Saturday, April 16, 2005

Seattle Times/Seattle P.I.add their favors

Th Seattle P.I. book critic John Marshall reported that " longtime editor ( Charles Deemer) compiles an intriguing anthology of wide ranging essays first published by The Oregonian newspaper; among the stellar contributors to this Oregon small press title are Ivan Doig, Barry Lopez and Larry Colton."

The Seattle Times book critic Michael Upchurch added to his brief and favorable mention the telephone number and name of the publisher. The 503/223-6737(Bianco Publishing) received requests for the book from a number of Seattle residents who read the brief book review.


Meantime, the May 18 celebration is gaining response as a result of mailed invitations and telephone contacts. Newspaper advertisements will begin appearing the first week of May. In addition posters will be circulated in the neighborhoods.The event begins at 4 p.m. May 18 (Wednesday) Headlining the author's list will be Charles Deemer, note playright and author who edited OREGON FEVER, Dan Yost, Charles Gould , Art Chenoweth, Ivan Doig and others.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Annie Bloom books signing

Annie Bloom's Books at 7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland will hold a book signing for Charles Deemer, Portland author and playright, for his latest work, " OREGON FEVER" on May 24 at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Annie Bloom's at 503/246-0053 or jrbmedia@hevanet.com.

Book Celebration, signing and party

One of Portland's hippest and just plain tony spots will host a grand party and book signing for author and writers included in the publication of OREGON FEVER. In the trend-setting Northwest district of Portland, St. Honore Boulangerie (bakery) at 2335 NW Thurman St. will be the place to be on May 18 from 4 to 7 pm to meet the writers and feast upon some of the region's fabulous french pastries and sip champagne.Everyone is invited. For more information. e-mail "sainthonorebakery.com " or "jrbmedia@hevanet.com".

Press reviews offer varied opinions

Grants Pass Daily Courier in its March 30,2005 reported "Oregon Fever: An Anthology of Northwest Writing 1965-1982 " features "some of Oregon's best writers, including National Book Award winner Barry Lopez and Pulitzer Prize nominee Larry Colton."

In a more lengthy review the Portland Pulitzer Prize weekly Willamette Week reported in its April 6, 2005 issue, that the two pieces in the mid-60s by Don Berry, author of "Trask" and Rick Rubin, a short story writer, did ignite response that drew attention to the newly revamped magazine .The review was critical of the book's design and other editorial mechanics but was complimentary of its contents including the Blazermania piece by Larry Colton and the vivid descriptions of the Mt. St. Helen's 1980 eruption. Matt Buckingham, assistant copy editor of the weekly and parttime reviewer, added, despite his criticism, the book had a raffish charm as examples of "edgy" journalism of the period..