Northwest Voices is a collaboration between the Longview Public Library and Lower Columbia College. The Library welcomes this opportunity to bring community and writers together. Come listen, join in the dialog, and celebrate the voices of our region and our community.
Libraries and writers are natural community partners. Both seek to reach out to readers, to stimulate thinking, to engage people in the pursuit of ideas--the writer as creator and the library as enabler.
Funding comes from the Longview Public Library and the Longview Library Foundation, the Lower Columbia College Foundation, the Friends of the Longview Library, and the Associated Students of Lower Columbia College. All events are free and open to the public. Email us for more information.
This event has been postponed to a yet undetermined date.
Local author Alan Rose as will discuss his book, As If Death Summoned, which is the powerful story of one man's journey through the AIDS epidemic, and finding the courage to bring oneself back from the dead. Hailed by Foreword Reviews for being "as heartwarming and hope-giving as it is heartbreaking," the novel takes place in 1995, when more than 300,000 Americans had already died of AIDS, most of them gay men. In a foreword, the author discusses the similarities and differences between that national health crisis and the coronavirus pandemic.
Alan Rose worked with Cascade AIDS Project in Portland, Oregon, from 1993 to 1999, and prior to that was a volunteer with the Victorian AIDS Council (now Thorne Harbour Health) in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of three previous novels, and coordinates monthly WordFest events, hosts the KLTV program Book Chat, and reviews books for The Columbia River Reader.