The insanely wonderful SF-based reading series (and press) Why There Are Words is branching out, with new series in New York and now Portland, Oregon.
I’ll be reading along with David Bielspiel, Elyse Fenton, Jacqueline Keeler, Sara Quinn Rivara, and Wendy Willis.
I hope you’ll be there – the Leach Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful places in Portland.
Hope you come by to help us celebrate.
The folks at Portland Monthly put together a podcast with the writers of their Summer Reading issue – the fiction writers and poets talk about how they worked with the prompt, the space limit, and writing about this place we live.
Here’s the link to the Portland Monthly podcast page
Or click below for the full Soundcloud podcast
A few months ago, Portland Monthly came to me and asked for a brand new short story with a few rules:
- Set in the Pacific Northwest
- Word count under 1,400 words
- And, written to the theme of “That Summer…”
The result is The Buried Forest, published online today, and the print version is out in the August issue of Portland Monthly. Inside, you’ll find new work from authors David Shafer and Diana Abu-Jabar, and poetry by Anis Mojgani, Elyse Fenton, and Samiya Bashir.
For the whole shebang of Summer Reading stories and poems, go here.
Enjoy the read, and happy summer!