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Clare Carpenter on Making Cover Art

Clare Carpenter of Tiger Food Press recently shared this essay on creating the striking letterpress piece for the cover of The Night, and the Rain, and the River. The anthology, edited by Liz Prato and featuring stories by twenty-two Oregon writers, has been featured prominently in regional bookstores, including in a popular Annie Bloom's window that went viral on … [Continue Reading]

Kate Gray signs a copy of CARRY THE SKY for Harold Midyette, from Books by the Bay in North Bend, Oregon, as PNBA volunteer Diane Melvin assists.

PNBA Wrapup

Forest Avenue Press exhibited at the fall Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association tradeshow in Tacoma, Washington--and wow, did we have a great time meeting lots of booksellers, librarians, authors, reps, and other bookish people. Authors Dan Berne, Kate Gray, and Ellen Urbani helped staff the booth during the three-day tradeshow event at the Hotel Murano. The next … [Continue Reading]

Small Press

Kate Gray and cin salach Oct. 22

Kate Gray, author of Carry the Sky, and Chicago performance poet cin salach, will read at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Women and Children First in Chicago. Learn more here. This event follows an … [Continue Reading]

Allred, Bartley Will Read in Sisters

Small Town Stories SISTERS, OREGON: Stevan Allred of Estacada and Gail Bartley of Bend will read from their work at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Paulina Springs Books,  252 W. Hood Ave., Sisters. Both … [Continue Reading]

The St. Johns PageTurners club with Stevan Allred. Photo by Shannon Long of Multnomah County Library.

Stevan Allred at PageTurners

Stevan Allred's linked short story collection, A Simplified Map of the Real World, has been the talk of Portland this fall... or at least at Multnomah County Library's PageTurners book club. Stevan was … [Continue Reading]

’80s Lesbian-Themed Reading Oct. 6

The award-winning poet, Kate Gray, will be reading from her long-awaited debut novel, Carry the Sky, on Monday, October 6, at 7 p.m. at Another Read Through bookstore located at 3932 N Mississippi … [Continue Reading]

Rowing-Themed Boston Reading: Henriette Power and Kate Gray

Henriette Lazaridis Power, author of The Clover House, and Kate Gray, author of Carry the Sky, will read together at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Newtonville Books in Newton, Massachusetts. Kate will … [Continue Reading]

Kate Gray Reads at Poison Pen LGBTQ Series

A new reading series, founded by Rhiannon "Dexter" Flowers to showcase LGBTQ writers and friends, begins at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, at Crush Bar, 1400 S.E. Morrison Street. Readers include Kate Gray, … [Continue Reading]

Writing Under Pressure

Christi Craig of Writing Under Pressure interviewed Kate Gray, author of Carry the Sky; comment before tomorrow for a chance to win a book. "Grief is like the crystal from a chandelier," Kate writes in … [Continue Reading]

Blurb: Stevan Allred

It's fitting that our very last blurb reveal for Carry the Sky by Kate Gray is by Stevan Allred, author of A Simplified Map of the Real World, our first Forest Ave fiction selection. Kate, Stevan, and Joanna … [Continue Reading]

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