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Faraday Christmas Lectures

A series of 5-10 minute talks on topics relating in any way to the winter holidays. Topics are broad, guidance is thin. If you would like to be put on the list as a speaker, please provide a title and contact information at bookpubpdx@gmail.com. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Institution_Christmas_Lectures

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Reading: JB Fisher

Rose City Book Pub welcomes Portland author J.B. Fisher to read from Echo of Distant Water: The 1958 Disappearance of Portland’s Martin Family. In December 1958, Ken Martin, his wife Barbara, and their three young daughters left their home in Northeast Portland to search for Christmas greens in the Columbia River Gorge—and never returned. The Martins’ disappearance spurred the largest missing persons search in Oregon history and the mystery has remained perplexingly unsolved to this day. For the past six years, J.B. Fisher (Portland on the Take) has pored over the case after finding in his garage a stack of old Oregon Journal newspaper articles about the story. Through a series of serendipitous encounters, Fisher obtained a wealth of first-hand and never-before publicized information about…

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Albina Pageturners Book Club

This month’s book is A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza. Check at the Albina Branch Library for free copies of this book and upcoming selections.

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Tell Me a Story

A curated series of readings hosted by Jessica Wadleigh. [More details TBA.]

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Reading: Kake Huck

Sentenced to Venice is a masterful collection of poetry about the Italian city written with a twist — each poem is a single sentence. “Kake Huck . . . lays open for us the perpetual play (or war) among art, sex, religion, and politics, her sharp observations drawing into focus the disparity between artifice and reality.” — Judith Montgomery, author of Pulse and Constellation. “You. . . will travel in the company of poems so beautifully rendered you won’t notice each is only one sentence long . . . such is the remarkable skill of the poet.” — Ellen Waterston, author Hotel Domilicos “Sentenced to Venice is a quirky, informed and irreverent homage to a great world city.” — Marion Davidson, Closeness of Ice

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Reading: Christine Light

Christine will read from her book Crisis of Character: Finding Our Moral Compass in a Trumped Up World.

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Drink and Write Tuesdays: Drop in Writer’s Workshop

Drop in between 5:30 and 7:30 pm on Tuesdays and spend your happy hour writing. Hosted by Jeanne Faulkner who provides prompts, tips, coaching, and community. Your bring your computer and notebook, buy your drinks at the bar, and get started. $10 optional contribution to the host.

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