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 selected to do author visits at ten libraries, and Inverness Jail, and he has met many readers, all of them eager to talk about his fifteen stories, the themes, the overlaps between the characters and the stories, and the stories behind the stories.
Five more book club meetings remain, so please consider attending, especially if you’ve read the book and want to hear a fantastic literary discussion about A Simplified Map of the Real World:
6:30 p.m., Oct. 8, at the Belmont Library
6:30 p.m., Oct. 13, at the Troutdale Library
6:30 p.m., Oct. 16, at the Hollywood Library
10:30 a.m., Oct. 18, at the Holgate Library
2 p.m., Nov. 6, at the Gresham Library
Here are some photos of three of the appearances, plus Stevan with a bookmark promoting all the events.