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October Rainbow Reads: Thirteens By Alice Kate Marshall

WHAT: October Rainbow Reads: Thirteens by Alice Kate Marshall

It’s time to break out the pumpkins and carving knives, and pick up this month’s Rainbow Reads book! Thirteens is a graphic novel set in the sleepy Oregon town of Eden Eld, where Eleanor has just relocated. As she tries to find her place in a new school and town, she is confronted by mysterious supernatural omens which no one else can apparently see…That is, until Eleanor meets Otto and Pip, who advise her to not let the “wrong things” know she can see them, and never discuss them with the town’s residents.

Despite her desire to “just be normal,” Eleanor finds herself drawn into the supernatural history of the town with her new friends, and they uncover a shocking curse: every thirteenth Halloween, 3 children are taken by the elusive being known as Mr. January, and never seen again. Can the trio break the curse in time? Or will they be Mr. January’s next victims? Pick up Thirteens at the downtown Eugene Public Library to find out!

For those new to Rainbow Reads: Rainbow Reads is a young adult LGBTQIA2S+ book group hosted by Ben Lilley and Becca Hawkins of Transponder in conjunction with Wordcrafters and the Eugene Public Library. All teen readers across the gender and sexuality spectrum are welcome.

Readers can pick up a FREE copy of each month’s book by visiting the teen reception desk in the Eugene Public Library. If the library runs out of physical copies, there are digital versions available by request. 

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4:30-6:00 PM

WHERE: Eugene Public Library, Downtown, 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene OR, 97401

COST: Free


About Wordcrafters in Eugene

Wordcrafters in Eugene is a nonprofit literary arts organization. Our mission: to provide writers with opportunities to strengthen their craft, deepen their connection with literature, and share their knowledge with each other and with future generations Wordcrafters offers classes, workshops, and community gatherings for adults and youth, including creative writing summer camps, an LGBTQIA2S+ book group, monthly workshops for youth, the annual Fiction Fantastic short story contest, and Writers in the Schools residencies for underserved schools in Lane County, as well as StoryHelix, a community storytelling project.

Instagram/Facebook: @Wordcrafters

Date & Time

October 11, 2023

4:30PM - 6:00PM


Eugene Public Library, Downtown - 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR, 97401 100 West 10th Avenue Eugene 97401 OR US

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