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Magic Barrel

A Reading to Fight Hunger

Friday, October 27, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Mid-Willamette Valley’s premier literary event, The Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight Hunger, is held each fall in Corvallis, Oregon, to raise funds for Linn Benton Food Share. This unique event which began in 1993 is named after Bernard Malamud’s short story collection, The Magic Barrel, and features writers from around Oregon sharing their fiction, poetry, and works of nonfiction in brief readings.

The evening begins and ends with music, beer, and wine, with all proceeds benefiting Linn Benton Food Share. The audience enjoys works by authors, many of whom have been nominees for the Oregon Book Awards. Books by readers are available at the event, with all proceeds donated to Linn Benton Food Share by Corvallis’ local bookstore Grass Roots Books and Music. The event is supported by a major contribution from the OSU Center for the Humanities at Oregon State University, where Malamud once taught, and is organized by a group of Corvallis writers and readers.

This year's authors include Karelia Stetz-Waters, Bonnie Arning, Mike Copperman, John Daniel, Cindy Williams Gutierrez, Nick Jaina, Kathleen Dean Moore, Susan Jackson Rodgers, Clemens Starck, and David Turkel. Music will be provided by Cooper Hollow Jazz Quartet.

Whiteside Theater
361 SW Madison Avenue
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