Friday, March 26, 2010

Spotlighted Literary Events

Mar. 28th, 7:30 pm: This Sunday marks the final qualifying showdown of this season's Portland Poetry Slam. Greg Bee, a Seattle slam-er and published poet, will be coming into town for this match. City finals are right around the corner, so expect the poets to bring only their best to the table. The slam has a suggested donation of $5 and is hosted at Backspace (115 NW 5th, Portland).

Mar. 31st, 7:30 pm: Peter Nathaniel Malae will be sharing his rendition of the Me Generation by reading from his debut novel What We Are. After publishing essays, poetry, and short fiction, it will be a pleasure to see this literary voice grow. Malae will be reading at Powell's City of Books on Burnside (1005 W Burnside, Portland)

Through Apr. 2nd: American diplomat John Van Antwerp MacMurray witnessed the early years of the Chinese republic after the fall Qing dynasty. Watching China change from an imperial power to a modern state, MacMurray documented the steps of this struggle. More than one thousand photographs, artifacts, and letters from MacMurray's time in China are currently on exhibit in the Collins Gallery of the Multnomah County Central Library (801 SW 10th, Portland).

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