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‘Hood River Word’s Fair’ Oct. 20-22

Words, stories, reading, and literature are the focus at the Columbia Center for the Arts’ Hood River Words Fair coming Oct. 20-22.

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Jane Kirkpatrick

Part of the art center’s month-long celebration of the written word, the Hood River Words Fair brings a weekend of free author talks, author book signings, storytelling for adults and children with professional storyteller Will Hornyak, and reading to kids by the Hood River Library.

“Because the gallery is featuring an exhibition with visual artists creating pieces depicting literary works, we wanted to add more literary elements to our month-long celebration with a lit fair,” said Kristyn Fix, events manager for the center. “We’ll have a full roster of events over the weekend, and folks are invited to drop in and participate in any way they like.”

Oct. 20

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Story Time for Kids with readers from Hood River County Library.

Oct. 21

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Story Time for Kids with readers from Hood River County Library.

2-4 p.m. — Book signings with Ellie Alexander, author of Death on Tap; Stephen Holgate author of Tangier; and TK Perry, author of Elissa Blue.

4 p.m. — Just Scary Enough Storytelling for Families with Will Hornyak.

7 p.m. — Mostly Grimm Adult Tales and Storytelling with Will Hornyak.

Oct. 22

Noon-2 p.m. — Book signings with Kim O’Donnell, author of the PNW Veg Cookbook; Jane Kirkpatrick, author of All She Left Behind; and Ruth Wariner, author of The Sound of Gravel.

2 p.m. — Presentation in the Theater: Jane Kirkpatrick.

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