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Events for November 4, 2021
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Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM the Ledding Library Daylight Book Club will meet via Zoom to discuss Crooked Heart: A Novel, by Lissa Evans. For more information contact Reference Librarian Laura Francillon at email@example.com.Find out more »
Writing is often thought of as something done in isolation; we know there is immense power when writing is done in community. Join us for 90 minutes of creativity and community-building, with generative writing exercises, sharing and strengths-based feedback. Our workshop model, refined over 22 years, is proven for people of all writing levels: from the budding writer to the published author. Fall 2021: Every other Thursday, September 23 through December 16, from 11 am to 12:30 pm (Pacific Time). Thursday, Sept 23 from 11 am-12:30 pm – Registration Closed. Thursday, Oct 7 from 11 am-12:30 pm – Registration Closed. Thursday, Oct 21 from 11 am-12:30 pm – Registration Full. Please join us next month! Thursday, Nov 4 from 11 am-12:30 pm Thursday, Nov 18 from 11 am-12:30…Find out more »
The title of this conversation is also the title of the chapter written by Steve Forrester in the recently published book Eminent Oregonians. The book’s subtitle is Three Who Matter: Abigail Scott Duniway, Richard Neuberger, Jesse Applegate. Steve Forrester’s chapter focuses on why Neuberger is a forgotten figure in Oregon and national political history. Neuberger was the second Jew elected to the US Senate after the 17th Amendment, which mandated the popular election of senators. This chapter of the book is the first story of his life drawn from primary sources. Prior to moving to Astoria in 1987, Steve Forrester was Washington correspondent for Pacific Northwest newspapers in Washington, D.C., for ten years. He was also the publisher of NorthwestLetter, a political newsletter, and producer/host of…Find out more »
Join us for our weekly prompt-based writing class. Each week, you’ll get an emailed prompt. Each Thursday at NOON, we will gather as a class (on zoom) to share the work that resulted from the prompt, and discuss the next exercise. All levels welcome. $20/4 weeksFind out more »
Alan Gratz is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels for young readers, including Ground Zero, Refugee, Allies, Grenade, Prisoner B-3087, Projekt 1065, and Ban This Book. Through his well-researched books, Alan strives to help young readers build empathy and understand how other kids live—their hopes, their struggles, and their motives—so that readers can view the characters as human beings and not as statistics. In this online session, participants will hear Alan talk about his book Refugee. Refugee is the story of three young people from different eras and different parts of the world who are connected by their desperate, perilous attempts to flee dangerous situations in their homelands and their dreams of a better, safer tomorrow. He will talk about his…Find out more »
Join us for a virtual event inspired by the power of sharing stories to build community. About this event In early August, we hosted a fun storytelling workshop for staff and youth to come together and build public speaking skills! This workshop, led by Front Porch Sessions founder Chris Williams, was a totally humbling experience where staff and youth were encouraged to put away their phones and open themselves up to the possibilities of connecting with each other. Staff and youth participated in exercises that showcased how much we all have in common with each other. Using the storytelling workshop as a launching pad, we are hosting a virtual Front Porch Sessions event inspired by the power of sharing stories to build community. With Chris…Find out more »
Zachary Schomburg is the author of 6 books of poems including, most recently, Fjords vol. 2 (Black Ocean, 2021), and a novel, Mammother (Featherproof Books, 2017). He is also a painter, illustrator, teacher, and publisher of an independent poetry press called Octopus Books. He lives in Portland with B and Y. http://www.zacharyschomburg.net/ Jon Boisvert was born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and now lives in Oregon. He studied poetry at Oregon State University and the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland. http://robmclennan.blogspot.com/2017/09/jon-boisvert-born.html Dan Wiencek’s poetry combines empathy, a surreal imagination and a healthy sense of the absurd, creating poems that grapple with profound questions of personal identity while remaining grounded in authentic lived experience. His poetry has appeared in publications that include New Ohio Review, Sou’wester, The…Find out more »
Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland authors Edna Kovacs and April Henry for readings and conversation. Edna Kovacs is the author of Bela's Nocturne, and April Henry's latest Young Adult thriller is Eyes of the Forest. Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEscOmrqjgsE9OmLbQ8DR6hTh97um2peoU- About Bela's Nocturne: In Bela's Nocturne, we encounter Bela, a delightful bear cub embarking on his first hibernation. Bela's adventures lead him to discover not only the meaningful significance of this annual ritual; he also acquires insights into himself as well as his rich ancestral heritage. Edna Kovacs was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from Northwestern University. As the recipient of the Bliss Carmen Poetry Award she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Banff…Find out more »
Join us for our weekly prompt-based writing class. Each week, you’ll get an emailed prompt. Each Thursday at 7pm, we will gather as a class (on zoom) to share the work that resulted from the prompt, and discuss the next exercise. All levels welcome. $20/4 weeksFind out more »
Come hear 5 wonderful writers read their grief words and share their hearts. The zoom reading will be about an hour long. Invite your friends. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82231018255?pwd=WmhMN2F6OXRXYXMxaHVvZldXL3ZVQT09 Meeting ID: 822 3101 8255 Passcode: 264954Find out more »