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A Nonfiction Reading by Mohamed Asem

Mohamed Asem – July, 2016: Three days after the terror attack on Bastille Day, Mohamed Asem is detained overnight by British immigration officials without cause. In an elegantly digressive, self-interrogative style, Asem describes the boredom and uncertainty of confinement, and how this specific kind of helplessness leads, inevitably, to a self-reckoning. What series of events has led to this moment? Stranger in the Pen examines the burden of being disconnected from one’s homeland, unpacks the emotional toll of racial profiling, and illuminates the quietly surprising ways in which grief can change one’s life. Asem will appear in conversation with his publisher, Michael Heald, of Perfect Day Publishing.

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Cameron Dezen Hammon in Conversation With Lance Cleland

Musician Cameron Dezen Hammon’s memoir of faith and faltering, This Is My Body (Lookout), is a tender and harrowing look inside American evangelicalism through the lens of a convert in search of a more progressive and fluid theology. Hammon will be joined in conversation by Lance Cleland, Tin House Workshop Director.

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Brian Evenson & Benjamin Percy

From Brian Evenson, a modern master of the form, comes Song for the Unraveling of the World (Coffee House), a new short story collection that dexterously walks the tightrope between literary fiction, sci-fi, and horror. Suicide Woods (Graywolf) is the spine-tingling new collection of stories from Benjamin Percy, author of Thrill Me and The Dark Net. Percy is a versatile and propulsive storyteller whose genre-busting novels and stories have ranged from literary to thriller to postapocalyptic.

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Dan Raphael in Conversation With Christopher Luna

Manything (Unlikely), poet Dan Raphael’s 21st book, begins with a description of the Rapture from downtown Portland and ends talking about cosmological babies with a couple universes of experience and imagination in between. Raphael will be joined in conversation by Christopher Luna, author of Message From the Vessel in a Dream.

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Melissa Matthewson in Conversation With Chelsea Biondolillo

Melissa Matthewson’s memoir-in-essays follows the journey of a pirate radio DJ, writer, mother, and organic farmer exploring identity, sexuality, and feminine desire through opening her marriage. Tracing the Desire Line (Split Lip) looks closely at what happens when the narrator runs the edges of desire by questioning the nature of monogamy and freedom within a conventional marriage. Matthewson will be joined in conversation by Chelsea Biondolillo, author of The Skinned Bird.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation with Renée Watson

Literary Arts is proud to present an evening with acclaimed author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates in celebration of his first novel, The Water Dancer (coming September 24). Coates will be in conversation with bestselling author Renée Watson. Tickets will go on sale July 16 at 1:00 p.m. [Buy Tickets Here] Tickets start at $15. Each $85/65-level tickets includes a pre-signed copy of The Water Dancer, Coates’ latest book (coming September 24). In this boldly imagined work of magic and adventure, Coates offers a bracingly original vision of the world of slavery. Driven by the author’s bold imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into the interior lives of his brilliantly rendered characters, The Water Dancer is the story of America’s oldest struggle—the struggle to tell…

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Machiko Tateno in Conversation With Heidi Nestler

In Japanese Pickled Vegetables (Tuttle), dietician and fermented food expert Machiko Tateno has collected more than 130 easy, healthy recipes for pickled, preserved, and fermented vegetables. Tateno will be joined in conversation by Heidi Nestler, founder of Wanpaku Natto.

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Pageturners Author Visit: Jerry Sutherland

Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Meet the author! Read Calvin Tibbets: Oregon’s First Pioneer by Jerry Sutherland. Sutherland tells the story of the first American to settle permanently in Oregon Country with the goal of making it part of the United States. Pageturners is sponsored by Friends of the Library.

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Powell’s Books Presents Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton

Powell’s Books presents Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton – In conversation with Cheryl Strayed Price includes a copy of the Clintons’ The Book of Gutsy Women. Books distributed at event. Attendance is mandatory to receive a copy of the book. “If history shows one thing, it’s that the world needs more gutsy women.” — The Book of Gutsy Women Join Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton as they celebrate the women who have inspired them throughout their lives. The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience is the first book that Secretary Clinton and Chelsea have written together, and they are excited to welcome readers into a conversation they began having when Chelsea was a little girl. Join them…

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Paul Theroux in Conversation With Adam Davis

Travel writer Paul Theroux has spent his life crisscrossing the globe in search of the histories and peoples that give life to the places they call home. Now, as immigration debates boil around the world, Theroux has set out to explore a country key to understanding our current discourse: Mexico. On the Plain of Snakes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is an exploration of a region in conflict. Theroux will be joined in conversation by Adam Davis, Executive Director of Oregon Humanities.

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