Artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon to read from latest work

Lisa CongdonLisa Congdon, artist, illustrator and author, will read from her latest work on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College.
“Fortune Favors the Brave: 100 Courageous Quotations” gathers wisdom from some of history’s great minds – H.G. Wells, Edna St. Vincent Millay, James Baldwin and more on how to be bold, stay strong, confront fear and have courage. Filled with reminders from her previous book, “Seize the Day,” this new volume demonstrates that the right words of encouragement can be a gift when embarking on a new adventure.

Fine artist and illustrator Congdon is known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, pattern design and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including the MoMA, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books and more. Her work has been exhibited around the country, including in shows at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Bedford Gallery. Congdon is the author of five books, “Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist,” and illustrated books “Whatever You Are, Be a Good One,” “Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip” and “A Collection a Day.” She currently lives in Portland.

The reading is a Mac Thinks event and is sponsored by Mac Public, Third Street Books and Nicholson Library. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517,