On Friday, February 23, join James Maynard and Juan Carlos Reyes at the bookshop for a joint chapbook release party featuring AN ABSENCE OF, AN EARNEST (Maynard, Finishing LIne Press), and ELEMENTS OF A BYSTANDER (Reyes, Arcadia Press). More about the books: Elements of a Bystander was conceived as a way to understand one thing: how… Read More Back Pocket Chapbook Party
Join us for the Portland launch of NO RELATION, Paula Carter’s flash memoir collection, new in 2017 from Black Lawrence Press. She’s joined by press-mate, poet KMA Sullivan, Megan Savage, and Alicia Jo Rabins. Paula Carter is the author of the flash memoir collection No Relation. Her essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review,… Read More Paula Carter: NO RELATION Book Launch
Saturday, January 27, we welcome Seattle’s Kevin Craft to the bookshop, along with local favorite David Biespiel, for poetry and prose about poetry. Kevin brings his latest poem collection, VAGRANTS & ACCIDENTALS (University of Washington, 2017); David reads from his memoir, THE EDUCATION OF A YOUNG POET (Counterpoint, 2017) Kevin Craft lives in Seattle and… Read More Kevin Craft: VAGRANTS & ACCIDENTALS
Come to the bookshop on Tuesday, November 21, and give thanks for the release of Hannibal by Shauna Hannibal, from Forklift Books! We’ll be full of early holiday cheer with FOUR amazing authors you can read about below. Shauna Hannibal grew up in Portland, Oregon where she spent a lot of time in the stacks… Read More Shauna HANNIBAL & Friends
Filament’s November event will feature readings from past and present MFA students. Join us for a cozy evening of fiction, nonfiction, and poetic works. Lineup of readers to be posted soon!
On Wednesday, November 15 Loggernaut Reading Series presents: “Mean” prose and poetry by Omar El Akkad, Dana Levin, and Nancy Slavin OMAR EL AKKAD, the author of the novel American War (Knopf, 2017), was born in Cairo, Egypt and grew up in the Middle East before moving to Canada. In a ten-year career as a… Read More Loggernaut Reading Series: Mean
RANDOM HOUSE PARTY is an inclusive and affirming literary happening featuring performances by underrepresented voices. ~ ~ ~ This reading has everything: solo cups of box wine, sex-positive commiseration, a celebration of feelings, Stevie Nicks??, queer artists wearing glasses, sincere affection! ~ ~ ~ FREE FOR ALL! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Nathan Wade… Read More Random House Party
Award-winning poet Flora Durham (NEA, Oregon Humanities) will read this Wednesday from her chapbook, HALLOWEEN. Reading will start at 7:30. Costumes welcome, but not required.
We’re heading to the Sou’wester again for our THIRD ANNUAL Airstream Poetry Festival. October 20-22, join publishers, authors, and plain old book lovers for potlucks in the pavilion, readings, workshops, walks by the sea, and maybe even some karaoke. UPDATE: We are full up! Call to be added to a waiting list in case of… Read More 3rd Annual Airstream Poetry Festival
Join us on October’s Friday the 13th for an evening of poetry, tarot, performance and bibliomancy by Coleman Stevenson Eva Bertoglio Jamondria Harris Stephanie Adams-Santos Julia Wohlstetter Michelle Overby & Yahanna Louise