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Emily Suvada in Conversation With Fonda Lee

From Powell’s website: The nightmare of the outbreak is finally over, but Cat’s fight has only just begun. Cat thought the Hydra epidemic was over, but when new cases pop up, Cat must team up with an enemy to fix the vaccine before the virus spirals out of control. Emily Suvada’s This Cruel Design (Simon Pulse) is the sequel to This Mortal Coil. Suvada will be joined in conversation by Fonda Lee, author of Jade City. Preorder a signed edition of This Cruel Design

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Ben Montgomery

From Powell’s website: From Pulitzer Prize finalist Ben Montgomery comes the story of a Texas man who walked around the world – backwards. A remarkable, quirky slice of Americana, The Man Who Walked Backward (Little, Brown Spark) paints a rich and vibrant portrait of a jaw-dropping period of history. Preorder a signed edition of Man Who Walked Backward An American Dreamers Search for Meaning in the Great Depression

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Tim Mohr in Conversation With Peter Ames Carlin

From Powell’s website: The story of East German punk rock is about much more than music; it is a story of extraordinary bravery in the face of one of the most oppressive regimes in history. Tim Mohr’s Burning Down the Haus (Algonquin) brings to life the young men and women who successfully fought authoritarianism three chords at a time. Mohr will be joined in conversation by Peter Ames Carlin, author of Bruce. Preorder a signed edition of Burning Down the Haus Punk Rock Revolution & the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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Mark Cunningham, Tony Ardizzone, and Dan DeWeese

From Broadway Books’s website: M. Allen Cunningham, Tony Ardizzone, and Dan DeWeese Please join us for the rare opportunity to hear three novelists read from their latest work. M. Allen Cunningham’s  new novel Perpetua’s Kin is a multi-generational mystery and reworking of Hamlet eleven years in the making, and is among New York Magazine‘s Most Anticipated Novels of the season. Cunningham’s prior novels include the American Booksellers Association #1 Indie Next Pick The Green Age of Asher Witherow, an experimental biographical novel of Rainer Maria Rilke entitled  Lost Son, which The Oregonian named among its Top 10 Books of the Northwest, and Partisans, a Finalist for the Flann O’Brien Award for Innovative Fiction. His work has appeared in many publications, including Tin House, Glimmer Train,…

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Gretchen Van Lente presents She-Thing and Other Righteous Tales

From Annie Bloom’s website: Annie Bloom’s welcomes local feminist horror author Gretchen Van Lente to read from her story collection, She-Thing and Other Righteous Tales. She-Thing offers fanciful storytelling proof that there is justice for every slight you ever endured, in an assortment of stories set in the parallel universe that resides within and without you, parables of the heart that beat closer than the memory of your worst enemy. That is where your not-so-imaginary monsters are born–the primordial that prevails within. Knowing we all wear the bone of a tail, this compelling new short story collection will transport your imagination into this fraught space.

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Gabriela Torres Olivares, Jennifer Donovan, and Justin Hocking

From PSU Creative Writing’s website: Gabriela Torres Olivares was born in Monterrey, México. She is the author of three collections of short stories: Enfermario (2010), which Reforma named as one of the Best Books of 2010; Incompletario (2007); and Están Muertos (2004). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals, including Vice, Pic-Nic, Playboy, and Luvina. She received a 2015-16 grant from the National Fund for Culture and Arts to complete a novel. Les Figues Press published Enfermario in English (translated by Jennifer Donovan) in 2017. Jennifer Donovan is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Tijuana-San Diego border. Her work addresses the ontology of boundaries and liminal spaces through presence/absence phenomena. She works between literary (writing and translation) and visual practices to grapple with power relationships embedded in…

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James Mustich in Conversation With Amy Wang

From Powell’s website: Encompassing fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, James Mustich’s 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die (Workman) moves across cultures and through time to present an eclectic collection of titles. Mustich will be joined in conversation by Amy Wang, Arts & Books Editor for The Oregonian. Preorder a signed edition of 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

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The Hour That Stretches

From the Facebook event: Just in time for the Season of the Witch, the Hour That Stretches returns to Ford Food and Drink with a scorching lineup of new and vet performers: Science Fiction author Y.T. Cheng, trance-channeled for this appearance by Portland author and poet Alice Love! Scholar, poet, monologist, novelist and new friend of the Hour, F.I. Goldhaber! Humorist, LitFic author and raconteur Kelley Baker! And here to read from his new Eraserhead Press work of Dystopian Science Fiction Horror CRISIS BOY, Wonderland Award-winning author and performative powerhouse Garrett Cook! 7-10 PM. ALL AGES. SAFE SPACE FOR ALL. FREE BY DONATION. 2505 SE 11TH AVENUE, SAME BUILDING AS THE FORD GALLERY

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Eckes, Mutschlecner, Ogi, Strom 10/27 @ Ford Food and Drink

From The Switch’s website: Switch No. 48:  Ryan Eckes, David Mutschlecner, Alyssa Ogi and Dao Strom  Where: Ford Food and Drink 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland When: Saturday, October 27, 7 pm sharp Ryan Eckes is a poet from Philadelphia. His latest book, General Motors (Split Lip Press, 2018), is about labor and the influence of public and private transportation on city life. Other books include Valu-Plus and Old News (Furniture Press 2014, 2011). His poetry can be found in Tripwire, Slow Poetry in America Newsletter, Entropy and elsewhere. In recent years, he has worked as an adjunct professor and labor organizer in education. He won a Pew Fellowship in 2016. David Mutschlecner is a poet who lives and works in New Mexico. His books include Icon, Esse, Sign, and Enigma and Light, all published by Ahsahta Press. He is interested…

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