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12:00 pm

Reach Out and Read Oregon: Reading, Relationships, and Resiliency

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Join us for engaging presentations and a celebration of ROR Oregon's service to over 80,000 children during the past year! About this Event We are thrilled to announce the following schedule for this year's annual event: Keynote address to be given by Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon, Philip Fisher, PhD. Dr. Fisher and his team launched RAPID-EC, an ongoing survey of families with young children, in April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their objectives are to collect essential information from households and families and to provide actionable data to key stakeholders to inform immediate and long-term policy decisions. A panel including Dr. David Willis, Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy and Representative Lisa Reynolds, Vice-Chair…

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5:30 pm

#Virtualandia! 2021: YOUTH POETRY SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free – $100

#Virtualandia! 2021 is an exciting opportunity for students from eligible Portland metro area high schools to take part in a dynamic virtual slam poetry competition, and to win prizes like the title of #Virtualandia Slam Champion and corresponding $1,000 Visa gift card. Up to 300 youth poets will submit original work via video by midnight on Wednesday, March 31 to be reviewed and judged by a diverse group of artists and fans with a pulse on the literary scene. Ten poets will advance to our April 29, 2021 grand slam championship event. During the grand slam, these ten students will have their poems professionally recorded, aired, and scored by five judges in the typical Verselandia! tradition, identifying a top five and our next Grand Slam Champion. Tickets for…

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7:00 pm

Livestream Reading: Jutta Donath

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland author Jutta Donath for a livestream reading from her memoir, Refugee: The Journey of an East German Woman. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwocu-vrT8iHtc3YgSdaOLdx0I04qCBk-s4 About Refugee: Beginning with her childhood in the East Germany of the 1940s, we follow the author on her family's dangerous flight from communism. As refugees, they move from town to town in 1950s West Germany, finally settling north of Frankfurt, where Jutta spends her teenage years. After marrying an American army intelligence officer, she emigrates to Oregon, her husband's home state. She learns about America and its customs as an outsider. Like her father, she struggles with alcoholism, eventually finding her way to recovery. After remarriage in 1989, she finds refuge at home in Portland. About Jutta Donath: Jutta…

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Elissa Washuta, Kristin Arnett, Morgan Parker, and Tommy Pico: White Magic

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Join Elissa Washuta, Kristin Arnett, Morgan Parker and Tommy Pico for “a Sagittarius group chat” about Washuta’s new book, White Magic. Register in advance for this webinar Elissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and a writer of personal essays and memoir. She is the author of two books, Starvation Mode and My Body Is a Book of Rules, named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. An adviser for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and a nonfiction faculty member in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Elissa lives near Seattle. Website - Twitter Elissa Washuta will give a Pop-Up Reading in Native American Art (Main Building, 3rd Floor). Kristen Arnett…

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8:00 pm

Michelle Zauner in Conversation With Ben Gibbard

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

From Michelle Zauner — the indie rock star of Japanese Breakfast fame and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book — comes an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In Crying in H Mart (Knopf), Zauner’s exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, she proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother’s particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother’s tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her…

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