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6:45 pm

John Marble Bids Farewell to his Youth

August 19 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97212
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Help John celebrate this bittersweet time in his life at The Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St., on Monday, August 19, beginning at 6:45 p.m. with a Meet and Greet. FEATURING SPECIAL MUSIC GUESTS THE CLOWNS WITHOUT PITY! Mr. Marble will read selections from his second unpublished novel, The Good News, as well as his new play, Horror on Scaphoid Island. The readings will be interspersed with performances by The Clowns without Pity. Mr. Marble is aspiring for an ambience of surreal eccentricity for the party, so costumes and accessories are welcome. Suggested cosplay may include: Viking, Jehovah’s Witness, Hipster, Clown, Alice Cooper, Gorilla, Alcoholic Sea Captain, Precocious Japanese Child, Giant Spider, Mysterious Stranger, Private Detective, Jehovah’s Witness Zombie, Cthulu Cult Worshipper, Military…

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7:30 pm

Kathleen Belew in Conversation With Elliott Young

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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The white power movement in America wants a revolution. Returning to a country ripped apart by a war they felt they were not allowed to win, a small group of Vietnam veterans and disgruntled civilians who shared their virulent anti-communism and potent sense of betrayal concluded that waging war on their own country was justified. The command structure of their covert movement gave women a prominent place. They operated with discipline, made tragic headlines in Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Oklahoma City, and are resurgent under President Trump. Based on a decade of deep immersion in previously classified FBI files and on extensive interviews, Kathleen Belew’s Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America (Harvard) tells the story of American paramilitarism and the…

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The Making of a Democratic Economy

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
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We live in a world where 26 billionaires own as much wealth as half the planet’s population. The extractive economy we live with now enables the financial elite to squeeze out maximum gain for themselves, heedless of damage to people or planet. But Marjorie Kelly (and coauthor Ted Howard) show that there is a new economy emerging focused on helping everyone thrive while respecting planetary boundaries. At a time when competing political visions are at stake the world over, The Making of a Democratic Economy: Building Prosperity for the Many, Not Just the Few (Berrett-Koehler) urges a move beyond tinkering at the margins to address the systemic crisis of our economy. It outlines seven principles of a Democratic Economy: community, inclusion, place (keeping wealth local),…

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