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Livestream Reading: Sallie Weissinger

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Sallie Weissinger for a livestream reading from her memoir, Yes, Again: (mis)Adventures of a Wishful Thinker. Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcod-muqjMjGtdjuGpzIIznmUbSJiqyhILT If you would like a signed or personalized copy of this book, please leave a note in the comments section of your order! About Yes, Again: In this laughter-through-tears memoir, Sallie Weissinger, a late-in-life widow, recounts the highs and lows of navigating the tricky online dating world of the 2000s. Interwoven throughout her adventures in search of a new relationship are stories from her childhood as a military brat, her southern heritage, her various marriages, and the volunteer work in Central and South America that helped her keep moving forward through it all. Weissinger keeps…

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Livestream Reading: Teresa K. Miller and Amanda Moore

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland poet Teresa K. Miller for a reading from her new collection, Borderline Fortune. Teresa will be joined by San Francisco poet Amanda Moore, whose debut collection is Requeening. Both are winners of the National Poetry Series. Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdeCprj4sEtMYXfEafxU_5tXVJ1XiPh0v If you would like signed or personalized copies of either book (or both), please leave a note in the comments section of your order! About Borderline Fortune: Borderline Fortune is a meditation on intangible family inheritance—of unresolved intergenerational conflicts and traumas in particular—set against the backdrop of our planetary inheritance as humans. As species go extinct and glaciers melt, Teresa K. Miller asks what we owe one another and what it means to echo one’s ancestors’…

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Livestream Event: Belonging – Middle Grade Author Panel

Join Annie Bloom’s Books for a livestream event with middle grade authors Waka Brown (While I was Away), Kathleen Lane (Pity Party), Susan Hill Long (The Care and Keeping of Freddy), Rosanne Parry (A Whale of the Wild) and Kate Ristau (Clockbreakers series). The authors will discuss the theme of belonging: how kids search for and maintain connections, and how the books they read explore and support those connections too. This event is free and open to all ages. Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIud-CqqzgpG9UUTbHOhaYNOUq-9c1Smc0q If you would like signed or personalized copies of the authors’ books, please leave a note in the comments section of your order! Waka T. Brown‘s While I Was Away is an empowering middle grade memoir from debut author…

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Livestream Reading: Sarah Foster: STEM Like a Girl

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Sarah Foster for a livestream reading from her new book, STEM Like a Girl: Empowering Knowledge and Confidence to Lead, Innovate, and Create. Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsce2qqzIuE9GFF5SRdbDEWzwwKfWthbEZ If you would like a signed or personalized copy of this book, please leave a note in the comments section of your order! About STEM Like a Girl: STEM Like a Girl empowers girls, 8-12, with the knowledge and confidence to become future problem solvers and leaders in the scientific world and beyond. This fully illustrated and photographic book profiles 35 inspiring girls and offers 15 hands-on, STEM-based experiments that they can do at home. While leading a hands-on engineering project in her son’s elementary school, researcher and biotech…

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Livestream Reading: Deborah Hopkinson with Rosanne Parry

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Deborah Hopkinson for the livestream launch of her new Middle Grade book, The Deadliest Diseases Then and Now. She will be in conversation with fellow Portland MG author Rosanne Parry, whose latest novel, A Whale of the Wild, is new in paperback. Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdOirqDsiGtxWk7grb2MaBXmsCqXuG5gX About The Deadliest Diseases Then and Now: Perfect for young readers of I Survived and the Who Was series! Packed with graphics, photos, and facts for curious minds, this is a gripping look at pandemics through the ages. Deadly pandemics have always been a part of life, from the Great Mortality of the Middle Ages, to the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918, to the eruption of COVID-19 in our…

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Reading: Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland writers Mary Fifield and Kristin Thiel, editors of Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene, for a group reading and discussion. The co-editors will be joined by fellow contributors Jan Underwood and Jack Kirne. Omar El Akkad, who blurbed the book, will be reading from a story by contributor Carlos Labbé. About Fire & Water: A Sámi woman studying Alaska fish populations sees our past and future through their present signs of stress and her ancestral knowledge. A teenager faces a permanent drought in Australia and her own sexual desire. An unemployed man in Wisconsin marvels as a motley parade of animals makes his trailer their portal to a world untrammeled by humans. Featuring short fiction from authors around the globe, Fire…

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Livestream Reading: Sarah Dougher

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland writer and professor Sarah Dougher, a contributor to Tick Tock: Essays on Becoming a Parent After 40. She will be in conversation with the book’s editor, Vicki Breitbart, and OHSU reproductive endocrinologist Paula Amato, MD. Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/ftZN8Wa3L94 If you would like a signed or personalized copy of this book, please leave a note in the comments section of your order! About Tick Tock: In this groundbreaking collection of essays, poems, and creative nonfiction, more than twenty-nine writers offer witty and incisive insight into the unique experience of being or having an older parent in today’s world. By turns raw, funny, tender, and wise, these stories reshape our understanding of the social factors that impact later parenthood, honor the…

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Livestream Reading: Stephen Cohen: Baggy Red Pants and Other Stories

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Lake Oswego author and artist Stephen Cohen for an online reading from his new book, Baggy Red Pants and Other Stories: Short Stories, Poems, Lyrics and Visual Art. Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcO2hpzIuHdzbWLIKHDuYvuiXo5iN0qRr About Baggy Red Pants and Other Stories: Multifaceted artist 3 Hand Stephen (Stephen Cohen) uses his art-short stories, poems, song lyrics, illustrations, and photos of his homemade original sculptures, instruments, and jewelry-all to tell poetic and emotional stories that will stay with you. Stephen Cohen is a writer, performing, recording, visual artist and singer/songwriter who lives in Lake Oswego.

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Livestream Poetry Reading: Brittney Corrigan and David J. S. Pickering

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Oregon poets Brittney Corrigan and David J. S. Pickering for a livestream reading from their new poetry collections from Airlie Press. Please regiuster in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkd-GvqzgvHNV8devsR0TYOiSSpzrYzNQQ About Daughters: This collection reimagines characters from mythology, folklore, fairy tales, and pop culture from the perspective of their daughters–daughters we don’t expect such individuals to have, as we don’t usually think of Bigfoot, the Mad Hatter, or Medusa as parents. The persona poems in Daughters give voice to the guilt, resentment, and anger that may come with raising a child as well as explore the intertwining of these shameful feelings with pride and love. These figures are a new visioning, from the daughters’ perspective, of what it means to shape another…

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Livestream Reading: Warren Easley: No Witness

Annie Bloom’s welcomes back Portland author Warren Easley for a livestream reading from his latest Cal Claxton mystery, No Witness. Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvf–uqDMvH9P-uEId5ogzubxmVBQwpVd7 About No Witness: Running a one-man law practice in the heart of Oregon’s wine country, Cal Claxton hires a young, undocumented man as an assistant, hoping to give him an opportunity to create more stability for himself and his family. Timoteo Fuentes is a bright, hardworking student by day and Cal’s legal clerk by night, juggling both roles with determination and grit. When one of Timoteo’s family members is brutally murdered, the migrant community is reluctant to cooperate with the police investigation for fear of deportation. Devastated by the loss and nervous about engaging with the…

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