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LitWatch December: Have a very bookish holiday

This month features author readings, book release parties, a festive holiday storytime, the return of The Moth Mainstage, and Patti Smith at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Bobby Bermea: Why I love horror

A very young reader loved monster tales and the reflections of life he discovered in them. A furtive reading of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” sealed the deal.

Portland: Comics City, U.S.A.

Must be something in the water, or the creative talent pool: We talk with five of this year’s seven Oregon winners of Eisner Awards, the Oscars of the comics industry.

LitWatch September: Here comes autumn

This month’s lit calendar is chock-full of free author readings from the likes of Lidia Yuknavitch, Wendy Red Star, Leanne Grabel, and others.

Salman Rushdie and the dangerous world

The author of “The Satanic Verses,” living under a death threat since 1989, is stabbed onstage in western New York. Grievously injured, he remains a profile in courage.

Jon Raymond: To Oregon and Beyond

With his new novel, the writer known best for his Oregon-set movies with director Kelly Reichardt ventures beyond our borders and into the future.

Judith Arcana: This is Jane

Stage and Studio: Dmae Lo Roberts has a timely pro-choice conversation with Portland writer Judith Arcana, a veteran of the pre-Roe v. Wade fight for abortion rights.

Hidden treasure in downtown Portland

The Special Collections Room at Central Library is a place for serious research amid a trove of rarities, from 13th century Bibles to early-edition copies of Beatrix Potter’s children’s tales.

Eastern Oregon light, comfy chairs and shelves of books -- how could any booklover resists this scene at JaxDog Cafe and Books in La Grande? Photo by: Laura Hancock, JaxDog Cafe and Books

Take a tour of Eastern Oregon bookstores

Booklovers itching to hit the road will find plenty to read – and sometimes coffee and friendly shop dogs – at 13 independent stores east of the Cascades.

This is your brain on art

Portland psychobiographer William Todd Schultz’s book “The Mind of the Artist” demystifies the driving forces behind creative inspiration.

Remembering forgotten women, onstage

A conversation with writer Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, whose choreopoem “In the Name of Forgotten Women” is debuting at CoHo.

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Cascadia Composers Music Concert Portland State University Lincoln Hall Portland Oregon
Imago Theatre ZooZoo Portland Oregon
Open Space Dance Royal Durst Theatre Vancouver Washington
Enlightened Theatrics Seussical the Musical Salem Oregon
Bag & Baggage Danny and the Deep Blue Sea The Vault Theatre Hillsboro Oregon
Portland Playhouse A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Portland Oregon
Corrib Contemporary Irish Theatre Portland Oregon Metaverse
Portland Revels Midwinter Revels Andalusian Night Portland Oregon
Hallie Ford Museum of Art Willamette University Salem Oregon
Eugene Ballet The Nutcracker with Orchestra Next Hult Center Eugene Oregon
Oregon Repertory Singers Glory of Christmas Portland Oregon
Triangle Productions Erma Bombeck At Wit's End Helen Raptis Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
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