Friday, April 17, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: April 20 & 21
The Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brings authors to the Corvallis Public Library and the Newport Public Library for a reading and book signing. This year’s authors are: Neil Browne, finalist in nonfiction for The World in Which We Occur; Ehud Havazelet, winner of the Ken Kesey Award in fiction for Bearing the Body; and Sara Ryan, a co-winner of the Leslie Bradshaw Award for young adult literature for The Rules for Hearts. This event is open to the public.
When: 7pm (both nights)
Where: Corvallis Public Library (April 20) and Newport Public Library (April 21)
Cost: Free
For more information, visit the Oregon Book Awards page at

Date: April 21
As part of the Multnomah County Library’s Lecture, “Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature Neighbors: The World Next Door,” Bernard Malamud’s novel The Assistant is the next topic of discussion. Mulamud’s 1957 novel follows Brooklyn grocery owner Morris Bober and his bizarre friendship with Frank Alpine. Join Dr. Laura Leibman, associate professor of English and Humanities at Reed College, for this discussion series. Interested readers are encouraged to register and pick up a copy of the book at the Popular Library reference desk at the Central Library.
When: 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Multnomah County Central Library, U.S. Bank Room
Cost: Free
For more information, check out

Date: April 21
Students in Mary Szybist’s Advanced Poetry Writing courses will be reading the poetry they wrote and developed throughout the semester. A limited number of broadsides will be available to those in attendance. This event is always popular and crowded, so be sure to arrive early for a seat!
When: 7pm
Where: Lewis & Clark College, Manor House, Armstrong Lounge
Cost: Free
For more information, check out the events page on the English Department site at or contact Dyann Alkire at 503-768-7405

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