Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown @Literary Arts on February 15
An afternoon with Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown
and Oregon Book Awards finalists Barbara Kerley, Kari Luna, and Rosanne Parry
Saturday, February 15th 3:00 p.m.
Literary Arts 925 SW Washington
Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and Lisa Brown will talk about their new book, 29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy. Lemony Snicket’s previous books include the Series of Unfortunate Events series. He and Brown have collaborated before, on The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story.
Oregon Book Awards finalists in children’s literature and young adult literature, Barbara Kerley, Kari Luna and Rosanne Parry will also be featured.
“Every town has one: that tchotchke shop/storefront psychic/drugstore that raises questions like “How does that place stay in business?” Snicket and Brown (The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming) examine one such emporium of enigma, the Swinster Pharmacy, its very name almost “sinister.” Two children are fascinated by the store and what it might sell, and their 29 notes and comments comprise the narrative. This isn’t a book about solving a mystery—entering the pharmacy would, after all, basically put the matter to rest. Instead, Snicket and Brown let readers dwell in the gray, desolate weirdness of the downtown (a foldout map of the neighborhood is included).” – Publisher’s Weekly
Exploring the Lyric Essay
February 2, 2020
February 2-23, 2020 Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (4 class meetings)…
Everybody Reads 2020: Tommy Orange
March 5, 2020
Literary Arts is proud to host an evening with award-winning author Tommy…
Fear and Writing
April 4, 2020
April 4, 2020 Saturday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Peg Cheng For…
2020 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony
April 27, 2020
Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in…