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2:30 pm

Tin House Summer Workshop Lectures: Patricia Smith, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Kaveh Akbar

July 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
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$10

2:30 pm-3:20 pm, Vollum Lecture Hall Congratulations! You Are a Writer—Therefore, You Own the World, with Patricia Smith For as long as there have been Moleskins, #2 pencils, Bics, keyboards, and imagination, there has been a feverish, high-decibel debate about who has the right to tell what story. Can a white, middle-aged man from Vermont do justice to the story of a young woman in the antebellum South? Can a sighted storyteller have a blind protagonist? What “qualifications” do we need in order to write across lines of race, region, religion, history, and ability? 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm, Vollum Lecture Hall Revisiting Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, with Claire Vaye Watkins This lecture will reconsider Chopin’s classic novella through multiple critical lenses and wonder after…

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4:00 pm

Zine Making Night at Outlet!

July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Outlet, 2500 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232
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Free

Come for a zine making PARTY at Outlet in preparation for the Portland Zine Symposium! We’re hosting a FREE event for folks to work on all things zines—from concept to creation! We’ll look at samples from our zine library for inspiration, talk about processes for ideation (word maps, sketches, exquisite corpse, etc), and we’ll offer printing tips and file setup help as needed! Outlet is tabling at PZS this year and would love to sell (or just display) your risograph zines, books, prints, cards, and all that jazz! This is a great opportunity to get a head start on making things for the symposium, and to ask us any questions about the event, zines in general, and riso printing. This event is hosted by Kate…

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7:00 pm

Grief Rites Readers Series ~ July 8

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Legion Post 134, 2104 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
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Free

A monthly storytelling showcase about grief, loss and love. Gather in community with others who share grief in all forms and manifestations. Come ready to cry, laugh, listen and hold space for yourself and others. *Trigger warning, because Grief. Content not edited for language or topic. Mature audience. *Venue is accessible; gender-neutral restrooms on premises Readings begin promptly at 7pm. Come early, grab a drink (full bar) and find your seat. Please consider bringing canned goods or cold weather clothing/blankets to donate to the Post 134 food & clothing pantry, which serves local veterans, houseless and anyone in need. ***This month's event will include an open mic, in addition to our curated readers. If you have words to share about your grief, we welcome you.***…

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Reading: Mary Lea Carroll: Saint Everywhere

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
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Free

Annie Bloom's welcomes California author Mary Lea Carroll to read from her book Saint Everywhere. While visiting Siena, Italy, Mary Lea Carroll grew fascinated with the remarkable story of St. Catherine of Siena and made a resolution: Whenever she was lucky enough to travel, if a shrine dedicated to a female saint was nearby, she'd visit it and learn about her. What started as a hobby grew into a journey she never expected, one rich with challenges and cappuccinos, doubts and inspiration, glasses of wine with strangers and moments of transcendence. Over eight quests, Carroll takes readers along with her as she seeks to learn something from a few great women of history, while looking for ways to be a better citizen of the world.…

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Robert Beatty

July 8 @ 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

Serafina and Braeden make an epic return in the hotly anticipated fourth installment of Robert Beatty's Serafina series. Serafina, the Guardian of Biltmore Estate, has won battle after battle against the dark forces encroaching on her home. Now, tranquility has returned to Biltmore. Serafina doesn't trust it. She patrols the grounds night and day, hardly sleeping, uncertain of her place after her best friend Braeden Vanderbilt's departure for boarding school in New York. When Mr. Vanderbilt, the kind master of Biltmore, asks Serafina to move upstairs into one of the house's grandest rooms, she's sure it's to keep an eye on the guests who have arrived for the estate's annual hunt. But as Serafina investigates, she becomes more and more unsettled by what Biltmore has…

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7:30 pm

Hilary Kearney

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

At the heart of every beehive is a queen bee. Since her well-being is linked to the well-being of the entire colony, the ability to find her among the residents of the hive is an essential beekeeping skill. In QueenSpotting (Storey), experienced beekeeper and professional “swarm catcher” Hilary Kearney challenges readers to “spot the queen” with 48 fold-out visual puzzles — vivid up-close photos of the queen hidden among her many subjects. QueenSpotting celebrates the unique, fascinating life of the queen bee and chronicles royal hive happenings such as The Virgin Death Match, The Nuptual Flight — when the queen mates with a cloud of male drones high in the air — and the dramatic Exodus of the Swarm from the hive.

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Eric Barnes

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

In Above the Ether (Arcade), the prequel to Eric Barnes's acclaimed cli-fi novel, The City Where We Once Lived, six sets of characters move through a landscape and a country just beginning to show the signs of cataclysmic change. While every night the news alternates images of tsunami destruction with the baseball scores, the characters converge on a city where the forces of change have already broken — a city half abandoned, with one part left to be scavenged as the levee system protecting it slowly fails — until, in their vehicles on the highway that runs through it, they witness the approach of what looks to be just one more violent storm. A mesmerizing novel of unfolding dystopia amid the effects of climate change…

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8:00 pm

Storytime for Grownups

July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97212
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Free

David Loftus' long-running storytelling series returns once again to the Rose City Book Pub, this time bringing one of the first ever "beach reads" to the Book Pub, F. Scott Fitzgerald's fantasy The Offshore Pirate. When the yacht Narcissus is hijacked off the coast of Florida, spoiled heiress Ardita Fernam finds herself the prisoner of a jazz band, "Curtis Carlyle and His Six Black Buddies," who apparently held up a Palm Beach ballroom, relieved all the wealthy guests of their jewels and other valuables, and are hightailing it to their island hideout. Carlyle proves to be something of a gentleman and a decent conversationalist, and Ardita doesn't have anything better to do, so she tags along with her captors, though her furious rich uncle is…

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Tin House Summer Workshop Readings: Kristen Radtke, Lan Samantha Chang, and Laura van de Berg

July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
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Free

8:00 pm, Vollum Lecture Hall – Signing to Follow Kristen Radtke, Lan Samantha Chang, Laura van de Berg Kristen Radtke is the author of the graphic nonfiction book Imagine Wanting Only This (Pantheon, 2017). She is the art director and deputy publisher of The Believer magazine. She is at work on a graphic essay collection, Seek You: Essays on American Loneliness, and Terrible Men, a graphic novel, both forthcoming from Pantheon. Her writing and illustrations have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Marie Claire, The Atlantic, GQ, New Yorker’s “Page Turner,” Oxford American, and many other places. Lan Samantha Chang is the author of a collection of short fiction, Hunger, and two novels, Inheritance, and All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost. Her work…

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