Fri Aug 26, 7:00 PM - Fri Aug 26, 9:00 PM
1329 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212, United States, portland, OR 97212

Community: Salem

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The star readers in question will be Dale Champlin reading excerpts from Callie Comes of Age and Marc Janssen reading excerpts from November Reconsidered.

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Ringing with an exquisite lyricism, Dale Champlin’s amazing Callie Comes of Age—a novel in the form of poetry will hold you in thrall.

Set in the harsh ranch country of the American West, which shapes her life, Callie’s story evolves from an early childhood filled with tenderness and a strong sense of belonging into a grim tale of a sexually precocious and fiercely independent adolescence, in which glimmers of a dark secret begin to emerge.

The deftly nuanced narrative will keep you on edge of your seat all the way to the end.

—Ingrid Wendt, Oregon Book Award winner in poetry, author of Evensong

Praise for November Reconsidered

This is a look behind the mask of everyday. A poetic meditation that wanders through the mundane to the wonder of contemporary life. Marc Janssen has written a beautifully composed guide to living in this crazy world.

No one buys a car in the rain; / Only smart people buy a car in the rain… An inner dialog of the educated American worker as he continues to cope online. You are a face on a screen / With all the sufferance sucked out / All the blood and doubt deleted.

I love the amazing and relatable shorthand of the lists throughout the book. We all have these floating around in our heads and are they are wonderfully and insightfully portrayed. This book is a detailed and delightfully crafted look into a person’s life that in many ways is all our lives.

—Phil Taggart, Ventura County Poetry Project, author of Rick Sings and Opium Wars

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