March 11th – Legion Readers: Space
Join some of Portland’s finest emerging writers in the heart of the Alberta Arts District on Douglas Adams’s birthday for a showcase exploring SPACE. Caitlin Bagwell, Sean Davis, Susan DeFreitas, Pat Janowski,Kirsten Larson, Sally K Lehman, Edward Morris, and Jared John Smith will read. We are collecting canned food for families who need it in our neighborhood. If you can please bring some canned food.
Musical guests: Tuck and Daisy. http://www.tuckanddaisy.com/
This month’s featured writer is Kase D. Johnstun, Author of the new book “Beyond the Grip of Craniosynostosis.”
March 13th – Post 134 Presents Kase Johnstun
– Please come and hear Kase Johnstun read from his recently released book: Beyond the Grip of Craniosynostosis (part memoir, part medical history) and listen to Melissa Kniazeva, Managing Editor for Portland Family Magazine. Jared John Smith, author of Rabbit, and Sean Davis, writer of The Wax Bullet War will be reading as well. Come out to Post 134 and celebrate memoir, autofiction, and words.
March 15th – Post 134 Presents Blue Skirt Press and Drew Andrews: Shepherd Journals Book Release
Come celebrate the release of San Diego writer and musician Drew Andrew’s debut novella, The Shepherd’s Journals!
Drew will be doing a reading AND playing music for us!
And, bonus, Prayer Box Death Match!!
March 17th – Unchaste Readers Series
Join us for the reading of these women’s minds: Bonnie Ditlevsen,Amanda Cochran Helstrom-White, Melissa Duclos-Yourdon, Alison Hallett,Monet Patrice Thomas, Gigi Little, Tessara Gabrielle Dudley, and Megan Kruse on March 17th, 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion. Strong drinks and all ages. Accessible in many ways
March 20th – Post 134 Presents Don Dupay
Come celebrate the Don Dupay’s book release party for Behind the Badge in River City. Behind the Badge in River City: A Portland Police Memoir, with foreword by crime writer Phil Stanford, is a fascinating first-hand account of the Portland Police Department during the gritty 60s & 70s. DuPay’s compassionate and insightful book paints compelling–and sometimes disturbing– portraits of a cop, a police department and a city. Join us for the launch of this book, enjoy treats with us, and hear Don’s anecdotes about the St. Johns of 40 years ago.
March 27th – Words We Love Too – Reading Series
It’s that time of year again! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and local authors are excited to share more of the words they love. Come and grab a comfy couch and listen to Alex Dannemiller, Jenny Forrester,James Bernard Frost, Celeste Gurevich, Nicole Rosevear, Kevin Sampselland Leni Zumas read locally written prose and poetry that we think you simply have to hear.
Utterly adorable Gigi Little will be hosting!
(For those new to WWL, the premise is simple: our readers will not be reading their own work at the event; instead they’ll be sharing something they’ve selected by different writers in Oregon. The pieces they’ve chosen are all up to their personal preference–and more dependent on the words than the renown of any particular author.
You know when you’ve experienced some form of art that you just can’t wait to tell everyone about and so you call them or message them or jump up and down right next to them and say OH MY GOD YOU HAVE TO HEAR THIS?
This is kinda like that. And we hope to see you there.)