Friday, March 05, 2010

Spotlighted Literary Events

Mar. 8th, 7:30 pm: Mary Gaitskill will read from her latest collection of short stories, Don't Cry. A writer not scared of discussing the taboo, this collection is sure to offer dark but beautiful gems. Gaitskill will be reading at Powell's City of Books on Burnside (1005 W Burnside, Portland).

Mar. 9th, 4:30 pm: Douglas Mao--professor of English at Johns Hopkins University and specialist in modernist prose and poetry--will examine one of the central themes of modernist work in his lecture "Utopia: Three Questions." Mao will be speaking at Reed College in Psychology 105 (3203 SE Woodstock, Portland).

Mar. 10th, 6:00 pm: The Multnomah County Library, in partnership with Pacific University's Master of Fine Arts in Writing program, provides a chance to learn from author Claire Davis as a part of the Writers Talking series. Davis's first novel, Winter Range, was the first book to win both the PNBA and MPBA awards for best fiction. She has since developed her style through a second novel and a collection of short stories. Davis will be speaking in the Collins Gallery of the Multnomah Central Library (801 SW 10th, Portland).

Mar. 10th, 7:00 pm: Poet and teacher Sage Cohen will be reading selections of her work as a part of the Milwaukie Poetry Series. A winner of the Ghost Road Press Contest and a teacher for over 15 years, Cohen brings a sense of truth and beauty to the art of poetry. She will be reading in the Pond House adjacent to the Ledding Library (2215 SE Harrison, Milwaukie).

Image credit: Powell's Books

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