Sunday, December 8, 2019

Soapstone Literary Announcements

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Thirteenth Season!
A reading by Judith Montgomery

6:30 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2019

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
2036 SE Jefferson St., Milwaukie, OR  97222             
Judith Montgomery lives in Oregon City. Her poems appear in The Bellingham Review,  Prairie Schooner, and Tahoma Literary Review, among other journals, as well as in a number of anthologies. She’s been awarded fellowships in poetry from Literary Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission; residencies from Playa, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, and Caldera; and prizes from the Bellingham ReviewPersimmon Tree, and elsewhere.  Her first collection,Passion, received the 2000 Oregon Book Award for poetry.  Her second collection, Red Jess, appeared in 2006 from Cherry Grove Collections; her second chapbook, Pulse & Constellation, was a finalist for the Finishing Line Press Competition and appeared in 2007 from the Press. Her second full-length book, Litany for Wound and Bloom, appeared from Uttered Chaos Press in August 2018, and her prize-winning narrative medicine chapbook, Mercy, appeared innMarch 2019 from Wolf Ridge Press.  She holds a doctorate in American Literature fromnSyracuse University, and teaches poetry workshops throughout Oregon.


Publication Fair
Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, 12-7 p.m.
At: The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel
403 SW 10th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

Free & open to the public.

Reprobate/GobQ Books invites one and all to the 2019 edition of Portland’s own Publication Fair, featuring art and books from local small presses and artists. Among many others, this year's list of exhibitors includes:

Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books
Anthology Bookseller
Atelier 26
Container Corps
Couch Press Publishers
Deep Over Stock
Floating World Comics
Fonograf Editions
Gobshite Quarterly/GobQ Books
Monograph Bookworks
Octopus Books
Passages Bookshop
Perfect Day Publishing
PSU Art & Social Practice
Sidebrow Books
Sunday Painter Press, and
Two Plum Press


 The Ashland Branch Library will be hosting a local author fair on Sunday, December 8, 2019. Come and support and celebrate our local literary culture by interacting with over 60 successful local authors and publishers who will also be giving short readings and talks throughout the afternoon. While there you can purchase signed books as unique gifts for the holidays, and free prize drawings every half hour lets you win books donated by participating authors.

Guanajuato Room
Molly Tinsley of Fuze Publishing speaks on “Creating a Narrative Voice.”
Ann Southcombe, author of Tales from Gorilla Girl, shares advice on writing a memoir.
Midge Raymond of Ashland Creek Press discusses “You Are Here: Writing about Place.”
1:10 –1:25  
Maureen Battistella of SOU explores her writing and collecting of stories in “A Sense of This Place: The Stories of Southern Oregon,” and other published work.
Peggy Rubin, founding director of the Center for Sacred Theatre, discusses “Life is a Sacred Place.”
Amy Miller, award-winning poet, shares "Writing Poetry Sequences to Bust Writer's Block and Spark New Ideas."
Brandt Legg, USA Today Best-Selling author presents “Seven Keys to Selling Lots of Books.”
Jennifer Margulis presents “The 5 Secrets of the Most Successful Authors: A New York Times Published Award-Winning Writer Reveals All.”
Michael Niemann, award-winning thriller author of international espionage shares “Aristotle’s two tips for better crime fiction.” 
Children’s Department 
Authors Valerie Coulman (12:30 p.m.), Judy Cox (1:30 p.m.), and Kim Griswell (2:30 p.m.) will discuss writing and publishing children’s books and working with an illustrator. Related activities for children will take place throughout the afternoon.
Teen Department 
Authors Sarah D. Silver (12:15 p.m.), Jenny Englund (1:15 p.m.), and Cherie Coon (2:15 p.m.) will give short talks on writing for teens, including writing from experience and creating the villain.     

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