Friday, April 10, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Thursday, April 16
Poets John Isles and Kristen Hanlon will be at Lewis & Clark College for a poetry reading. John Isles is the author of Inverse Sky and Ark, and coeditor of the Baltics section of New European Poets. Kristen Hanlon’s chapbook, Proximity Talks, was published in 2005. Her poetry has appeared in the Colorado Review, Puerto del Sol, VOLT and the New Orleans Review. This event is co-sponsored by Watzek Library Special Collections. Refreshments will be served!
When: 3:00pm
Where: Lewis & Clark College, Pamplin Society Room
Cost: Free
For more information, please contact Dyann Alkire at 503-768-7405 or visit

Date: Thursday, April 16
Leading up to this weekend’s Stumptown Comics Fest, learn about webcomics with Carolyn Main, freelance cartoonist. Her webcomics include the sci-fi epic “Personal Mission” and the gags of “Quickies” as well as some short animation and comedies.
When: 4:30-5:30pm
Where: Multnomah Central Library, U.S. Bank Room
Cost: Free
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Date: Friday, April 17
Another Stumptown Comics Fest event is “Zinesters Talking” with Hellen Jo and Dunja Jankovic. Hellen Jo is the author of Jin and Jam #1, a comic about suburban teens. Most recently, she wrote and drewthe short ghost story “Diamond Heights” for the serial comics anthology Papercutter. Dunja Jankovic is the author of Department of Art, a story about time and procrastination very reminiscent of Kafka. Department of Art was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic in 2008.
When: 4:30-5:30om
Where: Central Library, U.S. Bank Room
Cost: Free
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Date: Saturday, April 18
Author Matt Love will be at the Multnomah Central Library as part of their “Writers Talking” series. Love is the editor of the Beaver State Trilogy and Citadel of the Spirit: Oregon’s Sesquicentennial Anthology as well as the founder of the Nestucca Spit Press. Love also writes the “Lost Northwest Books” column for The Oregonian and contributes to Bear Deluxe and Oregon Coast Today.
When: 1-2:30pm
Where: Central Library, U.S. Bank Room
Cost: Free
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