I’m still earning my Portland literary street cred, y’all. Case in point: somehow, even though I’ve been in Portland for a handful of years now, this year was my first Wordstock. For folks not in the know, Wordstock is Portland’s massive literary festival. Or, one of them, anyway: just last month, we had the Pacific Northwest … More Wordstock 2015
Portland, Oregon, is my home, a city I love like no other. And last night, my city loved me back. We had the Hagridden release party at the Independent Publishing Resource Center, a very cool DIY printing workshop/zine library/classroom/event space/living museum of all things indie publishing. And yes, we had the books by the bar and … More The Portland release party: photos!
Another reading in Portland, Oregon, so apologies to any readers not lucky enough to live in the vicinity of my beautiful city. But this one’s a big one, so if you’re anywhere within driving (or, hell, flying) distance, it’ll be worth the trip. I’m talking about the seventh annual Smallpressapalooza, hosted by Powell’s City of … More I’m reading at Smallpressapalooza #7
See also: Photo blog 82, “First rose of the year.”
So, this is happening: Portland, Oregon, at the Blue Monk, Sept. 18 at 8 pm. The very, very cool indie press Ampersand Books is hosting killer literature readings by Carrie Seitzinger, Hannah Pass, Gabriel Blackwell, Hobie Anthony, Jamalieh Haley, and — that’s right, folks — ME. That’s awesome. But wait, there’s more! The always excellent Dena Rash Guzman and Reuben Nisenfeld will be … More Ampersand West Coast Invasion!
“Oh, how my momma needs a comma.*” Punctuation art at the Jeld-Wen Field stop on the Portland MAX line, Portland, OR, 28 May 2012. My wife and I went out to the Rose Gardens in Portland for Memorial Day. On our way home, we transferred from the bus to the MAX light rail, and I spotted these … More Photo blog 83
I got caught taking this picture. My father was amused, and since I had the camera ready, I took that picture, too. I actually like it better: