First Wednesdays, a series of readings, performances and wine-tasting are held at the Blackbird Wine Shop, 4323 NE Fremont, 7-9pm. This show is 21 and over. Contact Julie Mae Madsen at maemadsen at gmail.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Wednesday-Readings for more information.
The readers for September 1 are Claire Rudy Foster, Cecilie Scott, and Andrew S. Fuller as part of an Ink Filled Page reading special.
Claire R. Foster graduated with a BA in creative writing from Reed College. She lives in Portland, Oregon. She is currently at work on her second novel.
Andrew S. Fuller grew up in Nebraska and other places, climbing trees and reading books. His fiction appears in Abyss & Apex, Fantastic Metropolis, The Harrow, Every Day Fiction, and Ink-filled Page, among others. Damnation Books will publish The Circus Wagon in September. He is the author of two poetry chapbooks, a graphic novella, and editor of Three-Lobed Burning Eye magazine. His screenplay Effulgence won the Best Screenwriter Award at the 2009 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, and the film will be released this October. Now he lives in Portland, where he climbs rocks and writes stories. Learn more at www.andrewsfuller.com
Cecilie Scott left the Cascade foothills for Portland three years ago, trading pasture for garden and sheep for roses. She still works as a technical editor to pay for groceries, and writes to feed her soul. Current projects include a collection of linked stories about travelers in search of paradise and a travel memoir of Bali and cancer, Knowing Bodies. Her work has appeared in StringTown, VoiceCatcher, Crab Orchard Review, The Healing Muse, The Dos Passos Review, and The Raven Chronicles. She's maintained a Website, www.turtledreams.org, for a dozen years.