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2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Yaa Gyasi (RESCHEDULED)

Yaa Gyasi is the author of the forthcoming novel, Transcendent Kingdom (Knopf, August 2020). Her best-selling debut novel, Homegoing (2016), is an intergenerational saga following two split branches of a Ghanaian family through three hundred years of history. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for best first book, was shortlisted for the British Book Award – Debut of the Year, was named a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, and was included on numerous Best Books of the Year lists. National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates praised Homegoing as “an inspiration” and “what happens when you pair a gifted literary mind to an epic task.” Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama.…

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2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo is a renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019. Harjo is the author of nine books of poetry—most recently An American Sunrise—several plays and children’s books, and a memoir, Crazy Brave. She has received numerous prominent awards, including the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and 2015 Wallace Stevens Award. The Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, says: “Her work powerfully connects us to the earth and the spiritual world with direct, inventive lyricism that helps us reimagine who we are.” Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo earned her MFA at the Iowa Writ­ers’ Work­shop and has taught Eng­lish, Cre­ative Writ­ing, and Amer­i­can Indi­an Stud­ies at numerous universities, while per­form­ing music and poet­ry…

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2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author and the founding director of The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. A professor of history and international relations, Kendi is a contributing writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of The Black Campus Movement and Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Kendi was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and he was honored on The Root 100 in 2019. Kendi’s third book, How to Be an Antiracist, debuted at no. 2 on the New York Times bestseller list and was hailed by the New York Times as “the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western…

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Inauguration Day Book Giveaway

On Inauguration Day 2017, Broadway Books gave away copies of We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This gesture was so well received, the store decided to select a book to give away on this year’s Inauguration Day. After much deliberation, the book the store selected is Wendell Berry’s Think Little. This slim collection of two essays (first published fifty years ago and reprinted in 2019 by Counterpoint) is a timeless call-to-action, connecting the personal to the public, the little to the big. In both essays, “Think Little” and “A Native Hill,” Berry sows the seeds of responsibility as caretakers of the land, the environment, and the community, addressing the personal integrity of each person’s life and urging that people observe, respect, appreciate,…

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TFAW End of Summer Sale

We’re ending our summer with a huge Summer Sale at the location of our (former) NE Broadway store August 28-30! For one weekend only, we’re re-opening the doors and bringing clearance prices back with not only some of the remaining things from the NE Broadway location, but we’re also bringing in hundreds of new items from across ALL of our stores! Along with deep discounts, we’ll have special items for sale limited to one-per-customer. These will be items we’re pricing at set amounts, excluded from discounts, where anyone who comes in can pick and purchase. We’re talking about things like $100 sixth scale figures, $5 action figures, $20 statues, and more! It’s our way to thank everyone for their support in these interesting times, and…

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TFAW PDX Location Closing Sale

Our NE Broadway store will be officially closing the evening of June 27! As a final thanks for your years of support, we’re having a big location closing sale during its final four days of operation! • ALL FOUR DAYS – All single issue comics $1* • June 19-20 – 30% off everything else • June 26 – 50% off everything else • June 27 – 70% off everything else Please remember that our improved safety rules and guidelines remain in place during the closing sale. If maximum occupancy is reached, you will be asked to queue up outside (practicing social distancing) until someone leaves the store. For the safety of our staff and our shoppers, we are also asking people coming for the sale…

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CANCELED – Maggie Chula and Shawn Aveningo Sanders

We are pleased to host poets Margaret Chula and Shawn Aveningo Sanders at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 25th, to read from their most recent books, Shadow Man and What She Was Wearing, respectively. In Shadow Man, Chula brings her father out of the shadows where he had been since 1957, the day her mother packed their five children—all under the age of ten—into the car and drove away. Over the years, Chula comes to accept the differences between a mother who wants China cups and a father content with Budweiser. Writing about these awkward, often heartbreaking, interactions with her estranged father, she discovers that there’s more than one truth and that each of us must find our own. Chula lived in Japan for twelve…

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Les AuCoin

Former US Congressman Les AuCoin joins us at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 10th, to read from his memoir, Catch and Release: An Oregon Life in Politics, published by Oregon State University Press. In 1974, at the age of thirty-two, Les AuCoin became the first Democrat to win a US House seat in Oregon’s First District. He was one of the post-Watergate reformers who shook up an insular, autocratic Congress and led fights for affordable housing, “trickle-up” economics, wilderness protection, abortion rights, and nuclear arms control. In the 1980s, the Oregonian called him “the most powerful congressman in Oregon.” In this compelling collection of life stories, AuCoin traces his unlikely rise from a fatherless childhood in Central Oregon to the top ranks of national power.…

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Eisner Week Signing and After-Party at TFAW Portland

Celebrate the end of our Will Eisner Week events with a can’t-miss signing and after-party at our Portland location, and help us celebrate the legacy of Will Eisner while promoting comics education in Portland! The signing begins at 3PM and goes until 6PM, followed by a free 1980’s themed after-party with free food and drinks (including free beer for guests 21 and up) and a live DJ. Joining us for the signing will be: Brian Michael Bendis (postponed; stay tuned for future signing date news) Steve Lieber Matt Wagner Michael Avon Oeming (no longer attending) Nick Derington David Walker Brennan Wagner Those attending will be able to get items signed by the above creators, can take part in free giveaways, and will be able to…

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Will Eisner and the Business of Comics

In honor of Will Eisner Week, PSU hosts this panel discussion featuring Dark Horse Comics founder Mike Richardson, IDW’s Ted Adams, and moderator Charles Brownstein of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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