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Spring galleys arrive at Hawthorne Books

Spring galleys arrived for Megan Kruse's novel, Call Me Home, and David Shields and Elizabeth Cooperman's anthology, Life Is Short -- Art Is Shorter: In Praise of Brevity

Posted by Rhonda Hughes on 18 Nov 2014

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The smell of ink and paper. New books arriving never gets old. Each season is a cause for a celebration. Good luck novels and anthologies and may your reception be warm.

Drew Fritzgerald and Brooke Horn

Factory Line with Drew, Brooke, and Liz

Andrew Fitzgerald packing books for television series Grimm

"This town is so dedicated to books, it’s dizzying," by Andrew Fitzgerald

Posted by Andrew Fitzgerald on 06 Nov 2014

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Let me start off by saying I love your city (which can sometimes be followed by “but…” but in this case I have no buts). Portland has been welcoming in all the ways a small town Michigander could hope for—friendly people, tons of things to do, parks galore. Now, as if by magic, I am an intern with Hawthorne Books. Combined with PSU’s publishing program, I have been introduced to a quality of Portland that I didn’t quite expect, and one that makes it feel even more like a small...Forward

Fifteen Years Ago Fight Club on DVD was Released

Posted by Rhonda Hughes on 05 Nov 2014

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Reading Matthew Korfhage’s article, “Nov. 11, 1999: Brad Pitt’s theatrical dud is released on DVD…” in the Willamette Week, makes me appreciate Portland and its vibrant writing community. I was first introduced to Chuck Palahniuk’s work in a class with Michael J. Clark at Portland State University who had assigned Fight Club and brought Chuck to class. Chuck was fresh off the set of the film and endured many questions about Brad Pitt. Sitting in class I wouldn’t have predicted that I would...Forward

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