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Indies First/Small Business Saturday

November 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

View Venue Website, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 + Google Map

It’s Indies First Day AND Small Business Saturday, and we are going to have so much fun!! We have more than a dozen local authors joining us. You’ll be able to talk to them about their books and purchase signed or personalized books, as well as hear about what books they’re particularly excited about giving and getting this holiday season.

Here are some of the great authors who will be joining us on Saturday. It’s possible more might pop in — we are blessed with a richness of wonderful writing talent in our city. We appreciate them taking the time to hang out with us and with you!

Stevan Allred (12 to 2): Author of the just-published novel The Alehouse at the End of the World (Forest Avenue Press). His previous novel was A Simplified Map of the Real World.

Jason Arias (10:30 to 12:30): Author of the debut story collection Momentary Illumination of Objects in Motion (Black Bomb Books). He also had a piece included in The Misfit’s Manifesto, by Lidia Yuknavitch.

John Brehm (10:30 to 12:30): Author of the poetry collections Help is On the Way and Sea of Faith. Most recently he edited the anthology The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy (Wisdom Publications).

Jennifer Chambers (11 to 1): Author of Abigail Scott Duniway and Susan B. Anthony in Oregon: Hesitate No Longer (The History Press).

Kate Carroll de Gutes (1 to 3): Author of the memoir Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear (Ovenbird Books), which won the Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction, and her newest memoir The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons from the Best & Worst Year of My Life (Two Sylvias Press).

Kenneth Friedenreich (11 to 1): Author of Oregon Wine Country Stories: Decoding the Grape (The History Press).

Courtenay Hameister (2 to 4): Former host and head writer for Live Wire and author of the memoir Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things (Little,Brown)

Karen Karbo (12 to 2): Author of the Kick-Ass Women series, offering lessons from Katharine Hepburn, Coco Chanel, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Julia Child, as well as several other books of fiction and nonfiction. Her newest book is In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules (National Geographic).

Philip Kenney (2 to 4): Author of the novel Radiance and the poetry collection Where Roses Bloom. His newest book is The Writer’s Crucible: Meditations on Emotion, Being, and Creativity (Inkwater Press).

Lois Leveen (3 to 5): Author of the historical novels The Secrets of Mary Bowser (William Morrow) and Juliet’s Nurse (Atria Books).

Heather Mayer (10:30 to 12:30). Author of Beyond the Rebel Girl: Women and the Industrial Workers of the World in the Pacific Northwest, 1905-1924 (Oregon State University Press).

Eli Saslow (1 to 3): Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist for The Washington Post and author of the book Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist (Doubleday Books), about the transformation of former white nationalist Derek Black.

Willy Vlautin (12 to 2): Singer/songwriter (Richmond Fontaine, The Delines) and author of five novels, including Lean on Pete (winner of the two Oregon Book Awards and recently made into a movie) and his most recent novel Don’t Skip Out on Me (Harper).

Carolyn Wood (10:30 to 12:30): Author of the memoir Tough Girl: Lessons in Courage and Heart from Olympic Gold to the Camino de Santiago (Sasquatch).

Lidia Yuknavitch (12 to 2): Author of several award-winning novels including The Small Backs of Children and The Book of Joan (Harper), the memoir The Chronology of Water (Hawthorne Books), and The Misfit’s Manifesto (Simon & Schuster), based on her much-watched TED Talk.

Leni Zumas (1 to 3): Author of the story collection Farewell Navigator (Open City Books) and the novel The Listeners (Tin House Books), which was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award. Her new novel is Red Clocks (Little, Brown).

[from Broadway Books’s website]