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Ellen Urbani's novel Landfall is out!


The book is published by Forest Avenue Press and follows the stories of four women during the landfall and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It launched with a big Powell's City of Books event on August 29th, the 10 year anniversary of Katrina's landfall.


You can buy it in all the usual places, but my favorite is here.


A larger image of the front cover, plus back cover and title page are on my FAP page here.


Gigi Little’s work has appeared in the books Portland Noir, Spent, The Pacific Northwest Reader, The Frozen Moment and Brave on the Page, as well as Thumbnail Magazine, Nailed Magazine and  the Ne’er-do-Well Literary Magazine. She also wrote and illustrated two children’s picture books, Wright Vs. Wrong and The Magical Trunk


She is a member of Tom Spanbauer’s Dangerous Writing community and is graphic designer for Forest Avenue Press. By day, she works as Marketing Coordinator for Powell’s Books. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, fine artist Stephen O’Donnell.


Before moving to Portland, Gigi spent fifteen years in the circus, as a lighting director and professional circus clown. She has disappeared into many magic baskets, and she can spin a mean lasso.



VIDEO: Burnt Tongue Reading

Here's a clip from my recent reading at Burnt Tongue II. Thanks to Adam Strong for the videography and Domi Shoemaker for organizing this powerhouse event. You can check out more clips from Burnt Tongue on Adam's YouTube page here.

Video courtesy of Adam Strong © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



VIDEO: Portland Noir reading

We had a lot of fun with the author events to promote Portland Noir: a bit of noir dress, a bit of noir music, and excellent noiresque intros by our editor, Kevin Sampsell. You can read those intros here. Our reading at the Blue Monk included Monica Drake, Karen Karbo, Justin Hocking and me, along with some blues sung by Tahoe Jackson. Special thanks to Brian Padian and Northern Flicker Films for this great little film encapsulation of the evening

Video courtesy of Brian Padian © 2009 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 



VIDEO: The Body Show Benefit reading

Thanks to Nora Robertson and to Karl Lind of In the Can Productions for this video of my reading from  the Body Show Benefit, a fundraiser for the short experimental film The Body Show: The Humble Egg by Jason Bahling and Nora Robertson (adapted from Robertson's 2007 Pushcart-nominated poem).

Video courtesy of Nora Robertson © 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED




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