5/2 -The Night, and the Rain, and the River. New Anthology of Short Stories by Oregon Writers
Bread and Roses celebrates the launch of the new Oregon short story anthology, The Night, and the Rain, and the River, by woman-owned local publisher Forest Avenue Press.
We welcome Editor Liz Prato and local writers Domi Shoemaker and Tammy Lynne Stoner. Donate to KBOO during the hour and receive a copy of the anthology as a thank you gift.
"A current of longing runs through twenty-two short stories by Oregon writers. As the characters strive for connection, they make mistakes, reach out to the wrong people, and recalibrate their lives based on what they desire, whether or not it’s attainable—or even a good idea. A shy pyromaniac takes a chance on love. A young woman hands her decisions to a man she’s never met. An abandoned father and son struggle to pull a stump from the stubborn ground, the town wailer loses her voice after her mother’s death, and a cloudless Oregon sky triggers a trip for a final goodbye."
Editor Liz Prato has curated a powerful collection of smart, funny, sad, exquisite stories about the losses that shape our lives.
Featuring stories by Jan Baross, Gail Bartley, Victoria Blake, Alisha Churbe, Sage Cohen, Ellen Davidson Levine, Steve Denniston, Trevor Dodge, Gregg Kleiner, Christi Krug, Kathleen Lane, Dylan Lee, Margaret Malone, Matthew Robinson, Joanna Rose, Lois Rosen, Jackie Shannon Hollis, Domi Shoemaker, Scott Sparling, Tammy Lynne Stoner, Jennifer Williams, and Cindy Williams Gutiérrez.
Liz Prato’s short stories and essays have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Subtropics, The Rumpus, Iron Horse Literary Review, Hunger Mountain, Carve, and ZYZZYVA, among others. She was the Guest Prose Editor for the Summer 2013 issue of VoiceCatcher. Awards include the 2010 Minnetonka Review Editor’s Prize, first place in the 2005 Berkeley Fiction Review Sudden Fiction Contest, four Pushcart Prize nominations, and a scholarship to the 2012 Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She began teaching at the Attic Institute in 2008, and has taught creative writing for several literary organizations in Oregon.
Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.