Friday, June 26, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Saturday, June 27
"We will experience the voices of Burma's own people as they defy the dictatorship's severe repression of expression. Burma still has an avid book-reading culture and even a new underground of bloggers and hip hop artists. Literature discussed will include Burma-based novels by Amy Tan, Amitav Ghosh and George Orwell, as well as books by Burma's own Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and Pascal Khoo Thwe."
When: 9am-4:30pm
Where: Center for Continuing Studies, Lewis and Clark College, 615 SW Palatine Hill Rd, Portland 97219
Cost: non-credit $70
Visit their website for more information.

Date: Saturday, June 27
Local bibliophiles congregate for the inaugural NW Book Festival. Join more than 40 authors as they speak about and sign their work.
When: 10am-4pm
Where: 21860 Willamette Drive, West Linn, OR 97068
Visit the website for more information or contact Veronica Esagui, DC at

Date: Sunday, June 28
Every year about thirty-five women writers are granted between 1 and 4 weeks of peaceful solitude on the Oregon Coast thanks to the non-profit Soapstone. In support of this project, volunteers are invited to Soapstone's annual work day. Tasks will include preparing firewood for the winter, caring for native gardens and completing some trail maintenance. Potluck dinner to follow!
When: 11am-7pm
Where: Soapstone*
Cost: Volunteer event
*For more information about the volunteer day visit their site or as requested, email Ruth at if you can come or want more detailed information.

No comments:

Post a Comment