“Beverly Cleary’s Neighborhood”

presented by

Eric Kimmel, Award-Winning Children’s Author

Sybilla A. Cook, author of “Walking Portland”

part of

Oregon Encyclopedia Literary History Night Series

  • Monday, July 7
  • 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. event |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

“Beverly Cleary’s Neighborhood”

Content

In this OE Literary History Night, Eric A. Kimmel and Sybilla Cook will focus on the life of children’s author Beverly Cleary. A related slide show will present the places important in her life and in her books. The thrill for Portlanders is realizing that these famous books are not based on a generic town. They are set in a real place – Portland, Oregon! If you know the neighborhood, it is not hard to spot where the episodes in the stories took place.

Oregon Encyclopedia Literary History Night Series

The Oregon Encyclopedia and McMenamins are pleased to introduce a new series that highlights Oregon authors and poets, running from May through August 2014.

Upcoming Oregon Encyclopedia Literary History Night Series programs include:

June 2, 2014
“William Stafford: A Life of Poetry”
presented by Paulann Petersen & Paul Merchant

July 7, 2014
“Beverly Cleary’s Neighborhood”
presented by Eric A. Kimmel