Friday, August 21, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: August 22nd
Feeling the summer doldrums setting in? Fight them off at the Crossing the Blues Summer Arts Festival! The festival will feature a reading by Pendleton, OR native Shaindel Beers. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction has graced the pages of several anthologies. I can think of no better way to celebrate art and summertime than with Eastern Oregon's biggest festival complete with music, a mini-triathlon, art, and a Farmer's Market! Events for writers include: author's fair, writing marathon, and open mike. Local and guest vendors will provide delicious treats to get your creativity flowing!
Where: Small Stage, the corners of Adams and Chestnut Streets, La Grande, OR
When: Featured writers at 11 AM and 2 PM with writing activities 10 AM to 4 PM
Cost: Free
For more information visit the event website.

Date: August 23
Elliot Bay Book Co. presents its Tenth Annual Staged Play Reading Series with a performance of Dinner With Friends at the React Theater. The book, by Donald Margulies, is an American Pulitzer Prize winner. It's honest depiction of the effect one couple's breakup has on their circle of friends is sure to entertain!
When: 2 PM
Where: The Repertory Actors Theater, 1122 E Pike Street #1111, Seattle, WA
Cost: Suggested donation $5 at the door. Elliot Bay recommends making reservations early to ensure a good view of all the drama!

Date: August 26
Hopleaf Bar will be featuring a reading by Matthew Gavin Frank. Stay awhile and enjoy brews and beverages from the bar's extensive wine and beer list (there are about 200 beers). While drinking and merrymaking in the Belgium inspired tavern, enjoy readings from Matthew's debut collection, Sagittarius Agitprop.
Where: 5148 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL
When: 7 PM
Cost: Free, 21 and over only

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