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5 x 5 — Delphine Bedient, Julia Wohlstetter, Michelle Overby, Chris Maday & Hajara Quinn
September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us at the shop for readings by Delphine Bedient, Julia Wohlstetter, Michelle Oberby, Chirs Maday, and Hajara Quinn. Chill music vibes provided by Brett Van Patten.
Delphine Bedient has been publishing exceptional small books for years, offering snippets of life on paper, real or imagined, where the perspective is always astute, curious, and deeply felt. Her first book of short fiction is a natural continuum of this.
Julia Wohlstetter‘s work has appeared in The Silo, The Chapess Zine, and My Scorpia Best Friend. She is a graduate of the Independent Publishing Resources Center’s Poetry Program and holds a BA in French and Photograhy from Bennington College. She lives in Portland, OR.
Michelle Overby studied Linguistics and Creative Writing at Portland State University. She has worked in many a bar and restaurant and is a wife and mother to two girls. Michelle keeps a daily poetry blog, The Rose and The Apple. She is the author of I Stayed up Listening and I Was the Nostalgia (Two Plum Press).
Chris Maday‘s poems have appeared in the student literary magazine Pathos (a long time fixture here in Portland). His book POP is out from Two Plum Press.
Hajara Quinn is a poet and editor with experience in education, publishing and nonprofits. In 2014 she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University where she worked as a writing instructor and tutor. She is an assistant and managing editor for Octopus Books. Her book of poems, Coolth (Big Lucks, 2018), is the winner of the Ruth Stone First Book Prize. The recipient of a 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship, her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poor Claudia, Banango Street, The Volta, Nightblock and Sixth Finch.