Monthly Archives: April 2013

In an effort to prevent HIV infection, support people affected and infected with AIDS, and fight AIDS-related stigma, the Cascade AIDS Project has held an art auction each year since 1990. The auction’s reputation has grown over the years, and it now attracts a serious group of supporters from local restaurants, galleries and other businesses. It’s no exaggeration to say Portland’s finest foods will be ready for the sampling… and the visual art, I’m told, ain’t bad. It’s an honor to have a piece juried into this show and a privilege to be eating there this Saturday.

Tickets to the main event run $100 each, with proceeds going to benefit the CAP, and they’re still available. (There’s also a swank dinner with different pricing and rules.)

The piece I donated is listed here.

Date: April 27, 2013

Silent Auction: 7:30 to 10:30pm

Dancing: until Midnight

Location: Portland Memorial Coliseum

I’ve been invited to give a talk along with the other members of the Portland Accord: novelist Jessica Anthony, poet Brian Brodeur, writer Ben Chadwick and multimedia craftsman Max Stinson (who will be represented in absentia by a sock monkey). As part of George Mason University’s New Leaves writers’ conference, we’ll be discussing how our group has used years of biweekly check-ins, critiques, multimedia arguments and annual goals to push each other to make better work.

More info here. Scroll down to see us listed at the close of the program, right between the free Friday drinks and the cash bar.

We’ll take the stage Friday, Apr. 5, at 7:45pm. George Mason Inn, Fairfax, Va.