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Powell’s Books Presents NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF & SHERYL WUDUNN

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, bestselling authors of Half the Sky, return with a deeply personal new book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope. Looking with clear eyes at our nation’s governmental failures over the past half-century, Kristof and WuDunn examine the contemporary crisis in working-class America through the lens of the families Kristof grew up with in the rural, working-class town of Yamhill, Oregon. Yamhill prospered for much of the 20th century, but, like many working class towns, has been devastated as blue-collar jobs disappeared. About one-quarter of the kids Kristof grew up with have died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide, or reckless accidents. “We wanted to understand more deeply what had happened to Nick’s friends on the school bus,” they write, and “how our…

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Last Sunday Writing Workshops | Fall

drop in every last sunday of the month ! any writing level Includes: warm up / writing exercise / discussion

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Front Porch Sessions: “Snow Days”

Story tellers: Hannah Kim Hannah Kim is a Gemini, writer, improviser, storyteller and stone cold witch. She is currently interested in exploring how capitalism intersects with race and gender, reclaiming access to the divine feminine as a part of the feminist movement and increasing representation and visibility in media and arts spaces. She’s also interested in yoga, tarot and comedy as a tool of resistance. Paige Hendrix Buckner Paige Hendrix Buckner is the Program Director of Founders Gym, an online training center that helps underrepresented founders build successful tech startups. In the first eighteen months of operation, FG has trained 357 founders across 18 countries, who’ve gone on to raise over $40MM. Throughout her career, Paige has operated at the intersection of education, entrepreneurship, and…

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Westside Writing Group

A group for anyone writing nonfiction or memoir who would like company, support, and, most of all, accountability. Whether you’ve never written a word or you’re a published author, join us!

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Classics Book Group

This month our group meets to discuss American Pastoral by Philip Roth. Join us!

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MUTANT COMICS X-POSITION AND TRUNK SHOW

X-Party! X-Music! X-Cake! X-Costumes! X-Travaganza! We’re feeling unprecedented levels of X-citement lately here at Books with Pictures, so we’re throwing an evening of X-treme frivoloty. Break out your Jubilee crossplay and come celebrate with us! In time for the release of the House of X/Powers of X hardcover, Eisner-winning critic Douglas Wolk will present a Quicksilver-speed history of all of the X-Men-related series and miniseries Marvel has published since 1963, and sing a song that names 150 of them. And we’ll have sets of the best ones for sale!

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Science Fiction Book Group

This month our group meets to discuss Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan. Join us!

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7th Annual Portland Cookbook & Artisan Marketplace

Join your favorite local cookbook and culinary guidebook authors for a holiday book signing at Headwaters at The Heathman Hotel. (Hint, hint: a signed book makes a great holiday gift.) Authors will be on hand to sign and sell their latest and greatest titles as well as offer small bites and beverages for the crowd. Local makers will be selling their artisan treats and we’ll have exciting raffle prizes. Free to attend! Before the marketplace, Join Portlanders John Becker and Megan Scott, authors of the new Joy of Cooking, in conversation with cookbook author and PCA President Diane Morgan. Morgan will lead a Q&A with Becker, the great-grandson of the original author, Irma Rombauer, and his wife, Megan Scott. Tickets for the Joy of Cooking author talk from 11-noon…

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Westside Writing Group

A group for anyone writing nonfiction or memoir who would like company, support, and, most of all, accountability. Whether you’ve never written a word or you’re a published author, join us!

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Unsolicited Press Drop-In Submission Pitch

Unsolicited Press will hold an informal drop-in submissions period in which local writers can pitch their manuscripts to one of the editors on the team. The pitches should be 1-3 minutes in length and authors should bring with them a query letter to leave with the author (if the author wants to furnish a sample of the work, 10 pages max). Think of it like speed dating for books. Writers can identify the editor by looking for the table with a copy of Who Killed Buster Sparkle?

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