It’s our annual Pride Foundation Literary Fundraiser! This is one of the most exciting events we have every year, where we get to highlight the great work done for the queer community by the local (Pacific NW) organization, Pride Foundation, and hear fantastic work by local queer authors. This year we’ll hear from Kate Gray (Carry the Sky), Karelia Stetz-Waters (For Good), Sam Roxas-Chua (Fawn Language), and April Daniels (Dreadnought). You’ll have an opportunity to donate to Pride Foundation after hearing about all of the amazing work they do, have authors read to you, nosh on snacks, and have a drink. Join us, it’s one of our “must not miss” events of the year!
One of the most important ways for authors to sell their books is by connecting to readers at a reading. Many authors struggle with the reading portion of the writing project that is their book. Local author Cindy Brown (author of the Ivy Meadow mystery series) has this talent down to an art, and she wants to help authors who have more trouble with this aspect, and increase your sales. This workshop will include on the spot feedback for select authors. Email elisa@anotherreadthrough for more information or to sign up.
This afternoon we’ll be joined by two authors, the local Sam Roxas-Chua, and Michael Mirolla, coming to us all the way from Toronto. Sam is a Eugene poet and his book, Fawn Language, was published in 2014. Michael describes his writing as a mix of magic realism, surrealism, speculative fiction, and meta-fiction. He’ll be reading from his book that came out late last year, Lessons in Relationship Dyads.
Mark Tucker will be visiting us from near Seattle with his story of addiction, murder, and hope. Watch his appearance on Seattle’s morning news show, and prepare your questions for his reading in our loft! http://www.king5.com/videos/entertainment/television/programs/new-day-northwest/2015/12/03/addiction-and-recovery-drive-or-die/76737280/
Journalist and author Cathy Madison is coming to us all of the way from MN. She’s making her stop with us while on her book tour to discuss her book, The War Came Home With Him, which tells the story of her father’s time in captivity during the Korean War, and tries to make sense of her childhood with a man who carried the effects of the war with him. She’ll read from the book as well as take questions and sign books.
It’s our first event of the year and it’s a doozy! Author KL Bone is our first non-local author to come for a reading, signing, and Q&A, and she’s joining us all the way from Dublin, Ireland. KL is a scholar of gothic literature and will be reading from her fantasy book Rise of the Temple Gods: Heir to Kale. You won’t get many more chances to meet KL, so take advantage!