First Wednesday Reading Series

Oregon Literary Review and Blackbird Wineshop co-host a reading series in Portland on the first Wednesday of each month. Blackbird Wineshop is located at 3519 NE 44th. Oregon Literary Review is edited by Charles Deemer, and if you’re interested in reading in the series, there’s information on their web site about how to contact them.…

Tom Blood is the Real Deal

Tom Blood is an interesting cat. Yes I know no one calls people cats anymore. It’s really the best way I know to describe him though. Last April, Tom travelled to Astoria and Newport with Monica Drake,Susan Fletcher, and Kristian Williams, as part of the Oregon Book Awards Author Tour. The picture on the left…

A Good Writing Day for Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle is the author of several books, including Thirsty for the Joy, and The Grail: A Year Ambling & Shambling Through an Oregon Vineyard in Pursuit of the Best Pinot Noir in the World, which was a finalist for the 2006 Oregon Book Award in creative nonfiction. He’s also the editor of Portland Magazine,…

Burnside Does L.A.

Burnside Review was founded in 2004 by Sid Miller. The magazine received an Oregon Literary Fellowship in 2005. Burnside Review is published every nine months, and Issue 4.1, the L.A. issue has just been released. The issue features an interview with Wanda Coleman and work by David St. John, Amy Gerstler, Oregon’s own B.T. Shaw,…

A Good Writing Day For Monica Drake

This is the first in a series of postings about Oregon authors and their good writing days. Monica Drake’s novel Clown Girl was selected as a finalist in the novel for the 2007 Oregon Book Awards. Monica lives in Portland and teaches at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Clown Girl was recently reissued by…

Welcome to the Fort!

Paper Fort will focus on Oregon’s literary community. To your right is a list of pertinent links, including a list of Oregon writers with web sites. I’m sure I’ve missed some, so feel free to email me at susan@literary-arts.org if you’d like to suggest a link. The first blog posting is always awkward. I’ve done…