Bits & Pieces
Le Guin tribute
A big event for a Portland legend is taking place next week. Literary Arts and Ursula K. Le Guin's family are paying tribute to the late Portand author.
Writers and friends will gather for the public event, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway.
It's free to attend, but check www.literary-arts.org for ticket availability. The list of guests includes Margaret Atwood (by video), Molly Gloss, Walidah Imarisha, Jonathan Lethem, Kelly Link, China Mieville and Daniel Jose Older. Andrea Schulz, Le Guin's editor at Viking Books, and Julie Phillips, Le Guin's biographer, also will speak at the tribute.
The event will be livestreamed and recorded for rebroadcast on the Literary Arts podcast, "The Archive Project."
Le Guin, who died Jan. 22 at age 88, published 21 novels, 11 volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, 12 books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation. She was involved with Literary Arts for 31 years.
Portland Saturday Market
The nation's largest continuous arts and crafts market opens its 45th season June 23-24, with a two-day celebration including numerous activities, daily giveaways and artist demontrations, as well as the market's talented artisans and their handcrafted wares. There'll also be an international food court and local musicians.
It'll be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at 2 S.W. Naito Parkway, at Waterfront Park and Ankeny Plaza. For more: www.Facebook.com/PortlandSaturdayMarket.
• The best silent films made by kids up to age 20, accompanied by live music, make up the International Youth Silent Film Festival Awards, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
• The "Native Wisdom: People of the Oregon Interior" film screening and community consultation takes place at Hollywood Theatre at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10. There'll also be screenings of independent Native short films and a question-answer session with Native artist and filmmaker Laronn Katchia.
For more: www.hollywoodtheatre.org.
The empowerment lectures series will return to Portland with a star-studded lineup of famous women:
• Retired Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, Oct. 3, "The Art of Tough"
• Former president's daughter/author/TV personality Jenna Bush Hager, Nov. 7, "An Evening With Jenna Bush Hager"
• Food writer Ruth Reichl, Feb. 6, 2019, "Bouncing Back: How to Make the Next Course Your Best"
• Writer Isabel Wilkerson, April 10, 2019, "The Warmth of Other Suns"
The Voices lectures take place at Tiffany Center, 1410 S.W. Morrison St., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $169 series, $219 reserved series, www.voicesinc.com.