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Livestream Reading: Rachel King

Annie Bloom’s welcomes back Portland author Rachel King for the livestream launch of her debut novel, People Along the Sand. Rachel will be in conversation with North Carolina author Heather Frese, whose novel is The Baddest Girl on the Planet. Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcOihqz8uGNdTNbG3efY7XlZKe0lnChyp If you would like a signed or personalized copy of People Along the Sand, please leave a note in the comments section of your order! About People Along the Sand: It’s 1967 in Kalapuya, a town on the Central Oregon Coast, and Jackson Ryder decides to build a second story onto his motel. His wife, Marilyn Ryder, doesn’t want to take on more debt for an expansion. Their ongoing dispute prompts Marilyn to leave Jackson and…

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Gobshite Quarterly 2021 Launch/ with Michael Shay’s The Words I Own

Launching Gobshite Quarterly 2021! This first annual, pandemic issue begins with iconic images from the 2020 Black Lives Matter and 1968 Mexico City Olympics protests. Other graphics include Brazilian Tania Cardoso’s illustrations of loneliness, Portland’s Leanne Grabel’s bio of Anne Sexton, and Croatian Miroslav Nemeth’s linocuts on fathers, sons and violence. Our written accounts of living in these times include a selection of Washington poet Armin Toletino’s Superboy poems, Christina Alvarez Lopez on running and Keith Jarrett, poems from Greece, Lithuania, Estonia and New York, and fiction from Slovenia and Springfield, Oregon. Australian artist Graham Willoughby’s fine line etchings illuminate the covers. == “Pan-lingual Gobshite Quarterly, where Paul Krassner meets Vénus Khoury-Ghata, is my favorite source for Hungarian fiction that reads like a song… In…

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Airlie Press: The Animal at Your Side Launch

East Coast book launch for The Animal at Your Side, featuring DC band All Her Muses and the art of Sara Everett Washington DC band All Her Muses will be performing at the virtual book launch for our new title The Animal at Your Side by Airlie Prize winner @ayil_m tomorrow, October 1, at 7pm ET. [Zoom Registration Here]

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Virtual Book Launch – Walking the High Desert: Reading and Q&A with author Ellen Waterston

Join us to hear author Ellen Waterston read from her new title, Walking the High Desert: Encounters with Rural America along the Oregon Desert Trail. Uniting stories from across this diverse landscape—the humans and non-human voices—Waterston weaves an incomparable narrative of wonder, science, history and prose. Walking the High Desert is at once travelogue, meditation, memoir, history, philosophy, social commentary,  and commonplace book. It deeply explores the desert and the complex interplay of humans with this piece of the Intermountain West, calling out regional challenges that, more often than not, turn out to be issues the nation, and in some cases, the world, are grappling with. A selection of stunning images will accompany the reading. A live audience question and answer session will follow. In addition to Walking the High…

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Book Launch: Eighteen: Stories of Mischief & Mayhem

The second volume of the Underland Tarot series has arrived. This one is called Eighteen, and it is symbolic of the great river at night, where the wolves howl and all doors are open. All thresholds are possible, and every truth is elusive. The Eighteenth Tarot card is the Moon, and those who raise their arms to her know she offers Mercy and Severity in equal measure. These are stories of mischief and mayhem. These are stories of magic. Come celebrate the vernal equinox with us and get your copy of Eighteen. The anthology contains several Portland area writers and they’ll be reading their stories! [See also the Facebook event page]

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Book Launch: Bill Walton Mysteries by Jamie Kirkland

The long awaited second volume of The Bill Walton Mysteries is finally here! Join NW famous author and world famous actor Jamie Kirkland (James when he is in California) as he reads from and performs from his new book. Bill Walton trivia contest! With prizes!

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Cayrels Ring Group Signing

Cosmic Monkey Comics is excited to host the official A Wave Blue World CAYRELS RING launch signing, featuring writer / creator Shannon Lentz and a host of amazing artists, including Dustin Weaver Comic Book Artist, Farel Dalrymple, Grim Wilkins, Brandon Graham and editor Justin Zimmerman. Humanity colonized the distant galaxy, Cayrels Ring, a thousand years ago, but they’ve only now begun to discover its secrets. After learning that the tech he invented to help further mankind’s exploration has caused an unforeseen wave of danger and death, elderly scientist Jamitch Taylee orders a planet-wide evacuation leading to the loss of his daughter. Decades later, he embarks on a desperate search for his long-lost granddaughter, Nella. This personal mission sets in motion a galaxy-spanning adventure, weaving stories…

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Gobshite Quarterly launch! 25 Poems on the Death of Ursula K. Le Guin

Launching Gobshite Quarterly # 35/36: *Portland poets Ann Farley, Nastashia Minto, Selena Bekakis, and Amy Baskin *OBA-nominated Portland writer Matthew Robinson *Australian poet Les Murray and a personal memoir of Murray by Swiss writer Christoph Keller… Poems also from Croatia, Lithuania, and Switzerland (German translation by Portland poet and Holbrook Award winner Douglas Spangle) *graphics and flash fiction from around the world *and also launching 25 Poems On The Death Of Ursula K. Le Guin (M. F. McAuliffe) [See also the official website.]

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Book Launch—The Poeming Pigeon: Cosmos!

The Milwaukie Poetry Series and The Poetry Box present a reading to celebrate the launch of the 9th issue of The Poeming Pigeon: COSMOS. Featured Readers: Pattie Palmer-Baker • Trina Gaynon • Colette Tennant • Liz Nakazawa • Casey Bush • Dale Champlin • Melody Leming-Wilson • Douglas Spangle • Marilyn Johnston • Brittney Corrigan • Judith Arcana • Joann Renee Boswell • Brad G. Garber • Jessica Parker • Devon Balwit • Linda Ferguson • Delia Garigan • Rebecca Smolen • Doug Stone • Linda (LAW) Fraser • Deborah Bachels Schmidt • Shawn Aveningo Sanders About the Book: What’s out there in the great beyond? Could we survive on Mars? What is dark matter? Are wormholes the secret to time travel? Human curiosity is…

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Buckman Journal 003 Launch & Holiday Art Market

Buckman Journal, a literary and art anthology features a wealth of short stories, essays, flash fiction, and visual art, all made by Portlanders. The third installment of Buckman Journal explores the way technology and media work with, for, and against our world. New issue out December 1st, 2019. Alongside the launch of Buckman Journal 003, Buckmxn Publishing is proud to host a holiday art market. Looking for unique gifts and want to support local artists and writers? Presto! Buckmxn has made it easy for you! Shop prints, stickers, craft items, original pieces, books, and more. Great deals and specials! All sales go directly to artists. Bunk Bar @ SW Water Ave. Thursday Dec 5. 6-9pm. Buy a sandwich. Have a drink. Browse art. Buy Buckman…

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