Friday, May 28, 2010

Spotlighted Literary Events

Wednesday, June 2nd
First Wednesday! Matt Love, Cheryl Strayed, and Bryan Free of Bryan Free and the Doxyhaunt read. Co-hosted by the Oregon Literary Review and Blackbird Wine Shop. Wine-tasting. This show is 21 and over.
Where: Blackbird Wine Shop, 4323 NE Fremont
When: June 2nd, 7-9 p.m.
Cost: Free

Thursday, June 3nd
Spend First Thursday with the IPRC for their first annual Chili Cook Off and Olde Time Auction! All the chili you can taste and free beer and wine. Local chefs will award prizes in categories including Best Vegan, Best Veggie, Best Meat, Best In Show, Hottest and People’s Choice. There will also be a silent auction--almost everything in the IPRC is up for bids.
Where: Indepedent Publishing Resource Center, 917 SW Oak
When: June 3rd, 6-9pm
Cost: $5

June 4th-June 6th
Former owner of Murder By the Book, Jill Hinckley is organizing a benefit for Phil Wikelund, owner of the Great Northwest Bookstore, and Walter Curtis who lived in the building which burned down earlier this month. They are looking for volunteers and book donations.
Where: 3025 SW 1st
When: June 4th & 5th from 10-6, June 6th from 11-2
Cost: Most books $3 and under

Saturday, June 5th
Poet Sage Cohen joins Sharon Wood Wortman for the June Portland Bridge Walk. About a mile long and easy-paced, includes tour of the tower and bascule pit of the Morrison Bridge. See eight bridges in all. Preregistration not required.
Where: Begins at corner of NW Second & Everett (steps of the Northwest Natural Building)
When: June 5th, 8:30 a.m. until lunch (extra $) in Chinatown
Cost: $16 / adults, $10 /children

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