Friday, February 13, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Tuesday, February 17
Celebrating their 25th year, Portland Arts & Lectures will be commemorating their milestone with reporter, humorist, poet, and longtime supporter Calvin Trillin who had the honor of being Portland Arts & Lectures' first speaker back in 1984. He is a former reporter for the Times as well as the New Yorker, a current columnist and weekly poet for the Nation, and author of a wide variety of books. This event is sponsored by The Oregonian.
When: 7:30
Where: Newmark Theater
Cost: $25, $35, $55 through PCPA box office or Ticketmaster
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Date: Thursday, February 19
It’s that time again! The Third Thursday Community Writing Workshop hosted by HOTLIPS Pizza and Write Around Portland is back. Breakfast pastries, coffee, and tea will be served as you experience the joy of community writing!
When: 9am-11am
Where: HOTLIPS Pizza, 2211 SE Hawthorne
Cost: $25 suggested donation. Proceeds go directly toward funding Write Around Portland workshops and programs for people affected by HIV/AIDS, veterans living with PTSD, survivors of domestic violence, people living with mental illness, homeless youth, and many others. Pre-registration is encouraged, so please email with your name, phone number, and date of the workshop you would like to attend.
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Date: Thursday, February 19
Come support a local novelist and journalist! Katherine Dunn, author of Shadow Boxers and Geek Love will be having a fiction reading at Lewis & Clark College. One Ring Circus, a collection of her essays on boxing, will appear in May of this year. This event is co-sponsored by Watzek Library Special Collections and the Lewis & Clark English Department. Refreshments will be served!
When: 7pm
Where: Lewis & Clark College, Manor House, Armstrong Lounge
Cost: Free
For more information, please contact Dyann Alkire at 503-768-7405 or visit the Lewis & Clark English Department Web site.

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