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Spring Used Book Sale

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - April 29 @ 3:00 pm
DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 NE Multonomah St
Portland, OR 97232
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Free

Members Only Pre-Sale Friday, April 26, 6pm-9pm Join online today or at the sale. We’ll have a roster of current members at the sale door. General Sale Saturday, April 27, 9am-9pm  - Trivia Contest + Cash Bar 6pm-9pm Sunday, April 28, 11am-5pm  - Educators get 50% off with Teacher ID Monday, April 29, 9am-3pm - 50% off EVERYTHING Collector's Corner Friday and Saturday only Location Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel Exhibit Hall 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, Oregon 97232 Getting There Easy TriMet and MAX access - Lloyd Center stop serviced by Red, Blue, and Green MAX lines. Parking available on street and in the on-site parking garage. $3 parking vouchers available. The Selection Thousands of donated books and materials - well sorted • Gently used…

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2:00 pm

Garden+ Lecture Series: Christian Tagsold

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205
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$15 – $20

Spaces in Translation: Japanese Gardens and the West The German author of Spaces in Translation: Japanese Gardens and the West discusses his provocative and groundbreaking theories that the idea of the Japanese garden has less to do with Japan’s history and traditions than with the country’s interactions with the West. Tagsold, who has researched over eighty Japanese gardens in ten countries, explores their history, popularity, and shifting aesthetic, as well as that most elusive concept — authenticity. Limited copies of Christian Tagsold’s book Spaces in Translation: Japanese Gardens and the West will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Location: Yanai Classroom About the speaker Christian Tagsold is Associate Professor at the Institute for Modern Japanese Studies, University of Düsseldorf. He writes on Japanese…

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6:00 pm

Indie Comix Reading

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
IPRC, 318 SE Main Street #175
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

To celebrate Portland’s Comic Book month, there will be a rad reading of talented indie cartoonists at the IPRC!  With content ranging from personal and introspective to fantastical and obscene, it should be a wild night!  This event will take place on Monday April 29th, 6:30, doors at 6, at the Independent Publishing Resource Center.  Bring cash to buy comics and support the artists! Tanya Boney  Written by Grey Traynor, drawn by Rachel Mulder, Tanya Boney is a comic about a teen girl living her best life by destroying the lives others. Tanya Boney: @tanya_boney_official / Rachel Mulder: @rchlmulder / Grey Traynor: @gaytraynor Ebin Lee Ebin Lee is a barista (kind of) in their extremely late 20s who went to art school and now draws…

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Lewis & Clark Senior Student Fiction Reading

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lewis & Clark – Frank Manor House, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
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Free

Please join us for readings of original works of fiction by senior students from Pauls Toutonghi’s Fiction Writing 3 course. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

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The Work Poetry Workshop: Monday Night Edition

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
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Free – $20

Join us on Monday, April 15 and 29 for The Work, a poetry writing workshop at Angst Gallery led by Christopher Luna. “Well, while I’m here I’ll do the work — and what’s the work? To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumbshow.” ― Allen Ginsberg, “Memory Gardens” (Fall of America, City Lights) The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. The Monday Night Edition of The Work takes place at Angst Gallery (1015 Main Street, Vancouver) from 6-8:30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of each…

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7:00 pm

Liz Scott in conversation with Rene Denfeld

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
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Free

We are thrilled to welcome Liz Scott and Rene Denefeld to the store at 7 pm on Monday, April 29th. In her memoir This Never Happened, Liz Scott goes in search of the answers to the mysteries of her family. She mines photographs and letters, leaving no one, including herself, unexamined.“This is where I live -- somewhere smack between pity and rage, between empathy and indictment. And as hard as I look, I still can’t find a place between mercy and pain.” Scott has creatively assembled the text, including bulleted and numbered lists, correspondence, and photographs, which together tell Scott’s family history from as many angles as possible. In the end, the book is about the struggle to clear away pain to make room for…

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Graham Hancock

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005
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Free

Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods, has made it his life's work to find out. In America Before (St. Martin’s), he draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion. America Before is a culmination of everything that millions of readers have loved in Hancock’s body of work, namely an exploration of the mystery of ancient civilizations, amazing discoveries, and profound implications for how we lead our lives today.

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7:30 pm

Mo Welch in Conversation With Stacey Hallal

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

Stand-up comedian Mo Welch’s How to Die Alone (Workman) is a self-help guide for NOT helping yourself, packed with irreverent humor and terrible life advice for modern adults. Welch's comics illustrate and celebrate our common afflictions – social anxiety, terrible dates, too few friends (who aren't cats), too many cookies, too much wine, and an allergy to exercise and day jobs – with totally relatable, slightly dark, and genuinely funny humor. Welch will be joined in conversation by comedian Stacey Hallal, founder of Portland’s Curious Comedy Theater.

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Carolyn Burke

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

Carolyn Burke’s Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keefe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury (Knopf) is a captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of 20th-century art.

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Reading: 9 Bridges

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97212
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Free

9 Bridges is a community for writers to find support, friendship and helpful resources in an informal, evolving community setting.

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