Member News: Livestream Reading, Jason Tanamor with Grace Talusan

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Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Jason Tanamor for a livestream reading from his latest novel, Vampires of Portlandia. He will be in conversation with Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers.

Jason Tanamor is the critically acclaimed author of the novels Anonymous and Drama Dolls. His new novel Vampires of Portlandia is an urban fantasy about Filipino folklore – aswang – for young adults and adults. His writings have appeared in more than 250 publications. He’s interviewed personalities such as Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Pete Rose, and Dane Cook, and has covered U.S. President Barack Obama. According to, Tanamor is “ranked” in the Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author poll. Tanamor is married and has a family of fur children. He currently lives and works in the Portland, Oregon area.

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Grace Talusan was born in the Philippines and raised in New England. She graduated from Tufts University and the MFA Program in Writing at UC Irvine. She is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She taught writing for many years at Tufts University and Grub Street. Currently, Talusan is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University.

Thursday, January 7, 2021 – 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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