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The Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight Hunger

A benefit for Linn Benton Food Share featuring food, drink, live music, and readings by award-winning Oregon authors.

The Mid-Willamette Valley’s premier literary event, The Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight Hunger, is held each fall in Corvallis, Oregon, to raise funds for Linn Benton Food Share. This unique event features food, drinks, live music, and short readings by Oregon authors. This year, featured authors include

Barry Lopez
Mosley Wotta
Apricot Irving
George Estreich
Lauren Kessler
Suzy Vitello
Wendy Willis
Keith Scribner
Joe Wilkins
Sterling Cunio

Proceeds of food, beer, and wine sales benefit the Linn Benton Food Share, as well as proceeds from the sale of authors’ books, courtesy of our hometown heroes at Grass Roots Books & Music.

Doors open at 6pm, the program begins at 7pm.

Tickets: Advance tickets available online.
$12 – Advance; Students/Seniors
$15 – At the Door

*Advance purchase of tickets is advised—this event will likely sell out.*


Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:00pm

Whiteside Theatre 361 SW Madison Ave

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Lecture or Presentation, Performance, Gathering, Sale or Fundraiser, Civic Engagement

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Academic, Art and Entertainment, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Health and Well-being


Community, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni, Industry Partner





$12 advance, $12 students & seniors, $15 at the door

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