|Portland's Woodshop Writers
Tuesday, May 15, 7pm
The Woodshop Writers, a group of nine Portland writers, bring to light unique and challenging family experiences, whether based on real life or fantasy. The anthology is a diverse collection of humorous and emotional essays. The scheduled readers for this evening are: Jamie Caulley, Kathy Eaton, Dave King, Catherine Magdalena, Sarah Retzer, and Mark Robben.
Etiquette for an Apocalypse
Thursday, May 17, 7pm
It's the 2020 Apocalypse and Sophie Cohen, former social worker turned neighborly drug dealer, must keep her family alive amid those pesky end of the world issues: starvation, earthquakes, plagues, gang violence and alas more starvation. In order to accomplish all this she must find a way to love her mother, accept her daughter's adulthood and reignite her moribund marriage. She might discover that a decentralized, consensus driven life--without fossil fuels, iPhones and chocolate éclairs--isn't the end of the world, after all.
Monday, May 21, 7pm
This is the story of a woman whose life is shaped by tragedy. Quinn is thirty-something, a survivor of a fractured and eccentric childhood marred by the death of her younger sister. Twenty years later, she is in the midst of a decade-long slide down the other side of punk-rock stardom after her successful music career was abruptly halted. Quinn develops unique strategies for coping, but she cannot keep the past away. The Listeners is about what lurks in the shadows and what happens when what's lurking insists on being seen.
Tuesday, May 22, 7pm
We're excited to host vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli. Meet the winner of Cupcake Wars. She'll be armed with fresh-made treats! Chloe's Kitchen features vegan food like you've never seen it before. Coscarelli brings fun and energy to this healthful, animal-free cuisine by reinterpreting 125 of America's favorite foods with great-tasting ingredients and clever techniques. Here's how you can enjoy family favorites without busting your belt.
Plan Ahead for These Great June Readings:
Aimee Phan - Tuesday, June 7, 7pm
Cheryl Strayed - Monday, June 11, 7pm
Anna Kesey - Wednesday, June 27, 7pm
Matt Love - Thursday, June 28, 7pm
Sign up now for a Yoga Writing Weekend Retreatat Stargazer Farms, June 8-10. Food will be prepared by chef Isabella Cruz. Annie Bloom's will provide her book, which is included in the package price. Find out more at Adventures by the Book's website.