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Tom Spanbauer Reading & Book Signing
Monday, May 15, 2006 - 7:00pm

Tom Spanbauer Reading & Book Signing

The Portland State Literary Alliance invites you to a Kick-Off Party for the release of Tom Spanbauer's new book Now is the Hour, which hits bookstore, shelves on May 15th. A book signing and reception will follow the reading. Please come, enjoy food and wine, and visit with the author.

Spanbauer is a Pulitzer-nominated author and the founder of Dangerous Writing workshops. He lives in Portland. As a writer he has explored issues of race, of sexual identity, of how we make a family for ourselves in order to surmount the limitations of the families into which we are born. His three published novels Faraway Places, The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon, and In The City Of Shy Hunters are notable for their combination of a fresh and lyrical prose style with solid storytelling.

As a teacher his innovative approach combines close attention to language with a large-hearted openness to what he calls 'the sore place'--that place within each of us that is the source for stories that no one else can tell. His introductory workshop is an underground legend among emerging writers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The community of writers that has formed around him is dedicated to the proposition that "Fiction is the lie that tells the truth truer."

When: Monday, May 15 @ 7pm

Where:
Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway
The Browsing Lounge, Room 238

Cost: Admission FREE, but donations welcome

Contact: Peggy Savage: peggyjsavage@aol.com