Broadway Books’ 30th Anniversary, Daniel James Brown, Christopher Moore: 18 Literary Events in Oregon

Broadway Books is celebrating its 30th anniversary On Saturday, visitors are promised a new custom-made Broadway Books puzzle, a photo book, cupcakes, contests, “a very special sale” and more.

Owners Sally McPherson (left, top) and Kim Bissell also wrote in their newsletter that anyone wearing a Broadway Books T-shirt or hoodie at the Northeast Portland store today “will be eligible for a special bonus!”

Related: At Broadway Books, they are ‘proud of 25 years’ of creating community

Broadway Books is at 1714 NE Broadway, Portland.

Here are several literary events on the 14th-20th. March.

Kok and TikToker Kenneth MacLeod presents his new cookbook, “The Hebridean Baker: Recipes and Wee Stories from the Scottish Islands.” 15.00 May 14, Barnes & Noble, Lloyd Center, Portland.

Oregon poets John L. Miller and Nathan Fryback and poet Tara L. Carnes give a reading. 16.00 14 May via Poesikassen. Join here.

Oregon writers Steve Forrester, Jane Kirkpatrick and Greg Nokes present their book “Eminent Oregonians: Three Who Matter.” 14.00 May 15, Lakeside Center of the Mennonite Village, 2180 54th Ave SE, Albany. (Read about the book.)

Movie Maker Charles Chavis Jr. will show his film about a lynching, “Hidden in Full View: Out of the Archive, Racist Plans Are Laid Bare”, and discuss his book “The Silent Shore: The Lynching of Matthew Williams and the Politics of Racism in the Free State, ”At two events: 5:30 p.m., May 16, Ecotrust Building, 721 NW Ninth Ave., Portland, and 6:30 p.m., May 17, University of Oregon, Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, Room 180. A Virtual Version of the Show and the book presentation will start at 17 May, sign up here.

Child author and illustrator Nikki McClure presents its new picture book, “Old Wood Boat.” 11.00 May 17 via Green Bean Books. See here.

Author Christopher Moore presents his new novel, “Razzmatazz.” 7 p.m., May 17, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.

Author Putsata Reang discusses her new memoir, “Ma and Me,” with Portland author Omar El Akkkad. 19.00 May 17, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.

Author Daniel James Brown discusses his gripping historical tale “Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II” with Tom Ikeda, former CEO of Seattle nonprofit Densho. 17.00 May 18 via Powell’s Books. Sign up here.

Portland author Shawn Levy presents his latest pop culture book, “In on the Joke: The Original Queens of Standup Comedy.” 18.30 May 18, Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland; masks in demand. (Levy is a former film critic for The Oregonians.)

Author Angela Garbes discusses his book “Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy” with the Portland author Lydia Kiesling. 19.00 May 18, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.

Author Gabrielle German discusses his history collection “Family Album” with author Rodrigo Fuentes. 17.00 May 19 via Powell’s Books. Sign up here.

New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns discuss their book “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future” with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. 18.00 May 19, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.

Oregon author Miriam Forster presents his scientific book “Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History.” 19.00 May 19 via Annie Bloom’s books. Sign up here.

Eugene author Lauren Kessler will present his latest book, “Free: Two Years, Six Lives, and the Long Journey Home,” at three upcoming appearances: 7 p.m., May 19, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene; 11:30 May 22, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene; 19.00 June 9, Dallas Public Library, 950 Main St., Dallas. (Read a Q&A with the author.)

Clatskanie Arts Commission and Clatskanie Library present Raymond Carver Writing Festivalcelebrating Carver’s connections to Clatskanie, where he was born on May 25, 1938. Events include a reception with Peninsula College English instructor Michael Mills at 18. May 20, a discussion of Carver’s poetry and prose by the Scappoose poet Elaine Nussbaum at 11.15 on 21 May and a hike at 15.00 on 21 May; find the full form here.

Author Adrian McKinty presents his thriller “The Island”. 19.00 May 20, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.

Poet Susan Rich discusses his new book, “Gallery of Postcards and Maps: New & Selected Poems,” with the Oregon poet John Sibley Williams. 19.00 May 20, Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington St., Portland.

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