You need someplace important to be tonight. The Blue Monk is someplace important to be tonight.
7 PM - a reading of a number of Portland's literary rockstars - interspersed with the music of a number of Portland's literate rockstars...
Story and Song: A benefit for Brad Rosen
Our lineup includes a Pulitzer Prize finalist, two current holders of Literary Arts Fellowships, a Great Lakes Book Award finalist, and a winner of an Arizona Commission on the Arts Award.
Tom Spanbauer. Margaret Malone. Monica Drake. Cheryl Strayed. Emily Chenoweth.
Plus cool Portland musicians including the very awesome Closureyes.
The event was born when we of the Dangerous Writing workshop found out our friend and fellow writer Brad was hospitalized with an infection in his spine which required emergency surgery. As he gets back on his feet, we'd like to help offset his medical bills. Come out and enjoy a night of truly great Portland talent and help out a guy who, I have to say, has one of the best books-in-progress that I've read in a long time.