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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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Good Juju Book Signing & Workshop w/ Najah Lightfoot

About the Book: Good Juju: Mojos, Rites & Practices for the Magical Soul **Spiritual Rites, Spell Work, and Folk Practices to Enhance Your Well-Being and Personal Power** Learn to better express your spirituality and build up your magical practice with this book’s powerful spells, rituals, and tools. Designed to help you navigate whatever ups and downs life throws your way, Good Juju is your perfect choice for learning to embrace nature, the old ways, and the magick all around you. Using simple practices that don’t interfere with any religions, Good Juju helps you lay a foundation for daily ritual work. You’ll also learn how to craft mojos, create and work with altars, tune in to your intuition, and much more. Author Najah Lightfoot guides you…

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Street Books Celebration & Fundraiser: Special Guest Karen Russell

Join us as we celebrate the ninth year of operation and honor the patrons who have checked out books all summer long. There will be a taco bar by Los Gorditos, an onsite photo booth by artist Julie Keefe, and back by popular demand: the Book Divinator Machine. Put a token into the slot to have a book magically divined for you. Emceed by the fabulous Paul Susi, there will be a short program featuring librarians and patrons from the season, and time to enjoy wine and beer (included in the ticket price) with friends. We’ll see you there! [Buy Tickets Here] Street Books is a bicycle-powered mobile library serving people who live outside and at the margins in Portland. Join us as we celebrate…

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Portland Writers’ Picnic 2019

It’s the 5th annual Portland Writers’ Picnic! Writers of all pathways, come eat and drink and hang out. Bring the whole family. Picnic area D in Laurelhurst Park. It’s a potluck, so bring something to share. BYOB. Come celebrate writing and friends and community!

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SFWA Portland Reading Series: Ted Chiang, Jack Skillingstead, and Daryl Gregory

Pacific Northwest-based Sci-Fi writers Ted Chiang, Jack Skillingstead, and Daryl Gregory head up the latest installment of a quarterly reading series with readings from their latest works, along with opportunities for networking and conversation. [See also the Facebook event page and the SFWA official site]

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Poetry Practice Space

Poetry Practice Space is a monthly gathering for poets and writers. Writing materials, readings and prompts for generative writing will be provided. Come share a space to talk about your writing practice, and current writing projects, bemoan rejections, celebrate acceptances, share writing resources— and write together! Consider Poetry Practice Space the calisthenics for your poetics. Suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds Free for members

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Bookish Happy Hour at Vertigo Brewing

Have a drink and chat about books with fellow book lovers at Vertigo Brewing every fourth Tuesday this summer! Share what you’ve been reading, get ideas for what to read next, and talk about the latest bookish news. This event is 21+.

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John Marble Bids Farewell to his Youth

Help John celebrate this bittersweet time in his life at The Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St., on Monday, August 19, beginning at 6:45 p.m. with a Meet and Greet. FEATURING SPECIAL MUSIC GUESTS THE CLOWNS WITHOUT PITY! Mr. Marble will read selections from his second unpublished novel, The Good News, as well as his new play, Horror on Scaphoid Island. The readings will be interspersed with performances by The Clowns without Pity. Mr. Marble is aspiring for an ambience of surreal eccentricity for the party, so costumes and accessories are welcome. Suggested cosplay may include: Viking, Jehovah’s Witness, Hipster, Clown, Alice Cooper, Gorilla, Alcoholic Sea Captain, Precocious Japanese Child, Giant Spider, Mysterious Stranger, Private Detective, Jehovah’s Witness Zombie, Cthulu Cult Worshipper, Military…

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Street Roots’ Street Party

Did you know that Street Roots turns 20 this year? Help us celebrate in style at our summer Street Party! Due to volatile demonstrations taking place just blocks away from our planned event, we moved our party from August 17 to Sunday, August 18. We apologize for the last minute change, but decided it was best as we want to foster a fun, family-friendly atmosphere at our Street Party, which will be located on NW Davis St. between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Come join us for live music, fun activities for kids and a Marketplace, where you can purchase art and other goods created by Street Roots vendors. Enjoy complimentary food from Laughing Planet Cafe, cold brew from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, as well as other…

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Mystery Box Social Dinner Party Featuring Janet W. Hardy and Ceara Lynch

Let’s erase the stigma of sex being a forbidden topic of conversation! Normalization has always been a goal at The Mystery Box show. This elegant dinner party takes it one step further by allowing and ENCOURAGING sex talk at the dinner table! The evening will begin with cocktails and appetizers, followed by 2 courses and dessert, interspersed with a special screening and deep dive into some of the Mystery Box Show’s most compelling sex-centric stories. All paired with wine and amazing conversation! We will be joined by the storytellers themselves- a real treat to be able to talk directly to their experiences. And who knows? Maybe the evening will inspire anecdotes and stories of your own! This evening will feature author Janet W. Hardy (The…

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