Friday, August 29, 2008

Portland Literary Events

Date: Sunday, August 31
Nathan Hoover and Jay Twenge will present a performance-art walking tour around downtown Portland. Weather permitting.
Where: Front Avenue between Southwest Harrison and Northwest Glisan (Look for a guy with an electric guitar by the Steel Bridge.)
When: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info: (503) 296-5749 or http://wweek.com/events/words

Date: Tuesday, September 2
During the September meeting of Willamette Writers, author Jeannie Shortridge will give a talk on the 10 most common writing rules and how to break them.
Where: The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
When: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free for members; $5 for guests of members and students; $10 for all others
For more info: http://www.willamettewriters.com/

Date: Tuesday, September 2
Rio Safari will read from “scenes from a gay man’s life,” and Femme Affinity will read from Femmes Unite! This event is part of the Zinesters Talking series.
Where: Hollywood Public Library, 4040 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, OR 97212
When: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info: (503) 988-5391

Date: Wednesday, September 3
S. M. Stirling will read The Scourge of God.
Where: Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Portland, OR 97005
When: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info: http://www.powells.com

Date: Wednesday, September 3
Josh Frank will read from In Heaven Everything Is Fine.
Where: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
When: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info: http://www.powells.com

Date: Thursday, September 4
James D. Thayer presents Portland Forest Hikes: Twenty Close-In Wilderness Walks.
Where: Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
When: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info: http://www.powells.com

Date: Thursday, September 4
Kristine Virsis will present her silkscreen prints. The show runs until the end of September.
Where: Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak Street, Portland, OR 97205
When: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info: http://www.readingfrenzy.com

Date: Friday, September 5
Bikes. Bikes. Bikes. And more bikes. Attend a workshop to learn about bike commuting (5:30 p.m.). Watch a tire-changing demonstration and ask questions about bike maintenance (6:30 p.m.). Listen to a talk about Oregon’s bicycle movement by Ray Thomas, author of Pedal Power.
Where: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
When: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info: http://www.powells.com

Date: Friday, September 5
Looking Glass Bookstore will host an open house with live music by Matt Bergstrom’s Gypsy Jazz Trio.
Where: Looking Glass Bookstore, 7983 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202
When: 6:30-9 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info: http://www.lookinglassbook.com

Date: Saturday, September 6
Storytelling with Sy James.
Where: Looking Glass Bookstore, 7983 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202
When: 10:00 a.m.
Cost: Free
For more info: http://www.lookinglassbook.com

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