Friday, February 27, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Tuesday, March 3
Opening night of the Second Annual Rise Above Art & Writing Exhibit! Refreshments will be provided and the reception starts at 6:30, so come on out and support such talented teens! Look for copies of the first Rise Above zine, titled Our World, containing poems, short stories, and artwork created by teens in the program. The exhibit will be on display through March 31.
When: 6:30
Where: Walters Cultural Art Center
Cost: Free
For more information, please email or visit the Hillsboro Community Arts page at

Date: Wednesday, March 4
Randy Shaw, author of Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century, will be at the Multnomah County Central Library as part of their “Writers Talking” series.
When: 6-7:30pm
Where: Central Library, Collins Gallery
Cost: Free
For more information, check out the Multnomah County Library events page at

Date: Thursday, March 5
Poet D.A. Powell will be at Lewis & Clark College reading from his new book of poetry, Chronic. Powell’s books of poetry include Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails, a finalist for the PEN West, Lambda, Publishers’ Triangle, and National Book Critics Circle Awards. He has received a Paul Engle Fellowship from the James Michener Center, a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, Academy of American Poets Prize, and the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America.
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

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