Liz Prato with Stevan Allred and Joanna Rose

Multnomah Village's own Liz Prato presents her debut short story collection, Baby's on Fire. She'll be joined in conversation by her former writing instructors, Stevan Allred and Joanna Rose, of The Pinewood Table writing workshop.

“Liz Prato’s characters blaze with humanity, sensuality, and hope. Her writing glitters and her stories push us to the edge: Prato rubs her people together until they spark, in a book that throbs with heart—and grips our own.”—Dylan Landis, author of Rainey Royal

“Liz Prato’s stories are filled with the lost, the lonely, and the damned, and she makes all of them sing with a haunting grandeur. Baby's on Fire is a lamentation brimming with wit, candor, and the eternal possibility of mercy.”—Steve Almond, author of Candyfreak, and Against Football: A Manifesto

“Reading this book felt like talking to a good friend with good music on in the background. Liz Prato’s stories are great fun to read, and funny, and warm as can be, so even when they are painful and sad, they still genuinely welcome a reader.” –Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Stevan Allred is the author of the story collection A Simplified Map of the Real World, published by Portland's own Forest Avenue Press.

Joanna Rose is the author of the novel Little Miss Strange.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
7850 SW Capitol Hwy
"The Vault" at O'Connor's
Portland, OR 97219
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Baby's on Fire: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941209158
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Press 53 - May 3rd, 2015

A Simplified Map of the Real World: The Renata Stories Cover Image
By Stevan Allred, Laurie Paus (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780988265721
Availability: Special Order - Usually 1-5 Days
Published: Forest Avenue Press - September 1st, 2013