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Jonathan Hill in Conversation With Lisa Ko

Three siblings search for their missing mother across a ruined America in Ignatz Award nominee Jonathan Hill’s new original graphic novel, Odessa (Oni Press). Eight years ago an earthquake — the Big One — hit along the Cascadia fault line, toppling cities and changing landscapes up and down the west coast of the United States. Life as we know it changed forever. But for Vietnamese American Virginia Crane, life changed shortly after the earthquake, when her mother left and never came back. Ginny has gotten used to a life without her mother, helping her father take care of her two younger brothers, Wes and Harry. But when a mysterious package arrives for her 18th birthday, her life is shaken up yet again. For the first…

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Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver & Rebecca Kirby Ticketed Event

In The Sacrifice of Darkness (Archaia), Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby adapt Gay’s New York Times bestselling short story, “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness,” as a full-length graphic novel, expanding and further developing the unforgettable world where the sun no longer shines. “When I was a young girl, my husband’s father flew an air machine into the sun. Since then, the days have been dark, the nights bright.” Follow one woman’s powerful journey through this new landscape as she discovers love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As she challenges notions of identity, guilt, and survival, she’ll find that no matter the darkness, there remains sources of hope that can pierce the veil. Please note:…

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Jenn Louis in Conversation With Justin Chapple

The Chicken Soup Manifesto (Hardie Grant) is a celebration of one of the most widely interpreted and beloved dishes the world over. With more than 100 recipes dedicated to this one special, often humble, meal, James Beard nominee Jenn Louis shows readers how chicken soup is not only a source of heart-warming sustenance, but also a cure-all and the ultimate expression of love. With chapters broken down by region and country, The Chicken Soup Manifesto includes everything from Algerian Chorba Bayda, Colombian and Panamanian Sancocho, and Thai Kao Tom Gai to Spanish Sopa de Picadillo. Along with the recipes, Louis also covers essential chicken know-how, from selecting and storing, to stock 101 and brining. Louis will be joined in conversation by Justin Chapple, culinary director-at-large…

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Carter Sickels and Megan Kruse: The Prettiest Star

Carter Sickels in conversation with Megan Kruse, discussing Carter Sickels’ new novel, The Prettiest Star. Set in 1986, a year after Rock Hudson’s death brought the news of AIDS into living rooms and kitchens across America, Carter’s second novel shines light on an overlooked part of the epidemic, those men who returned to the rural communities and families who’d rejected them. The Prettiest Star was included in O Magazine’s list of “31 LGBTQ Books That’ll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020”, BookRiot’s “Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020”, Lambda Literary’s “Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of May 2020” and Salon’s “Best and boldest new must-read books for May” Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wiQ_yrprSuqxxanQ-7xjEQ Carter Sickels is the author of The Pretties Star. He was…

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Applying for an Oregon Literary Fellowship: Your Questions Answered

Questions about applying for an Oregon Literary Fellowship? Join us for a Zoom meeting and bring your questions. Pre-registration is required, but you can attend any time between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpdOChrTssE9zH-CA3iulLeWH8ahUf0PSq

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Liz Crain in Conversation With Marisa McClellan

At once a celebration of culinary diversity and a message of love via dumplings, food writer Liz Crain’s Dumplings Equal Love (Sasquatch) is a bright and innovative cookbook stuffed with traditional and not-so-traditional dumpling recipes — plus recipes for dough and sauces. Internationally, dumplings have always played the dual role of an inexpensive comfort food passed down through generations, and a ceremonial, celebratory festival treat. Whichever way you enjoy them, you can now make your own dumpling memories with Dumplings Equal Love. Rooted in deep cultural respect, steeped in curiosity, and fed by the traditions of families who hold these recipes dear, Crain adapts dumpling recipes from all over the world. Crain will be joined in conversation by Marisa McClellan, author of Food in Jars:…

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Former CIA Director John O. Brennan in Conversation With Rob Reiner Ticketed Event

Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, at Home and Abroad (Celadon) is a powerful and revelatory memoir from former CIA Director John O. Brennan, spanning his more than 30 years in government. Friday, January 6, 2017: On that day, as always, John Brennan’s alarm clock was set to go off at 4:15 a.m. But nothing else about that day would be routine. That day marked his first and only security briefing with President-elect Donald Trump. And it was also the day Brennan said his final farewell to Owen Brennan, his father, the man who had taught him the lessons of goodness, integrity, and honor that had shaped the course of an unparalleled career serving his country from within the intelligence community. In his brutally honest…

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Belly of the World: a Creative Writing & Critical Discussion Workshop

IPRC Creative Workshops for Fall 2020 will be held online via zoom, PST. Belly of the World is a writing and discussion-based journaling workshop that deals in writing a biomythography of queer and trans living in both relation and entangled non-relation to the external world. We will hold group workshops on what it means for queer and trans bodies to be “in the world, and not of it” through our crafting of personal poems and reimagining of our own narratives and scripts. This workshop is designed for black, brown and indigenous women, femmes and trans folks. Instructor: loose cornrows Sundays 6-8pm PST: Sept. 20th & 27th, Oct. 4th & 11th Class capacity: 15 Class meetings: 4 Cost: $50 *2 spots available at sliding scale, BIPOC…

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Marilynne Robinson: Jack

Presented in partnership with the Black Mountain Institute, Literary Arts, and The Loft’s Wordplay, and Wisconsin Book Festival. Marilynne Robinson will appear live on Crowdcast, in conversation with novelist C Pam Zhang. Join us at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/jack Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with Jack, the latest novel in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction. Presented in partnership with the Black Mountain Institute, Literary Arts, and The Loft’s Wordplay, and Wisconsin Book Festival. Marilynne Robinson’s mythical world of Gilead, Iowa—the setting of her novels Gilead, Home, and Lila, and now Jack—and its beloved characters have illuminated and interrogated the complexities of American history, the power of our emotions, and the wonders of a sacred world. Jack is Robinson’s fourth novel in…

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Teen Author Q&A and Writing Workshop with Aiden Thomas

Teens, join Aiden Thomas, author of Cemetery Boys, for a Q&A and scary story writing workshop. Register/join via Zoom: https://multco-us.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcu-urj8sHN28CgjrXNpTTRKtEj3s8uuJ Aiden Thomas is a YA author with an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Originally from Oakland, California, they now make their home in Portland, OR. As a queer, trans Latinx, Aiden advocates strongly for diverse representation in all media. Aiden’s special talents include: quoting The Office, useless trivia, Jenga, finishing sentences with “is my FAVORITE”, and killing spiders. Aiden is notorious for not being able to guess the endings of books and movies, and organizes their bookshelves by color. Aiden’s debut novel, CEMETERY BOYS, is a Dia de Muertos paranormal romance about Yadriel (a gay, trans brujo) who accidentally summons the wrong ghost…

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