Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Everybody Reads: Mitchell Jackson

Get ready for a lively, community discussion on issues that matter. In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is pleased to present Mitchell Jackson, author of The Residue Years, which was selected as Multnomah County Library’s 13th annual community reading project.

A Portland native, Jackson received his MA in writing from Portland State University and an MFA in creative writing from New York University, where he currently teaches. He has received fellowships from the Urban Artist Initiative and The Center For Fiction, while also winning the Hurston Wright Foundation’s award for college writers.

Before rising to fame in the literary world, Jackson came of age in a Portland neighborhood notorious for drugs and social unrest. The Residue Years highlights important social issues that circled around our city during the 1990s—some of which are still relevant today. In their review of The Residue Years, O Magazine describes Jackson as “a fresh new voice in fiction.”

Celebrate the power of books to create a stronger community by attending the 2015 Everybody Reads event with Mitchell Jackson. Check Multnomah County Library’s event calendar for special community programming leading up to this event and pick up your copy of The Residue Years at your neighborhood library early next year.

Special pricing available for groups of 8 or more through the Literary Arts box office. Head to for more information.

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