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Loggernaut Reading Series at Ristretto Roasters, December 7

Ristretto Roasters is pleased to host Loggernaut Reading Series. The prompt this time: “Stranger,” prose and poems, with readers John Beer, Apricot Irving and Riley Michael Parker. Wednesday, December 7, 7:30pm.Ristretto Roasters Williams, 3808 N. Williams Ave., PDX. Coffee available, wine generously donated by Anne Amie. More information at www.loggernaut.org John Beer is the author of The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium, 2010), which received the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award. He teaches creative writing in Portland State University's MFA program. He recently moved to Portland from Chicago, where he wrote about theater for Time Out Chicago. Apricot Irving has reported from Haiti for This American Life and won a 2011 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for her forthcoming memoir, The Missionary's Daughter. She is the founder and director of the Boise Voices Oral History Project and an excerpt of her memoir will appear in More magazine early next year. Riley Michael Parker is the author of Our Beloved 26th (Future Tense, 2008) and A Plague of Wolves and Women (Lazy Fascist, 2011). Parker is the founder of Housefire, a Portland-based experimental press that has recently issued the work of many exciting new writers.