Join me to launch book #2 of the Hot Off the Press mystery series: Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News. Guest speaker Woody Minor, architectural historian, will talk about Alameda’s Victorian houses and the legend of gold in the walls that inspired Veronika’s latest caper. FREE. Champagne and snacks. Books for sale. All ages — join us, please!
Sunday, October 6, 4 p.m.
Occidental Center for the Arts. Book Launch: Reaching for the Moon. Doris Diaries, Vol. 2 with Julia Park Tracey. Further adventures of Doris Bailey Murphy in the Roaring Twenties.
Slide show and reading, “Doris on Horseback,” featuring Doris and her adventures with cowboys, horse racing, and her beloved steed, Mac. And also more cowboys.
Free admission but donations happily accepted! Refreshments sold. (This center was one of Doris’s pet projects, so any donations would have pleased her immensely.)
OCA, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct., Occidental. Wheelchair accessible. Further information: 707-874-9392. (NOTE the address!)
Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:30-7 p.m.
Come to the Heathman Hotel’s world-famous library to meet author Julia Park Tracey, sample Oregon’s pinot noir and the Rebel Girl cocktail invented for Doris. Hear excerpts from the Doris Diaries mentioning the Heathman by name, and enjoy the literary elegance of this renown hotel.
The soiree takes place in the Heathman’s priceless mezzanine library containing autographed books only by the authors who have stayed at the hotel. The two volumes of the Doris Diaries will be joining the elite collection. http://portlandlibrary.heathmanhotel.com/aboutlibrary.aspx
Doris Bailey met friends and paramours at the “New Heathman” many times in 1928 and 1929. She posted letters and listened to the pianist play. The Heathman is celebrating its 90th anniversary and welcomes readers and fans to an elegant cocktail soiree to meet the diaries’ editor and conservatrix, Julia Park Tracey, reading from “Reaching for the Moon: More Diaries of a Roaring Twenties Teen (1927-1929).”
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
Doris Bailey (of The Doris Diaries) was the daughter of a prominent Portland businessman and architect: Luther R. Bailey. He designed and built more than 100 homes in Irvington and Rose City Park in the Craftsman style, as well as stately homes, clubhouses, a theatre and church, and helped design the Vista House. Luther Bailey was a business leader and peer of Marshall Dana, and other early 20th century civic leaders.
This talk, for members of the Architectural Heritage Center only, will show Bailey’s influence, scope and reach in helping to shape the neighborhoods of Portland in the teens and 1920s. RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The event is free with a $5 suggested donation.
Presented by the editor and conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, Julia Park Tracey. Book signing to follow.