Friday, March 13, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Sunday, March 15
Come to the Writers Resource Fair, hosted by the Central Library, and discover the different resources and opportunities available for the local writer! The John Wilson Special Collection will be open from 1-3pm, showcasing the library’s amazing rare books and manuscripts in their environmentally controlled room. Many different organizations (including Indigo!) will be present to offer support and to chat about different opportunities for writers in the region. Come chat, enjoy refreshments, and bask in the glory of Portland’s literary community!
Where: Multnomah County Central Library, Downtown Portland
Time: noon-3pm
Cost: Free
For more information, visit the Multnomah County Library website at

Date: Sunday, March 15
Lemony Snicket, bestselling author of the Series of Unfortunate Events, will be at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing signing copies of his new book The Composer Is Dead, which comes with a CD featuring Snicket’s own narration and original music performed by the San Francisco Symphony (only the new book is eligible for signing). Illustrator Carson Ellis, best known for her cover art for The Decemberists, will also be present.
Where: Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
Time: 2pm
Cost: $17.99 and include admission and a copy of The Composer Is Dead. Tickets can be purchases at Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing, online, or by calling 503-288-4651. There are only 300 tickets, so be sure to purchases yours ASAP!
For more information, check out the calendar page at

Date: Monday, March 16
Powell’s 2nd annual Smallpressapalooza is finally here! Celebrating Small Press Month with a five-hour marathon of readings from local and national small press publications, read by the authors themselves. This event is co-sponsored by the Independent Publishing Resource Center.
Where: Powell’s City of Books on Burnside
Time: 5-10pm
Cost: Free
For a complete list of the authors and a schedule for readings, visit the events calendar at

Date: Tuesday, March 17
Scott Simon, NPR radio personality and award-winning journalist, will be featured as part of the Literary Arts Lecture Series presented by Portland Arts & Lectures. He is the author of three novels, his latest entitled Windy City, and two others, a memoir and a study on Jackie Robinson.
Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $12-$28; tickets sold through the PCPA box office and Ticketmaster
For more information, check out the events calendar at

Date: Thursday, March 19
Indigo Editing & Publications and Ink-Filled Page will be featured on KBOO’s Between the Covers show from 11-11:30am. Tune in to learn about the literary journal publication process and hear from your favorite contributors. We’ll also raffle off a free copy of Ink-Filled Page Anthology 2008 to one person who comments on one of the live-blog posts going on during the show. Be sure to tune in and thanks for the support!
Where: Anywhere you have a radio!
Time: 11-11:30am
Cost: Free!
Be sure to check back in with our blog, Seeing Indigo, for more information later this week!

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