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Events and Readings

November 6, 2009, 12:45-2:30 pm:

Anne Marshall Runyon and Darick Allan will appear at:

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 14th National Conference Author Pit Stop in the Exhibitor Hall.
Please visit them at Table 14 for conversation and book signings of The Sheltering Cedar and The Shepherd Boy

AASL 14th National Conference and Exhibition
Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
www.ala.org/aasl/charlotte

 See PDF for Exhibit Hall map

March7, 2009, 2:00:

Anne Marshall Runyon and Trish Miller will read at:
The Garner Historic Auditorium Cheap Seats Series

Garner Historic Auditorium
    742 W Garner Rd
   Garner, NC 27529
   (919) 661-4602

Admission: $5.00

Anne Marshall Runyon will read from The Sheltering Cedar, followed by songs and stories by Trish Miller. Hope to see you there!

Illustrated PDF invite

December 5th, 2007, 4:30 pm:

Anne Marshall Runyon will read The Sheltering Cedar before 
    the Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Annual Wassail Party.
    
    Ocracoke Preservation Society
    49 Water Plant Road
    Ocracoke, NC 27960
    252-928-7475
   

December 1st, 2007, 3:00 pm:

Anne Marshall Runyon and Consie Powell will read from 
and sign their Christmas picturebooks. Cookies and demo of Runyon’s paper sculptures also.
     
 Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27697
919-828-1588

November 29th,  2007:

Anne Marshall Runyon will return for Storytime, 10:00 am, at:
 
Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27697
919-828-1588

November 26th, 2007:

Anne Marshall Runyon will be reading her book and making activities at Storytime , 10:00 am, at:
 
Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27697
919-828-1588

November 4th, 2007:

Book Bash 2007, 6:00-9:00 pm. Presented by Literacy Works
Tremont Grand Hotel
225 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
443-573-8444

Portal Press authors Anne Marshall Runyon, Bill Smith and Darick Allan will be signing their books The Sheltering Cedar, Tanaki On the Shore, and The Shepherd Boy with 50 other local and national authors at this catered fundraising event for Baltimore’s acclaimed literacy program. Gourmet specialties from over 20 area restaurants will be provided with live music and entertainment!

October 20th, 2007:

David Pollock, author of the upcoming The Mindful Vegetarian, will represent Portal Press at the Western Maryland Publishing Fair, 1:00-5:00 pm.

Allegany Public Library
31 Washington Street
Cumberland MD 21502

June 1-3, 2007

Portal Press had a very successful exhibit at the BEA convention meeting with numerous booksellers and librarians. The buzz on The Sheltering Cedar is growing!

November 18th, 2006

7:00-9:00 pm: Book reading/party at The Warehouse Gallery
Please join us as Darick Allan reads the fourth chapter of his upcoming novel The Prisoner of  Zone 22, a thriller set in Guatemala City. The reading will be held in The Screening Room of the Warehouse, with a sound system, refreshments and plenty of conversation to follow the reading.

The Screening Room
The Warehouse Gallery
Washington’s Downtown Arts Complex
1017-21 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 

August 26th, 2006

6th Marathon Reading to Save the Bay
Elk Neck State Park, MD, at the northern tip of Chesapeake Bay

October 22nd, 2006

9th Marathon Reading to Save the Bay
Baltimore Inner Harbor  10 am-5 pm

October 14th, 2006

Bill Smith will appear at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Gala at Loews Hotel in Annapolis     6-10 pm

October 7th, 2006

8th Marathon Reading to Save the Bay
Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, Church Creek, MD   10 am-5 pm
(Behind the Visitor’s Center)

September 9th, 2006

7th Marathon Reading to Save the Bay
Havre de Grace, MD waterfront

August 26th, 2006

6th Marathon Reading to Save the Bay
Elk Neck State Park, MD, at the northern tip of Chesapeake Bay

August 19, 2006

5th Marathon Reading to save the Bay
Sandy Point State Park, MD, at the foot of the Bay Bridge

     August 12, 2006

4th Marathon Reading to Save the Bay
Dorchester County Welcome Center (“Sailwinds”) at the foot of the Choptank River Bridge, Cambridge, MD.

July 29th, 2006

Tanaki On the Shore musicale at North Street Playhouse, Onancock, VA

July 27th through July 29th, 2006

Tanaki On the Shore signings during pony swim week in Chincoteague, MD

July 22nd, 2006

3rd Marathon Reading to Save the Bay
Bill Smith will read Tanaki On the Shore in its entirety at the public docks in Annapolis, MD

July 9th, 2006

2nd Marathon Reading to Save the Bay
Bill Smith will read Tanaki On the Shore in its entirety at Kiptopeke State Park, Virginia Eastern Shore.

July 8th, 2006

Bill Smith will sign copies of Tanaki On the Shore at Kite Koop and Books, Chincoteague, MD.

July 7th, 2006

Tanaki On the Shore featured at the campfire program at Kiptopeke State Park, Virginia Eastern Shore.

June 24th, 2006

1st Marathon Reading to Save the Bay
2:00-8:00 pm:  Bill Smith will read his eco-novel Tanaki On the Shore in its entirety at Point Lookout State Park. This is the first event in an awareness raising campaign that will include nine other sites around the Bay over the course of the coming season. A synopsis handout will be available to allow park visitors to stop in and catch as much of the story as they wish.

June 17th, 2006

Noon-2:00 pm: Bill Smith will sign copies of Tanaki On the Shore at the News Center bookstores in Ocean City, MD.

May 27th, 2006

2:00-4:00 pm: Please join us for a gallery talk of artists participating in the remarkable Different Directions exhibit at The Warehouse Gallery. This is the most interesting exhibit of the spring in Washington, and not to be missed. Open to everyone.

5:00-7:00 pm: Please join us for the first public readings of Tanaki On the Shore and The Shepherd Boy. Bill Smith will read from Tanaki at 5:00 pm and Darick Allan will read from Shepherd at 6:00 pm. The readings will be in the dramatic first floor gallery of the Different Directions exhibit where you will be surrounded—literally—by artwork on the floors, walls and ceiling. This exciting event is open to everyone who fits, and the more the merrier. There will be a sound system to carry the words.

The Warehouse Gallery
Washington’s Downtown Arts Complex
1017-21 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001