Late Night Library

About

LNL_soc-mediaLate Night Library was a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining book culture, promoting literature in schools and communities, and supporting a diverse array of writers early in their careers. The organization dissolved in June 2017. The website, with its literary archives, is maintained as a public service.

 

Board of Directors

William Kabeiseman

Chairman

Bill has been practicing Oregon land use and municipal law for over 15 years. He has represented cities, developers and neighbors in multiple forums, including representing planning commissions, city councils, as well as arguing before the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, the Oregon Court of Appeals, and Oregon Supreme Court.

Lisa Hill

Director

With 15 years in the public relations field, Lisa is a freelance consultant in the organic and natural food and beverage industry. Current clients include the Better Bean Company, Omnibar, Straus Family Creamery and Boyd Coffee Company.

Jim Huynh

Secretary/Treasurer

Jim is a senior accountant at Kern & Thompson where he specializes in nonprofit tax issues and compliance. He previously worked as a senior staff accountant for McDonald & Jacobs.

Kelsey Greco

Director

Kelsey Greco's passion for forging collaborative partnerships led her to join the Corporate Support team at Oregon Public Broadcasting where she connects local businesses with sponsorship opportunities. She has served as Director of CALYX and worked with Wordstock's marketing & development programs.

Natalie Serber

Director

Natalie Serber is the author of Shout Her Lovely Name, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) a New York Times Notable Book of 2012, a summer reading selection from O, the Oprah Magazine, and an Oregonian Top 10 Book of the Pacific Northwest. Her memoir, Community Chest, is forthcoming from Shebooks in 2015.

Sandra Comstock

Director

Sandra Comstock writes on the history and politics of everyday objects and material culture in Mexico, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. She and Hugo Moreno are the owners of Glyph Cafe. Glyph's mission is to provide a crossroads where Portland’s diverse visual and literary arts communities can gather to share ideas and projects.

Volunteers

Paul Martone, Executive Director

Paul is a writer. His stories have been finalists for two Glimmer Train awards and the John Steinbeck Award. Favorite books include Ironweed, Notes of a Native Son, and Questions of Travel.

Contact Paul Martone, Executive Director.

Amber Keller

Host & Coordinator, Late Night Debut

Amber's stories have appeared in B O D Y, Carve Magazine, and elsewhere under the name Amber Krieger. Favorite books include Enduring Love and Jasmine.

Contact Amber Keller.

Meaghan Corwin

Webmaster & Column Editor

Meaghan has been cataloguing her reading online since 2000. Favorite books include (as of this week) Tea with Mr. Rochester, Tristram Shandy, and Farewell, My Lovely.

Contact Meaghan Corwin.

Kristin Maffei

Host, Late Night Conversation

Kristin has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from New York University. Favorite books include Mrs Dalloway, The Sound and the Fury, and Life on Mars.

Contact Kristin Maffei.

Anne Rasmussen

Column Editor

Anne holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Favorite books include Talk Stories and We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

Contact Anne Rasmussen.

Marco España

Column Editor

Marco España is a writer and editor. Favorite books include Ender's Game, The Stranger, and World Without Sun.

Contact Marco España.

Emily Goldman

Program Coordinator, Debut-litzer Prizes

Emily has a B.A. from Reed College and will soon have an M.A. from Portland State University. Favorite books include Code Name Verity and Ancillary Justice.

Contact Emily Goldman.

Josh Bleeks

Audio Editor

Josh lives in Chicago where he writes and records music. Favorite books include The Good Earth and The World According To Garp.

Contact Josh Bleeks.

Amanda McConnon

Contributor

Amanda has an MFA in poetry at NYU. Her poetry has appeared in Best New Poets 2014 and others. Favorite books include Bluets, Stag’s Leap, and Life on Mars.

Contact Amanda McConnon.

Jessie Wright-Mendoza

Audio Editor

Jessie is an audio and multimedia producer living in Brooklyn with a very small dog and lots of books. Her favorites are Call of the Wild (forever) and Crapalachia: A Biography of Place (right now).

Contact Jessie Wright-Mendoza.

Ryan Voelker

Program Assistant

Ryan is a father, writer, and native Portlander. He facilitates OHSU’s writing group for men with cancer. Favorite books include The Long Goodbye and Slaughterhouse Five.

Contact Ryan Voelker.

Corinne Gould

Contributor

Corinne Gould studied at Gonzaga University before pursuing a M.A. in book publishing at Portland State University. She thinks the following books are pretty okay: No Thank You Octopus, Henry and June, and Lolita.

Contact Corinne Gould.

Molly K.B. Hunt

Contributor

Molly K.B. Hunt is a freelance editor, rogue intern, and final-year grad student in Portland State’s book publishing program. Favorite books include Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay, The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, and Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner.

Contact Molly K.B. Hunt.

Advocates

Mary Bisbee-Beek

Mary Bisbee-Beek served as the owner and Director of Beeksbee Books, an independent publicity and marketing consulting office, and as the Director of Publicity and the Trade Marketing and Foreign Rights Manager at the University of Michigan Press. In 2008, she joined Literary Ventures Fund, where she worked as a marketing, publicity and foreign rights consultant with various authors, agents, and publishers.

Emily Kendal Frey

Emily Kendal Frey is the author of the chapbooks Airport (Blue Hour 2009), Frances (Poor Claudia 2010), The New Planet (Mindmade Books 2010) and Baguette (Cash Machine, 2013). The Grief Performance, her first full-length collection, was published by Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 2011 and won the Norman Farber First Book Award from The Poetry Society of America in 2012. A second collection, Sorrow Arrow, is now available from Octopus Books.

Lee Montgomery

Lee Montgomery is the author of The Things Between Us, A Memoir (Free Press, August 2006), Whose World Is This? Stories (University of Iowa Press, September 2007), and Searching for Emily: Illustrated (Nothing Moments Press, October 2007). The Things Between Us received the 2007 Oregon Book Award in creative nonfiction and Whose World Is This? received the 2007 John Simmons Iowa Short Fiction Award and was a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award in Fiction in 2008.

Greg Netzer

Greg Netzer is a principal at Coraggio Group, a management consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and leadership development. He has directed operations, finance, marketing and strategic planning in several corporate and nonprofit ventures—most recently at Wordstock. Greg is also an award-winning journalist who has written about business, culture and sports for a variety of regional and national magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Parenting and many more.

Partners

Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.

Kundiman is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American literature.

Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland, with a 30-year history of serving Oregon’s readers and writers.

Northwest Academy is an independent private school, grades 6 through 12, committed to education through academics and the arts. 

Propeller is a magazine of books, music, art, film, and life, and an independent press that publishes one title per year.

Portland State University's Urban Honors is the only urban-focused honors college in the country. Students join a small, dedicated community of highly motivated peers and engaged professors.

The Rye Room is a full service recording studio owned and operated by engineer/producer Matt Greco, located in southwest Portland.

Two Dollar Radio is an acclaimed family-run indie book publisher and film producer, proudly based in Columbus, Ohio.

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