Portland, April 11th, 2014. Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed (“Wild,” “Tiny Beautiful Things”), was a featured speaker andtopped the list of fantastic Northwest writers on hand at Community Partners for Affordable Housing’s 16th annual fundraiser “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,”at the Oregon Zoo. An enthusiastic crowd of 280 attended and raised more than $65,000 for CPAH. (photo credit, Angela Bohlke)
Close to 280 CPAH supporters enjoy the evening at “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,” the 16th annual fundraiser for Community Partners for Affordable Housing on April 11 at the Oregon Zoo.
Master of Ceremonies Dan Murphy of The Broadway Rose Theatre Co., and authors Cheryl Strayed, Peter Ames Carlin, and Cari Luna entertained the crowd at “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,” the 16th annual fundraiser for Community Partners for Affordable Housing on April 11 at the Oregon Zoo.
Tigard’s First Citizen (and CPAH Board Vice President) Tom Murphy, (left), presents Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen with the “Friend of Affordable Housing” award at CPAH’s HomeWord Bound.
Doug Plambeck, CPAH Board Treasurer, and other CPAH supporters register with Event Savvy staff and Chase volunteers at HomeWord Bound.
Also speaking at HomeWord Bound were writers Peter Ames Carlin (“Bruce”) and Cari Luna (The Revolution of Every Day), and special guest Dan Murphy of The Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard, performed as Master of Ceremonies. Additional guest authors in attendance were: Stevan Allred, Kelly Williams Brown, Monica Drake, Kent Hartman, April Henry, Bart King, Julie Richardson, Kevin Sampsell and Willy Vlautin.
CPAH also presented the Friend of Affordable Housing Award to Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen.
Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH), provides safe and sustainable affordable housing along with support and skill-building services for individuals and families in Tigard, Beaverton and SW Portland.
HomeWord Bound 2014’s generous event sponsors included: Presenting Sponsor Chase; Key Sponsors Carleton Hart Architecture, Enterprise and LMC Construction; Major Sponsors Bateman Seidel, Cascade Management, Inc., Income Property Management, Markusen & Schwing CPAs, and National Equity Fund; Community Sponsors Alder Geotechnical Services, Banner Bank, Blue Planet Energy Law LLC, Central Bethany Development, Enviroscapes Northwest, JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance, Kantor Taylor Nelson Evatt & Decina PC, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, Romano P.C., TransCanada, Umpqua Bank and U.S. Bank.
Portland, January 10th, 2012. Literary Arts announced the finalists for the 26th annual Oregon Book Awards. Finalists include Cheryl Strayed, Storm Large, (pictured with Jordan Schnitzer and Howard Hedinger) and Brian Doyle. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus) The winners will be announced at the 26th Oregon Book Awards ceremony on April 8, 2013.
Here are the nominees.
KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTION Judge: Myla Goldberg
Brian Doyle of Portland, Bin Laden’s Bald Spot (Red Hen Press)
Ismet Prcic of Portland, Shards (Grove/Atlantic)
Carter Sickels of Portland, The Evening Hour (Bloomsbury)
Alexis Smith of Portland, Glaciers (Tin House Books)
Leni Zumas of Portland, The Listeners (Tin House Books)
STAFFORD/HALL AWARD FOR POETRY Judge: Mary Jo Bang
Jean Esteve of Waldport, Off-Key (Finishing Line Press)
Toni Hanner of Eugene, Gertrude: Poems and Other Objects (Traprock Books)
Alan Peterson of Ashland, Fragile Acts (McSweeney’s)
Zachary Schomburg of Portland, Fjords Vol 1 (Black Ocean)
Carrie Seitzinger of Portland, Fall Ill Medicine (Small Doggies Press)
ANGUS L. BOWMER AWARD FOR DRAMA Judge: Lydia Diamond
Susan Mach of Portland, A Noble Failure
Steve Patterson of Portland, Immaterial Matters
Andrea Stolowitz of Portland, Antarktikos
Rich Rubin of Portland, Costa Rehab
C.S. Whitcomb of Wilsonville, Lear’s Follies
FRANCES FULLER VICTOR AWARD FOR GENERAL NONFICTION Judge: Jennifer Michael Hecht
Nicholas Buccola of McMinnville, The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty (NYU Press)
Kerry Cohen of Portland, Dirty Little Secrets: Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity (Sourcebooks)
Scott Farris of Portland, Almost President (Lyons Press)
Steven Green of Salem, The Bible, the School, and the Constitution (Oxford University Press)
Kent Hartman of Portland, The Wrecking Crew (St. Martin’s Press)
SARAH WINNEMUCCA AWARD FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION Judge: Luis Rodriguez
Kerry Cohen of Portland, Seeing Ezra (Seal Press)
Storm Large of Portland, Crazy Enough (Free Press)
Aria Minu-Sepehr of Corvallis, We Heard the Heavens Then (Free Press)
Cheryl Strayed of Portland, Wild (Knopf)
Ceiridwen Terrill of Portland, Part Wild (Scribner)
ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Judge: Margarita Engle
Heather Vogel Frederick of Portland, Once Upon a Toad (Simon & Schuster)
Deborah Hopkinson of West Linn, Annie and Helen (Schwartz & Wade)
Graham Salisbury of Lake Oswego, Calvin Coconut: Man Trip (Wendy Lamb Books)
Allen Say of Portland, Drawing From Memory (Scholastic Press)
J.H. Shapiro of Portland, Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art (Charlesbridge)
LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE Judge: Margarita Engle
Brian Doyle of Portland, Cat’s Foot (Corby Books)
Katie Kacvinsky of Corvallis, First Comes Love (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Ruth Tenzer Feldman of Portland, Blue Thread (Ooligan Press)
2013 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipients
2013 OREGON LITERARY FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS
Literary Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowships to writers and to publishers. The judges named eight writers and two publishers to receive grants of $2500.
Poetry Andrea Hollander of Portland, The C. Hamilton Bailey Fellowship Jessa Heath of Eugene, The Oregon Poetry Community Fellowship
Fiction Gina Ochsner of Keizer, The Leslie Bradshaw Fellowship Samuel Snoek-Brown of Portland, The Walt Morey Fellowship
Literary Nonfiction Myrlin Hermes of Portland, The Friends of the Lake Oswego Library William Stafford Fellowship Catherine Ryan Gregory of Eugene, The Women Writers Fellowship Drama Eva Suter of Portland
Young Readers Literature Patricia Bailey of Klamath Falls, The Edna L. Holmes Fellowship in Young Readers Literature
Bedouin Books of Portland Tavern Books of Portland
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