Klindt's Community Book Club - Free & Open to the Public
- May Book Club: Catch-22
- Author: Joseph Heller
Date and Time: Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 6:30pm
June Book Club: That Kind of Mother
- Author: Rumaan Alam
- Date and Time: Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 6:30pm
- July Book Club: A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia
- Author: Blaine Harden
- Date and Time: Sunday, July 14, 2019 @ 6:30pm
- August Book Club: Red Clocks
- Author: Leni Zumas
- Date and Time: Sunday, August 11, 2019 @ 6:30pm
- September Book Club: Kindred
- Author: Octavia Butler
- Date and Time: Sunday, September 8, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Local Author Sam Woolsey @ Klindt's Booksellers, Saturday, April 27th, 4PM
Join us on Saturday, April 27th at 4PM for a book signing event featuring Sam Woolsey and his travel memoir, The Condor of Chavín: A Journey in the Peruvian Andes.
Sam Woolsey says, “No story I could ever invent would be as gripping as this adventure in the Peruvian Andes in 1979.” Woolsey’s experiences etched an indelible flood of memories in his mind, and he wrote this memoir soon thereafter. He’s always felt that this book, quietly gathering dust on a shelf, had a life of its own. Woolsey has finally made this entertaining tale available to readers.
In 1971 Sam Woolsey finished college and bought a one-way ticket to Amsterdam. He spent the next two and a half years traveling to far flung places. For two summers, he worked in Norway and then traveled overland to India-Nepal. As the years rolled by, he visited Peru, Guatemala, Belize and much of Mexico. The connections he made on those travels have stood the test of time. Eventually, Woolsey got married, and his family has made several trips to reconnect with treasured friends abroad. Woolsey lives in The Dalles and still loves to travel, often visiting his son in Japan.
Poet Clemens Starck is Visiting Klindt's Booksellers and Holding a Poetry Workshop, Friday, May 3rd
The Oregon Book Award winner Clemens Starck will be visiting, reading and book signing to celebrate his new release, Cathedrals and Parking Lots on Friday, May 3, at 5pm.
Clemens Starck is a Princeton drop-out, former merchant seaman, retired union carpenter and construction foreman. Starck’s poetry celebrates daily living in clear, beautiful language. Publisher’s Weekly says, “Probing work and family life, Starck displays a deep respect for mundane and, seemingly, randomly chosen, subjects: work boots, archery, a car engine, cutting grass.” Dana Jennings, of the New York Times Art Beat, says Starck is, “an essential plainspoken poet of work.”
Starck’s poetry has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies. He is the author of seven book of poems, including the award-winning Journeyman’s Wages(1995). The others are: Studying Russian on Company Time (1999), China Basin (2002),Traveling Incognito(2004), Rembrandt, Chainsaw (2011) and Old Dogs, New Tricks (2016). Starck has three grown children and lives outside of Dallas in the foothills of the Coast Range in western Oregon.
Poetry Out Loud: Speaking the Poem. Workshop with Clemens Starck, Friday, May 3rd, 1:30pm - 3:30PM
In addition, Clemens Starck will also offer a poetry writing workshop earlier in the day at Klindt’s. Learn to exploit your unique voice to better develop your own poetry and to connect with a listening audience. Bring a poem, your own or a favorite. Instructor will also furnish poems to practice with. Refreshments provided. This workshop has limited seating and $40 pre-registration is required.
Columbia River Gorge An Explorer's Guide Event with Mike and Kristy Westby, Saturday, May 18th, 4PM
On Saturday, May 18th Klindt’s Booksellers will host Mike and Kristy Westby for a book signing featuring their newest regional title, Columbia River Gorge An Explorer’s Guide.
The Oregon Road Trips series has grown a steady following among Oregonians and tourists alike. Now collaborators Mike and Kristy Westby have created a new guide to the Columbia River Gorge. Columbia River Gorge-Explorer’s Guide has over 50 ways to keep busy in the Gorge.
Mike and Kristy Westby set out on a road trip through Northeast Oregon a couple of years ago with the goal of traveling scenic backroads and byways by day, while staying in historic hotels by night. Both during and after their trip, they ran into fellow travelers who loved their road trip idea and asked if they could have a copy of their travel itinerary and notes. Mike and Kristy went one step further and published those notes in a detailed travel guide called Oregon Road Trips – Northeast Edition. Today, that single guide has grown into six different Oregon road trip guides covering backroads, scenic destinations, attractions, and historic hotels in nearly all of the state, as well as regional guides for the Oregon Coast and Columbia River Gorge.