Heather Cox Richardson, Mary Karr, Reyna Grande, more: 16 Oregon literary events

Events are free and virtual unless otherwise noted.

Broadway Books holds a two-day fundraiser for three organizations assisting in Ukraine: CARE, Mercy Corps and HIAS. The store will donate 20% of in-store and online sales April 9-10. Store hours: 10 am-5 pm April 9, 11 am-5 pm April 11, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland. Website: broadwaybooks.net.

Third Street Books holds a one-day fundraiser for Juliette’s House, a child abuse intervention center. The store will donate 15% of sales. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 9, 320 NE Third St., McMinnville.

Waucoma Bookstore is participating in a one-day fundraiser for World Central Kitchen, an international aid organization working to feed refugees within Ukraine and at key border crossings in Poland. The store will donate profits from used books, “blind date with a book” and mystery bags. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 9, 212 Oak St., Hood River.

authors Debbie Hall and Pamela R. Anderson-Bartholet present poetry for children. 2 p.m. April 9, via The Poetry Box. Join here.

Author Sana Balagamwala discusses her new book, “House Number 12 Block Number 3,” with Portland author Karen Carbo. 2 pm April 9, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.

portland author Aron Nels Steinke celebrates the release of “Mr. Wolf’s Class: Snow Day,” the latest title in his graphic novel series about an elementary school classroom. Noon April 9, Books With Pictures, 1401 SE Division St., Portland. This is an outdoor event with masks required that may move indoors.

oregon poet Mimi German reads from her new collection, “Beneath the Gravel Weight of Stars.” 1 p.m. April 10, Revolutions Bookshop, 8713 N. Lombard St., Portland. Masks requested.

Philanthropist Maggie Doyne discusses her memoir, “Between the Mountain and the Sky: A Mother’s Story of Love, Loss, Healing, and Hope,” with Portland author Cheryl Strayed. 7 p.m. April 11, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.

oregon author Carrie Tillotson presents her debut picture book, “Counting to Bananas.” 11 a.m. April 12, via Green Bean Books. Watch here. Also 5 pm April 12, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.

Nurse and author Theresa Brown discusses her new book, “Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient,” with historian Gabriel Winant. 5 p.m. April 12, via Powell’s Books. Register here.

Author Suzanne Roberts discusses her new essay collection, “Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties,” with Oregon author Chelsea Biondolillo. 7 p.m. April 12, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.

historian Heather Cox Richardson, author of “How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America,” appears as part of the Oregon Historical Society’s 2022 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series. 7 p.m. April 12, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland. Tickets start at $36, ohs.org.

poet and memoirist Mary Karr gives Oregon State University’s 2022 Provost’s Lecture. 6 pm April 13. Register here.

oregon poets A.E. Hines, Chrys Tobey and Justin Rigamonti present to reading. 6:30 p.m. April 13, Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St., Portland.

oregon poets Linda Ferguson and Mimi German read from their collections, Ferguson’s “Of the Forest” and German’s “Beneath the Gravel Weight of Stars.” 7 pm April 14, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.

Author Big Queenwho is Mexican American, appears as part of the Beaverton City Library’s Who We Are: Exploring Racial Justice & Identity series. Her books include the new novel “A Ballad of Love and Glory.” 7 p.m. April 14, Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St., Beaverton.

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