Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Social Action Writing Event Tonight

Please join us tonight for a reading from the terrific new anthology, Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing, published this month by the University of Arizona press.The book is divided into ten sections focused on significant social issues, including identity, sexuality and gender, the environment, social justice, work, war, and peace. One of the editors, Frances Payne Adler, will be here to discuss this collection of stories, poems, interviews, and essays that confront some of the most pressing social issues facing us today. Adler is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The making of a Matriot. Also reading tonight will be three other friends of the store. Paul Merchant is the William Stafford Archivist at Lewis & Clark College. His latest poetry collection, Some Business of Affinity, was an Oregon Book Award finalist in 2007. Sandy Polishuk is the author of Sticking to the Union: An Oral History of the Life and Times of Julia Ruutila, and co-producer of the DVD, "Good Work Sister! Women Shipyard Works of World War II." Willa Schneberg received the Oregon Book Award in poetry for In the Margins of the World. Her most recent collection, published by Calyx Books, is Storytelling in Cambodia. You can read about all of our upcoming events at our website.

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