Friday, July 31, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Friday, July 31-Saturday, August 1
The Rotary Club of Alpine in The Lone Star state is hosting the Way Out West Texas Book Festival to promote literary appreciation and to benefit the Alpine Public Library and its Marathon branch. Programs will feature authors who have written books on Western Non-Fiction, Texas Rangers, Natural History of the Big Bend, Humorous Fiction, and other topics.
Where: University Center, 2nd Floor, Sul Ross Espino Conference Center, Alpine, Texas
When: 7:30pm on Friday, 9am on Saturday
Cost: Friday's kick-off event is a ticketed event. Saturday's programs are free and open to the public
For more information visit the website.

Date: Registration begins August 4 for various event dates
Read the Classics "The books I always meant to read!" Read some of the best all-time classic books, with a professor from Reed College leading the discussions. And no papers are due! The five discussions series cover five literary eras. Registration is required and participation is free! Pick up your book(s) in advance of each program. Attend as many as you like.
When: Times vary
Where: Locations vary
Cost: Free with registration
For more information, visit the library events website or call the Reference Line at 503-988-5234.

Date: Thursday, August 6
Graphic novel artist and author Derek Kirk Kim (The Eternal Smile, Same Difference and Other Stories), will read from his work, discuss his creative process and answer questions from the audience. Teens and adults are invited to get graphic at this interactive presentation.
When: 6-7pm
Where: Community Room, Tigard Public Library, 13500 SW Hall Blvd, Portland, OR 97223-8111
To learn more, visit Kim's blog site.

Date: Thursday, August 6
Smorg is pleased to host San Francisco poets Erik Noonan and Christina Fisher, and local musician Justin Ready--guitarist and lead vocalist for Portland's own Pigeons. Food, beer, wine and espresso all available at The Waypost.
When: 7:30pm
Where: 3120 N. Williams Ave. Portland, OR
Cost: Free

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