I’ve logged more experience than most with simplicity and the complexity you discover inside simplicity, minimalism and asocial behavior, endurance and landscape.
Here is the truth: I think some deep wisdom inside me (a) sensed the stress, (b) was terrified for me, and (c) gave me something new and hard to focus on in order to prevent me from lapsing into a despair coma — and also to keep me from having a jelly jar of wine in my hand.
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Publishing The Sun each month doesn’t leave much time for us to meet readers and writers. That’s why we’re hoping to see as many of you as we can while we’re in Portland March 28–30.
An Evening with The Sun
Sy Safransky and Sun contributors John Brehm, Krista Bremer, David James Duncan, and Brenda Peynado will read from their work. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 PM (no tickets required).
Krista Bremer greets a visitor at The Sun’s AWP Bookfair booth in Minneapolis.The AWP Conference & Bookfair
Krista Bremer greets a visitor at The Sun’s AWP Bookfair booth in Minneapolis.
If you’re planning to attend the 2019 AWP Conference & Bookfair, March 28–30 at the Oregon Convention Center, you can meet The Sun’s staff at Booth 6014 in the Bookfair, which is open to the public at a reduced rate on Saturday, March 30.
We are also hosting an on-site event for registered conference attendees. To celebrate The Sun’s forty-fifth anniversary, Sy Safransky will join contributors John Brehm, David James Duncan, Ellen Bass, and Susan Straight for a reading of work from the magazine.
In His Own Words: A Tribute to Brian Doyle
This event is sold out.
CNS Photo / © Tim LaBargeBrian Doyle — the acclaimed essayist, author, and longtime editor of Portland Magazine — died of a brain tumor in May 2017. Brian was a prolific writer and contributed often to The Sun and Orion. The Sun’s editor and founder, Sy Safransky, and Orion’s executive director and editor-in-chief, Chip Blake, will host a reading of Brian’s work featuring Robin Cody, David James Duncan, John Freeman, Jourdan Imani Keith, Michael N. McGregor, Brenda Miller, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Kim Stafford, and Joe Wilkins.
CNS Photo / © Tim LaBarge
The reading is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry. The event is currently sold out. To sign up for the waiting list, click here. (If you reserved tickets but are unable to attend, please let the theater know so we can offer those seats to others.)