Carolyn Moore Reading Series set to return to Cascade Campus this November

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Carolyn Moore Reading series Cover to Cover features three writers: Jose Hernandez Diaz, Jae Nichelle, and Emily Prado. November 1st at 6:30 p.m. on Cascade Campus in MAHB Auditorium. 705 N Killingsworth ST.

The Portland Book Festival’s “Cover to Cover” Carolyn Moore Reading Series is returning to Portland Community College.

This year’s second-annual event features acclaimed poet-residents Jose Hernandez Diaz and Jae Nichelle, along with future resident, non-fiction writer Emilly Prado. This reading series is at 6:30 p.m.,  Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Moriarty Auditorium, Cascade Campus at 705 N. Killingsworth St. It is free and open to the public. The PCC Humanities & Arts Council is providing live music and refreshments.

“This is a one-of-a-kind program that brings three stellar authors to the Carolyn Moore Reading Series,” said Justin Rigamonti, coordinator of the PCC Carolyn Moore Writers Residency Program.

Meet the writers:

  • Jose Hernandez Diaz is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and the author of “The Fire Eater” and the forthcoming, “Bad Mexican, Bad American.” He writes, edits, and teaches in Southeast Los Angeles.
  • Jae Nichelle, Louisiana born and Portland-based, is the author of the poetry collection “God Themselves” and the chapbook “The Porch (As Sanctuary).”  The inaugural poetry winner of the John Lewis Writing Award from the Georgia Writers Association, her poetry has appeared in “Best New Poets 2020.”
  • Emilly Prado is a writer, DJ, and educator living in Portland with roots in the San Francisco Bay Area and Michoacán, Mexico. Winner of the 2022 Pacific Northwest Book Award, she is the author of “Funeral for Flaca.” Emilly moonlights as DJ Mami Miami with Noche Libre, the Latiné DJ collective she co-founded.

The Carolyn Moore Writing Residency consists of three-to-eight-week terms at the Carolyn Moore Writers House in Tigard, offering established and emerging writers concentrated time to focus on developing a written work. View the 2023-24 residents. The Residency is the first of its kind to be hosted by a community college in the United States.

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