|March 2 is First Friday!
Don't let the late Winter blues get you down. Head up to the Village
for some First Friday fun! 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!
For the adult drawing, we're giving away:
The House at Tyneford
by Natasha Solomons
For the kids, the prize will be:
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
by Grace Lin
Bart King Article
this past weekend, Bart King wrote a terrific article on why bookstores
are "really, really good." And he mentioned Annie Bloom's! In case you
missed it, here's the link to the article.
March 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
Martha Silano & B.T. Shaw
Thursday, March 8, 7pm
Martha Silano (pictured) is the author of the book-length poetry collections The Little Office of Immaculate Conception (Saturnalia, 2011) and Blue Positive (Steel Toe Books 2006). She teaches at Bellevue College, near Seattle, WA, where
she lives with her two children and her forager/essayist husband,
Langdon Cook. A former resident of Multnomah Village, B.T. Shaw now lives, works, and eats pie in Northeast Portland. Her first collection, This Dirty Little Heart (University of Washington Press), won the Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry and is not quite out of print.
The Studio Within
Tuesday, March 13, 7pm
In The Studio Within,
Ted Katz paints a warm, brilliantly funny picture of an artist's
journey. From a childhood of wonder and fascination with the day-to-day
questions he encounters, through young adulthood as a teacher and
administrator, and into the depth of his life as a celebrated artist,
Katz leads the reader on a joyous romp-always following his own quest
to understand the nature of the creative soul.
Paulann Petersen & Don Colburn
Thursday, March 15, 7pm
Paulann Petersen is Oregon's sixth and current Poet Laureate. She has
published a number of chapbooks and full-length collections of poems,
including Kindle (2008) and The Voluptuary (2010). Don
Colburn is a former Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist. He has
published three collections of poetry, most recently a chapbook titled Because You Might Not Remember.
We have some great events coming in early April! Break out your calendar right now and jot down Brian Doyle on 4/2, Phil Margolin on 4/3, and Jacqueline Winspear on 4/12.