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Claire Rudy Foster / Shine of the Ever

January 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST


Booksmith hosts Claire Rudy Foster (I’ve Never Done This Before) for their new book, Shine of the Ever. Please join us!

Shine of the Ever is a literary mix tape of queer voices out of 1990s Portland. By turns tender and punk-tough, fierce and loving, this collection of short stories explores what binds a community of queer and trans people as they negotiate love, screwing up and learning to forgive themselves for being young and sometimes foolish.

“The characters in Foster’s fiction are all achingly lonely and the victims of human error, yes—but they’re also miracles of endurance whose devastations, large and small, illuminate the better parts of ourselves.” – Benjamin Percy, author of The Dead Lands

Shine of the Ever is a compassionate ode to a Pixies-infused era. With its mix of fear and fearlessness, it deftly portrays love on the fringes.” – Foreword Reviews

author photo for Claire Rudy FosterClaire Rudy Foster is a queer, trans writer from Portland, Oregon. Their work on sex, identity, relationships, and recovery appears in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and McSweeney’s, among others. Foster is the author of I’ve Never Done This Before (978-0998072708, Sept. 2016). Their essays and fiction have been recognized for excellence, including four nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Foster holds an MFA in creative writing and teaches writing workshops in Portland.

This event is free and all ages.

RSVP appreciated but not required.

If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Shine of the Ever, email events@booksmith.com.


January 16, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
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