Wednesday, August 26, Monica Drake, Ben Moorad and Jon Raymond will be at Urban Grind Coffee(2214 NE Oregon), discussing their work. They’re appearing as part of The New Oregon Interview Series.

Friday, August 28, Write Around Portland is hosting a party for the release of their summer anthology, Cracks in the Paint.

Sunday, August 30th, is the second reading to celebrate the release of Burnside Review’s Oregon Issue. It takes place at RomToms (600 E. Burnside) from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Airlie Press, profiled on Paper Fort in June, has extended their manuscript submission deadline to October 1, 2009.

Chris Coleman at Portland Center Stage has a lovely tribute to Bob Gerding on the PCS site.

October 29-30, Penelope Scambly Schott is offering the workshop, Riding Our Obsessions at the Balch Hotel in Dufur. Penelope says, “Riding Our Obsessions is a two-day workshop full of new writing and radical revision. We will spend one night (Thursday, October 29) at the hotel with no television or phones to distract us. There we will work in the beautiful parlor and in our own private rooms. We will have lunch, dinner, and breakfast at the hotel plus an after-dinner reading just among ourselves. Our workshop will be limited to nine participants so that everyone gets time and attention. Cost for the workshop itself is $120 plus hotel and meals.” If you are interested, request a registration form and send two recent poems to Penelope at penelopeschott@comcast.net