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Events for May 14, 2021
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The Immigrant Story invites you to visit “I Am My Story: Voices of Hope,” our newest exhibition, opening May 14, 2021, at the Oregon Historical Society. At a moment when our state and the nation are entering a critical period of conversation about the erasure and underrepresentation of people of color, “I Am My Story: Voices of Hope” highlights the experiences of six young women from Africa who have made their homes in Oregon. They are survivors of genocide and war; they have lived through a traumatic break with the past and they face prejudice and injustice in their new home. Their stories offer a window into the struggles experienced by communities of color, worldwide and here in Oregon, and their remarkable resilience and determination.…Find out more »
From celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams comes While Justice Sleeps (Doubleday), a gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court. Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. As political wrangling ensues in Washington to potentially replace the ailing judge, Avery begins to unravel a carefully constructed, chess-like sequence of clues left behind by Wynn. While Justice Sleeps is a cunningly crafted, sophisticated novel, layered with myriad twists and a vibrant cast of characters. Drawing on her astute inside knowledge of the court and political…Find out more »
An evening with writers who took part in Margaret Malone’s Short Story Intensive class, from September 2020 to May 2021. Join us as they share pieces from the story collections they’ve been working on all year. Hosted by Margaret Malone Register here for this event Margaret Malone is the author of the story collection People Like You (Atelier26), which was a finalist for the 2016 PEN Hemingway Award, winner of the 2016 Balcones Fiction Prize, and selected as a best book of 2015 by Powell’s Books, The Oregonian, The Portland Mercury, and elsewhere. She is an Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and a co-host of the artist and literary gathering SHARE.Find out more »
Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland area mystery authors Mary Keliikoa and Angela M. Sanders for a livestream reading and conversation. Mary Keliikoa's brand new novel is Denied. Angela M. Sanders's latest is Bait and Witch. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuce2tqjwiGdCH4qjY9cGvW0DtWPl9GUGc About Denied: Denied is the second book in the gripping Kelly Pruett Mystery series, in which a grieving single mother inherits her late father’s PI business. As you can imagine, Kelly Pruett has a lot on her plate: working with clients at the detective agency, handling a difficult ex, and caring for her Deaf daughter. But if motherhood taught her anything, it’s that the best things in life are never easy. When a mommy-to-be hires Kelly to locate her estranged dad, Kelly is thankful for the straightforward missing-persons…Find out more »
Join the Portland Storytellers' Guild for an informal evening of stories shared virtually. Join us to tell. Join us to listen. A friendly supportive atmosphere composed of tellers with all levels of experience. We'll fit in as many tellers as we can, so be prepared to volunteer at the start. Spoken stories (not read) to be limited to 6-7 minutes.Find out more »