Reading in “Hot Portland” (aka Austin, TX)

Last night I had the privilege to read with Zoë Miller at the excellent indie bookstore Malvern Books in Austin, TX, a town that I always loved when I lived here in Texas and that I like to refer to now as “Hot Portland.” (I call Portland “Wet Austin.”)


It was a great time, with lots of old friends and new friends come out to hear us read! And Malvern Books was an amazing host (they even filmed the readings!).

My literary partner for the evening, Zoë Miller, reading from her work in the much-lauded summer issue of Fields magazine.
Another blurry selfie.


Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

2 thoughts on “Reading in “Hot Portland” (aka Austin, TX)

  1. I enjoyed the video very much. What struck me was the accessibility of the text. there was nothing about it that stopped me, as a listener, dropping right into the scene, nothing that distracted me from the narrative. But at the same time it was visual and vivid, and had a dramatic quality, by which I mean it felt like it was being played out in exact real-time, in front of my mind’s eye. I am greatly looking forward to getting my hands on a copy.

    Being a jealous author I don’t say this to many other writers, but I think you might have a modern classic on your hands.

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