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Claire Fuller in Conversation With Ron Rash

At 51 years old, twins Jeanie and Julius still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation in the English countryside. The cottage they have shared their entire lives is their only protection against the modernizing world around them. Inside its walls, they make music, and in its garden, they grow everything they need to survive. To an outsider, it looks like poverty; to them, it is home. But when Dot dies unexpectedly, the world they’ve so carefully created begins to fall apart. The cottage they love, and the security it offered, is taken back by their landlord, exposing the twins to harsh truths and even harsher realities. Seeing a new future, Julius becomes torn between the loyalty he feels towards his sister and his…

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David F Walker

The Mouths of Others is proud to feature award-winning comic book writer, author, filmmaker, and MHCC alumnus David Walker on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021. The event will be held on Zoom: 1:00 – 2:00 PM for the reading/Q&A, followed by a workshop from 2:30-4:00 PM, open to twenty participants. Zoom links will be shared as we get closer to the event. Zoom link will be provided as we get closer to the event. Please contact michele.hampton@mhcc.edu for more information. More on David: https://davidfwalker.com/bio/

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Airlie Press May Mixer Reading & Fundraiser

Join us to celebrate our 2020 titles and preview our 2021 and 2022 titles. Readings by Megan Alpert, Brittney Corrigan, Amelia Díaz Ettinger, Jennifer Perrine, David Pickering, Jennifer Reimer, and Connie Soper. Plus a raffle and special surprises! If you’d like to make a donation to Airlie Press, you can do so at the time of registration or anytime before and during the event. For every $10 you donate, your name will be entered into the raffle drawing. If you donate $100 or more, your support will be included in the acknowledgments for our 2022 titles. Donate here: http://www.airliepress.org/donate [Register Here]

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Gregory Gourdet in Conversation With Michelle Tam

When award-winning, trendsetting chef Gregory Gourdet got sober, he took stock of his life and his pantry, concentrating his energy on getting himself healthy by cooking food that was both full of nutrients and full of flavor. Now, the beloved Top Chef star shares these extraordinary dishes with everyone. Gourdet’s Everyone’s Table (Harper Wave) features 200 mouthwatering, decadently flavorful recipes carefully designed to focus on superfoods — ingredients with the highest nutrient density, the best fats, and the most minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants — that will delight home cooks. Gourdet’s dishes are inspired by his deep affection for global ingredients and techniques — from his Haitian upbringing to his French culinary education, from the cuisines of Asia as well as those of North and West…

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Livestream Reading: Jutta Donath

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Jutta Donath for a livestream reading from her memoir, Refugee: The Journey of an East German Woman. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwocu-vrT8iHtc3YgSdaOLdx0I04qCBk-s4 About Refugee: Beginning with her childhood in the East Germany of the 1940s, we follow the author on her family’s dangerous flight from communism. As refugees, they move from town to town in 1950s West Germany, finally settling north of Frankfurt, where Jutta spends her teenage years. After marrying an American army intelligence officer, she emigrates to Oregon, her husband’s home state. She learns about America and its customs as an outsider. Like her father, she struggles with alcoholism, eventually finding her way to recovery. After remarriage in 1989, she finds refuge at home in Portland. About Jutta Donath: Jutta…

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John Grisham in Conversation With J. T. Ellison (Ticketed Virtual Event)

In his first basketball novel, New York Times bestselling author John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court. Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams… and even bigger challenges off the court. In the summer of his 17th year, Samuel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket­ball tournament. During the tournament, Samuel receives dev­astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran­sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina…

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Livestream Reading: Jacqueline Keeler

Annie Bloom’s welcomes back Portland author Jacqueline Keeler for a livestream reading from her new book, Standoff: Standing Rock, the Bundy Movement, and the American Story of Sacred Lands. Keeler will be joined in conversation with Bob Sallinger, Director of Conservation at Portland Audubon Society. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rcOuvpjgjEt37436YeI1-37-jXcyUtFaS About the book: The Bundy takeover of Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s standoff against an oil pipeline in North Dakota are two sides of the same story that created America and its deep-rooted cultural conflicts. Through a compelling comparison of conflicting beliefs and legal systems, Keeler explores whether the West has really been won—and for whom. “Jacqueline Keeler, a master storyteller and reporter, crafts a knotty skein, twining together family traditions, Native…

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Jonny Sun in Conversation With Samantha Irby

Jonny Sun is back with a collection of essays and other writings in his unique, funny, and heartfelt style. The wonderfully original author of Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too gives us Goodbye, Again (Harper Perennial), a collection of touching and hilarious personal essays, stories, poems — accompanied by his trademark illustrations — covering topics such as mental health, happiness, and what it means to belong. The pieces range from long meditations on topics like loneliness and being an outsider, to short humor pieces, conversations, and memorable one-liners. Jonny’s honest writings about his struggles with feeling productive, as well as his difficulties with anxiety and depression, will connect deeply with his fans, as well as anyone attempting to create in our chaotic world.…

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Brittney Corrigan and Charles Seluzicki, A Virtual Event

A Zoom Poetry Evening with Charles Seluzicki and Brittney Corrigan We continue the celebration of National Poetry Month with the authors of two gorgeous new chapbooks: Brittney Corrigan and her chapbook Breaking, and Charles Seluzicki with his chapbook Elegiac. We welcome them to the Broadway Books virtual stage on Monday, April 26th, at 4:30 pm Pacific Time. Elegiac by Charles Seluzicki is the first volume in the Cox Family Poetry Chapbook Series from Carnegie Mellon University Press. It is a collection of eleven elegies that remembers and celebrates the lives of lost friends of the poet. Seluzicki’ s poems are classical in style and seek to engage in conversation with the dearly departed in an intimate and convincing sequence. Micheal Dickman says  “Charles Seluzicki has…

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Children’s Literature Finalists at Green Bean Books

Join the five Oregon Book Award finalists for the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award, presented by Green Bean Books on Independent Bookstore Day. ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Judges: Nikki McClure, Eliot Schrefer, Wendy Wahman Deborah Hopkinson of West Linn, Butterflies Belong Here (Chronicle Books) Jody J. Little of Portland, Worse Than Weird (Harper Collins Children’s Books) Susan Hill Long of Portland, Josie Bloom and the Emergency of Life (Paula Wiseman Books, Simon & Schuster) Jenn Reese of Portland, A Game of Fox and Squirrels (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Macmillan) Elizabeth Rusch of Portland, Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet (Charlesbridge) Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of more than sixty books for young readers…

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