Friday, March 20, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Saturday, March 21
Marc Acito, author, singer, and humorist, will be at the Multnomah County Central Library talking about his latest novel, Attack of the Theater People, the sequel to his debut novel How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship and Musical Theater. Acito, due to his comic nature and “booming voice,” is also a favorite on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Live Wire Radio.
When: 1-2:30pm
Where: Central Library, U.S. Bank Room
Cost: Free
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Date: Monday, March 23
Annette White-Parks will be at the Looking Glass Bookstore discussing her latest book Cutting from the Viola: Traveling with My Scots Grannies. She will chat about the process of collecting stories and combining everything through the narrative voice. She is currently retired and a Professor Emeriti of English from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She is the author of many pieces in different journals and newspapers, as well as the author of such books as A Gathering of Voices on the Asian American Experience and When Grownups Were Children.
When: 7pm
Where: Looking Glass Bookstore, 7983 SE 13th Ave
Cost: Free
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Date: Wednesday, March 25
Terry Tempest Williams, author and editor of fifteen books, including her memoir Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, will be at lecturing as part of Portland Arts & Lecture series. Tempest, who also contributes to The New Yorker and The New York Times, is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Literay Fellowship, and the Wallace Stegner Award from the Center for the American West. She currently occupies herself as the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah.
When: 7:30pm
Where: Newmark Theater
Cost: $12 and $15 through the PCPA box office or Ticketmaster
For more information, check out the special events page at

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