Thank you, Oregon!

The last two weekends, I’ve done book readings and signings in Eugene and Portland. And I’m beaming to report that they went swimmingly!

My reading at the Eugene Public Library went wonderfully. I’d never been to the Eugene library before–it was a really lovely building. Scott and Miguel from the library were so helpful and kind. I owe many thanks to them for helping me put together a successful book reading and signing!

My second reading was at Bitch magazine. I interned at the magazine in the summer of 2007, and it was wonderful to visit the offices and see what had and hadn’t changed. They had originally planned to hold the reading in the lending library (Bitch has a great feminist library that lends to community members–if you’re a Portlander, you should definitely check it out), but so many people came to the reading that Bernie’s Southern Bistro, the restaurant located downstairs, was kind enough to lend us their patio.

Fatemeh Fakhraie

Photo by Catalina Vlad.

It was such a great location! The Bitch staff put out some delicious treats for brunch and everyone who attended asked such wonderful questions. It was such a pleasure to be welcomed back to the offices where I’d interned just four years ago! Huge thanks to Ashley, Kjerstin, and the Bitch staff!

There may be some more readings in the works, and I’ll be sure to keep you updated as they come up. Until then, my biggest thank you to my friends, supporters, and fans in Oregon!