Sunday, January 11, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Tuesday, January 13
For many people, the start of a new year means writing a list of new goals or dreams to accomplish. Is there always something holding you back from realizing these dreams? Raphael Cushnir reads from his new book, The Thing Holding You Back, at Powell's Cedar Hills. Cushnir believes that people must break through and connect with the emotions related to their specific dreams in order to accomplish them. Attend the reading to hear the discussion of Cushnir's guiding principles; you may see your dreams in a new light.
Where: Powell's at Cedar Hills, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.; Beaverton, OR 97005
When: 7:00pm
For more info, visit or call 503-228-4651

Date: Tuesday, January 13
Join friends and fans of the late Oregon poet laureate William Stafford for a commemorative reading at Annie Bloom's Books. Featured readers include Annie Lighthart, Melissa Madenski, and the host Jessica Lamb. Audience members are encouraged to bring copies of their favorite Stafford poems and, after the reading, may read their selected poems.
Where: Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219
When: 7:30pm
Cost: Free
For more info, visit, or call 503-246-0053

Date: Wednesday, January 14
Explore the mind of an 18th century radical thinker, Joseph Priestley, who played important roles in varied activities such as founding the Unitarian Church and inventing club soda. Author Steven Johnson reads from his biography of Priestley, The Invention of Air at Powell's City of Books.
Where: Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
When: 7:30pm
For more info, visit or call 503-228-4651

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