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Three best selling NW authors headline a fun-filled evening to benefit affordable housing

CPAH celebrates 15 years of HomeWord Bound fundraiser and 20 years in business as a non profit


Best selling authors Whitney Otto, Daniel H. Wilson and Kim Stafford top the list of Northwest writers who will be on hand at Community Partners for Affordable Housing’s 15th annual fundraiser “HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions,” on April 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Tualatin Country Club.

“This year CPAH is celebrating two big milestones — it’s been 20 years since we incorporated as a housing nonprofit in Tigard, and 15 years since we began hosting an annual event with local authors,” said Sheila Greenlaw-Fink, CPAH’s executive director. “HomeWord Bound provides an opportunity each spring for us to celebrate all things local, including our fantastic group of NW authors. ’Growing local’ is what we at CPAH are all about; we couldn’t do this important work without amazing local volunteers and donors who support our programs all year.”

At HomeWord Bound 2013,

  • New York Times Best Selling author Daniel H. Wilson (a robotocist by trade, whose last novel, “Robopocalypse” is being made into a movie by Steven Spielberg) will discuss his new novel, “Amped.”
  • Poet and essayist Kim Stafford (son of legendary Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford), will discuss his poignant yet uplifting book about his brother’s suicide in 1988, “100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do.”
  • And New York Times Best Selling author Whitney Otto (who wrote “How to Make an American Quilt” – which was also made into a movie by Steven Spielberg), will discuss her latest novel, “Eight Girls Taking Pictures,” described as a deeply affecting meditation on the lives of women artists.
  • The HomeWord Bound fundraiser will feature dinner, a silent auction, and a dozen local authors, book signings and sales. Other authors in attendance include: TJ Brown, Rob DeBorde, Brian Doyle, Scott Farris, Multnomah Village resident April Henry, Karen Karbo, Carter Sickels, Hillsdale resident Laura Stanfill and Yuvi Zalkow. Special guest Dan Murphy, founding general manager of The Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard, will join us once again as Master of Ceremonies.

    CPAH provides safe and sustainable affordable housing along with support and skill-building services for seniors, individuals and families in the Tigard-Tualatin area, Southwest Portland and Beaverton. HomeWord Bound tickets are $75, a table of 10 for $600; reservations required. Auction items are gratefully accepted.

    For info, visit cpahinc.org, order tickets online at cpahinc.org/hwbound2013.html, call Tracy Stepp, HomeWord Bound Coordinator, at 503-293-4038, or email her at tstepp@cpahinc.org.