In Portland, Last Phase One at the Towne Lounge

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Garett Strickland is moving his great reading series in Portland from its digs at the Towne Lounge. This Sunday, September 24th will be the last installment. There is a great all night coffee shop nearby. At the end of the street, there is an actual forest right in the middle of Portland. The Towne Lounge (714 SW 20th PL 8:00 P.M. FREE!), one block up from PGE Park, where Morrison merges with Burnside. Large building with pillars, door on the left with ‘LOUNGE’ spelled out right above.

This is one of the few reading series that features writers from both Seattle and Portland in Portland on a regular basis. It promises to create greater peace and understanding between our two warring cities. This Sunday Portland writer Monica Drake (the only writer to ever publish an entire novel in The Stranger) will read alongside Seattle writer Doug Nufer. There is even music. The line up:

Monica Drake
Cynthia Nelson
Eric Greenwalt
Doug Nufer
and Swallows

And here is the new Phase One Web site.

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