Friday, April 03, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Sunday, April 5
MAD Magazine Senior Editor Joe Raiola will be discussing First Amendment issues, including the effects of 9/11 on free speech. Raiola will also trace MAD’s history with a one-of-a-kind slide presentation spotlighting many of MAD’s most controversial covers and articles.
When: 12:30-1:45pm
Where Multnomah Central Library, U.S. Bank Room
Cost: Free tickets for seating will be available 30 minutes prior to the program.
*This event will occur a second time on Tuesday, April 7 from 6:30-7:45pm at the Midland Library*
For more information, check out the events page at

Date: Tuesday, April 7
Phillip Knightly and Thomas Ricks will be at Lewis & Clark College as part of the 47th International Affairs Symposium to discuss different issues with journalism, the military, and how much information is too much information. The title of their lecture is “Black and White and Read All Over: Embedding Journalists with Modern Warriors.”
When: 7pm
Where: Lewis & Clark College, Templeton Student Center, Council Chambers
Cost: Free
For more information, please contact Amy Timmins at 503-768-7630 or visit the International Affairs Symposium website at

Date: Thursday, April 9
Poet Matthew Dickman will be at Reed College as part of their Visiting Writers Series. Dickman’s first collection of poetry, All American Poem, won the 2008 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry while his chapbook, Amigos, was published in 2007 by Q Ave Press. His poetry also appears in Tin House, the Clackamas Literary Review, Agni Online, and The New Yorker.
When: 6:30pm
Where: Reed College, Psychology 105
Cost: Free
For more information, visit

Date: Thursday, April 9
Join VoiceCatcher poets for a National Poetry Month reading at the Looking Glass Bookstore! This event will feature readings from the new VoiceCatcher anthology. The poet line-up has yet to be announced, so be sure to check the Looking Glass events page for more information!
When: 7pm
Where: Looking Glass Bookstore, 7983 SE 13th Ave
Cost: Free
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