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Crap Hound No. 7: Church & State Coming Soon!

November 30, 2007: The long awaited and all new Crap Hound #7: Church & State due out January 2008! The first brand new issue in 8 years! 96 pgs! $12!

If you want to be notified when it's released, please sign up for our mailing list, located right above The Ledger. Please do not call, write our email us about it! Once it is in the hands of our trusty printer we will begin taking pre-orders for those of you who want to be the first on your block to get your mits on it. The only way you could get it sooner would to be to help us unload the pallate when it's plopped outside the shop!

Also, the only back issue that is in print is Crap Hound #6: Death, Telephones & Scissors. You can order it here. A copy of Crap Hound No. 5: Hands, Hearts & Eyes is currently up for auction on Ebay. You're on your own if you're looking for the out-of-print and unavailable issues #1-#4.

Crap Hound No. 6: Death, Telephones & Scissors currently available

November 30, 2007: Sad but true -- the only issue of Crap Hound currently in print is Death, Telephones, & Scissors. This is actually the third (and final dammit!) revised and expanded edition. Published by Show & Tell Press in 2007. You can buy it here.

Writers Talking at Multnomah County Library

November 29, 2007:
Saturday, December 15, 1-2:30 p.m.
Central Library, U.S. Bank Room

Regional writers present a continuing series of free lectures, discussions and readings. This month's featured writers are Monica Drake and James Bernard Frost.

Monica Drake's fiction has appeared in the Beloit Fiction Review, Threepenny Review, The Insomniac Reader and others. Her debut novel, Clown Girl, is published by Hawthorne Books and is an Oregon Book Awards finalist for the Ken Kesey Award for the Novel.

James Bernard Frost received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco and has worked as a journalist for Wired. His first book, The Artichoke Trail, won an award for travel journalism. World Leader Pretend is his first novel.

Loggernaut Reading Series -- December

November 20, 2007: Loggernaut Reading Series

Saturday, December 8, 7:30pm at Disjecta. Keith Gessen and Chad Harbach from the New York-based journal n + 1 will be in town, as will the writer Barry Sanders. The party starts around 9pm, after the reading and Q & A. There'll be a great deejay, very cheap drinks, and good winter fun -- we hope you'll stick around!

Disjecta is at 230 E. Burnside in Portland.

Prints for PICA

November 01, 2007: This Saturday, check out one of my favorite annual art events! Prints for PICA features affordable art by many of Portland's most exciting artists, all for a good cause:

December 15, 2007, 5pm-9pm
TodayArt Studios
439 SE Grand Ave
Portland OR 97214

Take a slew of emerging, established, revered, and talked about artists from across the burgeoning city of Portland. Put them all together in a studio. Give them access to accomplished printers, free flowing ink, and lots of coffee, and watch them turn stacks of blank pages into coveted art. Ranging in price from $100-$250, prints are sold on a first come, first served basis. All proceeds to benefit PICA's Artistic Programming.

This year Prints for PICA artists include (artists in bold are Reading Frenzy alumni): Adam Sorenson, Alex Felton, Annette Thurston, Barb Tetenbaum, Bill Park, Blair Saxon Hill, Bonnie Paiseley, Brad Adkins, Brendan Clegnehan, Brendan Sthalman, Bruce Conkle, Bryan Schellinger, Calvin Ross Carl, Carol Ferris, Catherine Rondthaler, Cecilia Hallinan, Cris Gander, Christine Bourdette, Corey Lunn, Cris Moss, Cynthia Lathi, Dana Louis, Darren Orange, David Corbett, Deb Horell, Eleanor Erskine, Ellen George, Emery Hinckley, Gabriel Liston, Gabriele Irle, Harvest Henderson, Heather Watkins, Henk Pander, Hilary Pfeifer, Jenene Nagy, Jesse Hayward, Joe Hockett, Joe Thurston, John Brodie, Josh Berger, Kristan Kennedy, Linda Hutchins, Linda K Johnson, Mack Mcfarland, Manya Shapiro, Mark Mahaffey, Marty Houston, Meg Peterson, Melia Donovan, Midori Hirosi, MK Guth, Modou Dieng, Morgan Walker, Nan Curtis, Nathaniel Price, Nicole Smith, Paige Saez, Patrick Long, Patrick Rock, Pete McCracken, Philip Iosca, Rae Mahaffey, Renne Zangara, Rhoda London, Rob Halverson, Robert Gamblin, Samantha Wall, Sarah Gottesdiener, Scott Porter, Scott Wayne Indiana, Sean Carney, Sean Healy, Stephen Hayes, Stephen Slappe, Storm Tharp, Tim Dalbow, TJ Norris, Yoshihiro Kitai, Yuji Hiratsuka, and more!