Friday, May 29, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Saturday, May 30
Powell's is hosting Localvores: Preparing Local Food and Eating Locally at the Farmer's Market. En route to loading up on locally grown produce, graze a selection of books on the subject. Timber Press Editor-in-Chief Tom Fischer, author of Perennial Companions, and Tami Parr, author of Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest: A Discovery Guide, will be in attendance.
When: 8:30am - 2pm
Where: South Park Blocks at PSU or 850 SW Main St. Portland OR
Cost: Free
Visit Powell's events online or call 503-241-0032 for more information.

Date: Tuesday, June 2
It's beginning to look a lot like summer, especially if Emily Dickinson has anything to say about it. And she does! Just a sample:

“Like Petals from a Rose –
When suddenly across the June
A Wind with fingers – goes –"

The Belmont Library invites readers and listeners to enjoy Emily Dickinson's poems and letters celebrating summer. Hosted by Holly Springfield, meditation teacher and Dickinson reader, and Ellen Louise Hart, Dickinson editor, specializing in prosody and manuscript study.
When: 6:30 - 7:30p
Where: Belmont Library, 1038 SE 39th Ave. Portland OR
Cost: Free
There are more details at the Multnomah County Library Events site or call 503-988-5382.

Date: Thursday, June 4
Mariachi! Tapas! Tequila! Three good reasons to mark your calendars for the Portland Latino Gay Pride 2009 kick-off event, Voz Alta (Out Loud). The Miracle Theater will host the celebration, described as a "fusion of gay and Latino folklore, poetry, history and music." For the literary celebrant: "Poems by Chicana contemporaries, including [playwright, poet and essayist] Cherrie Moraga, will be fused with classic works by Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca and others as traditional Mexican folktales blend into real-life stories from Portland’s Latino gay community."
When: Opening reception at 6:30pm, performance begins at 8pm
Where: Miracle Theater, 525 SE Stark St 97214 Portland OR
Cost: Free
The RACC calendar has more information as does the Latino Gay Pride website. Preview Cherrie Moraga's work.

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