Friday, March 19, 2010

Spotlighted Literary Events

Mar. 20th, 3:00 pm: Jon Raymond, author of the novel The Half-Life and short-story collection Livability (winner of the 2009 Oregon Book Award in Fiction), will reading and discussing his work as a part of the Nye Beach Writers' Series. Raymond has also been working on two recent films adapted from his collection of short stories. Audience members are also encouraged to bring their own work (under five minutes in length) to read during the open mic section of the evening. General admission is $5 and will be hosted at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 NW Nye Beach Drive, Nye Beach).

Mar. 21st, 7:30 pm: Following the lives of British sailors searching for the Northwest Passage at the beginning of the 19th century, Anthony Brendt's The Man Who Ate His Boots promises to be a thrilling account. Arctic exploration seemed to hold the key for faster trade routes, but the venture to discover a safe passage took the lives of many men. Come see Brendt discuss this rich history at Powell's City of Books on Burnside (1005 W Burnside Street, Portland).

Mar. 25th, 7:30 pm: The upcoming Live Wire! radio variety show is sure to be a blast. This program features memoirist Kevin Sampsell, author Robin Romm, and journalist/author Arianne Cohen, among other guests, sketch comedy routines, and live music. Tickets are $20 for general admission, and this event will broadcast from the Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan Street, Portland).

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