Plazm magazine turns 20 this year and launches a new issue featuring writing and artwork by local and international contributors. Join us for a Powell’s celebration reading and a first peek at the new issue.
7 pm: Music with theremin player Larold Will
7:30: Readings by Jon Raymond, Tiffany Lee Brown, Kevin Sampsell, and Leanne Grabel
Plazm editor Jon Raymond is the author of Old Joy and the Ken Kesey Fiction Award-winning short story collection Livability. He recently wrote screenplays for Meek’s Cutoff, set on the Oregon Trail and directed by Kelly Reichardt, and Mildred Pierce, the HBO miniseries starring Kate Winslet and directed by Todd Haynes.
The other Plazm editor, Tiffany Lee Brown, is author of A Compendium of Miniatures and director of New Oregon Arts & Letters. Her work has appeared in Utne, Bookforum, Tin House, Oregon Humanities, and Wired; her short fiction has been published in anthologies such as Northwest Edge and The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order. She writes the Idea Lab blog for the Syfy Channel.
Kevin Sampsell is an editor (Portland Noir and other books), publisher (Future Tense Books), bookstore employee (Powell’s Books) and author (Creamy Bullets and the memoir A Common Pornography).
Leanne Grabel is a poet, spoken word performer and illustrator who teaches Language Arts and Creative Writing throughout the tri-county area, most currently at Rosemont Rehabilitation Center and School and Marshall High School. She is also the co-founder of the legendary Cafe Lena.