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2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Colson Whitehead (virtual event)

Colson whitehead will be joined POST-LECTURE In conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson. This event is underwritten by The Eberwein Family NOTE: Colson Whitehead will not be traveling in person to Portland this season. Rather than wait until 2022 for an in-person event, we have decided to make this event virtual and will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2020. What you need to know: High Quality: This event will have a high production value, and will deliver a unique evening with one of our greatest writers at work today.  This event will only be available to subscribers to the 2019-20 season, which is sold out, via a private channel online. More Communication Coming: We will be sending you more emailed information on how you can access the event online. We appreciate…

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Historical Fiction Book Club (Remote)

Join us on August 7th at 4pm for our Historical Fiction Book Club. We will discuss Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (available for purchase June 30th). About the book: In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, he finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors. Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinquent” Turner, which deepens despite Turner’s conviction that Elwood is hopelessly…

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2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Colson Whitehead (Sold Out)

Colson Whitehead is a novelist, essayist, and reviewer whose most recent works include 2019’s The Nickel Boys and 2016’s The Underground Railroad, a New York Times best seller which won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award and was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by theNew York Times Book Review. NPR hailed The Underground Railroad as “an American masterpiece, as much a searing document of a cruel history as a uniquely brilliant work of fiction.” Whitehead’s other books include The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and The Colossus of New York. He is a recipient of the MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, a Whiting Writers Award, the Dos Passos Prize, and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. The 35th season…

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