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Karen Karbo

Author’s Note

Karen Karbo

Author of The Diamond Lane

The Legend of Il Palio

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Woohoo, makin’ it!

The A.V. Club and Basil Hayden’s Bourbon have been doing a series of parties around the country celebrating cocktails and craftsman. Called This is My (Fill In Name of City Here), their idea was to get a bunch of really photogenic creative folks in one place, then film them as they powered down some fine cocktails, featuring Basil Hayden’s Bourbon (To the marketing person who thought this up, I hope you get a raise.) Every city featured species of “maker”...Forward

Liz Crain

Author’s Note

Liz Crain

Author of Food Lover's Guide to Portland

Basil Hayden’s David Kearns talking up one of the tastiest bourbons around at last night’s This is My Portland event with The A.V. Club, The Onion and all sorts of Portland literary folks at Reverend Nat’s Hard Cidery & Public Taproom.

This is My Portland with The A.V. Club, The Onion & Basil Hayden's at Reverend Nat's Cidery

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We had so much fun at last night’s event. A little tooooo much fun if you know what I mean. What’s not to love when combining Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, The A.V. Club, The Onion, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Hawthorne Books, Creep of Light Books, Poor Claudia +++ all in ONE night. Our good friends at Reverend Nat’s cleaned up the cidery and taproom so it was all sparkly lovely and then they let us mess it all up ;) It was the perfect eat, drink and be merry celebration of local lit.

I read a poem...Forward

Mayor Charlie Hales and author Karen Karbo at The Diamond Lane launch party at Broadway Books.

The Diamond Lane Book Launch Party

Posted by Liz Crain on 02 Oct 2014

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Thank you to everyone who came out and partied like it was 1991 last night at Broadway Books for the book launch party for Karen Karbo’s The Diamond Lane! So much fun that we all have ZOTZ and Pop Rocks hangovers here at the office. Can’t touch this! Thank you so much to Broadway Books for hosting. Photos tell it like it is so here are a whole bunch from the super fun night. Go Karbonator!

Broadway Books broads! Sally and Kim rocked the party.

Gruuuunge. Karen’s partner Jarrod set the party...Forward

Liz Crain

Author’s Note

Liz Crain

Author of Food Lover's Guide to Portland

Me learning how to write aka signing a copy of Food Lover’s Guide to Portland 2.0 at the book launch party.

Food Lover's Guide to Portland 2.0 Book Launch Party

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Wow. Thank you so much to everyone who came out Monday night for the Hawthorne Books Food Lover’s Guide to Portland 2.0 book launch party at Reverend Nat’s Cidery & Public Taproom. Despite the fact that it was a hard sell being Labor Day it was an excellent turnout and such a great eat, drink and be merry night.

I am forever grateful to my friend Nat West for donating the space and staffing the party with his awesome employees, to my friend Jimbo operations manager of XRAY.FM for DJing it and...Forward

Dave Jannetta and Michael Moore at the Traverse Film Festival

Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere at the Traverse Film Festival

Posted by Dave Jannetta on 05 Aug 2014

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I’m not quite sure how to write this recap without sounding like it’s paid for by both the Traverse City Film Festival and the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce. I often have conversations with filmmakers who have festival horror stories: empty theaters, poor projection and sound, very little staff, water boarding, etc. So I feel incredibly lucky to have played Hot Docs and Traverse City thus far because they make even a first time documentary maker like myself feel like a Saudi Prince....Forward