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Portland Book Festival 2021

November 8 @ 8:00 am - November 13 @ 5:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
$15 – $25

Portland Book Festival 2021 will be a hybrid event. There will be virtual events from November 8–12, leading up to an in-person festival day on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Portland Art Museum and Portland’5, as well as in-person writing workshops at our downtown Literary Arts space. We will announce this year’s lineup of authors and events and tickets will go on sale on September 22. Youth 17 and under (and/or with a valid high school I.D.) will receive free entry. Although this continues to be an uncertain time, Literary Arts remains committed to the safety of all readers and writers and will follow all health and safety guidelines. Whether you join us online or in-person, we are excited to build community and celebrate books, storytelling, and the power of…

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12:00 pm

OryCon 42

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - November 14 @ 5:00 pm
Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217
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$60 – $75

OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979. After taking our convention online for a mini-con in 2020, we're happy to be in person for Orycon 42, November 12th - 14th, 2021! We are retaining our original theme for OryCon 42 of “Humor, Satire, and Parody in Science Fiction and Fantasy”. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that memberships are still available at the current rate of $50 until July 15th, 2021, with discounted rates for youth memberships. If you have not already done so, please register at: https://42.orycon.org/registration/ The pricing schedule afterward is as follows: $60 from July 16, 2021 until October 15, 2021 $75 at the door As attendance may be subject to…

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4:00 pm

Jackson Bliss Reading

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Register here for the Jackson Bliss reading. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration. Jackson Bliss is the winner of the 2020 Noemi Press Award in Prose and the mixed-race/hapa author of Counterfactual Love Stories & Other Experiments (Noemi Press, 2021), Amnesia of June Bugs (7.13 Books, 2022), Dream Pop Origami (Unsolicited Press, 2022), and the speculative fiction hypertext, Dukkha, My Love (2017). His short stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Tin House, Ploughshares, Guernica, Antioch Review, ZYZZYVA, Longreads, TriQuarterly, Columbia Journal, Kenyon Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Witness, Fiction, Santa Monica Review, Boston Review, Juked, Quarterly West, Arts & Letters, Joyland, Fiction International, Pleiades, Hobart, African American Review, Stand (UK), 3:am Magazine, The Good Men Project, The Daily Dot, and Multiethnic Literature in the US, among others. He has an MFA from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from USC. He is the Distinguished Visiting Writing at Bowling Green State University and lives in LA with his wife and their two…

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Write Around Portland: Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshop

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

For people who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC). 2nd & 4th Friday of every month from 4 to 5:30 pm (Pacific Time), Free. (No workshops 11/26 & 12/24.) Workshops are held via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens the 1st of the month every month. Pre-register for our 2nd Friday workshop here. Pre-register for our 4th Friday workshop here. Click here for more workshop details.

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5:00 pm

In-person Book Launch & Exhibit: Diane Jacobs / Owed to The Mountain

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE ML King Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
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Free

You are cordially invited to a book launch and exhibition for a new artist's book by Diane Jacobs: OWED TO THE MOUNTAIN Friday, November 12, 5:00-8:00 pm with a brief artist's talk at 7:00 pm Saturday, November 13, 12:00-6:00 pm Passages Bookshop 1223 NE ML King Blvd. Portland, OR 97232 503-388-7665 Masks required for attendance ================================================= Passages Bookshop is pleased to welcome folks back into the shop with an exhibition of prints and books by Diane Jacobs, all related to the exciting and ambitious new project that has kept her occupied for the last several years, Owed to The Mountain. From the prospectus: Stories are both history and prophecy — time is circular — stories are among our most potent tools for restoring the land…

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7:00 pm

Teen Event (online)

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online, N/A
Portland, OR 97207
Free

Join us on Zoom (maybe in-person, too) for games, books, and more! Questions? Contact Brad at 503-570-1592 or clark@wilsonvillelibrary.org. On Zoom: Meeting code 901-104-467 For students in grades 6-12 For more information visit the Teen Events page. Friends, Fun, Games, and a good Book or two at these Friday evening lounge events just for teens! All events start at 7:00 p.m. and last around an hour. Zoom: Meeting code 901-104-467 Friday, September 10 Friday, October 8 Friday, November 12 All events are for teens in grades 6-12. All events start at 7:00 pm (and you can go whenever you want but we normally go about an hour depending on game length). All events are on Zoom 901-104-467 (until we have to change it). We may be going hybrid/in-person! Stay tuned for the latest info.…

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