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4:00 pm

Making Comics with Ebony Flowers

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Join award-winning comics creator Ebony Flowers, author of Hot Comb, for a hands-on and generative workshop. Participants will develop their ability as a writer, picture-maker, and observer while exploring spontaneous storytelling practices. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have a working draft of a short creative non-fiction comic. No drawing experience necessary! The synchronous workshop will be held on April 28 at 4pm on Zoom. An additional asynchronous (complete at your own pace) workshop will be available to registrants on April 5. Register here. Meet Your Instructor: Ebony is a cartoonist and an ethnographer. She was born and raised in Maryland. She holds a BA in Biological Anthropology from the University of Maryland College Park and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the…

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5:00 pm

John Grisham in Conversation With J. T. Ellison (Ticketed Virtual Event)

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$28.95

In his first basketball novel, New York Times bestselling author John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court. Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams… and even bigger challenges off the court. In the summer of his 17th year, Samuel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket­ball tournament. During the tournament, Samuel receives dev­astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran­sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina…

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6:00 pm

Delve Readers Seminar: New York City: Paul Auster and Jonathan Safran Foer

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$240

Paul Auster and Jonathan Safran Foer are two contemporary authors who have explored New York City not only as a space where a person works, transits, and lives, but more as a symbolic space at a certain time that interacts with the fictional characters as if the city were also one of them—a living entity that actively affects the fates and actions of every person that inhabits it. Memory, chance, the double, and disobedience as a way to dig into the self are the literary elements that trigger the plots constructed by these two authors. In this Delve seminar we’ll discuss Auster’s Leviathan (1992), and Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005). We will compare how each author recreates New York as a fictional place,…

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Lewis and Clark: Fiction Capstone Readings

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Please join us for readings of original works of fiction by students from our Advanced Fiction Writing course. Fiction Capstone Reading will be occurring virtually via Zoom. Register in advance for this event: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtd-ivrDkvH9OzI-WImWVDtz541gOZYCaf After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Featuring: Salma Bashir, Yash Bisht, Wesley Haigwood, Zack Hart, Eva Hernandez, Erika Hutchinson, Dylan Jardine, Tessa Kilby, Jensen Kraus, Zach Lebovic, Blue Palioca, Robert Rodriguez, Kaes Vanderspek, Julianna Volta

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7:00 pm

Oregon Book Awards Finalists in Drama: Panel Discussion

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Join the five Oregon Book Award finalists for the Angus Bowmer Award in Drama for a panel discussion, moderated by Chip Miller, Associate Artistic Director of Portland Center Stage at The Armory. Streamed live at Portland Center Stage on their You Tube and Facebook pages at YouTube, and Facebook ANGUS BOWMER AWARD FOR DRAMA Judges: Michelle Carter, Diana Grisanti, KJ Sanchez Sara Jean Accuardi of Portland, The Delays Conor Eifler of Portland, You Cannot Undo This Action E.M. Lewis of Monitor, How the Light Gets In Anya Pearson of Portland, The Measure of Innocence Andrea Stolowitz of Portland, Recent Unsettling Events Before joining Portland Center Stage, Chip (they/them) held the role of artistic associate/resident director at Kansas City Repertory Theatre for seven years, where their…

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