NBF Presents: An Afternoon with the National Book Awards

First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR

2023 National Book Award Longlisters, Finalists, and potential Winners come together for readings and conversation in advance of the 74th National Book Awards.

Past & Present: Oliver de la Paz & Paisley Rekdal

Portland'5 Brunish Theatre 111 SW Broadway Ave, Portland, OR

Oliver de la Paz eloquently invokes the perseverance and myth of the Filipino diaspora in America. Paisley Rekdal draws a powerful, necessary connection between the completion of the transcontinental railroad and the Chinese Exclusion Act. Moderated by Eric Tran.