Events and readings for June
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Reykjavík International Literary Festival: Author’s Evening with Ariel Gore, Huldar Breiðfjörð, Elísabet Jökulsdóttir, Tim Tomlinson, Vilborg Davíðsdóttir, and Wayne Koestenbaum.
- locationReykjavík International Literary Festival
- The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Ic 00000
Join us in beautiful Manzanita Friday evening June 2 through noon on Sunday, June 4 for an inspiring and constructive writing retreat. Learn more about the writing craft, as well as the business of writing, and best of all, have fun in one of the most magical places on the Oregon Coast—Manzanita.
Authors Jennie Shortridge and Megan Kruse will lead craft workshops on ways to build tension in your writing, metaphor, and making the setting feel real. They’ll also take participants through a fast-paced “Promp-O-Rama” to help generate new work.
Rhonda Hughes, publisher and editor of Hawthorne Books, will join Megan and Jennie in a panel discussion on the business side of publishing.
To complement these topics, there will also be sessions on yoga for writers, tips for reading in front of an audience, and tools to help you commit to the writing life.
On Saturday evening Megan and Jennie will read from their latest works and there will be an opportunity for workshop participants to read short pieces as well.
Even with this extensive line-up of activities, there’s still free time for participants to go for a hike, beach walk, or even take a nap after a lunch at local favorite, Bread & Ocean.
This weekend retreat is just $99, if you register by May 22nd. The price increases to $129 after that.
Included in the Writers’ Retreat will be a tote bag for you to carry your materials, plus a variety of offers and coupons from participating businesses in Manzanita.
Click here to find out more about Jennie Shortridge and Megan Kruse. Click here for the complete description of the Writers’ Retreat.
- locationHoffman Center
- 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR 97130
Please join Jenny Forrester, author of Narrow River, Wide Sky, reading from her new memoir at Green Apple Books.
- locationGreen Apple Books
- 1231 9th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122
Please join Jenny Forrester, author of Narrow River, Wide Sky, reading from her new memoir at Broadway Books.
- locationBroadway Books
- 1714 NE Broadway St., Portland, OR 97232
Please join Jenny Forrester, author of Narrow River, Wide Sky, reading from her new memoir at Paulina Springs Books.
- locationPaulina Springs Books
- 252 W Hood Ave, Sisters, OR 97759
- 541- 549-086
Please come out and celebrate the launch of True Portland: The Unofficial Guide for Creative People with us at Reverend Nat’s Hard Cidery & Public Taproom (21 and over) on Thursday, June 22nd from 6-10pm. Launch party highlights include: A Japan marketplace with local purveyors of Japanese food, drink, and goods sampling and selling their wares including Biwa/Noraneko/Parasol, Marukin Ramen, Yume Confections, Jorinji Miso, Kiriko Made, Wanpaku Natto, Seisuke Knife, Obon PDX, and Umi Organic. True Portland author, Teruo Kurosaki, and his esteemed Bridge Lab/Media Surf team will be flying in from Tokyo for the event. Reverend Nat will be pouring his Magnificent Seven hard cider made with Japanese apple varieties and sake yeast which is already on shelves in Japan. Culmination Brewing will be taking over one tap with their Oregon Kara Sakura beer made from yeast that Japanese brewery Ise Kadoya harvested from pine trees at Ise’s Grand Shinto Shrine garden. D.J. Jimbo will be spinning all sorts of good tunes. Rhonda Hughes and Liz Crain and other Hawthorne Books folks will be there with a Mt. Fuji-sized mountain of books for sale.
- locationReverend Nat's Hard Cidery & Public Taproom
- 1813 NE 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97212
The new PDX Portland Airport Tender Loving Empire is hosting Teruo Kurosaki (flying in from Tokyo!) and Liz Crain for a book signing event for True Portland: The Unofficial Guide for Creative People on Friday, June 23rd from 11am-1pm. Those who stop by the international D Concourse Tender Loving Empire for this event will get to sip on some Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider (featured in the book!)—hopefully their Magnificent Seven cider made with Japanese apple varieties and sake yeast and purchase copies of True Portland to get them signed by the author and editor. Some other folks and businesses featured in the True Portland and carried by Tender Loving Empire might make appearances as well such as Bee Local, Betsy & Iya, Egg Press, Gigantic Brewing, Quin, Salt & Straw, Smith Tea, and Woodblock Chocolate. Tender Loving Empire is a record label + marketplace for unique, handmade goods that supports artists and musicians with four Portland locations.
- locationTender Loving Empire PDX Portland Airport
- Concourse D, Portland, OR 97209
Please join Teruo Kurosaki and others from his esteemed Bridge Lab/Media Surf team and Liz Crain for this special book signing event for True Portland: The Unofficial Guide for Creative People on Sunday, June 25th from noon-2pm at The Good Mod. The Good Mod, featured in True Portland, is a sprawling mid-century design furniture shop that does custom restoration and design on West Burnside St. just up the road from Powell’s City of Books. It is one of Teruo Kurosaki’s favorite Portland furniture destinations so we are really looking forward to this event.
- locationThe Good Mod
- 1313 W Burnside St., Portland , OR 97209