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Pop-up: Kate Lebo & Samuel Ligon

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 from 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Kate Lebo and Samuel Ligon, co-editors of Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze, will pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries.

Lebo and Ligon are paired with The Drunken Cobbler by Jean-Baptiste Greuze; found in the European Art, floor 2, gallery 201. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


Pie & Whiskey, the book, is a literary collection of readings presented over the past six years in Spokane, WA, and Missoula, MT, at Pie & Whiskey, the event, run by Kate Lebo and Samuel Ligon. Writers like Jess Walter, J Robert Lennon, Kim Barnes, and ML Smoker were invited to generate new work based on prompts that involve pie or whiskey or both. Sam and Kate figured that good writing served with a slice of pie and a shot of whiskey would create an energized atmosphere uncommon at literary events. The contributors, drawn mainly from the west, but not exclusively, responded with surprising, funny, heartbreaking, fantastically written stories and poems. The book will include a smattering of pie recipes and whiskey-centric cocktails. Look here for tasty literary servings.

Kate Lebo

Kate Lebo's first collection of nonfiction, The Book of Difficult Fruit, was published by FSG in April 2021. She is the author of the cookbook Pie School (Sasquatch Books), the poetry chapbook Seven Prayers to Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Entre Rios Books), and co-editor with Samuel Ligon of Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze (Sasquatch Books). Her essay about listening through hearing loss, "The Loudproof Room," originally published in New England Review, was anthologized in Best American Essays. She is an apprenticed cheesemaker to Lora Lea Misterly of Quillisascut Farm. She lives in Spokane, Washington.

Order The Book of Difficult Fruit: annie bloom's | broadway | powell's

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Samuel Ligon

Samuel Ligon is the author of two novels—Among the Dead and Dreaming and Safe in Heaven Dead—and two collections of stories, Wonderland, illustrated by Stephen Knezovich, and Drift and Swerve. His most recent work is Pie & Whiskey, edited with Kate Lebo. He edits the journal Willow Springs, teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, and is artistic director of the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Also appearing in:

Pie & Whiskey at Wordstock

Date: Sunday, November 12 Venue: IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center), 318 SE Main St., Portland, OR 97214 Time: 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Portland release party for Pie and Whiskey: Writers under the Influence of Butter & Booze. Come for good pie, good whiskey, and good writers reading prose or poetry about pie and whiskey. Featured authors: Alexandra Teague, Ed Skoog, Joe Wilkins, Robert Lashley, Jess Walter, Shawn Vestal, Samuel LigonKate LeboFREE! More info.
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