Monday, October 26, 2009 - 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust
After several years of sold-out ceremonies at the Portland Art Museum, this year's Oregon Book Awards ceremony, hosted by local author and Portland State University MFA faculty member Tom Bissell, will be held at the Gerding Theater at the Armory.
In addition to honoring the finalists and winners, Literary Arts will also honor Matt Love of Newport and the Read to the Dogs Program of Portland with special awards, and take a moment to acknowledge this year's Oregon Literary Fellowships recipients.
Also this year, for the first time, we are offering a ticket that includes a donation to the Oregon Book Awards, and a patron ticket that includes a donation and premium seating, in addition to our general admission tickets. Your contribution with your ticket purchase helps ensure that we can continue to encourage, celebrate and honor Oregon's writers.
Literary Arts and Powell's Books Present An Evening With
EVENT DATE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: KELLER AUDITORIUM
Al Gore to speak on the bold choices necessary to stimulate economic growth through environmental policies. Former Vice President Al Gore reached millions of people with the message that the climate crisis is threatening the future of human civilization, and that it must, and can, be solved. OUR CHOICE is an inspiring call to action for those ready to fight for solutions that really work - including some bold initiatives that were deemed impossible only a short time ago but are now gaining support around the world. Since the publication of the New York Times bestseller An Inconvenient Truth, Mr. Gore has led more than thirty "Solutions Summits" with top scientists, engineers and policy experts to examine every solution to the climate crisis in depth.
In his lecture OUR CHOICE, Mr. Gore draws on the conclusions developed through those summits as well as on extensive independent research. He continues to make sense of the pressing issues we face and describes how the bold choices necessary to save the earth's climate should also be the foundations of policies worldwide to create new jobs and stimulate sustainable economic progress.
For more information on these events and others, visit: Literary Arts