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How to Get a Literary Agent

Sarah Bowlin, Aevitas Creative Kirby Kim, Janklow and Nesbit Renée Jarvis, Triangle House Literary agents are the publishing professionals whose job is to be in an author’s corner, to champion their work and find it the best home and negotiate the strongest deals. So, how do you research hundreds of agents to find ones who would be the best fit for your creative visions? How do you query them to demonstrate that you are a perfect addition to their list? Once you’ve signed with an agent, what will your professional relationship look like? What are the reasons an author-agent relationship might end, and what should you do next? Join our panel of seasoned literary agents to learn about all about the process, from the early…

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Submission Roulette II, an Electric Literature virtual salon presented by Mount Saint Mary’s University

What goes through an editor’s mind when they read the first lines of your story? What can you do right away to hook them and keep them turning pages? Which tired moves make them groan and lose interest fast? One of our most exciting salon events is back by popular demand! Recommended Reading editors Halimah Marcus and Brandon Taylor return to edit your anonymous first pages, submitted just for this event. They will read each page for the first time live on screen, sharing their immediate reactions as they go. Here’s what previous attendees said about this event: “Immediately planning to rewrite all my first pages.” “Live impressions are true-to-life and that’s why this session has been so uniquely valuable.” “10/10 would pay for more of…

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Consider This with David Treuer

On July 15, David Treuer, author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, will join Oregon Humanities for a conversation on land, possession, and justice. The history of the Americas is inextricable from the theft of land from Native people. How should we, in the present, deal with this fact? The conversation will take place via Zoom and YouTube. Read more or RSVP now.

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This Is Not for You: An Activist’s Journey of Resistance and Resiliance, by Richard Brown, with Brian Benson

This Is Not For You, published by Oregon State University Press, tells the story of activist and photographer Richard Brown, a Black Portlander who has spent decades working to bridge the divide between police and the Black community. We are excited to welcome Richard Brown to our virtual stage on Wednesday, June 16th, at 6 pm, to discuss his book, which he wrote with Portland author Brian Benson. The two authors will be in conversation with our very own Eloise Doubleday. As Mr. Brown approaches his eightieth birthday, he recalls his childhood in 1940s Harlem, his radicalization in the newly desegregated Air Force, and his decades of activism in one of America’s whitest cities. He questions how much longer he’ll do this work, and he…

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HOOD FEMINISM with Mikki Kendall

Literary Arts, Meyer Memorial Trust, and The Women’s Foundation of Oregon present Mikki Kendall, author of Hood Feminism. Join us for a special event with best-selling author Mikki Kendall. Kendall will discuss her book Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot. After her talk, Kendall will be in conversation with Shadiin Garcia, board chair of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon. Featuring introduction by Michelle DePass of Meyer Memorial Trust. GET THE BOOK! You can find Hood Feminism in hardcover and paperback at Third Eye Books. About Hood Feminism “One of the most important books of the current moment.”—Time“A rousing call to action… It should be required reading for everyone.”—Gabrielle Union, author of We’re Going to Need More Wine   “A brutally candid and unobstructed portrait of…

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Persistence: What It Takes to Publish a Book, featuring Ellen Michaelson, Joanna Rose, and Suzy Vitello

We are thrilled to present (virtually) on Monday, June 7th, at 5 PM PST a multi-author reading and in-conversation with local Portland authors Ellen Michaelson, Joanna Rose, and Suzy Vitello discussing the topic “Persistence: What it Takes to Publish a Book.” Each of these authors had rather long and winding paths toward the publication of their novels. They also were all students of Tom Spanbauer in his original Dangerous Writing group. This event is free but does require preregistration at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K44ozcbDS1ysmlmXQ1KJhA Ellen Michaelson is a physician in Portland and an MFA graduate from Pacific University. Currently an assistant professor of Medicine at OHSU and vice president of the board of the NW Narrative Medicine Collaborative, she was an NEH Fellow in Medical Humanities…

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Oregon Historical Society: Rethinking American Grand Strategy

Rethinking American Grand Strategy recasts both historical and modern dimensions of U.S. grand strategy by broadening the factors, events, and figures that could be considered political, and therefore strategic. Join us for a 30-minute lecture with one of the volume’s co-editors and co-authors, Christopher McKnight Nichols, laying out some of the broad themes, major events, and transformations in U.S. grand strategy, including an explanation of how an ensemble of leading scholars approached the history of the United States’ place in the world from the framework of rethinking. Following the book talk, Derrick Olsen will facilitate a discussion between Nichols and Ambassador Mary Carlin Yates on how the historical insights provided in Rethinking American Grand Strategy could aid in reconceptualizing domestic needs and foreign policy in a post-COVID-19 world. Copies…

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‘The Day I Woke Up Different’ Author Reading and Discussion

Join author Andy Nguyen, illustrator Thi Doan, and composer Phuong Nam Doan in this special author reading and discussion of the book, The Day I Woke Up Different. The discussion will focus on the role and importance of self-acceptance, Vietnamese heritage and history, and answering audience questions. Win a copy of the book by attending! Register/join online. Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

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Virtual Event: Living in Global Community, A Conversation with Katherina Audley & Lucas Spiegel

In March of 2020, the people of the world went home and shut their doors in an effort to combat a global health crisis. In the days that followed, our social media feeds filled with images of wildlife roaming newly emptied streets and beaches. It prompted many of us to question the scope of our role and impact in the world. Katherina Audley is a National Geographic Explorer who has spent the past 27 years connecting people around the world with nature through programs, writing, and activities that inspire connection and environmental stewardship. Today she is the Founder and Director of Whales of Guerrero a non-profit based in Mexico that exists to facilitate community-driven conservation through whale science, education, and capacity-building programs. Lucas Spiegel is…

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OREGON ONLINE: Panel Discussion with Produced Oregon Dramatists

Panel discussion with E. M. Lewis, Anya Pearson, and Octavio Solis on their experiences being produced in the Oregon theatrical community. Join us for a lively and informative conversation with Oregon Dramatists Anya Pearson, E. M. Lewis, and Octavio Solis. They will share their experiences along the road to having their work produced by Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and more. Get an insider view on working with some of the biggest theatrical houses in the state, while sharing some time with three creative, kind, and prolific artists! This event is free and open for all to attend. About the panelists: E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright, teacher, and opera librettist. Her work has been produced around the…

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