We here at Street Books headquarters are so excited to announce that Paul Susi, Portland's activist, artist, & performing wunderkind, will emcee our annual celebration this year, on Thursday, September 14, 6-7:30. Details and tickets here.
Here's what Paul has to say about the Street Books project:
Streetbooks is exactly the kind of impossible, hopeful venture that restores my faith in humanity during these infuriating, superheated days. It's a bicycle-powered mobile library, serving people who live outside. Many of my Guests at the Shelters I've staffed in the last two years have been avid patrons. There have been news stories and lots of local recognition for this enterprise, all well-deserved. The annual Celebration event is meant to recognize all the hard work of the last year, and yes, raise some funds for the next year's operations, but perhaps most importantly, it's a chance for all of the different aspects of this community--patrons, staff, donors, civic leaders, community members, friends and family--to all mingle and meet one another in a joyful evening.
There will be a Divination Station, where you fill out a questionnaire on an antique typewriter and our mystic Oracles will choose the right book for you. You can also purchase surprise recommendations based on your taste and temperament. Collectivo de Son Jorocho will be playing live. Beer and wine will be served with the price of the ticket up to 2 drinks, with additional drinks available for purchase. Food by Por Que No?, so, really, why not? Tickets are just $25, with tokens for the Divination Station and the surprise recommendations available for purchase as well. We're also striving to welcome all members of the community, so even if you can't physically attend, please consider purchasing a ticket or two for those of us who can't usually afford these kinds of things.