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9:00 am

Tin House Summer Workshop Lectures: Jamel Brinkley, Danielle Evans, R.O. Kwon, and Karen Shepard, with David Naimon

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am
Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
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$10

9:00 am – 9:50 am, Vollum Lecture Hall Life of the Story: A Panel on Vision and Revision, with Jamel Brinkley, Danielle Evans, R.O. Kwon, and Karen Shepard, moderated by David Naimon Open to the public for a fee of $10 (Cash and Cards accepted at the door).

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10:30 am

Writing Your Life Story with Christopher Luna

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
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$225

Christopher Luna is now offering a new eight-week workshop/writers group called Writing Your Life Story at Angst Gallery on Thursdays from 10:30am – 1:00pm. Document your memories for your family or for possible future publication. Complete short timed writings as well as weekly take-home assignments. Give and receive feedback in a safe, informal environment. Christopher will introduce the participants to the techniques of creative nonfiction storytelling which uses the content of one’s life as the foundation for narrative. He will introduce current examples in popular nonfiction and memoir to assist the process. Participants will be encouraged to share their writing in a safe environment (no one will be required to share their stories) with the option of receiving feedback from the facilitator and other students.…

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6:30 pm

Slamlandia July Literary Arts Show ft. The Slamlandia Team

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205
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Free

Join us on JULY 11TH for our second Thursday Poetry Open Mic and Slam! Doors and sign-ups are at 6:30 PM Get there on time to get a spot in the open mic or slam! Show begins at 7:00 PM Literary Arts 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 This show is all ages. Please see our Accessibility and Safer Space info below. No door admission. We will have a spotlight performance from this year's wonderful Slamlandia Team - Nani Jones, Jane Belinda, Julia Gaskill, and Sage Lilac. ★ •*´¨`*• O P E N • M I C •*´¨`*• ★ The open mic will start the show out. The open mic is a great way to share your wonderful poetry! You can share 1-2 poems…

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7:00 pm

Beyond the Ripples – Dede Montgomery

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
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Free

Join us for a reading from the latest by local author Dede Montgomery: Beyond the Ripples, a multigenerational mystery set in the Pacific Northwest. Months after spying a bottle wedged into a fallen cottonwood snag in the Columbia River, Ernest pulls it from the river. The bottle’s note connects Ernest, an old man living in a tiny Oregon town, to teenage Annie, and provokes a mysterious and sudden friendship between Ernest’s daughter Amelia with Sarah, the daughter of the most recent resident of the home Annie once occupied. The two middle-aged women are keen to learn more about Annie and her secret, and in the process, they’re forced to confront unfinished business with their mothers, intimate relationships, and regrets over life choices. Dede Montgomery is a…

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Toni Lumbrazo Luna

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
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Free

Author Photo by Maria Vara Photography Printed Matter Vancouver presents A Book Launch Celebration for Driven By Hope, the third book of poetry by Toni Lumbrazo Luna Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Toni Lumbrazo Luna Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna of Printed Matter Vancouver 7 pm Thursday, July 11 Open mic sign up begins at 6:30 and closes at 7 FREE Angst Gallery 1015 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660 angstgallery.com Food and libation provided by Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street Sound provided by Briz Loan & Guitar: http://briz.us/ LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY, ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004 Driven By Hope is Toni Lumbrazo Luna’s third book of poetry. It contains glimpses into the lives of people she has met throughout her…

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Deadly Diversions Book Group

July 11 @ 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

This month our group meets to discuss Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins mystery series. Join us!

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Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color. This month we launch our Well-Read Black Girl book club with The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. The WRBG Book Club will read a balance of classics and newly published work, written by persons of color, and will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

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Katie O’Neill

July 11 @ 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

From Katie O’Neill, the Eisner Award-winning author of The Tea Dragon Society and Princess Princess Ever After, comes Aquicorn Cove (Oni Press), a heartfelt story about learning to be a guardian to yourself and those you love. When Lana and her father return to their seaside hometown to help clear the debris of a big storm, Lana remembers how much she’s missed the ocean — and the strong, reassuring presence of her aunt. As Lana explores the familiar beach, she discovers something incredible: a colony of Aquicorns, small magical seahorse-like creatures that live in the coral reef. Lana rescues an injured Aquicorn and cares for it with the help of her aunt, who may know more about these strange creatures than she's willing to admit.…

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7:30 pm

Lisa Taddeo

July 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

It thrills us and torments us. It controls our thoughts, destroys our lives, and it's all we live for. Yet we almost never speak of it. And as a buried force in our lives, desire remains largely unexplored — until now. Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. The result, Three Women (Avid Reader/Simon & Schuster), is the deepest nonfiction portrait of desire ever written and one of the most anticipated books of the year. Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today's America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality…

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Dylan Meconis

July 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in her beautifully detailed hybrid novel, Queen of the Sea (Walker), loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary. When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and gardening. But the island is also home to Margaret, a mysterious young orphan girl whose life is upturned when the cold, regal stranger arrives. As Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she grapples with the revelation of the island’s sinister true purpose as well as the truth of her own past. When Eleanor’s life is…

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8:00 pm

Tin House Summer Workshop Readings: R.O. Kwon, Michelle Tea, Justin Torres, and Camille T. Dungy

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
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Free

8:00 pm,  Cerf Amphitheater– Signing to Follow R.O. Kwon, Michelle Tea, Justin Torres, Camille T. Dungy R.O. Kwon is the author of The Incendiaries, published by Riverhead (U.S.) and Virago (U.K.). The Incendiaries is an American Booksellers Association Indie Next #1 Great Read and Indies Introduce selection, and it was named a best book of the year by over forty publications. The novel is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award for Best First Book, Los Angeles Times First Book Prize, and Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Prize, and is nominated for the Aspen Prize and American Library Association Carnegie Medal. The Incendiaries is being translated into five languages. Kwon’s writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Paris Review, Vice,…

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