All Fines Forgiven, a book-themed variety show, returns to Portland this fall with live performances & talk segments with authors and musicians. Artists: Seattle Alternative Soul musician Whitney Mongé (feature photo), FSG author Amelia Gray (Gutshot, THREATS), poet & Cave Canem fellow Natalie Graham, Two Dollar Radio author Carola Dibbell (The Only Ones), poet & musician Dao Strom (We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People), and with FSG author & Emmy-nominated filmmaker Arthur Bradford (Turtleface & Beyond) returning as host. Buy tickets here.
Upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown LA
929 S. Broadway
Free with RSVP 21+
Third Man Books at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Join Third Man Books (the publishing imprint of Third Man Records) on the rooftop at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, October 16 at 6 pm. We’ll be celebrating the release of two new titles: PAIN: The Board Game by Sampson Starkweather and Hidden Water by Frank Stanford.
Hear readings from Starkweather, along with three more writers reading from their own work: TMB’s first author, Janaka Stucky (The Truth Is We Are Perfect), Paige Taggart (Want For Lion) as well as special guest, Amelia Gray (Gutshot). Hosted by TMB editor, Chet Weise, as your master of ceremonies! Expect exclusive giveaways, drinks, and music by DJ ZACH COWIE on the decks. Third Man Books and Records: Where your turntable’s not dead and your page still turns.
Two California writers discuss their very different ideas about love, cages, and the freakishness of the body, especially one’s own. Includes readings and conversation about their new works: Gray’s short story collection Gutshot and Ostlund’s novel After the Parade. More info here
Twisted Fables. Fiction has come a long way from Aesop, but the influence of fables in literature remains. Three contemporary fabulists--Lincoln Michel (Upright Beasts), Amelia Gray (Gutshot), and Porochista Khakpour (The Last Illusion)--discuss the state of the modern fable, the place of the trickster and the anthropomorphized animal in contemporary writing, and whether modern fables and fairy tales have morals and lessons to convey today. Moderated by Rahawa Haile. 11:00 AM--Saint Francis McCardle Hall (180 Remsen St.)
Reading and signings at Pitchfork's Literary Tent.