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Holiday Book Chat

Online N/A, Portland

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could get a bunch of suggestions for great book gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list? You can! After a couple of years of online-only chats, our annual Holiday Book Chat is back in the store in person--fingers crossed! Join us on Monday, November 14th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for one of our most popular events of the year. We'll share with you some of our favorite new books (and other gifts) to inspire your holiday gift-giving (or planning for book club ideas), talking faster than you ever thought possible. We will provide light refreshments and door prizes, and we promise a fun evening! We ask that attendees wear masks when not actively nibbling. The cost to…


Delve Readers Seminar: The Art of Memory: Autofiction

Literary Arts 925 SW Washington Street, Portland

“Fiction isn’t memory,” writes Jane Gardam, “but memory is fiction.” Autofiction embodies this view, blending truth and fiction to produce stories rooted in the writer’s life, but filtered through the imagination. Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, and Saša Stanišić’s Where You Come From are compelling examples of the genre. To the Lighthouse is the story of the Ramsay family’s holiday on the Isle of Skye. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is composed as a letter from a young man to his mother, immigrants to the US from Vietnam. Through the story of their relationship, Vuong asks questions about race, violence, masculinity, addiction, and love. Bosnian-German writer Saša Stanišić is little known in the US but deserves a wider…