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Reader Meet-Ups

Come meet Orion staff at the following events around the country. These events are free; be sure to check back frequently for additions, and in case any schedule changes.

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2014 Reader Meet-Ups and Gatherings

September 16
Reader meet-up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Informal conversation, networking, and light refreshments with fellow Orion readers at The Bottlehouse, 6 - 8 p.m. Hosted by Orion board member Martha Schubert. For questions or more information, e-mail marketing@orionmagazine.org or call 413/528-4422 ext. 32.

January 9-12
Orion is attending the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, CA. Find us at Festival HQ and click here for updates.


2013 Reader Meet-Ups and Gatherings

March 3
Reader Meet-Up in Attleboro/Seekonk, MA. An informal gathering of Orion readers and friends at Seven Arrows Farm, noon to 3 p.m.

March 6
Boston Reader Meet-Up and AWP Gathering: Orleans in Somerville, MA (in Davis Square)
Join Orion staff, readers, and contributors for an informal evening of conversation and snacks. 6-8 p.m.

March 24
Reader Meet-Up at New York’s Kashkaval.
Join Orion readers for an informal evening of conversation. 7-9 p.m.

April 8, March 11
Reader Meet-Up in Rochester, NY. An evening of Orion-focused conversation with readers and friends at Spot Coffee (200 East Avenue), beginning at 7 p.m. RSVPs are appreciated: eglaser@orionmagazine.org.

September 7
A musical evening with Paul Winter in Salisbury, CT. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

September 8
Poetry Reading at Bascom Lodge in Adams, MA: Join Orion and Tupelo Press for a reading by poets Ellen Doré Watson and Jeffrey Harrison. 6 p.m. and dinner by reservation to follow (call Bascom Lodge at 413/743-1591).


2012 Reader Meet-Ups and Gatherings

March 22
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital Reader Meet-Up: Busboys & Poets on 5th and K Street, Washington DC.
An informal gathering of Orion readers, writers, and staff over drinks and light snacks. 6-8 p.m.

May 29
Colorado/Mountainfilm in Telluride Film Festival Reader Meet-Up: Café Aion, Boulder, CO
An informal gathering of Orion readers, writers, and staff over drinks and light snacks. 6-8 p.m.

July 8
Book Launch at Bascom Lodge
Come celebrate the release of Thirty-Year Plan, a new book from Orion, with Elizabeth Kolbert, Ginger Strand, and Orion columnist Bill McKibben. The three writers will participate in a discussion about their work, moderated by Orion Editor Jennifer Sahn, atop Mount Greylock, Massachusetts’s highest peak. Dinner, by reservation, after the discussion and reception. More information here. 6-7 p.m.

August 20
Vermont Reader Meet-Up: Farmhouse Tap & Grill, 160 Bank Street, Burlington, VT 05401
An informal gathering of Orion readers, writers, and staff over drinks and light snacks. 6-8 p.m.

September 6
“Funny By Nature” Launch Party for the September/October 2012 Issue
At Ecotrust, in Portland, Oregon, featuring authors Brian Doyle and Cheryl Strayed, 6 PM. More details here.

September 9
Orion Film Screening at Bascom Lodge
Join us for an evening of short films produced by Orion on nature, culture, and place. Introduced by Orion‘s managing editor, Andrew Blechman, and including a Q&A with subjects from two of Orion‘s shorts, Jon Piasecki and James Prosek. 6-7 p.m.

September 22
Celebration of thirty years of Orion, Sag Harbor, NY
Carl Safina reads his essay from Thirty-Year Plan: Thirty Writers on What We Need to Build a Better Future, alongside readings from other local environmental writers, 5 p.m at Canio’s Books. Call 631/725-4926 or e-mail info@caniosbooks.com for more information.

September 27
Celebrate the upcoming publication of Robert Michael Pyle’s The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion, Corvallis, OR
Bob Pyle and Orion editor Jennifer Sahn will host a gathering at the Old World Deli at 7 p.m. Click here for more information.

September 30
Celebrate the upcoming publication of Robert Michael Pyle’s The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion, Portland, OR
Bob Pyle and Orion editor Jennifer Sahn will host a gathering at the Audubon Society of Portland at 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

December 11
Pennsylvania Reader Meet-Up: Marley’s Brewery and Grille, Bloomsburg, PA
An informal gathering of Orion readers, writers, and staff over drinks and light snacks. 6-8 p.m.

December 13
Holiday Party & Open House in Great Barrington, MA
Music, merriment, and eggnog—all co-occurring at the Orion offices, no matter the weather. 5-8 p.m.