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Zach Mangan in Conversation With Jim Meehan

Explore the artistry of Japanese tea from cultivation to cup in Stories of Japanese Tea (Princeton Architectural Press), a comprehensive illustrated guide to the tea industry from Zach Mangan, founder of Kettl, a New York City- and Fukuoka, Japan-based tea and teaware company. Stories of Japanese Tea includes Japanese growers, their craft of tea-making, and how the tradition of tea has had an influence on cuisine, art, and health. Mangan’s visual exploration of one of the world’s most popular beverages tells the stories of tea and tea-making in Japan: how it is grown, harvested, and processed, as well as how it is prepared and enjoyed. Through interviews with tea growers, information on health benefits from Dr. Andrew Weil, and amazing recipes from Japanese chefs and…

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Sandra Cisneros: Presented with Wisconsin Book Festival

Join Literary Arts and the Wisconsin Book Festival for a conversation with Sandra Cisneros about her new novel, Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo. Cisneros will be interviewed by Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author of Sabrina & Corina. About Martita, I Remember You / Martita, te recuerdo, a story in English and Spanish: A long-forgotten letter sets off a charged encounter with the past in this poignant and gorgeously told tale masterfully told by Sandra Cisneros, the celebrated bestselling author of The House on Mango Street, in a beautiful dual-language edition. As a young woman, Corina leaves her Mexican family in Chicago to pursue her dream of becoming a writer in the cafes of Paris. Instead, she spends her brief time in the City of Light running out of…

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Jaime Lowe in Conversation With Jeff Sharlet

California’s fire season gets hotter, longer, and more extreme every year — fire season is now year-round. Of the thousands of firefighters who battle California’s blazes every year, roughly 30 percent of the on-the-ground wildland crews are inmates earning a dollar an hour. Approximately 200 of those firefighters are women serving on all-female crews. In Breathing Fire (MCD), Jaime Lowe expands on her revelatory work for The New York Times Magazine. She has spent years getting to know dozens of women who have participated in the fire camp program and spoken to captains, family and friends, correctional officers, and camp commanders. The result is a rare, illuminating look at how the fire camps actually operate — a story that encompasses California’s underlying catastrophes of climate…

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Livestream Event: In Conversation with Alexi Pappas

The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) is pleased to welcome award-winning writer, filmmaker and Olympic athlete Alexi Pappas to a virtual interview about her new book, Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas. Annie Bloom’s is proud to be the official bookseller for this event. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/7416075434367/WN_OTf9EsrHTreMXYGIZQDF_w ALEXI PAPPAS is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and Olympic athlete. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Runner’s World, Women’s Running, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic, and Outside, among other publications, and she has been profiled in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, New York, and Rolling Stone. Pappas co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in the feature film Tracktown with Rachel Dratch and Andy Buckley. Most recently, she co-wrote and starred alongside Nick Kroll…

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Brian Komei Dempster and Jennifer Perrine

Brian Komei Dempster’s latest book of poems Seize focuses on his experience of raising a son who suffers from intractable epilepsy and pervasive developmental delays. Moreover, the book explores wartime incarceration, domestic/familial/racial tensions, and legacies of trauma and violence—along with paths towards resolution. Through juxtaposition, the poems link seemingly disparate events through a central metaphor: seizure. Dempster will be interviewed by Portland author Jennifer Perrine. Jennifer is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Again (Airlie Press, 2020). Register in advance for this webinar https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_adX_8KcnSaKl2kkhsZP4WQ Brian Komei Dempster’s debut book of poetry, Topaz, was published by Four Way Books in 2013 and received the 15 Bytes 2014 Book Award in Poetry. His most recent book is Seize. He is the editor of both…

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Livestream Event: Let’s Dish with Carly Knowles MS, RDN, LD

Join West Linn Public Library for Let’s Dish with Carly Knowles MS, RDN, LD: a Local Cookbook Author Talk featuring guest interviewer Grant Butler from the Oregonian food section! This is a live Zoom cookbook author talk that will not be recorded. Annie Bloom’s is proud to be the official bookseller for this event! Please visit this event page to register using the calendar provided: https://calendly.com/wlpl-programs/online-lets-dish-with-author-carly-knowles About The Nutritionist’s Kitchen: This is both an approachable, science based guide to support optimal health and wellness through everyday meals and a cookbook filled with mouthwatering recipes. Throughout the book are simple charts like How to Understand Intuitive and Seasonal Changes in Nature and Identify Our Own Personal Climate (page 61-62) to sidebars such as The Difference between…

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Livestream: Moira Dolan: Boneheads and Brainiacs

Annie Bloom’s is sponsoring this online interview with author Moira Dolan, MD discussing her new book Boneheads & Brainiacs: Heroes and Scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Click this link to join the event: [Zoom link coming soon!] Join for a chance to win an author-signed copy of Boneheads & Brainiacs. Register to receive a free download of Dr. Dolan’s e-booklet “No-Nonsense Guide to Surviving Your Medical Encounter.” For every purchase of Boneheads & Brainiacs from Annie Bloom’s, Dr. Dolan will donate directly to the indie bookstore charity Binc (Book Industry Charitable Foundation). About the book: The inventor of the lobotomy won a Nobel prize in medicine for destroying his patients’ brains. Another Nobel laureate thought malaria cured syphilis. The discoverer of anaphylactic shock…

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Margaret Atwood In Conversation with Omar El Akkad

Literary Arts is proud to present an evening with Margaret Atwood, acclaimed novelist, poet, literary critic, and activist. Join us as we celebrate the publication of The Testaments, Atwood’s hugely anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, coming September 10, 2019. Atwood will be in conversation with award-winning journalist and Oregon author Omar El Akkad. The appearance of Atwood’s acclaimed dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985, and the current Emmy-award winning television series based on the novel, have created a cultural phenomenon. Interviewed live on stage by Omar El Akkad, the conversation will span the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal story, 34 years later. Join us for an unmissable and intimate evening…

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Plonk presents Daniel H. Wilson and Stevan Allred

It’s Plonk’s last reading before our summer break, and we’re ending the season with two master world builders. Daniel H. Wilson, is the author of Robopocalypse and myriad other novels. Stevan Allred is currently on his world tour with The Alehouse at the End of the World. They’ll read from their work, and talk craft with a special guest interviewer*. Celebrate Spring with Plonk. (*That would be Bruce Barrow)

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Happy Hour with Columbia Land Trust

Join us for a pre-show happy hour featuring an interview with Elaine Espirito Harvey of the Rock Creek band of the Yakama Nation and Columbia Land Trust Executive Director Glenn Lamb to hear about her family’s experiences with Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea and changes to fishing on the Columbia River system in the last 200 years. Saturday, April 20, 2019 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Alan J. Beard Mezzanine FREE About Elaine Harvey Elaine Harvey manages the Rock Creek Fish and Habitat Project for the Yakama Nation Fisheries Resource Management Program. In 2018 Harvey was awarded the Biologist of the Year by the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society, recognizing her work that initially started the project. Harvey also has a passion for preserving knowledge of…

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