Alan E. Rose

Alan E. Rose

ASTORIA — KALA will host novelist Alan E. Rose at 8 p.m. July 16 at 1017 Marine Drive. Tickets cost $15 and are available at

The event also is part of KALA’s new monthly original series, “First Person: authors talk,” which will feature an hour of lively discussion with local authors and writers. Heather Hirschi will be the series’ host.

Rose’s novel, “As If Death Summoned,” revolves around the impact of AIDS on the narrator as the virus spreads in Melbourne, Australia, and through his community in Portland. The novel was awarded the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award.

Audience members will be able to ask performers questions and can expect some surprises during the events. Events will features writers’ perspectives on everything related to writing.

KALA is overseen by HIPFiSHmonthly, whose publisher is Dinah Urell.

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