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

Broadway Books celebrates 30 years Saturday, promising visitors a new Broadway Books personalized puzzle, photo book, cupcakes, contests, “a very special sale” and more.

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

Related: At Broadway Books, they’re ‘proud of 25 years’ of building community

Broadway Books is located at 1714 NE Broadway, Portland.

Here are more literary events from March 14-20.

Chef and TikToker Kenneth MacLeod presents its new cookbook, “The Hebridean Baker: Recipes and Wee Stories from the Scottish Islands”. 3 p.m. May 14, Barnes & Noble, Lloyd Center, Portland.

Oregon Poets John L. Miller and Nathan Freeback and poet Tara L. Meats give a reading. 4 p.m. May 14, via The Poetry Box. Register here.

Oregon Writers Steve Forrest, Jane Kirkpatrick and Greg Nokes present their book “Eminent Oregonians: Three Who Matter”. 2 p.m. May 15, Mennonite Village Lakeside Center, 2180 54th Ave SE, Albany. (Read about the book.)

Director Charles Chavis Jr. will screen 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 screening and Book presentation will begin at noon on May 17; register here.

Youth author and illustrator Nikki McClure presents its new picture book, “Old Wood Boat”. 11 a.m. May 17, via Green Bean Books. Look 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 the Portland author Omar El Akkad. 7 p.m. May 17, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.

Author Daniel James Brown discusses his gripping historical account “Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II” with Tom Ikeda, former executive director of Densho, a Seattle-based nonprofit. 5 p.m. May 18, via Powell’s Books. Register here.

Portland author Shawn Levy presents his latest pop culture book, “In on the Joke: The Original Queens of Standup Comedy”. 6:30 p.m. May 18, Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland; masks requested. (Levy is the former film critic for The Oregonian.)

Author Angela Garbes discusses her book “Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy” with the Portland author Lydia Kiesling. 7 p.m. May 18, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.

Author gabrielle german discusses her “Family Album” collection of stories with the author Rodrigo Fuentes. 5 p.m. May 19, via Powell’s Books. Register 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 the Governor of Oregon. Kate Brown. 6 p.m. May 19, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.

Oregon Author Miriam Forster presents his intermediate level science book “Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History”. 7 p.m. May 19, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.

Eugene author Lauren Kesler 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 a.m. May 22, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene; 7:00 p.m. June 9, Dallas Public Library, 950 Main St., Dallas. (Read a Q&A with the author.)

Clatskanie Arts Commission and Clatskanie Library present the Raymond Carver Writing Festivalcelebrating Carver’s ties to Clatskanie, where he was born on May 25, 1938. Events include a reception with the Peninsula College English Instructor Michael Mills 6 p.m. May 20, a discussion of Carver’s poetry and prose by poet Scappoose Elaine Nussbaum at 11:15 a.m. on May 21 and a walking tour at 3 p.m. on May 21; find the full program here.

Author Adrian McKinty presents his thriller “The Island”. 7 p.m. May 20, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.

Poet rich susan discusses his new book, “Gallery of Postcards and Maps: New & Selected Poems”, with an Oregon poet John Sibley Williams. 7 p.m. May 20, Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington St., Portland.

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