|Portland's Woodshop Writers
Who's Your Family?
TONIGHT! at 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
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 Retreat at 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.