Kristin Cast and PC Cast, Kelly Barnhill, J. Kenji López-Alt, more: 17 Oregon literary events

Events are free and virtual unless otherwise noted.

Author julie leung gives a virtual reading of her children’s picture biography, “The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee,” about the first Chinese American woman to fly for the US military. This is a Lake Oswego Reads event tied to this year’s title, C Pam Zhang‘s “How Much of These Hills Is Gold,” a Chinese American gold rush tale. 10 am April 2, via Lake Oswego Public Library. Register here.

portland author Jonathan Case launches his new all-ages environmental graphic novel, “Little Monarchs.” 1 pm April 2, Books With Pictures, 1401 SE Division St., Portland.

Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill discusses her new children’s fantasy novel, “The Ogress and the Orphans,” with Oregon author William Ritter. 5 p.m. April 4, via Powell’s Books. Register here.

portland author adam sawyer presents his new book, “Urban Hikes Oregon: A Guide to the State’s Greatest Urban Hiking Adventures.” 7 p.m. April 4, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.

oregon fantasy authors PC Cast and Kristin Cast present the next title in their young adult Sisters of Salem series, “Omens Bite.” 7 pm April 4, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.

Author Michael D Beil presents his middle grade mystery “The Swallowtale Legacy.” 11 a.m. April 5, via Green Bean Books. Join here.

This year’s Oregon Book Awards finalists in graphic literature Breena Bard, Cat Farris, Matt Fraction and steve lieber, Sarah Mirk and Aron Nels Steinke — read from their work. 7 p.m. April 5, via Literary Arts. Register here.

local author Caroline Kurtz discusses her new memoir, “Today is Tomorrow,” about her teaching and peace work in South Sudan, with her sister, children’s author Jane Kurtz. 7 pm April 5, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.

Dylan Brown discusses his new book, “Conversations with People Who Hate Me: 12 Things I Learned from Talking to Internet Strangers,” with author Ashley C Ford. 5 p.m. April 6, via Powell’s Books. Register here.

Portland author (and former Oregonian film critic) shawn levy discusses his new book, “In on the Joke: The Original Queens of Standup Comedy,” with Portland author Chelsea Caine. 7 pm April 6, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.

oregon author R. Gregory Nokes presents his book “Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon.” This is a Lake Oswego Reads event tied to this year’s title, C Pam Zhang‘s “How Much of These Hills Is Gold,” a Chinese American gold rush tale. 7 p.m. April 6, Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego. Also via Zoom; register here.

portland author Philip Margolin presents the latest title in his Portland-set Robin Lockwood mystery series, “The Darkest Place.” 7 pm April 6, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.

oregon poets John Sibley-Williams, Ashley Toliver and Amy Zimmerman and poet Sara Lupita Olivares presents a National Poetry Month reading. 7 pm April 7, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.

the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library and The Book Corner hold a secondhand book and media sale. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 7-9; fill a bag for $5, noon-5:30 pm April 10, Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St., Beaverton.

Chloe Cooper Jones discusses her new memoir, “Easy Beauty,” with Portland author lydia kiesling. 7 pm April 7, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.

food writer J. Kenji Lopez-Alt discusses his new cookbook, “The Wok: Recipes and Techniques,” with TV writer and producer Bill Oakley. 6 pm April 8, via Powell’s Books, Everett West, 914 NW Everett St., Portland. $50, includes a copy of the book, eventbrite.com.

Author Leslie Kirk Campbell discusses her story collection “The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs” with Portland author Whitney Otto. 7 pm April 8, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton.

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