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Portland Arts & Lectures: Jennifer Egan

Literary Arts presents the 34th season of Portland Arts & Lectures, featuring some of the most engaging writers at work today. They are novelists, essayists, and journalists whose award-winning works covers the most compelling issues of our time. The 2018/2019 series is sold out! Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach, winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad, will join us on February 21. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Jennifer Egan is the author of Manhattan Beach, the Pulitzer Prize–winning A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in the New York Times…

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Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas made her debut with the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel, The Hate U Give. Thomas’s novel garnered a number of awards and recognitions including the Coretta Scott King Award for the best novel by an African American author for children and the Michael L. Printz Honor for best novel for teens. As well, The Hate U Give was nominated for the 2018 Carnegie Medal and named to the National Book Awards longlist for Young Adult Literature, and was recently adapted into a major motion picture. Thomas returns now with her highly anticipated second novel, On the Come Up. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. After all, as the daughter of an…

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Black Poets Society: A Poetry Pop-Up Series (Gospel, Hip-hop, and Spoken Word–Part 2 of 3)

Blackness, whiteness and otherness: words, when strung together, that may cause discomfort and awkwardness. Join us in that discomfort on the last three Tuesdays of February, as we celebrate Black History Month. African-American poetry and the spoken word will guide us in dialogue to hear from our community differently, to know one another differently, to see reconciliation differently. Format: Black Poets Society is a three session series with readers sharing a broad range of historic and modern poetry and spoken word by Black poets. Attendees will have a chance to respond in writing, discuss and unpack in table conversations and participate in a larger group conversation. Each night is a standalone event, but will weave together thematically. There will also be a barista on a…

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Local Author Reading | The Jesus He Deserved

Join us for a Local Author Reading of The Jesus He Deserved with Sean Davis, Matthew Robinson, and Jacob Meeks. Three Oregon authors and combat veterans, Sean Davis, Matthew Robinson and Jacob Meeks, drawing on their experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Africa and the Middle East, offer anatomies of war and of peace. The book can ordered before the reading by emailing: info@booksaroundthecorner.com. The cost of the book is $14 and can be paid at the time of pickup. Sean Davis is the author of The Wax Bullet War, a Purple Heart Iraq War veteran, and the winner of the Legionnaire of the Year Award from the American Legion in 2015 and the recipient of the Emily Gottfried Emerging Leader, Human Rights award for 2016.…

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Book Talk Book Club

The Books Around the Corner Book Talk Book Club is led by the owner/librarian, Stephanie Rose, and meets monthly on Wednesday every month. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our customers (RSVP is not required). Bring whatever book your are reading or have recently finished and book talk it to the group. This is a great way to find books outside of your genre that you may not have otherwise been introduced to! Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. Come and enjoy a lively discussion with other readers.

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Black Poets Society: A Poetry Pop-Up Series (Strong Beauty & The Black Female Poet–Part 1 of 3)

Blackness, whiteness and otherness: words, when strung together, that may cause discomfort and awkwardness. Join us in that discomfort on the last three Tuesdays of February, as we celebrate Black History Month. African-American poetry and the spoken word will guide us in dialogue to hear from our community differently, to know one another differently, to see reconciliation differently. Format: Black Poets Society is a three session series with readers sharing a broad range of historic and modern poetry and spoken word by Black poets. Attendees will have a chance to respond in writing, discuss and unpack in table conversations and participate in a larger group conversation. Each night is a standalone event, but will weave together thematically. There will also be a barista on a…

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[CANCELED] Dustin Morrow on Kathleen Turner

[Canceled due to inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled soon!] On Saturday, February 9, at 7 pm, Prof. Dustin Morrow will discuss his new book, Kathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations about Film, Television, and Theater, a collaborative book written with the legendary, iconic actress. He will discuss the challenges that face film actors and offer a perspective on film acting from the point of view of the director and the editor. Dustin Morrow is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, bestselling author, and professor of film at Portland State University. As a media artist, his works frequently explore issues of and relationships between landscape/space and personal, communal and cultural identities; the relationship between music and the moving image; intersections of traditional cinema and new media; the actor-director…

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Africa to America: Adjusting to a New Life

New Americans from the African Diaspora discuss what it means to be a Black immigrant, and to navigate questions of identity, race and belonging. Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community reading project.

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TRUTH I’D DARE – A unique literary event with Pam Houston, Cheryl Strayed, and Lidia Yuknavitch

Join Pam, Cheryl, and Lidia (plus surprises) as they share stories, conversation, inspirational moments, and insights. It’s like a slumber party, without the sleeping part. The three New York Times Best Selling Authors will get real and intimate on a range of topics and encourage the audience to participate. Ticket price INCLUDES a signed, hardcover copy of Pam Houston’s new book Deep Creek [TicketFly Purchasing Site] [from the Revolution Hall website]

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Pageturners: ‘The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey’

Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Read The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck. Traveling from Missouri to Baker City, Oregon, over the course of four months, Buck is accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and a Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Pageturners is sponsored by Friends of the Library.

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