Posts Tagged: Omar el Akkad

Notable Portland: 4/19–4/25

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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Notable Portland: 3/1–3/7

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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Notable Twin Cities: 2/11–2/17

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Literary events and readings in and around the Twin Cities this week!

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Notable Portland: 11/9–11/15

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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Nothing Foreign about It: Talking with Omar El Akkad

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Omar El Akkad discusses his debut novel American War, suicide terrorism, fossil fuels, and blankets.

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What to Read When You Want to See a World More F**ked up Than Ours

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Reading suggestions from author Celeste Ng for these f**ked-up times: worlds more—or, okay, just differently—f**ked up than ours.

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Notable Twin Cities: 6/4-6/10

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Sunday 6/4: Sheryl Sandberg, co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, will be in conversation with Kerri Miller of MPR News. They’ll talk about building resilience and moving on after life’s inevitable setbacks. Fitzgerald Theater, 7 p.m, $35–$75. Senator Al Franken will be signing copies of his new book Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. Common Good Books, 1 p.m., […]

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Notable Portland: 5/25–5/31

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Thursday 5/25: Claire Dederer reads from her latest memoir, Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Walt Gragg reads from his new book, The Red Line. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

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Notable NYC: 4/8–4/14

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Saturday 4/8: Chris Hayes presents A Colony in a Nation in conversation with Wesley Lowery. St. Joseph’s College, 6 p.m, $30. Claudia Rankine and Garnette Cadogan give the keynote address at the Focus Festival running on Saturday and Sunday. Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 7 p.m., $20. Julia Loktev and Sukhdev Sandhu join the Segue series. Zinc […]

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Notable Portland 4/6–4/12

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Thursday 4/6: The Writers in and as Art panel, presented by the BFA in Writing program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, will feature a panel of curators, publishers, artists, and poets talking about the many ways writing functions in art practices. The panel will feature Tim Johnson, Caitlyn Murray, McIntyre Parker, Stephanie Snyder, […]

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