Friday, August 27, 2010

Spotlighted Literary Events

Saturday, August 28th
Locally grown poetry at the Hollywood Farmers Market, final reading for summer 2010: Frances Payne Adler (10:30 am) and Judith Barrington (11:30 am). The two poets go on when musicians take breaks. Come on over while you shop for heirloom tomatoes, purple potatoes, sweet berries, and extremely lovely lettuce; eat breakfast burritos, crepes, and cookies while good words come beaming out at you.
Where: Hollywood Farmers Market, NE Hancock at 44th
When: 10:30 am and 11:30 am
Cost: Free

Saturday and Sunday, August 28th & 29th
Portland Zine Symposium! A conference and zine social exploring facets of independent publishing and DIY culture. The PZS aims to promote greater community between diverse creators of independent publications and art.
Where: Peter W. Stott Main Gym, Portland State University
When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

Tuesday, August 31st
Please join us to hear two terrific authors, Matt Love and Willy Vlautin, read from their latest works and be generally entertaining. Matt's latest book, is Gimme Refuge: The Education of a Caretaker. The book tells the passionate story of his teaching career, his experience as a caretaker of the 600-acre Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and his awakening as an Oregonian.
Where: Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway
When: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

Friday, September 3rd
Reading and signing with William Upski Wimsatt in celebration of his third book, Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs. Wimsatt weaves a first-person tour of America's cultural and political movements from 1985–2010. It's a story about love, growing up, a generation coming of age, and a vision for the movement young people will create in the new decade. Wimsatt was honored as a "Visionary" by Utne Reader, and included in The Source's "Power 30" list.
Where: Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak
When: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

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