A delightful Christmas story that begins when an old woman gives a special fruitcake to her friend. The friend, in turn, gives it to someone else. For twelve days the fruitcake exchanges hands, improving the life of everyone who receives it. Charming, heartwarming, and magical.
The next deadline for applications is December 15, 2016.
Springs of Eloquence--a Tribute to the Literary Legacy of Madeline DeFrees
On Sunday, November 20 at 3 PM, Lex Runciman and Barbara Drake collaborate in celebrating the literary legacy of Madeline DeFrees, award-winning NW author and educator.
Hosted by Joan Maiers.
Free and open to the public. Donations of canned goods or cash welcomed for a local Food Bank.
Archival materials on display, as well as books available for purchase.
Venue: Holy Names Heritage Center, 17425 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 503-607-0595
Liars’ League PDX: Call for Story Submissions
Liars’ League PDX (Portland, OR) seeks previously unpublished short fiction submissions of 800-2500 words on the theme “Natives & Transplants.” Selected entries will be performed by professional actors in front of a live audience on February 18, 2017 at the Studio at Literary Arts. These stories will be recorded for podcast and published on liarsleaguepdx.com after the event. Submission deadline is December 31, 2016. For more information, see www.liarsleaguepdx.com/submit.
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Lizzy Shannon launches her new book, "A Song of Bullets," a period thriller inspired by real events in her life growing up in the worst era of the Northern Ireland conflict. The signing, with questions and answers and refreshments, is at Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, 7 pm.
Lizzy's career is as varied as the genres she writes. Starting out as a library assistant in a Northern Irish rural town, she moved on to study Theater Arts and Literature in London, and toured the United Kingdom as a professional actress. Roles ranged from the goddess Hecate in Shakespeare's Macbeth to Gustav, the Amazing Dancing Bear in a clown troupe. Now living in the Pacific Northwest, she is an active mentor within the writing community.