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Suzanne Selfors & Dana Simpson

From Powell’s website: Suzanne Selfors brings heart and humor to Wish Upon a Sleepover (Imprint), her new middle-grade novel about a group of misfits who find true friendship where they least expect it. In her new collection of funny, charming comics, Ozy and Millie (Andrews McMeel), the sweet, philosophical humor of Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn) shines through. Preorder a signed edition of Wish Upon a Sleepover

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Joel Gunderson presents Boise State of Mind

From Annie Bloom’s website: Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland writer Joel Gunderson, who will read from his book on college football, Boise State of Mind. After decades of under-the-radar success, the Boise State Broncos became a household name during the 2006-07 NCAA football season. That was when the 12-0 Broncos were set to face the 11-2 Oklahoma Sooners in the Fiesta Bowl. A David vs. Goliath event, everyone expected the Sooners, who played in the highly competitive Big 12 conference and had dominated since coach Bob Stoops took over in 1999, to beat the no-names from the Western Athletic Conference. The match-up would end up becoming one of the greatest college football games ever played, with Boise State beating Oklahoma, 43-42, on a trick-play two-point conversion…

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Visiting Writers Series: Madeline ffitch

From Reed College’s website: Madeline ffitch writes and organizes in Appalachian Ohio. She was a founding member of the punk theater company, The Missoula Oblongata, and is the author of the story collection, Valparaiso, Round the Horn. Her writing is featured or forthcoming at Tin House, Guernica, Electric Literature, Granta, Vice, and Big Big Wednesday. Her first novel, Stay and Fight, will be out from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in Spring 2019. Free and open to the public. Eliot Hall, Chapel

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Deborah Harkness

From Powell’s website: Deborah Harkness’s Time’s Convert (Viking) channels the supernatural world-building and slow-burning romance that made the All Souls Trilogy instant bestsellers to illuminate a new and vital moment in history, and a love affair that will bridge centuries. Preorder a signed edition of Time’s Convert

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Nancy Richardson Fischer & Julie Kagawa

From Powell’s website: Nancy Fischer’s When Elephants Fly (Harlequin Teen) shows that how we choose to live our lives matters and that sometimes taking a risk can be both the hardest and the most wonderful thing of all. Enter a beautiful and perilous land of shapeshifters and samurai, kami and legends, humans and demons in Shadow of the Fox (Harlequin Teen), the new fantasy novel from Julie Kagawa. Preorder a signed edition of When Elephants Fly

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Shut Up and Eat Poetry Open Mike

From Open Mike’s Meetup site: What We’re About This is a safe space to share your words and to enjoy others sharing theirs. Our intent is to reinvigorate the poetic scene in SE as a collective group of artists and aficionados. We hope you will join us for these evenings of creativity, culture, and community. How We Do Things We meet on the second Wednesday of every month starting October 12, 2016. If we draw a regular audience we will see about increasing the frequency. We put out the clipboard for sign-ins at 6:30 PM and will start the first reading at 7:00 PM. You are welcome to come early to have a bite or a drink. Poets read in the order they sign up…

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Whitenoise Project 17: Izora / Dickinson / Springer / Toliver

From Whitenoise’s Facebook event: Introducing the first of several Whitenoise Project events presented in partnership with the Multnomah County Library: Join us for an evening of poetics and absence to celebrate the release of Ashley Toliver’s Spectra, out now from Coffee House Press! https://www.npr.org/2018/09/22/650698275/ashley-tolivers-spectra-is-her-first-major-book-of-poems Featuring: Tanya Dickinson Rachel Springer Annika Hansteen-Izora Ashley Toliver ADA Accessible and All Ages! $5 suggested donation to help support the artists No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The Whitenoise Project is a reading and discussion series aiming to center voices from underrepresented communities (Black, Indigenous, PoC, Queer, Femme, WoC and people with disabilities), and is supported by a Jade-Midway Placemaking Grant from APANO. looking for more BI/POC writers and artists to feature in upcoming events! email…

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Fox Butterfield

From Powell’s website: From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fox Butterfield comes In My Father’s House (Knopf), a pathbreaking examination of our huge crime and incarceration problem that looks at the influence of the family – specifically, one Oregon family with a generations-long legacy of lawlessness. Preorder a signed edition of In My Father’s House: A New View of How Crime Runs in the Family

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Courtenay Hameister

From Broadway Books’s website: Courtenay Hameister, Okay Fine Whatever On Tuesday, October 9th, at 7 pm Courtenay Hameister joins us to read from her memoir Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things, published by Little,Brown. The book tells the story of one chronically anxious woman’s hilarious yearlong quest to change her own timid nature by seeking out the kinds of experiences she’s spent her life avoiding – such as spending the afternoon in a sensory deprivation tank, attending a fellatio class, having a session with a professional cuddler, and braving twenty-eight first dates. The book reminds us that it is possible to become bold, or at least bold-ish, a little at a time.…

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Morgan Doane & Erin Harding

From Powell’s website: How to Raise a Plant: And Make It Love You Back (Laurence King) is a perfect guide for anyone keen to see their plant offspring thrive. Indoor plant experts and Instagrammers Erin Harding and Morgan Doane bring the subject to life alongside their beautiful photographs of happy plants in the home. Preorder a signed edition of How to Raise a Plant and Make It Love You Back

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