory of Poetry by Jean François de Troy; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Wendy Willis

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm PST

Wendy Willis pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her essay collection, These Are Strange Times, My Dear.  Willis is paired with the artwork Refusal by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In these pointed and wide-ranging essays, Wendy Willis explores everything from personal resistance to the rise of political podcasts, civic loneliness to…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Karen Thompson Walker

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm PST

Karen Thompson Walker pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her newest novel, The Dreamers.  Thompson Walker is paired with the artwork Separation Anxiety by Heidi Schwegler; found in the Northwest Art Gallery, on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up.…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: YesYes Books presents Diannely Antigua & Brandon Courtney

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Poets Diannely Antigua (Ugly Music) and Brandon Courtney (This, Sisyphus), pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with their poetry collections, out from YesYes Books this year.  Antigua and Courtney are paired with the artwork Allegory of Poetry by Jean François de Troy; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. About Ugly Music: Diannely Antigua’s debut collection Ugly Music is a cacophonous symphony of reality,…

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Nov 9

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Pop-up: Anthony McCann

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Anthony McCann pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his new book, Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff.   McCann is paired with the artwork Constellation (Yellow-Brick-Red) by Leon Polk Smith; found on the 2nd floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location. In 2016, a group of armed, divinely inspired right-wing protestors led by Ammon Bundy occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the high desert…

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April 2020

Thursday

Apr 16

Delve Readers Seminars

Delve Online: Still and Unstill: Objects and Landscapes as Human Metaphors

Thu, April 16 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Six-week Seminar: This Delve will explore museum galleries, pages of books, and the realm of memory, discovering commonalities in ways writers and visual artists recreate human experience through their hyper-realistic descriptions of material objects and natural places.

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