Lisa See, Brit Bennett, Fran Lebowitz and more: 10 Oregon literary events

Events are free and virtual unless otherwise noted.

oregon author Guadalupe Garcia McCall presents her new middle grade suspense novel, “The Keeper.” 2 pm Feb. 12, Barnes & Noble Bridgeport Village, 7227 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard.

portland poet Shawn Aveningo Sanders hosts a poetry reading featuring Oregon poets Beth Bonness and Mimi German and poet Sam Love. 4 p.m. Feb. 12, via The Poetry Box. Join here.

Books With Pictures hosts a “Date Night” edition of Book Fair For Grown-ups, featuring comics and beer. 6-9 p.m. Feb. 12, Leikam Brewing, 5812 E. Burnside St., Portland. Vaccination cards required for entry.

portland illustrator Kellogg Jacket holds a storytime featuring her new picture book, “Some Days: A Tale of Love, Ice Cream, and My Mom’s Chronic Illness,” written by Julie A Stamm. 11 a.m. Feb. 15, via Green Bean Books. Watch here.

Author dana schwartz discusses her historical fantasy novel “Anatomy: A Love Story” with Victoria Aveyard, author of the Red Queen series. 5 p.m. Feb. 15, via Powell’s Books. Register here.

portland author Anita Kelly presents their novel “Love & Other Disasters” in a reading with author Timothy Janovsky (“Never Been Kissed”) and Oregon author Alison Cochrun (“The Charm Offensive”). 7 pm Feb. 15, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.

Author Fran Lebowitz appears in “An Evening With Fran Lebowitz,” moderated by luke burbank, host of the public radio variety show Live Wire. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway. Tickets start at $29.50; buy at

Author Lisa see, whose latest historical novel is “The Island of Sea Women,” gives a virtual talk on “The Story Behind the Stories.” 7:30 pm Feb. 16, via Portland’s Voices Lecture Series. $49; order tickets here.

Author Alexander Zambra discusses his novel “Chilean Poet” with translator Megan McDowell and fellow author Daniel Alarcon. 5 pm Feb. 17 via Powell’s Books. Register here.

Brit Bennett, author of the best-selling novels “The Mothers” and “The Vanishing Half,” appears as the third speaker in Literary Arts’ 2021-22 Portland Arts & Lecture series. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland. Limited number of non-subscription tickets, $29, ticket provides access to either in-person event or remote livestream; buy at

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