Win Tickets ($40): Decemberists’ Colin Meloy Presents Special Reading of “Wildwood” | Ursula Leguin, Kim Stafford, Forest Park Benefit

Pipeline is giving away a pair of tickets to attend a special reading of  Wildwords featuring The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy, Ursula Leguin and Kim Stafford on Wednesday, October 12 at Mission Theater (does not include pre-show reception). To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Monday, October 10.

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From our sponsors Forest Park Conservancy:
Wildwords Forest Park BenefitWildwords w/ Colin Meloy, Ursula Leguin & Kim Stafford
Wednesday, October 12
5:15 p.m. Pre-show reception | 6:15 p.m. Show
Reception Admission: $35 Adults | $60 couples | $15 Youth Under 17
Reading Only Admission: $20 adults | $10 youth
Purchase Tickets at Forest Park Conservancy’s Online Store

Mission Theater

1624 NW Glisan Street

From innovative lyricist to local literary, Colin Meloy from one of Portland’s biggest breakthrough bands, The Decemberists, shares his story-telling mastery with an exclusive live reading of “Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles Book I.” Inspired by Portland’s Forest Park, the new illustrated novel is written by Meloy and illustrated by Carson Ellis.

Authors Meloy, Ursula K. Leguin and Kim Stafford also will read passages from their Forest Park inspired works, field questions from the audience and host a book signing to benefit the hero location of “Wildwood” Portland’s own Forest Park.

A pre-show reception will allow guests to meet the authors and reception attendees will receive a free copy of “Wildwood”, one drink ticket, admission to the readings and a one-year Forest Park Conservancy membership. Dinner is available for purchase before the show.

Proceeds from the event benefit Forest Park Conservancy, the lead nonprofit agency that helps preserve and protect the park’s wildlife habitat, as well as maintains its extensive 80-mile trail system.

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25 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Decemberists’ Colin Meloy Presents Special Reading of “Wildwood” | Ursula Leguin, Kim Stafford, Forest Park Benefit

  1. Toby October 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    This looks really neat, I love Forest park and would like to go!

  2. Katie G October 5, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    Oh Colin Meloy
    Your story shared at Mission
    I hope to attend

    (a haiku)

  3. kelsey mcgovern October 5, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    Please pick me! This would be awesome!

  4. S Wednesday October 5, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    I already bought a copy of Wildwood but alas, gave it up with regret as a gift for my nephew’s birthday (he was quite happy). It would be super spesh to win the tix and hear Colin read – perhaps I’ll bring my nephew as my date…Thanks.
    P.S. – quite enamored with the lovely illustrations as well.

  5. Jen October 5, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    Sounds like an amazing and worthy evening!

  6. JBills October 6, 2011 at 12:25 am #

    Yes, bought as well and just getting started with it but clear I won’t be looking at Forest Park the same way for quite a while. Beautiful.

    Would love to attend with my son!

  7. roni October 6, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    Colin Meloy and Ursula LeGuin! Two of my favorite artists! I’d love to attend…it would be a fabulous birthday present to myself!

  8. Kenny October 6, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    Simply wow. Some of the best talent in the Northwest all in one place. How can one not think this is awesome?

  9. Geanna Marek October 6, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    I love the Decemberists, and would love to attend this reading!

  10. Matt October 6, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    I’d love to attend with my middle school daughter, who will get a lot out of the combo of literature and Forest Park. Colin Meloy will get people in the door that night – Ursula LeGuin and Kim Stafford will open future doors!

  11. Andie October 6, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    I would chase my shadow to the ends of the earth to attend this event ;). And all in benefit for a fabulous urban park! Sign me up!

  12. Ben October 6, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Yes oh yes. Sounds fun.

  13. Vanessa October 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    I don’t think that it gets more Portland than this- All things that I loved for years before moving here permanently (years ago)

  14. H.A. October 6, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    Sounds like a great event, I’d love to get to go!

  15. Robert October 6, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    If his book is half as creative and interesting as his lyrics… its got to be good!

  16. Aaron October 6, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    Forest Park and reading: great combination! I’d love to go.

  17. Kyle Johnson October 6, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    Yes, please!

  18. Jenette October 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    Holy crap! Pick me!

  19. Panda October 7, 2011 at 3:06 am #

    This will be enchanting; soul satisfying. Please send me to this very meaningful event!!

  20. Mark Clark October 7, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    Ursula Leguin & Kim Stafford sign me up!!! Benefit for Forest Park!

    This would be the best Birthday Gift Ever!

  21. rude graves October 7, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    would love to go

  22. Jenn October 7, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    I am a HUGE UKL fan, collect tons of her books, but have only seen her read once and frankly have absolutely no budget for this event! Free tickets would be so unbelievably awesome!

  23. Al October 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    It’s a Writers’ Triple Tag Team! I’d love to hear all three.

  24. Izzy October 8, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    I would love to go! I’m a huge Colin, and Forest Park fan! What an awesome opportunity!

  25. brons October 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    I think the birds are attacking us in St Johns and hear part of the book has crows carrying us away.

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