Downtown Portland comes to the library when singer-songwriter Nick Jaina combines music with a reading from his debut memoir, Get It While You Can on Sunday, July 17, at 2 p.m. A finalist for the 2016 Oregon Book Awards, Get It While You Can is poetry in prose, a meditation on music, melancholy, love, and loss.
Jaina's live performance is like an audio scrapbook. He loops together
guitar melodies and found sounds and reads passages of his book over
them. Potent words hang in the air as a guitar figure echoes out,
leaving you time to digest the sentiment. In the middle of this sea of
ideas and emotion, Nick breaks the tension by playing a song.
Copies of Get It While You Can will be available for purchase and signing.
This program is made possible with support from the Newport Library Foundation. Admission is free and open to the public.