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Paula Butterfield presents La Luministe

03/21/2019 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's welcomes local author Paula Butterfield for a reading from her debut novel, La Luministe. Berthe Morisot was a fist in a velvet glove. In 19th century Paris, an haute-bourgeois woman was expected to be discreet to the point of near-invisibility. But Berthe, forbidden to enter L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, started the art movement that broke open the walls of the art establishment. And, unable to marry the love of her life, Edouard Manet, she married his brother. While she epitomized...

Reading: Border Crossing

03/28/2019 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's welcomes Nina LaCour, Shanthi Sekaran, Zahra Noorbakhsk, Vernon Keeve, and Laura Davis. With Border Crossing, these five authors share fiction, poetry, and comedy that explore the boundaries of where creativity can take us. Nina LaCour is the winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award and nationally bestselling author of We Are Okay. Shanthi Sekaran is the author of Lucky Boy, an NPR Best Book of 2017. Zahra Noorbakhsh is a comedian, writer, cohost of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim...

Rebecca Lawton presents The Oasis This Time

04/02/2019 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's welcomes Oregon author Rebecca Lawton to read from her book The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West. Water, the most critical fluid on the planet, is seen as savior, benefactor, and Holy Grail in these fifteen essays on natural and faux oases. Fluvial geologist and former Colorado River guide Rebecca Lawton follows species both human and wild to their watery roots--in warming deserts, near rising Pacific tides, on endangered, tapped-out rivers, and in...

Kate Ristau presents Clockbreakers Two: Morrigan's Revenge

04/09/2019 - 7:00PM

Portland author Kate Ristau presents Morrigan's Revenge, the sequel to her Middle Grade debut, Clockbreakers. Charlie's dad is gone, and she's on a magic adventure to get him back! But first – fifth grade. She rolls her wheelchair into her classroom and then straight into an Ancient Irish battle. But this is not the time travel she expected. Betrayed by her friends, Charlie faces the wrath of the goddess, Morrigan, and the warriors think she is one of the fairies. Can Cuchulain -- the hero...

Jeff Alworth presents The Widmer Way

04/11/2019 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland author and beer guru Jeff Alworth to read from The Widmer Way: How Two Brothers Led Portland's Craft Beer Revolution. The Widmer Way chronicles Kurt and Rob Widmer's journey from humble homebrewers to craft beer pioneers and purveyors of the iconic Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen. Alworth also dives deep into Portland's history, setting the scene for Widmer's rise in the city now known for its exquisite beer. Kurt and Rob Widmer have a deep affection for the city...

Judy Nedry presents Blackthorn

04/17/2019 - 7:00PM

Portland author Judy Nedry returns to Annie Bloom's for Blackthorn, the latest in her Emma Golden Mystery Series. A crumbling old resort. A dead brother. A phantom boat in the mist. Nightmares. And then, a body. In this modern-day gothic novel set on the scenic Columbia River Gorge, Sage Blackthorn revisits demons from her past and confronts a multitude of new ones when she returns to her childhood home to solve the mystery of her brother’s death. Sage left the Pacific Northwest ten years...

Valerie Brooks presents Revenge in 3 Parts

04/25/2019 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's welcomes Oregon author Valerie Brooks to read from her debut thriller, Revenge in 3 Parts. In this gripping psychological thriller and debut noir that takes the reader from Paris to Portland, Oregon, and finally to Kauai, criminal attorney Angeline Porter is forced to fight crime outside the law. Angeline thrives on crime--righting wrongs, fighting for justice, putting away murderers. But after rebuking the sexual advances of the head of her firm, plus putting away his friend,...

Ari Rosenschein presents Coasting

05/09/2019 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's welcomes Seattle author Ari Rosenschein to read from his debut short fiction collection, Coasting. Coasting follows music industry aspirants, a brooding record store clerk, goth teens, and others into rehearsal rooms, 12-step meetings, a cult indoctrination, even a Russian heavy metal bunker. Along the way, they pursue success, connection, and a sense of purpose. Perched between Middle Men and A Visit From the Goon Squad, Coasting is Ari Rosenschein's debut collection. "His...

Reading: Sacred Stone, Sacred Water

05/16/2019 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's welcomes six contributors from Sacred Stone, Sacred Water: Women Writers & Artists Encounter Ireland: book editor Carolyn Brigit Flynn, June BlueSpruce, Jean Mahoney, Sarojani Rohan, Linda Serrato, and Jessica Webb. This elegant and intimate collection of writing, art, and photography evokes Ireland's wild beauty and deep soul through the work of 14 American women writers and artists at some of the island's most eminent sacred sites. Their journey produced exquisite...

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