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University of Oregon's MemoirFest features Lidia Yuknavitch

Posted by Alexandria Powers on 23 Apr 2012

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On May 12th, The University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society Northwest Women Writers’ Symposium presents MemoirFest, a symposium with top Northwest women writers. Hawthorne Books author Lidia Yuknavitch will be one of the morning panelists. Ms. Yuknavitch is the award-winning author of The Chronology of Water. The symposium will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 9am until 4pm. It’s free, but seating is limited. You can reserve a seat by emailing your RSVP to Peggy...Forward

University of Oregon, Gerlinger Hall (Alumni Lounge)
1468 University St., Eugene OR 974103

Dante's throws a party for A Very Minor Prophet

Posted by Chelsee Payne on 16 Apr 2012

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The life of the Hawthorne intern is mysteriously under-documented. Today, we give you a little peek into the obscure reality of a day-in-the-life of one – notice the dashes; this is not to be confused with Morgan Spurlock’s recent Hulu venture. (I’m really poor and can’t afford the cost of a copyright infringement lawsuit). This is the true story of the beautiful merger of a man, a midget, a small press, and a little intern with big dreams.

James Bernard Frost’s new novel, A Very...Forward

LocationA Very Minor Prophet launch party
350 W Burnside, Portland OR 97209

A Very Minor Prophet launch party to be held at Portland's Independent Publishing Resource Center

Posted by Ginger Craft on 09 Apr 2012

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James Bernard Frost’s novel A Very Minor Prophet takes on a Portland subculture through the lens of Barth Flynn, a barista floating through life. As he meets Booker, a dwarf preacher, he enters a zany world of underground sermons. Barth helps distribute Booker’s sermons in zine form. This unique story required a unique style of book. It needed to have the edge of the zines.

Frost includes cut-out images and enlarged fonts that make for a great zine-like feel. The images bring to life this...Forward

LocationA Very Minor Prophet launch party
Independent Publishing Resource Center
1001 SE Division St., Portland OR 97202

The Pabst Blue Ribbon / A Very Minor Prophet confluence

Posted by Brittany Pedersen on 02 Apr 2012

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Many of our recent posts have highlighted aspects of A Very Minor Prophet ranging from Portland bike culture to the hipster scene, to the book’s zine format. It makes sense since yesterday – April 1st and therefore April Fool’s Day – was the book’s launch date. Check out photos from the book launch party here.

Lately, we’ve been busy bees compiling lists of book clubs and booking events for Jim’s book tour. Thanks to Chelsee Payne, one of the other winter interns here at Hawthorne,...Forward