Hillsboro, OR – Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre, is proud to announce the creation of a new arts and culture lecture series, B&B/A&C. As part of the theatre company’s ongoing commitment to provide a diversity of programming for Hillsboro residents, B&B/A&C will be a free series of lectures, discussions, and panels focused on a range of arts and culture industry topics.
The first event in the series will explore the world of Independent Authors, and will feature four Washington County based authors who have made a career self-publishing their literary work.
“Hillsboro has never had an arts and culture lecture series before,” said Scott Palmer, Founding Artistic Director. “As our community grows, and as more artists and creators call Hillsboro home, we felt it was time to offer the kinds of lectures that people have come to expect in Portland and other urban areas, right here in Hillsboro.”
B&B/A&C: Independent Authors will take place at The Vault Theater & Event Space, B&B’s new home, located at 350 E Main Street in downtown Hillsboro at 6:00pm on Thursday September 6, 2018. The event is free and open to the public. The evening will begin with short readings from each of the four author’s works followed by a discussion and Q&A session about the independent author and publishing industry. Ella Barnard, nationally known author and publishing coach, and host of the podcast Author Like A Boss, will moderate the panel discussion (which will also be recorded for a future episode on her podcast).
“If you’ve ever wondered if you could write and sell your own books, this is a great introduction to the industry with special insights from local writers and editors who are making the magic happen,” said Barnard, who is traveling to Hillsboro from Idaho for the event.
The four local authors who will both read selections of their recent work and participate in the panel discussion include; Tonya Macalino, author of The Shades of Venice thrillers for adults, and The Gates of Aurora series for children, reading from Spectre of Intention and Into The Hare Wood; Catherine Fredricks, reading from her recent Jane Austen-inspired fan novel, The Dissonance of Desire; Marie Robinson, reading from the first novel in her Magical Kingdom series, Stone and Fire; and Brian C Palmer, reading from New Shoes, an urban fantasy series set in Portland.
More information of B&B/A&C: Independent Authors can be found online at bagnbaggage.org. This event is free and open to the public, and the doors open at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm event start.