The Portland Book Festival kicks off online this Thursday with an appearance from prolific author Jess Walter, who will discuss his buzzy new historical fiction book Cold Millions. Its one of the few not-free events of the festival, but tickets include a copy of the book.
The Portland Book Festival kicks off online this Thursday with an appearance from prolific author Jess Walter, who will discuss his buzzy new historical fiction book Cold Millions. It's one of the few not-free events of the festival, but tickets include a copy of the book. Factory Town on Vimeo

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For when you need a break from refreshing your Twitter feed and studying infographics this election week, choose from our picks for online events in every genre—from Comedy Crossing: The Animal Crossing Standup Comedy Show to a concert with Patty Griffin benefitting Revolution Hall, and from the Portland Book Festival to HUMP! Greatest Hits, Volume 2. Plus, peruse our complete in-person and streaming calendars, and look out for a roundup of socially distanced things to do in the flesh this weekend.

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Laura Veirs
In 2016, fresh off a collaborative album and tour with a supergroup rounded out by Neko Case and k.d. lang, Portland singer/songwriter Laura Veirs went on to write a picture book chronicling the life of American folk legend Elizabeth Cotten. This is all to say that Viers is cool and we like her. Join her for a show on Music Millennium's virtual stage.

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