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Suspense and Treats: Sweethearts (a novel by Elizabeth Mitchell)

Come join me (Elizabeth Mitchell) at Broadway Books for the launch of my new literary suspense novel, SWEETHEARTS! Nineteen years after finding Laura Hurst in a frozen lake, Ada Bailey agrees with her therapist: it’s time to revisit Lynn Pond and confront the past. But Silynn holds more than memories. Decades-old secrets tumble out as Ada explores the town she was sent away from, though her return dredges up more than sordid pieces of the townsfolk’s lives. Sam Pruette, a collector of innocents, worries Ada may remember details from that frigid day in November of 1988. Laura was only the first sweetheart. On Wednesday, October 2nd at 8 pm, I will be reading from SWEETHEARTS. There will be cookies, drinks, and cute take-home conversation heart…

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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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The Sixth Storm – Kim Cooper Findling and Libby Findling

Join us for a reading from The Sixth Storm, named one of 4 new and noteworthy teen books for spring 2019 by the Oregonian. The weather on the Oregon Coast can be deadly. Every January, Skye Clancy’s mother slips into despair on the anniversary of a devastating storm that claimed her sister. But no one may talk about it, or any of the other strange deaths that haunt the family. This January, days before Skye’s 14th birthday, a new set of vicious storms unleash upon her Oregon Coast town. Clues begin to appear, and Skye realizes the weather is tormenting her family above all others and has been for decades. As a family legacy of death and destruction by terrible weather is revealed, in the face…

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Final Flight Final Fight – Erin Miller

Join us to learn about the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII, Erin Miller’s grandmother Elaine Harmon, and the fight to honor her at Arlington National Cemetery, in Final Flight Final Fight. When Arlington National Cemetery refused to accept her grandmother’s last request to be laid to rest there, Erin Miller refused to let her legacy as a veteran die along with her. Her grandmother, Elaine Danforth Harmon, flew as a pilot with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II. Despite being part of the first group of women to fly for the United States Army, the WASP remained officially unrecognized as members of the military due to discriminatory thinking about gender on Capitol Hill and beyond. Miller led her family’s campaign…

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Whitenoise Project 21: Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader

The Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader is a collection of a multiplicity of beautiful voices from the Philippine diaspora exploring visions we carry for our dynamic, intersectional communities in this historical moment. Come hear about the birthing of the book, sharing of contributor’s voices, and engage in dialogue about our collective radical imagination. Part of the APANO Arts & Media Project (AMP) Summer Series. Co-sponsored by Whitenoise Project and Pacific Underground. [Free Tickets Here]

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Hocus

The Hermetic Order of Clandestine Urban Scribes, or HOCUS, is a literary reading series with a tongue-in-cheek emphasis on the ritual aspects of writing. Be prepared for a few peculiar ceremonies, a little music, and some stories and poems centering on July 17th’s theme: Rites and Rituals. Go to www.hocus.ink for more information or to submit work.

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Whitenoise Project 20: BI/PoC Open Mic

Join Whitenoise Project for our 3rd BI/PoC open mic and featured reading! All are invited to celebrate and support several emerging voices alongside more established names. Featured readers: TBA to sign up for the Open Mic, please message us or email whitenoiseprojectpdx@gmail.com

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Beyond the Ripples – Dede Montgomery

Join us for a reading from the latest by local author Dede Montgomery: Beyond the Ripples, a multigenerational mystery set in the Pacific Northwest. Months after spying a bottle wedged into a fallen cottonwood snag in the Columbia River, Ernest pulls it from the river. The bottle’s note connects Ernest, an old man living in a tiny Oregon town, to teenage Annie, and provokes a mysterious and sudden friendship between Ernest’s daughter Amelia with Sarah, the daughter of the most recent resident of the home Annie once occupied. The two middle-aged women are keen to learn more about Annie and her secret, and in the process, they’re forced to confront unfinished business with their mothers, intimate relationships, and regrets over life choices. Dede Montgomery is a…

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SongbookPDX 16

Writers on the songs that terrified and inspired them. Seven writers, seven stories, seven songs, unlimited connections. Writers for Songbook PDX 16: Nastashia Minto Jessica Ann Dena Rash Guzman Debby Dodds Joshua James Amberson Andrew Fort Adam Strong

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Free Range Poetry: Phil Meehan, Penelope Scambly Schott, Betsy Fogelman Tighe

Free Range Poetry presents Phil Meehan, Penelope Scambly Schott, Betsy Fogelman Tighe Monday, July 1, 2019 Northwest Library 2300 NW Thurman Street Portland An open mic will precede featured poets. Open mic readers limited to two pages of material. Sign up for open mic at 5:45 pm. Reading 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. PHIL MEEHAN has worked for 40 years as a chef in the Portland area. He retired in 2015 and spends his time writing, dancing and watching the city change with every season. His chapbook 2016 Beached was based on photographs left by his uncle. It celebrates life on the Oregon Coast during the 1910’s. PENELOPE SCAMBLY SCHOTT’S most recent book is November Quilt. She is known to hang out on the east…

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