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Loggernaut at Literary Arts November 21

Loggernaut Reading Series is partnering with @LiteraryArts for its fall event, and the theme for the evening is “drive.” Three excellent local writers will be reading, and the event is free and open to the public. Join us!

Thursday, November 21st

7:00 p.m.

Alicia Jo Rabins, Alexis M. Smith, and Gregory Spatz

Literary Arts

925 SW Washington • Portland


Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, and performer who tours internationally with her band, Girls in Trouble. Her poems appear in Ploughshares, 6×6, and Boston Review. She holds a MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson and a Masters in Jewish Studies from JTS. Her one-woman show about the intersection of mysticism and finance, A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, will receive its West Coast premiere at Portland Playhouse in February 2014.



Alexis M. Smith is the author of the novel Glaciers (Tin House), a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award. She grew up in Soldotna, AK, and Seattle, WA, and has lived in Portland for the last fourteen years. She’s currently working on a novel about modern homesteaders, renegade nuns, psychedelic mushrooms, and murder.



Gregory Spatz is the author of the novels Inushuk, Fiddler’s Dream, and No One But Us, and of the story collections Half as Happy and Wonderful Tricks. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Glimmer Train Stories, Shenandoah, Epoch, Kenyon Review, and New England Review. He teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane and plays the fiddle in the twice Juno-nominated bluegrass band John Reischman and the Jaybirds.

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