Friday, February 19, 2010

Spotlighted Literary Events

Feb. 19th, 7 pm: Kaia Sand and Allison Cobb will read from their latest poetry collections, focusing on poetry of place and history. They will be reading at St. Johns Booksellers (8622 N Lombard, Portland). This event is free.

Feb. 23rd, 7:30 pm: Jake Adelstein recounts his experiences as the only American journalist allowed in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club. He will be reading selections from his recent work, Tokyo Vice, detailing his time on the police beat. The event is free and hosted at Powell's City of Books on Burnside (1005 W Burnside, Portland).

Feb. 25th, 7 pm: Dr. Pamela Gilbert will speak about the connections of filth, disease, and culture in Victorian England. This event is part of Everybody Reads 2010, Portland's book group focusing this year on Steven Johnson's Ghost Map. The lecture is hosted at Portland State University's Smith Memorial Center, Room 238 (1825 SW Broadway, Portland).

Ongoing exhibit through Feb. 26: Rare pieces from the early materials of Charles Dickens are currently on exhibit at in the Multnomah County Central Library. The exhibition includes numerous first edition publications, a signed rejection letter to Dickens, and other selections from the author's life. This exhibit can be found in the John Wilson Special Collections of the Central Library (801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland).

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