Upcoming Events

Literary Women & Wine Book Club

Thursday, February 3rd | 5 pm in the wine room at Raven Cafe

Michaela Carter, an author and frontlist buyer for the Peregrine will facilitate this book club with a focus on the best new releases of literary fiction. The group will be discussing Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen.

 

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An Evening with Terry Tempest Williams

Friday, February 11th | 6 pm   ONLINE

The Literary Southwest Online in conjunction with Peregrine Book Company presents an evening with Terry Tempest Williams. Terry Tempest Williams, like her writing, cannot easily be categorized. She's an acclaimed writer of non-fiction, essays, and memoir, and an environmentalist, activist, and conservationist who has testified before Congress on women's health issues, been a guest at the White House, has camped in the remote regions of Utah and Alaska wildernesses, and currently is writer-in-residence at the Harvard Divinity School. Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, she is the author of a number of beloved books, among them Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Finding Beauty in a Broken World; and When Women Were Birds. Her book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks, which honored the centennial of the National Park Service, was a New York Times bestseller, and also won the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association 2016 Reading the West Book Award. Her most recent book is Erosion: Essays of Undoing, a collection of wide-ranging essays that explore the many forms of erosion we face.


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In Conversation with Susan DeFreitas Discussing Her Latest Book

Thursday, February 17th | 7 pm *ONLINE*

Named for the anarchist utopia in Ursula K. Le Guin’s science fiction classic The DispossessedDispatches from Anarres embodies the anarchic spirit of Portland, Oregon, Le Guin’s hometown, while paying tribute to her enduring vision.

Fonda Lee’s “Old Souls” explores the role of violence and redemption across time and space; Rachael K. Jones’s “The Night Bazaar for Women Turning into Reptiles”  touches on gender oppression and a woman’s right to choose; Molly Gloss’s “Wenonah’s Gift” imagines coming-of-age in a post-collapse culture determined to avoid past wrongs; and Lidia Yuknavitch’s “Neuron” reveals that fairy tales may, in fact, be the best way to understand the paradoxes of science. Other contributors include Curtis Chen, Kesha Ajọsẹ-Fisher, Juhea Kim, Tina Connolly, David D. Levine, Leni Zumas, Rene Denfeld, and Michelle Ruiz Keil, with a foreword by David Naimon, co-author (with Le Guin) of Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing. In stories that range from fantasy to sci fi to realism, some of Portland’s most vital voices have come together to celebrate Ursula K. Le Guin’s lasting legacy and influence on that most subversive of human faculties: the imagination.

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