Events & Readings

Portland Book Festival 2022 – all appearances listed below (and HERE)!
Saturday, November 5, 2022

National Anthems: Juhea Kim & Lidia Yuknavitch
Saturday, November 5 from 10 – 11 a.m. PDT
Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

Two girls — one in Korea at the beginning of the twentieth century, one in a fallen American city in the coming late twenty-first century–must forge their destinies against and alongside that of their respective nations. Juhea Kim‘s Beasts of a Little Land is an epic story of love, war, and redemption set against the backdrop of the Korean independence movement, following the intertwined fates of a young girl sold to a courtesan school and the penniless son of a hunter. As rising waters—and an encroaching police state—endanger her life and family, a girl with the gifts of a “carrier” travels through water and time to rescue vulnerable figures from the margins of history in Lidia Yuknavitch‘s newest novel, Thrust. Moderated by Marisa Siegel (Fixed Stars). More information + festival registration HERE.


Pop-up reading at the Portland Art Museum
Saturday, November 5 from 12:45–1:05 p.m. PDT
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205


Original event art by Lisa Lee Herrick.

Mapping Home: An Evening w/Corporeal Writing & Autofocus Lit
Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. PDT
Corporeal Writing
510 SW 3rd Ave. #101
Portland, OR 97204

Join Corporeal Writing & Autofocus Lit for an inspiring evening of reading! Featuring performances from Yashwina Canter, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Marissa Korbel, Ryan Rivas, Marisa Siegel, & Kristen Millares Young. Hosted by Genevieve Hudson. This event is free & open to the public, & is an official Portland Book Festival 2022 Cover to Cover event. RSVP today!