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5:00 pm

Third Thursday | Shelf Talker Party

July 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Books Around the Corner, 40 NW 2nd Street
Gresham, OR 97030
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Free

Celebrate Historic Downtown Gresham's Third Thursday with us! Join us for our Shelf Talker Party before or after checking out the live music, restaurants, and shop specials in the area! The Gresham Arts Festival kicks off this weekend. We are going to celebrate by writing shelf-talkers. Write a blurb about your favorite book and leave it for someone else to find! We pride ourselves in being a community bookshop for all ages and would love to include your recommendations!

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6:00 pm

Mystery/Thrillers Book Club

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Books Around the Corner, 40 NW 2nd Street
Gresham, OR 97030
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Free

We will discuss The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager. A young woman returns to her childhood summer camp to uncover the truth about a tragedy that happened there fifteen years ago. Available at a 15% discount to order if you plan on attending the book club. Email us to order it or come in!

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15 Paintings of Mother Foucault’s Bookshop

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

Closing Reception. After a year long residency, I created 15 portraits of Mother Foucault's Bookshop. All work done in plein air and is for sale. I will be playing good vinyl records and there will be a dance performance by my friend @sahrab. It will be a very unique, positive, and uplifting experience. There will be wine and other booze.

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7:00 pm

For Colored Folks

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ruby Receptionists, 805 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
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Free

WHAT IT IS: A book club geared to cultivating joy and empowerment for people of color. The book lists will include non-fiction written by POCs and some fiction as well. Donations are not required to attend, but if you'd like to donate to contribute to snacks and beverages that we bring feel free to Cash app me at $BriaunaMcKizzie or venmo me at brigirl ABOUT THE SPACE: The meetings will be held at my job, Ruby Receptionists, which is located on the 9th floor of the Fox Tower. Free parking on the street after 7:00 PM. It's also located like 5-7 minutes from the max. Carpooling would be great, too. I live on the west side and would be happy to have other West siders…

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Reading: Judith Teitelman: Guesthouse for Ganesha

July 18 @ 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 Los Angeles author Judith Teitelman to read from her debut novel, Guesthouse for Ganesha. In 1923, seventeen-year-old Esther Grünspan arrives in Köln "with a hardened heart as her sole luggage." Thus begins a twenty-two-year journey, woven against the backdrops of the European Holocaust and the Hindu Kali Yuga (the "Age of Darkness" when human civilization degenerates spiritually), in search of a place of sanctuary. Throughout her travails, using cunning and shrewdness, Esther relies on her masterful tailoring skills to help mask her Jewish heritage, navigate war-torn Europe, and emigrate to India. Esther's traveling companion and the novel's narrator is Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God worshipped by millions for his abilities to destroy obstacles, bestow wishes, and avenge evils. Impressed by Esther's fortitude…

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Westside Writing Group

July 18 @ 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

A group for anyone writing nonfiction or memoir who would like company, support, and, most of all, accountability. Whether you’ve never written a word or you’re a published author, join us!

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Book Launch Party for Itty Bitty Writing Space

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
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Free

Celebrate flash fiction with readings and a Q&A with authors from the latest Flash in a Flash Anthology!

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7:30 pm

Protecting Pollinators: How to Save the Creatures That Feed Our World

July 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

We should thank a pollinator at every meal. These diminutive creatures fertilize a third of the crops we eat. Yet half of the 200,000 species of pollinators are threatened. Birds, bats, insects, and many other pollinators are disappearing, putting our entire food supply in jeopardy. In North America and Europe, bee populations have already plummeted by more than a third and the population of butterflies has declined 31 percent. Protecting Pollinators (Island) explores why the statistics have become so dire and how they can be reversed. Jodi Helmer breaks down the latest science on environmental threats and takes readers inside the most promising conservation initiatives. Efforts include famers reducing pesticides, cities creating butterfly highways, volunteers ripping up invasive plants, gardeners planting native flowers, and citizen…

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Reading: Gary Corbin

July 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97212
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Free

Gary is an award-winning author, editor, and playwright in Camas, WA, a suburb of Portland, OR. Whether staging a new play, completing his next novel, researching an article, or playing a part in a film or on stage, Gary loves to tell compelling stories – and to help others tell theirs. An experienced and accomplished editor, Gary has helped many other authors and organizations tell their own story through editing, research, document analysis and doctoring, and ghostwriting. Whether you write long or short, fact or fiction, poetry or prose, self-published or traditionally published work, Gary can help you with structure, clarity, and of course, strong, clean text. No matter what medium or format you prefer, Gary Corbin helps storytellers like you improve your craft and…

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8:00 pm

Close Your Eyes

July 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chapel Theatre, 4107 SE Harrison St
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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$8

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. This is a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit. We are into genuine connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. The shows this year so far are already ridiculously good. Come see what’s next! At Telltale, you can expect 8-10 performers sharing something with you, in the way that feels right to them--so there will be a mix of comedy, stories, music, essays, and more. Your evening will likely include honesty, swear words, enthusiasm, resistance, alcohol if that floats your boat, excellent pizza, dark humor, and often a few raffle prizes. You might make a new friend. You know how hard it is to make new friends as…

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