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Submission Deadline: Ooligan Press: YA, Fiction, Nonfiction

Your story is unique! Ooligan Press would like to help you share your perspective with the world. We are currently taking submissions for #YAfiction, #Fiction, #Nonfiction, and #PNWwriters. Aspiring authors and BIPOC voices are strongly encouraged to submit. [See here and here for more guidelines and details.]

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Livestream Reading: Deborah Hopkinson with Rosanne Parry

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Deborah Hopkinson for the livestream launch of her new Middle Grade book, The Deadliest Diseases Then and Now. She will be in conversation with fellow Portland MG author Rosanne Parry, whose latest novel, A Whale of the Wild, is new in paperback. Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdOirqDsiGtxWk7grb2MaBXmsCqXuG5gX About The Deadliest Diseases Then and Now: Perfect for young readers of I Survived and the Who Was series! Packed with graphics, photos, and facts for curious minds, this is a gripping look at pandemics through the ages. Deadly pandemics have always been a part of life, from the Great Mortality of the Middle Ages, to the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918, to the eruption of COVID-19 in our…

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How to Create the Perfect Crime for Young Readers

PB? MG? YA? Early readers? Are you speaking a different language? Yes, in a way, this is its own language. Because writing for children and teens has its own unique guidelines, challenges, and rewards. Dori Hillestad Butler and Kelly Garrett will break down the different categories of mysteries written for young (and young at heart) readers. They’ll discuss strategies for crafting mysteries for all different age groups, and you’ll walk away with useful tips and an appreciation for how writing something that feels so simple is surprisingly complex. Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of more than 55 books for young readers including the Edgar award winning Buddy Files series, the two-time Geisel Honor award winning King & Kayla series, the Haunted Library series, the…

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Book Club: YA For Adults

We’ve selected our next book! On August 3, we’ll be discussing Raybearer! From the Publisher: Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy? Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The…

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Books Around the Corner: Fantasy Book Club (REMOTE)

The Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club meets monthly on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our fantasy loving customers. Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. Come and enjoy a lively discussion about the chosen book with other readers. Join us on July 13th at 6:30pm for our Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club. We will discuss The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin. About the book: From a stunning new voice in YA comes the fierce, romantic story about a world on the brink of destruction, the one witch who holds the power to save…

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Book Club: YA For Adults

Our first YA for Adults book is Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. The group will be limited to 10 people, so sign up early!

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Bethany C. Morrow in Conversation With L. L. McKinney

Meet Naema Bradshaw: a beautiful Eloko, once Portland-famous, now infamous, as she navigates a personal and public reckoning where confronting the limits of her privilege will show Naema what her magic really is, and who it makes her. Teen influencer Naema Bradshaw has it all: she’s famous, stylish, gorgeous, and she’s an Eloko, a charismatic person gifted with a melody that people adore. Everyone loves her until she’s cast as the villain who exposed a Siren to the whole world. Dragged by the media, and canceled by her fans, no one understands her side: not her boyfriend, not her friends, not even her fellow Eloko. Vilified by those closest to her, Naema heads to the Southwest where she is determined to stage a comeback… to…

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Application Deadline: Tin House Fall Residency: YA

Now accepting applications for our YA Residency. This two-week program runs from Sept 3rd-19th & comes with a $600 stipend & studio apt in PDX. Application fee waivers are available. The deadline to apply is 5/23.

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2021 Oregon Book Awards finalists announced

The Oregon Book Awards honors the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. Finalists will be announced on our web site on March 29, 2021, and winners will be announced May 2, 2021, on a special episode of the Archive project.

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Renée Watson in Conversation With Nicola Yoon

From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Renée Watson comes a love story about not only a romantic relationship, but how a girl finds herself and falls in love with who she really is. When Nala Robertson reluctantly agrees to attend an open mic night for her cousin-sister-friend Imani’s birthday, she finds herself falling in instant love with Tye Brown, the MC. He’s perfect, except… Tye is an activist and is spending the summer putting on events for the community when Nala would rather watch movies and try out the new seasonal flavors at the local creamery. In order to impress Tye, Nala tells a few tiny lies to have enough in common with him. As they spend more time together, sharing more…

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