|April 6 is First Friday!
Take a break from Turbo Tax and head out to the Village! Begin your
evening at Annie Bloom's, where we'll be serving wine and juice. Plus,
you can enter a pair of drawings to win free books!
In honor of National Poetry Month, the adult drawing is for:
The Way It Is,
by William Stafford
For the kids drawing, we're giving away:
Every Thing On It
by Shel Silverstein
|April Readings, First Friday, and More!
us for all the wonderful readings we have this month. Also, check out
our latest Theme section. Plus, find out which new titles indie
booksellers across the country are loving. Drop by and see on First
Bin Laden's Bald Spot
Monday, April 2, 7pm
Brian Doyle, author of Mink River, returns to Annie Bloom's to read from his new short story collection, Bin Laden's Bald Spot.
Welcome to the peculiar and headlong world of Brian Doyle's fiction,
where the odd is happening all the time, reported upon by characters of
every sort and stripe. These stories will remind readers of the late
giant David Foster Wallace, in their straightforward accounts of
anything-but-straightforward events; of modern short story pioneer
Raymond Carver, a bit, in their blunt, unadorned dialogue; and of Julia
Whitty, a bit, in their willingness to believe what is happening, even
if it absolutely shouldn't be.
Tuesday, April 3, 7pm
Private investigator Dana Cutler and attorney Brad Miller--the heroes of Executive Privilege and Supreme Justice--are back in Capitol Murder.
Convicted serial killer Clarence Little has escaped from death row in
Oregon, and Brad receives threatening messages in D.C., where he is
working for Senator Jack Carson. A dead body, murdered according to
Little's M.O., is found in the senator's Georgetown home, and Carson has
disappeared. While Dana is in Oregon digging into Carson's shady
background, a terrorist cell is poised to destroy a packed professional
football stadium in one of the biggest attacks on American soil.
Thursday, April 12, 7pm
Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a freelance researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books, 2006), Whimsy Daybook (Flash + Card, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press, 2007), Darc (Flash + Card, 2009), and The Name of This Intersection Is Frost
(Shearsman, 2010). Maryrose is one of the organizers of Spare Room, a
Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah
Mangold, of Flash + Card, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press.
Bad News! Due to a family illness, Jacqueline Winspear's reading (for April 12) has been POSTPONED! As of yet, no new date has been scheduled.