Pop-up: Brian Evenson

Brian Evenson pops-up with an original short story in the Portland Art Museum galleries. Evenson is paired with Purple Interior with Window by Rose Mary Gonella-Butler; found in the Modern American…

Pop-up: Brian K. Friesen

Portland local, Brian K. Friesen, pops-up with his recent work, At the Waterline.  Friesen is paired with Guinea Boats by John Sloan; found in the American Art, floor 2, gallery…

Middle Grade: Old Wolf

Award–winning illustrator Brian Floca presents his new book Old Wolf (written by Avi, ages 8–12) with a reading and Q&A featuring art activities. Hunting—the predator, and its prey—is at the……heart of this riveting and suspenseful novel from Newbery Medalist Avi and Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca. FREE ADMISSION to Wordstock for attendees 17 years of age and younger, and with…

Pop-Up: Brian W. Parker

Brian W. Parker reads from The Wonderous Science. Click here to purchase advance tickets to the festival….

Pop-Up: Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle reads from Chicago. Click here to purchase advance tickets to the festival….

Brian Komei Dempster

Brian Komei Dempster’s debut book of poetry, Topaz, was published by Four Way Books in 2013 and received the 15 Bytes 2014 Book Award in Poetry. His most recent book…

Sweet Dreams, Story Catcher

Editor Janna Lopez discusses the concept, curation process, and creative evolution of  Sweet Dreams, Story Catcher:  A Commemorative Collection of  Portland  Magazine essays by Brian Doyle.” This stunning collection of……author Brian Doyle’s work is complemented by exquisite artwork and published by University of Portland. This one-of-a-kind book created by Lopez and her team pays tribute to Doyle’s life and…

Brian W. Parker

Brian W. Parker grew up in Alaska, then Mississippi, and has always been in love with storytelling in every medium. He earned a BFA in graphic design & illustration and…

Brian Komei Dempster and Janice P. Nimura

Topaz, Brian Komei Dempster’s debut poetry collection, examines the experiences of a Japanese American family separated and incarcerated in American World War II prison camps. Dempster is a professor of…

Benson Reading at Benson Tech Show

by Mel Wells This year’s WITS end-of-residency student reading for Benson High School was, for the first time, held at the Benson “Tech Show,” an evening event showcasing the school’s……various programs. Since it was also Benson’s 100 year anniversary, the entire campus was abuzz.  During the fall semester at Benson, students in Zandra Ah Choy-Aguson’s 2nd period English class……and appreciate them sharing their projects with their families, friends, and teachers. Also, thank you to all the teachers and WITS writers for making the Benson residencies so productive. The…

Final List of Books Submitted to the 2015 Oregon Book Awards

…Communists by Karen Gilden Concerto in Q by Alan Contreras Creativity. Faith. Impotence. by Charles Deemer Crooked Paths and Abandoned Borders by Kerry Augustyniak Going Somewhere by Brian Benson In……Gabriel Blackwell The Oregon Variations by William L. Sullivan The Parable of You by Tony Wolk The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris The Plover by Brian Doyle The Revolution……by Barbara J. Scot The Thorny Grace of It by Brian Doyle The Waiting by Cathy LaGrow The Wax Bullet War by Sean Davis Washing the Bones: A Memoir of…

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient Brian Kettler

Brian Kettler Brian Kettler is a 2012 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient in drama. Brian studied at the NationalTheater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut and earned……and by the end, the audience is able to take in a full, glorious picture.” Morgan Jenness, the judge for drama, praised Brian’s work by saying: “Brian Kettler’s plays are……full-length plays In School Suspension and Personal were both featured in Portland Center Stage’s Made in Oregon Series. When it comes to getting started Brian says: “I usually begin with…