Posts Tagged: Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

Notable Los Angeles: 5/15–5/21

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Monday 5/15: Bianca Bosker discusses and signs Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 5/16: Brown Paper Press and Peter Gajdics celebrates the release of his new memoir, The Inheritance of Shame.

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Notable Portland: 4/27–5/3

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Thursday 4/27: Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during the sixth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. This city-wide event features students from local high schools competing for poetic glory. National and International Poetry Slam Champion Anis Mojgani will host this year’s competition.

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Marilyn Nelson on Fortune’s Bones

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Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem is the poet Marilyn Nelson’s rendering of a really horrific true story about a slave owner in Connecticut who dissected the slave Fortune’s bones and “hung them in his house for a little medical school.” “My first thought,” said Nelson, “was what would it be like to be Dinah, Fortune’s wife?

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