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Jill Lepore – 2018/2019 Portland Arts & Lectures

From Literary Arts’s website: The 2018/2019 series is sold out! Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to be among the first to know when next year’s series goes on sale, in Spring 2019. The series begins on October 11 with Jill Lepore, author of the New York Times best seller The Secret History of Wonder Woman and National Book Award finalist Book of Ages, discussing her new book, These Truths. On December 4, we welcome Tara Westover, whose first book Educated: A Memoir is a #1 New York Times bestseller. The series continues on January 17 with Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage, a 2018 Oprah’s Book Club selection; Leaving Atlanta; The Untelling; and Silver Sparrow. Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach, winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal, and the Pulitzer Prize–winning A Visit From the Goon Squad, will join us on…

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Slamlandia

From Literary Arts’s website: Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam which meets on the second Thursday of each month. This mic provides a space that is creative, fun, and welcoming to all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate in the community.

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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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