Thursday, May 26, 2005

Annie Bloom's book signing

On May 24, just a week after the St. Honore book signing celebration, book lovers turned out for an intimate signing and reading by Charles Deemer at one of the book buyers' favorites....Annie Bloom's Books in Multnomah, just outside the city's center rim. Deemer was at his best spinning tales of his playwriting, even acting and writings for Northwest Magazine.the subject of his new book OREGON FEVER. Dan Yost, one of the 16 essayists in the new book, showed up and talked about his early writings and current Hollywood activities. It was an enjoyable evening and kudos to Annie Bloom's staffers Will, Michael, and Caroline and others.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

-Authors celebrate at Book Signing

The response to the notices regarding the May 18 2005 book signing of OREGON FEVER and authors' tributes was overwhelming. People crowded into St. Honore bakery, site of the event, in Northwest Portland meeting the famous and not so famous writers who came to the event. The visitors were treated to complimentary exquisite french pastries and champagne . Book purchasers had the opportunity to obtain autographs from not only the book's editor, Charles Deemer, but the contributing essayists as well.
Headlining the writers(essayists)table was Charles Deemer, Dan Yost( co-writer with Gus Van Sant of the film "Drugstore Cowboy")Rick Rubin, Art Chenoweth, Charles Gould, Larry Colton, Gerry Pratt, Paul Pintarich, Larry Leonard, and Joe Bianco. Media representatives included Beverly Close of The Oregonian newspaper's book review department,Fred Delkin , internet editor of OREGON MAGAZINE and Allan Classen, editor and publisher of the NW Examiner newspaper. OREGON FEVER is an anthology of Northwest writings from 1965 to 1982 taken from the Sunday Oregonian's Northwest Magazine.The magazine ceased publication in the late 1980s.