Alton Brown, Marlon James, Jennifer Egan, C. Pam Zhang, more: 17 Oregon literary events

Events are free and virtual unless otherwise indicated.

Tigard author Carrie Tillotson launches her 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, Steinke’s “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 her comedic 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 hold the 2022 Oregon Book Awards ceremony, honoring top accomplishments in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult literature, and graphic literature. portland author Kesha Ajose-Fisher, who 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; literary-arts.org.

Author Marlon James discusses the second book in his Dark Star fantasy trilogy, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” with 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 his 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 memoir-in-essays, “Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives,” with 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 her Portland food cart mystery series, “Double Shot Death,” with Portland mystery author Angela M Sanders. 7 pm April 26, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.

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

Author melissa chadburn discusses her debut novel, “A Tiny Upward Shove,” with Portland author vanessa veselka. 7 p.m. April 27, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.

Journalist and author A. J. 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 magician, puzzle creator and author David Kwong. 5 p.m. April 28, via Powell’s Books. Register here.

Author Jennifer Egan presents her 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 her 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 the 2022 Verseland! Youth Poetry Slam Championship. 7 p.m. April 28, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway. Tickets start at $10; literary-arts.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, gives 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 talk will be livestreamed on the Lake Oswego Public Library’s YouTube channel and on Tualatin Valley Cable Television’s Channel 30 and website.

portland author Emmeline Duncan discusses the second title in her Portland food cart mystery series, “Double Shot Death,” with 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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