Friday, June 19, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Friday thru Sunday, June 19-21

Registration is still open for the
Columbia Gorge Writer's Conference

Join Mountain Writers Series for three days of intense writing in Hood River, Oregon. Experience readings and workshops with award-winning poets and prose writers; nature walks that culminate with medicinal tinctures; moving from field journals to polished narrative; and special sessions on editing and publishing taught by the director of one of the nation's finest university presses.
When: See schedule for details
Where: Columbia Gorge Community College, 1730 College Way, Hood River OR
Cost: See registration site for details
To register and for more information, visit the Mountain Writers Series website. Email or telephone 541-506-6171.

Date: Saturday, June 20
Open House at the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Tour of the center; resources, workshops, services all discussed. Afterward, sign up for a full-blown weekend workshop, Print Camp 2009, June 20-21 or for an introductory class, Altered Books on June 23.
When: 3-4pm
Where: IPRC, 917 SW Oak St. #218, Portland OR
Cost: Tour is free/see site for workshop fees
Visit the IPRC website for further information about the center and the workshops.

Date: Tuesday, June 23
Calling all aspiring and experienced urban farmers! Novella Carpenter is reading from her memoir Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. Carpenter turned a downtown Oakland parking lot into a thriving farm--and lived to tell about it. Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle published her article on the subject.
When: 7:30pm
Where: Powell's City of Books, 1005 Burnside, Portland OR
Cost: Free

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