Upcoming Literary Events

2 Dec

Looking for something fun AND literary to do this month? Check out these events:

December 3rd, 9a-3p — Garden Home Library Book Sale (free)

Includes hardback and paperbound books — including fiction, crime, history, biography, children and young readers, cooking, hobbies, health and wellness, travel, arts and literature — plus CDs and DVDs. Priced at 50 cents-$1.

December 4th, 12-5pm — Holiday Cheer & Authors Party @ the Oregon Historical Society ($5)

The celebration of Oregon writers offers a chance to have books signed, see the latest works, listen to readings and shop for gifts for book lovers.

December 4th, 3:30-5:30pm — NW Author Series in the Oak Room @ the Wilsonville Library ($5)

Christina Katz talks about how to whip your literary ambitions into shape.

December 6th, 7:30pm — WITS Anthology Student Reading @ Powell’s on Burnside (free)

Talented area high school scribes will share stories from No One Carries an       Umbrella Here, a collection produced in conjunction with the Literary Arts program Writers in the Schools.

December 10th, 9am-5pm — Title Wave Used Bookstore Sale 

55% off of all used items! Great bargains on a wide selection of treasures, including books of all kinds, CDs, DVDs and much more!

December 11th, 7pm — “The Studio Series” Poetry Reading @ Stonehenge Studios (free)

Valentine Freeman and members of the Moonlit Guttery Team read.

December 12th, 7pm — Patricia Cornwell @ Powell’s Cedar Hills (free)

Red Mist (Putnam) is the new Kay Scarpetta novel from the world’s bestselling crime writer, Patricia Cornwell. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with the death of her former deputy chief and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale.

December 13th, 7pm — Open Poetry Night @ Walters Cultural Arts Center (free)

Poets and those who love them gather to hear new works.

December 16th, 6:30pm — Write Around Portland @ First United Methodist Church (donations)

The community-building writing workshop releases its 27th book. The public reading includes adults in residential addiction treatment, burn survivors and teen parents.

December 21st, 7:30pm — VoiceCatcher6 Authors read for Mountain Writer Series @ The Press Club ($5 requested donation)

Join Mountain Writers Series and Cloudbank for a reading by ten of the writers featured in the first two issues of Cloudbank: A Journal of Contemporary Writing. The readers for this event include Tim Barnes, Judith Barrington, Don Colburn, Leanne Grabel, Vern Rutsala, Penelope Scambly Schott, Sam Seskin, Autumn Sharp, Jack Turtletaub and Victoria Wyttenberg.

I’ll keep adding to this post as I run across more events.

Do you have an event you’d like to let Lincoln high school students know about?

LHS students — is there an event you think should be posted here?

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