Sunday, November 30, 2008

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Tuesday, December 2
The Willamette Writers host an evening featuring Christina Katz, author of Get Known Before the Book Deal. In this workshop setting, Katz will show participants how to create a writer's platform beyond the basics of churning out a book and hunting for a publisher. According to Katz, a writer should know how to network and publicize themselves, keep up on current trends, and commit 100% to her writing career.
Where: The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave. & Clay, Portland, OR 97201
When: doors open 6:15pm; workshop begins at 7:00pm
Cost: $10 non-members; $5 for guests of members; free for members and college students
For more info, visit or call 503-452-1592

Date: Wednesday, December 3
Join Orlo in celebrating their 15th anniversary! The party is at the Someday Lounge. Enjoy drinks, snacks, music from the folk-blues group Blackwater Collective's debut album, and a glimpse into the organization's new year of influence. Since 1993, the non-profit has shined a light on environmental issues through the creative arts in exhibits, events, and publications.
Where: Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Ave.; Portland, OR 97209
When: 6:30pm
Cost: $5 non-members; free for members
For more info, visit or call 503-248-1030

Date: Friday, December 5
In a city known for its innovative food culture, an evening of readings from Hunger and Thirst: Food Literature will be sure to entice our taste buds. Looking Glass Books will host the book's editor, Nancy Cary, Carlos Reyes and other contributing Northwest writers. The literature and artwork in the book will remind us of the food-filled holiday season underway and what we each bring to the table, edible and otherwise.
Where: Looking Glass Books, 7983 SE 13th Ave.; Portland, OR 97202
When: 7:00pm
Cost: Free
For more info, visit or call 503-227-4760

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