Alton Brown, Marlon James, Jennifer Egan, C. Pam Zhang, More: 17 Oregon Literary Events

Events are free and virtual unless otherwise stated.

Tigard author Carrie Tillotson launches its picture book “Counting to Bananas: A Mostly Rhyming Fruit Book”. 11 a.m. April 23, The Book Nook, 294 NW Second Ave, Canby.

Portland author Aron Nels Steinke and author Jarod Rosello present their new graphic novels, “Mr. Wolf’s Class: Snow Day” and Rosello’s “Red Panda & Moon Bear.” 2 p.m. April 23, via Green Bean Books. Watch here.

Author Adrienne Celt Discusses His Comedy Friendship Novel ‘End of the World House’ with Portland Author Meaghan O’Connell. 7 p.m., April 25, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.

literary arts holds the 2022 Oregon Book Prize ceremony honoring the greatest achievements in the fields of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and young adult literature and graphic literature. Portland author Kesha Ajose Fisher, which won the 2020 Oregon Book Award for fiction, will host. 7:30 p.m. April 25, The Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave., Portland. Tickets start at $12; arts-literaires.org.

Author Marlon James discusses the second book in his Dark Star fantasy trilogy, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf”, with the author Benjamin Percy. 5 p.m. April 26, via Powell’s Books. Register here.

Food Network Star Alton Brown presents the fourth and final volume in its cookbook series, “Good Eats: The Final Years”. 5 p.m. April 26, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.

Author Mary Laura Philpott discusses her essay memoir, “Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives,” with the Portland author Lydia Kiesling. 7 p.m. April 26, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.

Portland author Emmeline Duncan discusses the second title in his Portland food cart mystery series, “Double Shot Death,” with the Portland Mystery author Angela M. Sanders. 7 p.m. April 26, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.

Author Daniel Mendelsohn discusses his new book, “Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate,” with the author Ayad Aktar. 5:00 p.m. April 27, via Powell’s Books. Register here.

Author Melissa Chadburn discusses her first novel, ‘A Tiny Upward Shove,’ with the Portland author Vanessa Vesselka. 7 p.m. April 27, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.

Journalist and author AJ Jacobs discusses his new book, “The Puzzler: One Man’s Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life”, with a magician, puzzle maker and author David Kwong. 5 p.m. April 28, via Powell’s Books. Register here.

Author Jennifer Egan presents his new novel, “The Candy House”. 7 p.m. April 28, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.

Author Lucy Jane Bledsoe presents his new Title IX LGBTQ novel, “No Stopping Us Now”. 7 p.m. April 28, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.

Portland teens compete for 2022 Verselandia! Youth Slam Poetry Championship. 7 p.m. April 28, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway. Tickets start at $10; arts-literaires.org.

Author Dylan Tomine presents his new book, “Headwaters: The Adventures, Obsession and Evolution of a Fly Fisherman”. 7 p.m. April 28, Patagonia Portland, 1106 W. Burnside St., Portland.

Author C. Pam Zhang, whose novel “How Much of These Hills is Gold” is the 2022 Lake Oswego Reads selection, is giving a talk titled “How Much of These Hills Is Gold: Reimagined Histories.” 7 p.m. April 29, Lakeridge High School, 1235 Overlook Drive, Lake Oswego. The conference will be broadcast live on the Lake Oswego Public Library YouTube channel and on Channel 30 and the Tualatin Valley Cable Television website.

Portland author Emmeline Duncan discusses the second title in his Portland food cart mystery series, “Double Shot Death,” with the Portland author Fonda Lee. 7 p.m. April 29, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.

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