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Brian David Johnson in Conversation With Cory Doctorow

Livestream Reading: Emmeline Duncan

Jonathan Meiburg in Conversation With Michael Azerrad

Jacqueline Winspear and The Consequences of Fear


Live Online Lecture and Q & A with Saeed Jones

Vanessa O’Brien in Conversation With Phil Powers

Coffee Talk #21


April Open Mic feat. Catherine Weiss


Jenny Lawson in Conversation With Luvvie Ajayi Jones (Ticketed Virtual Event)

Livestream Reading: Jamie Yourdon

A Reading with Allison Hutchcraft

Willy Vlautin in Conversation With Chelsea Cain

One Page Wednesday – April

Open Mic Poetry Reading on Zoom

Dawnie Walton in Conversation With Nadia Owusu

Virtual Event: Elle Marr, Author of Lies We Bury, In Conversation with Georgina Cross

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Eileen Davis Elliott

Alumni Showcase Reading: Chelsea Bieker, Susan Leslie Moore, & Candace Opper

The Poetry Box LIVE — April Edition

indigena x whitenoise: Almontaser / Abraham / Gabriel / Tbakhi / Worfeley


Willy Vlautin, author of “The Night Always Comes,” with Maria Semple

Livestream Reading: Kim Stafford

Jeff VanderMeer in Conversation With Karen Russell

The Milwaukie Poetry Series: Claudia Savage

Oregon Book Award Poetry Finalists Reading

Michio Kaku

PNCA MFA Reading: Ocean Vuong in conversation with Dao Strom

Livestream Event: Polly Campbell



Oregon Book Award Fiction Finalists at Springfield Public Library


Kim Stafford and John Morrison, A Virtual Event

Paula McLain in Conversation With Sue Monk Kidd

Livestream Reading: Levi Rogers


Patrick Radden Keefe in Conversation With Lydia Polgreen

Livestream Reading: John Brehm

BIPOC Reading Series- April

Children’s Literature Finalists at Green Bean Books


Brittney Corrigan and Charles Seluzicki, A Virtual Event

Jonny Sun in Conversation With Samantha Irby

Livestream Reading: Jacqueline Keeler

John Grisham in Conversation With J. T. Ellison (Ticketed Virtual Event)

Livestream Reading: Jutta Donath

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