We are very excited to announce that Stevan Allred and Robin Cody will kick off the 2014 Mountain Writers Series with readings at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at The Press Club, 2621 SE Clinton St., Portland. Suggested donation: $5.
Stevan approached Robin, one of Oregon’s great writers, around the publication of A Simplified Map of the Real World, and after reading it, Robin heartily endorsed the collection and offered his help in spreading the word about the book. We’re so grateful for his enthusiastic support of Stevan’s work.
Come hear these two powerhouse authors share their work on Wednesday. We can’t wait to see how what they choose to read resonates with each other. There will be books available for autographs as well.
Stevan Allred has survived circumcision, a tonsillectomy, a religious upbringing, the 60’s, the War on Poverty, the break-up of The Beatles, any number of bad haircuts, years of psychotherapy, the Reagan Revolution, the War on Drugs, the Roaring 90’s, plantar fasciitus, the Lewinsky Affair, the internet bubble, the Florida recount of 2000, the Bush oughts, the War on Terror, teen-aged children, a divorce, hay fever, the real estate bubble, male pattern baldness, and heartburn. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals and websites, and he has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His debut novel, A Simplified Map of the Real World, a collection of fifteen linked stories, was published by Forest Avenue Press in 2013.
Robin Cody was born at St. Helens and grew up in Estacada, Oregon. A graduate of Yale, he taught at the American School of Paris for a decade and was Dean of Admissions at Reed College in Portland before taking up freelance writing in 1984. While writing, he has been a baseball umpire, a basketball referee, and special ed school bus driver. Cody is the author of Ricochet River, a novel, and Voyage of a Summer Sun, about the Columbia River. With Voyage, Cody won the 1995 Oregon Book Award for literary nonfiction. Both of those books are in the Oregon State Library’s “150 Books for the Oregon Sesquicentennial,” February 2009. His most recent book, Another Way the River Has, is a collection of short true stories.
Special thanks to the Mountain Writers Series for this opportunity.