Friday, April 02, 2010

Spotlighted Literary Events

Apr. 3rd, 4:00 pm: A reading by Andrew Michael Roberts, a 2009 Oregon Book Awards finalist in Poetry, will be followed by a few readings from other new writers. Roberts has published two award-winning chapbooks of his poetry. The event is free and open to the public—come hear the new works of poetry at the Corvallis Public Library (645 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis).

Apr. 6th, 7:00 pm: Come participate in the latest Mini-Sledgehammer Writing Contest! Indigo Editing & Publications presents a miniature version of the annual Sledgehammer Writing Contest. After a reading by Alan Dubinsky—the winner of the last year’s contest—the audience will receive prompts and will have 36 minutes to write their own short stories. All entries will be judged on the spot and winners will take home prizes. The Mini-Sledgehammer Contest is free and open to the public—the event is hosted at Blackbird Wine Shop (3519 NE 44th Avenue, Portland).

Apr. 8th, 7:00 pm: Peter Rock will be reading from his most recent novel My Abandonment, an account of a father and daughter who spend four years living in Portland's Forest Park. Based on a true story, Rock's novel focuses on this life on the fringe of society—the father and daughter who disappeared only days after being brought from the woods to the city. The reading is free and open to the public—Rock will be reading at Broadway Books (1714 NE Broadway, Portland).

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