Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Everybody Reads 2022: Mira Jacob

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Celebrate the power of books to create a stronger community by attending the 2022 Everybody Reads author event with Mira Jacob!

In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present a lecture by author Mira Jacob as the culminating event of Everybody Reads 2022. This year’s programming will center on Jacob’s illustrated memoir, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

With the selection of Good Talk, Everybody Reads 2022 offers an opportunity to explore the complex issues surrounding growing up as a brown-skinned person in America. Set post-9/11 and pre-Trump election, the book begins with a conversation between Jacob and her half-Indian, half-Jewish six-year-old son, who asks her if white people are afraid of brown people. Both heartbreaking and hilarious, Good Talk explores racism, love, belonging, and family, and the conversations we need to have to heal.

About the author: 

Mira Jacob is a novelist, memoirist, illustrator, and cultural critic. Her graphic memoir Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, named a New York Times Notable Book, as well as a best book of the year by TimeEsquirePublisher’s Weekly, and Library Journal. It is currently in development as a television series with Film 44.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Electric Literature, Tin House, Literary Hub, Guernica, Vogue, and the Telegraph.  She is currently the visiting professor at MFA Creative Writing program at The New School, and a founding faculty member of the MFA Program at Randolph College.

Thank you to our sponsors:

A to Z Wineworks; Mo & Dori King, in honor of Marshon P. King; and Wells Fargo

Additional support provided by:

AHA; OPB; and The Oregonian

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