Upcoming Events (we’re always adding more, so check back often! And request being added to the newsletter list for email updates.)
May 13: 7 pm Local Author Series: Jo Barney will read from her book Graffiti Grandma, answer questions, and sign books!
May 15: Newport Symphony Flute Chairs 1&2 Play Flute Duets - books and music make a wonderful combo!
May 20: 7 pm SARC Book Group: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (closed group)
May 24: 1:30pm Local Group Author Panel: Forest Avenue Press brings us authors from their collection Brave on the Page in honor of Short Story Month.
June 3: 7pm Lesbian Book Group: Cool For You by Eileen Myles
June 14: 1:30 pm Local Group Author Panel: Northwest Independent Writer’s Association are bringing a group of authors for another Rapid Fire Reading!
June 28: 1:30pm Local Group Author Panel
Currently scheduling for late summer and early fall
Past Events (or the good stuff you might have missed!)
May 6: 7 pm Lesbian Book Group: Hood by Emma Donoghue
April 29: Celebrate National Poetry Month with a group of local poets, followed by open mic! See the event and the amazing poets here: http://pathofpossibility.com/events-and-appearances/the-alchemy-of-poetry-april-29/
April 26: 1:30 pm Local Group Author Panel: The People’s Ink is bringing authors: Dave Garlock, Thomas Turner, Eliot Olingrad and CI DeMann. Check out their author pages here: http://peoples-ink.com/peoples-ink-authors/
April 13: 3 pm National Poetry Month Reading and Open Mic: a reading by local writer and poet Sidony O’Neal, followed by an open mic (bring your poetry or poetry of others to read).
April 10: 6:30 pm It’s Second Thursdays on Mississippi Ave and the Newport Symphony First Chair Flutist will play you flute solos while you browse books or sit for a concert!
April 8: 7 pm Local Author Series: Karelia Stetz-Waters will read from her thriller previously titled Dysphoria, now titled The Admirer. Free signed book giveaway, reading, signing, Q&A and more.
April 1: 7 pm Lesbian Book Group: Bodies of Water by T Greenwood
March 29: 1:30 pm Local Group Author Panel: Northwest Independent Writers Association; Rapid Fire Reading: 5 authors, 5 genres, 5 minutes to regale you! With Q&A session and signed book raffle. Authors Ripley Patton, PJ Cowan, Maggie Lynch, Tonya Macalino, and Athena will have only 5 minutes to hook you on their books.
March 18: 7 pm SARC Book Group: Telling by Patricia Weaver Francisco (closed group)
March 13: 6:30pm Second Thursdays: Highlighting art on Mississippi Ave. Newport Symphony Flute Chairs 1&2 play Flute Duets
March 11: 7 pm Local Author Series: Ann Littlewood will read from her mystery zoo-dunnit series that take place in the zoo, and do a slideshow
March 4: 7 pm Lesbian Book Group: 96 Hours by Georgia Beers
Feb 22: 1:30 pm Local Group Author Panel (Last Saturday of each month, starting this month): Write Around Portland – A few writers from their fall workshops for burn survivors, adults in treatment centers, refugees, adults with disabilities, youth in alternative schools and many others will share their writing from their new anthology, Steering Wheel/Volante.
Feb 13: Mini-Reopening and Pre-Valentine’s Day Party! 6pm: Newport Symphony Flute Chairs 1&2 play Flute Duets, cake, and bubbly, and 10% off sale RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW
Feb 11: 7 pm Local Author Series: Christine Finlayson will read from Tip of a Bone, her new Oregon Coast mystery, and share a slideshow with scenes from the book. She’ll describe how nature inspired her to write this novel – and how a bomb scare convinced her to finish it. And, if she’s feeling brave, you may get a sneak peek at her next novel-in-progress, which is set in NE Portland.
Feb 8: Mini-Reopening Party! 12pm: Newport Symphony Flute Chairs 1&2 play Flute Duets, cake, and bubbly RESCHEDULED TO FEB 13 AT 6PM DUE TO SNOW
Feb 5: 7pm Book Release Party!: Mantu Joshi’s The Resilient Parent: Everyday Wisdom for Life With Your Exceptional Child - join us for a meet and greet, a reading, a Q&A, and bubbly! Also come for your chance to win door prizes and a free copy of his book!
Feb 4: 7 pm Lesbian Book Group: Carry the One by Carol Anshaw; facilitated by local author Lori L Lake
Feb 3: 11am Reopening in our new location: 3932 N Mississippi!
Jan 25: Last day of being open in our current location!
Jan 21: 7 pm SARC Book Group: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, postponed from Dec (closed group)
Jan 14: 7 pm Local Author Series(First Tues of each month): Lee Montgomery will read from her memoir The Things Between Us CANCELLED DUE TO AUTHOR SCHEDULING CONFLICT
Jan 11: 12 pm Newport Symphony Flute Chairs 1 & 2 play Flute Duets
Jan 7: 7 pm Lesbian Book Group: Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh; facilitated by local author Lori L Lake
Jan 4 2014: 12 pm Newport Symphony Flute Chairs 1 & 2 play Flute Duets
Dec 10: 7 pm Local Author Series: Lori L Lake will read and stay for a Q&A about her books/process/writing
Dec 13: 5 pm Portland Chamber Music; Playing Brahms, The Beatles, and everything in between! Free concert
Dec 17: 7 pm SARC Book Group: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (closed group) – POSTPONED UNTIL JAN
Dec 3: 7 pm Lesbian Book Group: Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
Nov 19: 7 pm SARC Book Group: The Women’s Room by Marilyn French
Nov 12: 7 pm Local Author Series: Maryka Biaggio and her historical novel Parlor Games
Nov 9: 1 pm Newport Symphony Flute Chairs 1 & 2 play Flute Duets
Oct 8: 7 pm Local Author Series: Chris Gniewosz and his mother’s memoirs: Noble Youth and Noble Flight
Oct 1: 7 pm SARC Book Group: Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power & A World Without Rape edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti
Sept 10: 7 pm Local Author Series: Poet Brittney Corrigan and her books Navigation and 40 Weeks
Sept 3: 7 pm SARC Book Group: Half the Sky; Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Aug 6: 7 pm SARC Book Group: Girls Like Us; Fighting for a World Where Girls are Not for Sale by Rachel Lloyd
Aug 4: 3 pm – 5 pm Anniversary Celebration! 3-5 Wine Tasting with Hip Chicks Do Wine; 3:30 – 4:30 Portland Chamber Music
July 27: 11 am – 6 pm Overlook Street Fair; we’ll be between Campbell and Denver!
July 13 10 am – 9 pm Mississippi Street Fair; we’ll be between Beech and Failing!
WE HAVE MOVED!!!! WE ARE NOW LOCATED AT 3932 N MISSISSIPPI AVE. JOIN US THERE AND SUPPORT OUR NEW NEIGHBORS UP AND DOWN THE STREET!
Our Local Authors shelf is finally a real shelf – and you can find exclusive copies of books written by your neighbors. Most are signed, and offered at cover price, with most of the cost going directly to the authors themselves. Support local x 2 by getting a copy of local author’s books here!
Our lesbian book group is such a success, we’re starting another, this time for mystery readers. We’ll nail down the day and time once we have enough people to weigh in on possibilities. If you’re interested in reading mysteries (or lesbian themed books) and discussing them in a group, email email@example.com.