Friday, August 13, 2010

Spotlighted Literary Events

Saturday, August 14th
The 3rd annual Letterpress Printers Fair is an outdoor event celebrating letterpress, printers, and appreciators. Featuring demos, print shops, suppliers, resources, cards, ephemera, and more.
Where: 323 SE Division Place
When: 11 am - 5 pm
Cost: $2 before 2 pm, free after 2 pm

Saturday, August 14th
The Market Day Poetry series, a collaboration with the St. Johns Farmers Market, will be featuring readings by Jesse Lichtenstein and Ericka Recordon.
Where: St. Johns Booksellers, 8622 N. Lombard
When: 12-1 pm
Cost: Free

Tuesday, August 17th
Benefit to help raise funds to demolish the church that housed Phil Wikelund's Great Northwest Bookstore, which burned down this past May. Featuring live music, poetry, comedy, and a silent auction.
Where: Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside
When: doors at 5 pm, show at 5:30 pm
Cost: $15 advance, $18 day of (21+)

Wednesday, August 18th
Christopher Luna and Toni Partington will be here for the Figures of Speech reading. As always, open mic, a writing prompt, cookies, and other fun. Toni Partington lives and works as a poet, editor, visual artist, and life/career coach in Vancouver, Washington. She is co-founder and editor, with Christopher Luna, of Printed Matter Vancouver, an editing and small press service. Christopher Luna is a poet, visual artist, and performer with an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
Where: 100th Monkey, 110 SE 16th Ave
When: 7 pm
Cost: Free

Thursday, August 19th
In her candid memoir Composed, acclaimed singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash writes about her upbringing in Southern Carolina as the child of country legend Johnny Cash, and of her relationships with her mother and her famous stepmother, June Carter Cash.
Where: Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne
When: 7 pm
Cost: $26.95 (includes admission and a copy of Composed)

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