Speak Now: Arya Shahi & Jen St. Jude

Portland Parks Foundation Park Stage 1010 SW Park Ave, Portland, 97205

Arya Shahi has written a bold novel-in-verse starring a Persian American teen navigating his first crush, his family’s post-9/11 dynamics, and the role of language in defining who we are. Jen St. Jude's debut from about queer first love and mental health at the end of the world-and the importance of saving yourself, no matter what tomorrow may hold. Moderated by Aiden Thomas.