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Events for May 18, 2021
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From Suyi Davies Okungbowa, one of the most exciting new storytellers in epic fantasy, comes Son of the Storm (Orbit), a sweeping tale of violent conquest and forgotten magic set in a world inspired by the precolonial empires of West Africa. In the ancient city of Bassa, Danso is a clever scholar on the cusp of achieving greatness — only he doesn’t want it. Instead, he prefers to chase forbidden stories about what lies outside the city walls. The Bassai elite claim there is nothing of interest. The city’s immigrants are sworn to secrecy. But when Danso stumbles across a warrior wielding magic that shouldn’t exist, he’s put on a collision course with Bassa’s darkest secrets. Drawn into the city’s hidden history, he sets out…Find out more »
Art influences society by changing opinions, instilling values, and translating experiences across space and time. Artists often see their artwork as a way to provoke, to voice, to enlighten. Art can express ideas that would otherwise be rejected or censored. How can you use art to talk about what you feel is right or wrong? Join Pepe Moscoso for a conversation that invites participants to intimately explore their feelings, sentiments, and experiences and how to use art as a medium to turn thinking into doing. RSVP for this program. Pepe Moscoso, CEO of Blind Insect, is a Portland-based gallery owner, curator, creative consultant, arts producer, and lawyer. A lot of his work has to do with education, inclusion, personal narrative, the exploration of identity, diversity…Find out more »
Join Lane Literary Guild and Eugene Public Library for a livestream of the Windfall Reading Series, a monthly gathering highlighting local and regional writers. This month, poets Susan Leslie Moore and Judith Montgomery will read and take questions online. Susan Leslie Moore’s poetry has appeared widely, including in Best American Poetry 2020, The New York Times Magazine, New York Quarterly, and Poetry Northwest. She edited the online magazine Caffeine Destiny for 13 years, and is one of the editors of the anthology Alive At The Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest. A winner of a Juniper Prize in Poetry, her first full-length collection is That Place Where You Opened Your Hands. Moore lives in Portland and serves as Director of Programs for Writers at…Find out more »
Join us May 18th at 6:30pm for our Science Fiction Book Club. We will discuss Winter's Orbit by Everina Maxwell. About the Book: "Sparks fly" (NPR) in Everina Maxwell's gut-wrenching and romantic space opera debut. Prince Kiem, a famously disappointing minor royal and the Emperor's least favorite grandchild, has been called upon to be useful for once. He's commanded to fulfill an obligation of marriage to the representative of the Empire's newest and most rebellious vassal planet. His future husband, Count Jainan, is a widower and murder suspect. Neither wants to be wed, but with a conspiracy unfolding around them and the fate of the empire at stake they will have to navigate the thorns and barbs of court intrigue, the machinations of war, and…Find out more »
Yaa Gyasi is the author of the forthcoming novel, Transcendent Kingdom (Knopf, August 2020). Her best-selling debut novel, Homegoing (2016), is an intergenerational saga following two split branches of a Ghanaian family through three hundred years of history. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for best first book, was shortlisted for the British Book Award – Debut of the Year, was named a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, and was included on numerous Best Books of the Year lists. National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates praised Homegoing as “an inspiration” and “what happens when you pair a gifted literary mind to an epic task.” Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama.…Find out more »