Independent bookstores in various Northwest cities host StringTown readings. Anywhere from five to twenty past and present contributors come together to read their work.

When readings are scheduled, that information can be found here.



Past Readings


Reading in Portland, Nov 6, 2014, 7–9 p.m.

Steve Cleveland will be reading from
The Gold That Falls onto the Table

Rain or Shine Coffee House, 5941 SE Division Street (503.946.8081).

An evening with Steve Cleveland, Portland poet and musician, reading from his latest collection of poetry, The Gold That Falls Onto The Table will be held at Rain or Shine Coffee House (5941 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206), November 6th from 7-9pm. This free event hosted by the Oregon Writers Colony will also include a reading from local author, Edmund Sandoval, followed by a reception and signing.



Ho Chi Minh’s Motorbike
September Readings Portland/Astoria Area

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Tradeshow, Portland:
Signing, Friday September 9, 2:30-3pm at the Oregon Convention Center (limited to booksellers attending the convention)

23rd Ave Books, Portland:
Sibyl James and Karin Temple read from Ho Chi Minh’s Motorbike and WeimarX2 (a poetry and art featuring English and German translations of Temple’s work and the artwork of Lucien Swerdloff) followed by an author signing period
Friday September 9, 7:30-9pm, 23rd Ave Books, 1015 Northwest 23rd Ave. 503-224-5097

Studio Access and Gallery in Astoria:
Reading and signing from Saturday September 10, 4:30-5pm

Ho Chi Minh’s Motorbike:
Readings in the Seattle Area

Richard Hugo House:
September 6th, 7-9. Opening Night for Ho Chi Minh’s Motorbike, includes reading and signing

Opening Night for StringTown #8

Santoro’s Books, Seattle:
Saturday, September 17th at 7pm