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Late Night Debut

Authors Joanna Rose, Little Miss Strange, and Stevan Allred, A Simplified Map of the Real World, discuss Kate Gray's debut novel, Carry the Sky, on Late Night Debut, a podcast series curated by Late Night Library and hosted by Amber Keller. Listen to the episode here. Stevan and Joanna are co-teachers at the Pinewood Table, and Kate Gray, who says poetry is her … [Continue Reading]

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Beth Kephart on Carry the Sky

Author Beth Kephart wrote a beautiful, gracious blog post about Forest Avenue Press and Kate Gray's Carry the Sky. Here's part of what she had to say: "Yesterday and early this morning I've been reading Carry the Sky, this newly launched novel. Gray is a poet all right—a fierce one, a smart one, a writer who knows her rowing, her rivers, the claustrophobia of boarding … [Continue Reading]

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Pushcart Nominees

Forest Avenue Press is delighted to announce its Pushcart Prize nominees for 2014. We've chosen two stories from our Oregon short story collection, The Night, and the Rain, and the River, edited by Liz … [Continue Reading]

A Simplified Map of the Real World

“Simplified” Authors at Annie Bloom’s Wednesday

PORTLAND – Ten years ago, at Portland State's Haystack Summer Sessions writing program, three local authors challenged each other to use a "simplified" Rand McNally classroom world map in their fiction. Now, in … [Continue Reading]

Night, Rain, River Readers on Nov. 8

PORTLAND--Four Oregon authors will read their stories from The Night, and the Rain, and the River at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Another Read Through, 3932 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland. The event is free … [Continue Reading]

Announcing National Submissions

Forest Avenue Press, winner of a 2014 Oregon Literary Fellowship, publishes page-turning literary fiction. Its titles are infused with a fresh, complex, sometimes nutty, and often-wondrous approach to … [Continue Reading]

Write to Publish at Ooligan

Ooligan Press is proud to announce its seventh Write to Publish conference, slated for January 31, 2015.  This conference will be held at the Smith Memorial Student Union located at 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, … [Continue Reading]

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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 … [Continue Reading]

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]

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 … [Continue Reading]

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