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Claire Fuller in Conversation With Ron Rash

At 51 years old, twins Jeanie and Julius still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation in the English countryside. The cottage they have shared their entire lives is their only protection against the modernizing world around them. Inside its walls, they make music, and in its garden, they grow everything they need to survive. To an outsider, it looks like poverty; to them, it is home. But when Dot dies unexpectedly, the world they’ve so carefully created begins to fall apart. The cottage they love, and the security it offered, is taken back by their landlord, exposing the twins to harsh truths and even harsher realities. Seeing a new future, Julius becomes torn between the loyalty he feels towards his sister and his…

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David F Walker

The Mouths of Others is proud to feature award-winning comic book writer, author, filmmaker, and MHCC alumnus David Walker on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021. The event will be held on Zoom: 1:00 – 2:00 PM for the reading/Q&A, followed by a workshop from 2:30-4:00 PM, open to twenty participants. Zoom links will be shared as we get closer to the event. Zoom link will be provided as we get closer to the event. Please contact michele.hampton@mhcc.edu for more information. More on David: https://davidfwalker.com/bio/

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Airlie Press May Mixer Reading & Fundraiser

Join us to celebrate our 2020 titles and preview our 2021 and 2022 titles. Readings by Megan Alpert, Brittney Corrigan, Amelia Díaz Ettinger, Jennifer Perrine, David Pickering, Jennifer Reimer, and Connie Soper. Plus a raffle and special surprises! If you’d like to make a donation to Airlie Press, you can do so at the time of registration or anytime before and during the event. For every $10 you donate, your name will be entered into the raffle drawing. If you donate $100 or more, your support will be included in the acknowledgments for our 2022 titles. Donate here: http://www.airliepress.org/donate [Register Here]

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Gregory Gourdet in Conversation With Michelle Tam

When award-winning, trendsetting chef Gregory Gourdet got sober, he took stock of his life and his pantry, concentrating his energy on getting himself healthy by cooking food that was both full of nutrients and full of flavor. Now, the beloved Top Chef star shares these extraordinary dishes with everyone. Gourdet’s Everyone’s Table (Harper Wave) features 200 mouthwatering, decadently flavorful recipes carefully designed to focus on superfoods — ingredients with the highest nutrient density, the best fats, and the most minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants — that will delight home cooks. Gourdet’s dishes are inspired by his deep affection for global ingredients and techniques — from his Haitian upbringing to his French culinary education, from the cuisines of Asia as well as those of North and West…

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Livestream Reading: Jutta Donath

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Jutta Donath for a livestream reading from her memoir, Refugee: The Journey of an East German Woman. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwocu-vrT8iHtc3YgSdaOLdx0I04qCBk-s4 About Refugee: Beginning with her childhood in the East Germany of the 1940s, we follow the author on her family’s dangerous flight from communism. As refugees, they move from town to town in 1950s West Germany, finally settling north of Frankfurt, where Jutta spends her teenage years. After marrying an American army intelligence officer, she emigrates to Oregon, her husband’s home state. She learns about America and its customs as an outsider. Like her father, she struggles with alcoholism, eventually finding her way to recovery. After remarriage in 1989, she finds refuge at home in Portland. About Jutta Donath: Jutta…

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Elissa Washuta, Kristin Arnett, Morgan Parker, and Tommy Pico: White Magic

Join Elissa Washuta, Kristin Arnett, Morgan Parker and Tommy Pico for “a Sagittarius group chat” about Washuta’s new book, White Magic. Register in advance for this webinar Elissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and a writer of personal essays and memoir. She is the author of two books, Starvation Mode and My Body Is a Book of Rules, named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. An adviser for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and a nonfiction faculty member in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Elissa lives near Seattle. Website – Twitter Elissa Washuta will give a Pop-Up Reading in Native American Art (Main Building, 3rd Floor). Kristen Arnett…

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#Virtualandia! 2021: YOUTH POETRY SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP

#Virtualandia! 2021 is an exciting opportunity for students from eligible Portland metro area high schools to take part in a dynamic virtual slam poetry competition, and to win prizes like the title of #Virtualandia Slam Champion and corresponding $1,000 Visa gift card. Up to 300 youth poets will submit original work via video by midnight on Wednesday, March 31 to be reviewed and judged by a diverse group of artists and fans with a pulse on the literary scene. Ten poets will advance to our April 29, 2021 grand slam championship event. During the grand slam, these ten students will have their poems professionally recorded, aired, and scored by five judges in the typical Verselandia! tradition, identifying a top five and our next Grand Slam Champion. Tickets for…

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Delve Readers Seminar: New York City: Paul Auster and Jonathan Safran Foer

Paul Auster and Jonathan Safran Foer are two contemporary authors who have explored New York City not only as a space where a person works, transits, and lives, but more as a symbolic space at a certain time that interacts with the fictional characters as if the city were also one of them—a living entity that actively affects the fates and actions of every person that inhabits it. Memory, chance, the double, and disobedience as a way to dig into the self are the literary elements that trigger the plots constructed by these two authors. In this Delve seminar we’ll discuss Auster’s Leviathan (1992), and Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005). We will compare how each author recreates New York as a fictional place,…

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Making Comics with Ebony Flowers

Join award-winning comics creator Ebony Flowers, author of Hot Comb, for a hands-on and generative workshop. Participants will develop their ability as a writer, picture-maker, and observer while exploring spontaneous storytelling practices. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have a working draft of a short creative non-fiction comic. No drawing experience necessary! The synchronous workshop will be held on April 28 at 4pm on Zoom. An additional asynchronous (complete at your own pace) workshop will be available to registrants on April 5. Register here. Meet Your Instructor: Ebony is a cartoonist and an ethnographer. She was born and raised in Maryland. She holds a BA in Biological Anthropology from the University of Maryland College Park and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the…

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Livestream Reading: Jacqueline Keeler

Annie Bloom’s welcomes back Portland author Jacqueline Keeler for a livestream reading from her new book, Standoff: Standing Rock, the Bundy Movement, and the American Story of Sacred Lands. Keeler will be joined in conversation with Bob Sallinger, Director of Conservation at Portland Audubon Society. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rcOuvpjgjEt37436YeI1-37-jXcyUtFaS About the book: The Bundy takeover of Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s standoff against an oil pipeline in North Dakota are two sides of the same story that created America and its deep-rooted cultural conflicts. Through a compelling comparison of conflicting beliefs and legal systems, Keeler explores whether the West has really been won—and for whom. “Jacqueline Keeler, a master storyteller and reporter, crafts a knotty skein, twining together family traditions, Native…

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