Just as fishing fleets prepare to leave Seattle for Alaska’s Bristol Bay, one of the world’s most-productive and -sustainable salmon strongholds and site of the controversial proposed Pebble Mine, filmmaker and activist Bill Carter, author of Boom, Bust, Boom, explores the very human dimension of copper extraction and the colossal implications the industry has for each of us. Copper is a miraculous and contradictory metal, essential to nearly every human enterprise through most of recorded history: Today, it’s found in every house, car, airplane, cellphone, computer, and home appliance the world over. Yet the history of copper extraction and our relationship with the metal are fraught with difficulties, Carter says: Copper’s necessity to civilization costs the environment—and the people who mine it—dearly. Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Tickets are $5 at www.townhallseattle.org or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.
Trout Unlimited: http://www.tu.org
The Wild Salmon Center: www.wildsalmoncenter.org
"Read More" … sometimes vandalism isn’t all bad. This was found in a bike box off SE Clinton and 39th Street in Portland, Oregon.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Painting a live portrait of a legendary hot spot of creativity, This Ain’t No Holiday Inn examines the allure of the infamous Chelsea Hotel
Live Reading With Author James Lough & Actor Murri Lazaroff-Babin at the Jack London Bar
June 20, 2013 (Portland, OR) - Schaffner Press, together with author James Lough and actor Murri Lazaroff-Babin, will present a special free reading of This Ain’t No Holiday Inn on Saturday June 29th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Jack London Bar (529 SW 4th Avenue) in downtown Portland. The event will feature a live reading from Lazaroff-Babin, and a question and answer session and book signing with James Lough.
This event will be preceded by a special 1-hour free lecture beginning at 4:30 p.m. by James Lough, who teaches at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Lough will speak to the process of preparing a manuscript for publication, with helpful tips, deadlines - and suggestions for getting out of a creative dry spell.
About The Book.
There really is no other hotel quite like New York’s Chelsea Hotel. During its heyday from the 1960s to the 1990s, the Chelsea Hotel was a home and safe haven for Beat poets rubbing shoulders with machine-gun toting gangsters, performance artists partying with con artists, and film directors riding elevators with directors of drug rings. A complete oral history of the famed Chelsea establishment during its grand, final days, This Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Down and Out At the Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995 (Schaffner Press, July 2013) by James Lough peers behind its iconic façade and delves into the mayhem, madness and brilliance that emerged from the hotel in the last decades of the 20th Century.
First-hand accounts from former residents and visitors provide a unique and vibrant, behind-the-scenes look at one of New York City’s most celebrated cultural landmarks, and a window with a view of the latter years of Bohemian New York. Residents like Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, Mark Twain and Thomas Wolfe, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol loved the Chelsea for its libertine atmosphere, where they didn’t have to put on masks or airs. And it didn’t hurt that Bard was rumored to accept paintings and scripts in lieu of rent past due.
About Murri Lazaroff-Babin.
Murri Lazaroff-Babin hails from Northern California. After a life dedicated to competitive baseball, Lazaroff-Babin “hung ‘em up” to explore the world of acting. He has been doing so for 3-and-a-half years. His Chelsea Hotel-related experience includes a role as Sid Vicious from “Sid and Nancy.” He’s also played Seymour Krelborn from “Little Shop of Horrors” and Don Baker from “Butterflies are Free”, among others. Lazaroff-Babin is in the upcoming indie film, “Of The Week” and is attending the Portland Actors Conservatory’s two year intensive program.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Schedule of Events:
4:30 – 5:30 – Free Lecture with James Lough
6:30 – 8:30 – Free reading, signing with Murri Lazaroff-Babin and James Lough
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About the Author:
James Lough is the former director of the Writing program at Savannah College of Art and Design, where he currently teaches. He is the author of Sites of Insight, which won the Colorado Endowment of Humanities Award. He is also the winner of the Frank Waters Southwestern Writing Award for short fiction. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.
This Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Down and Out At the Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995
By James Lough
Schaffner Press, distributed by IPG
Trade Paper ISBN: 9781936182527
320 pages | 6 x 9 | $16.95 US ($18.95 CAN)
Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possession is a disease in them. These people have made many rules that the rich may break, but the poor may not. They have a religion in which the poor worship, but the rich will not! They even take tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich and those who rule. They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
For Immediate Release
JACK LONDON’S STUMPTOWN STORIES TO HIGHLIGHT PROPOSED OPEN PIT COPPER MINE
Free Tuesday Lecture Series Open to Public; Proposed Mine a Threat to over 2,100 Oregon Fishermen
May 24, 2013 (Portland, OR) In Alaska’s Bristol Bay region there is a proposed copper mining project that threatens a $1.5 billion fishing industry, including livelihoods for approximately 2,100 Oregonians who fish in Bristol Bay and live in Oregon during the offseason.
On Tuesday, June 11th activist, poet and former Bristol Bay fisherman John Copp will lead a discussion as part of the Jack London Bar’s free Tuesday lecture series. Copp will be joined by Portland State professor Joe Uris, local sustainable fish monger Lyf Gildersleeve of Flying Fish Co., National Outreach Director for Trout Unlimited’s Save Bristol Bay Campaign Dwayne Meadows, and other special guests. Presenters will speak about the proposed copper mine that threatens this fascinating fishery, often called the most sustainable in the world.
“The science is clear: developing Pebble Mine will harm salmon and destroy streams even if nothing ever goes wrong at the mine,” said Tim Bristol, director of Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program. “Pebble is far bigger and more threatening to renewable resource jobs than any other mine proposal in Alaska and it’s planned for the worst location possible: the headwaters of Bristol Bay.”
Anglo American, a foreign mining company of luxury metals with a record as one of the world’s biggest polluters, forms half of the Pebble Limited Partnership, which has said it plans to file a permit application for the mine this year. Its partner, Northern Dynasty, filed detailed plans with the SEC to build North America’s largest open-pit mine and the world’s largest earthen dam in Bristol Bay, Alaska, home to America’s most productive salmon streams.
The event will include several 5-7 minute informational videos and each presenter will discuss why the resource is important to Oregonians, and what should be done to protect this valuable resource.
“We wont be all doom and gloom,” says Copp. “We want to introduce new people to one of the most beautiful areas in Alaska and share why we think it is worth preserving.”
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the event starts at 7:30 p.m. This event is partially sponsored by Trout Unlimited’s Save Bristol Bay campaign. The Jack London Bar is located at 529 SW 4th Ave in the basement of the Rialto Pool Hall.
For more information please contact event organizer Mike Phillips at The Neo Com Group: www.theneocomgroup.com
Tomorrow we’re having another book marketing meetup, this time our special guest is Erik Wecks. He’ll be talking about his experience self-publishing his Amazon bestselling personal finance book, “How To Manage Your Money When You Don’t Have Any.”
Erik will be discussing the business reasoning behind his decision to self-publish this book. He will also share his thoughts on book marketing. As more and more publishers cut back on their marketing budgets, both self-published and traditionally published authors need to understand how to market their own material.
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I forgot to share this photo I took while at the Tucson Festival of Books, where I was helping the publisher of Schaffner Press. While the sign was there to discourage loitering, obvious the cactus didn’t get the memo.