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Launch! Strongly Worded Women: The Best of the Year of Publishing Women (Anthology)

Not a Pipe Publishing is one of the only companies in the world to accept author Kamila Shamsie’s challenge to only publish women during 2018, making it the Year of Publishing Women. Strongly Worded Women: The Best of the Year of Publishing Women showcases the talent of 18 amazing writers across genres who all demonstrate the strength of their voices. At this launch party, we’ll hear teasers from: Chloe Hagerman Julia Figliotti Rosie Bueford LeeAnn McLennan (The Supernormal Legacy) Tonya Lippert Maren Anderson (Closing the Store) Elizabeth Beechwood Lizzy Carney Taylor Buccello Debby Dodds (Amish Guys Don’t Call) [from Another Read Through’s website]

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Chaya Bhuvaneswar in Conversation With Reema Zaman

From Powell’s website: In 16 remarkable stories, Chaya Bhuvaneswar spotlights diverse women of color facing sexual harassment and racial violence, and occasionally inflicting that violence on each other. Winner of the 2017 Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize, White Dancing Elephants (Dzanc) explores feminist, queer, religious, and immigrant stories with precision, drama, and compassion. Bhuvaneswar will be joined in conversation by Reema Zaman, author of the forthcoming memoir, I Am Yours. Preorder a signed edition of White Dancing Elephants

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M. Allen Cunningham

From Powell’s website: M. Allen Cunningham’s new novel is a masterful work about a family shaped as much by tumultuous world events as by its members’ long-kept secrets. Perpetua’s Kin (Atelier26) is a powerful portrait of this nation’s violent heritage, our vulnerability to the vastness of our own geography, our chronic restlessness and desire for regeneration through technology, and the impossibility of escaping the history that forms us and, always, demands a reckoning. Preorder a signed edition of Perpetua’s Kin

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Mystery Book Group – Nov

From Another Read Through’s website: We haven’t read a thriller in a while, so this month we’re reading The Dry by Jane Harper, which came out early last year to excellent reviews. It takes place in Australia, which we’ve visited before, but never like this. https://anotherreadthrough.indielite.org/book/9781250105622

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Joe Ide

From Powell’s website: Isaiah Quintabe – IQ for short – has never been more successful, or felt more alone. When a young painter approaches IQ for help tracking down her missing mother, it’s not just the case he’s looking for, but the human connection. And when his new confidant turns out to be connected to a dangerous operation, IQ falls victim to a threat even he can’t see coming. Wrecked (Mulholland) is the new novel from Joe Ide, “the best thing to happen to mystery writing in a very long time” (New York Times). Preorder a signed edition of Wrecked

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Sean Davis and Matthew Robinson

Sean Davis is the author of The Wax Bullet War and a Purple Heart Iraq War veteran. He won the Legionnaire of the Year Award from the American Legion in 2015, and the Emily Gottfried Emerging Leader Human Rights Award in 2016. His stories, essays, and articles have appeared in the Ted Talk book The Misfit’s Manifesto (Simon and Schuster), the anthology City of Weird (Forest Avenue Press), Sixty Minutes, Story Corps, Flaunt Magazine, The Big Smoke, Human the movie, and elsewhere. Matthew Robinson is the author of The Horse Latitudes. He holds an MFA from Portland State University and is the 2016 recipient of an Oregon Literary Fellowship for Fiction. His writing has appeared in Propeller, Shirley, O-Dark Thirty, Nailed, Gobshite Quarterly, Split Lip,…

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Why There Are Words – PDX presents Migrate

Why There Are Words – PDX presents “Migrate” November 18, 2018 (Sunday) at 4pm, at  Leach Botanical Garden in SE Portland, with the following seven acclaimed authors. Doors open at 4pm; readings begin at 4:15. $10 suggested donation at the door. Kate Carroll de Gutes’ first book, Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, won the 2016 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction, a Lambda Literary Award in Memoir, and First Place in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in LGBT Writing. Her second book, The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons From the Best & Worst Year of My Life, won an Independent Publishing Award Medal for LGBTQ Nonfiction. She lives in Portland, in a house with lots of light, wood floors, and a view of…

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Songbook PDX 13

From Facebook event: I’ll be reading with an *amazing* group of writers on the songs that terrified and inspired us. Each reader will read their piece about a song that either terrified or inspired them. Then you’ll hear the song. It’s the literary mixtape you always wanted. And in my case, it’s so. damn. queer. And funny in that painful hanging out alone behind the gym with your Walkman kind of way.

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Old Pal Launch Reading!

Drink wine, pal around, and listen to readings from four of [Old Pal‘s] inaugural contributors. Bios below. Colleen Burner is a Midwestern-raised writer and artist, co-editor of Shirley Magazine, and Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient. Their work has appeared in Quaint Magazine, Permafrost, Black Candies: Gross and Unlikable, and Entropy. Erin Perry lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Caroline Wilcox Reul is the translator of Wer lebt / Who Lives by Elisabeth Borchers (Tavern Books, 2017) and the current poetry editor for the Timberline Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the PEN Poetry Series, Tupelo Quarterly, Poetry International, Lunch Ticket, The Los Angeles Review and others. Consuelo Wise grew up on the Lost Coast in Northern California. [From the Facebook event page]

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