Friday, August 14, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: August 17th
La Pregunta Arts Cafe: a Cultural Social Club is hosting a reading/performance entitled La Menta Collective's Inaugural Junta with special guest Bonafide Rojas author of "Pelo Bueno: A Day in the Life of a Nuyorican Poet" and bandleader for the poetic rock project The Mona Passage. The event will also feature writer and blogger Glendaliz Camacho. While listening, enjoy artisan coffees and teas, delicious sandwiches and pastries, or an exotic salad!
Where: 1528 Amsterdam Ave. & 135th St., New York, NY
When: 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Cost: TBA. Wise to bring some cash, questions, and a healthy appetite!
For more information about the venue visit La Pregunta's website. To learn more about Bonafide Rojas project, visit their myspace or watch them on YouTube here.

Date: August 19th
Heavens Tea and Sacred Arts Center invites you to "celebrate the spiraling joy of life" while drinking "heady rare teas" and reading poetry from the ecstatic traditions of Asia. This is a unique opportunity to experience both tea and poetry in a completely new way.
Where: For information and location
When: 7 - 8:30 PM
Cost: $35 per person
For additional information visit their website.

Date: August 20th
Come support creativity in Oregon with The Burnside Review's Oregon Issue as they feature an all-star reading with writers from around the state. From brilliant descriptions of the Northwest to shared commiseration about the rain and our love for temperate weather, this is certain to be a fantastic event! All proceeds from the event will benefit the Oregon Literary Fellowships. Munch on complimentary snacks and wine while listening to the featured readers: /Vern Rutsala, Michele Glazer, Mary Syzbist, Anthony Robinson, Floyd Skloot, David Axelrod, Cecilla Hagen, Anmarie Trimble and Paulann Petersen. You will also get the chance to hear the musical stylings of Willy Vlautin!
Where: Weiden, Kennedy Atrium, 224 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR
When: 7 PM
Cost: Suggested donation of $5

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