Friday, June 12, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Sat-Tues, June 13-16
The Cape Town Book Fair in South Africa presents "Education for the Future."
The Book Fair is an ideal forum for cross-cultural dialogue and the open discussion of controversial opinions, ideas and issues. 29 countries will be present this year, with more than 250 exhibitors representing the full range of publishing in South Africa. This year sees the pilot of the first Cape Town Book Fair Invitation Programme which introduces 12 publishers from 12 African countries at the fair.
When: Visit the site for a schedule of events
Where: Cape Town International Convention Center
Cost: See site for details
Follow the event from abroad at the blog:

Date: Tuesday, June 16
At once a love letter to the Rose City and a dream of escape, the first-person narratives of Portland Queer reveal the contradiction and commonalities of life in one of the world's great queer meccas. A waiter falls in love with a straight guy from the cafe next door. A young dyke discovers gay karaoke at the Silverado. A pregnant man prepares for new life transitions. An ambitious teenager finds her tribe at St. Mary's Academy. A closet-case is confronted by his wife. And a video-game addict takes a chance on love. With Ariel Gore and special guests Lois Leveen, Michael Sage Ricci, Jacqueline Raphael and Nicole Vaicunas.
When: 7pm
Where: Reading Frenzy
Cost: Free
Reading Frenzy is hosting a slew of fantastic literary events this summer. Give it a glimpse!

Date: Wednesday, June 17
Graphic Novel Book Group is meeting to discuss Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan. The group meets every third Wednesday of the month. Next read is 20th Century Boys, Vol. 01, Friends by Naoki Urasawa. Check it out at your local library branch!
When: 6:30 pm
Where: Belmont Library 1038 NE 39th Ave Portland OR
Cost: Free
See the Multnomah County Library site for more details.

Date: Wednesday, June 17
Caught Red-Handed: Featuring awesome people telling true stories!!!
Back Fence PDX will take the stage with great people telling unmemorized eight-minute stories based on the theme, "Caught Red-Handed." In addition, a swimsuit fashion show featuring suits from Popina will be held at 7:15pm and Tinymeat will give away wallets at intermission.
Alcohol. Food. True Stories. 21 and over.
When: 6pm doors/7:30pm show
Cost: $10 online / $12 door
Where: The Mission Theater 1624 NW Glisan Portland OR 97209
Date: Wednesday, June 17
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