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

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Events are free and virtual unless otherwise noted.

Oregon author Guadalupe Garcia McCall presents her new middle grade suspense novel, “The Keeper.” 2 p.m. Feb. 12, Barnes & Noble Bridgeport Village, 7227 S.W. 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 Chamisa Kellogg 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 p.m. 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 S.W. 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 p.m. Feb. 16, via Portland’s Voices Lecture Series. $49; order tickets here.

Author Alejandro Zambra discusses his novel “Chilean Poet” with translator Megan McDowell and fellow author Daniel Alarcón. 5 p.m. 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 S.W. 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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