ACNW Quattrofest Banquet
Registration closed November 2, 2012 11:59 PM on November 2, 2012 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends November 2, 2012 11:59 PM on November 2, 2012 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens October 24, 2012 12:00 AM on October 24, 2012 12:00 AM PDT Registration runs from October 24, 2012 12:00 AM to November 2, 2012 11:59 PM
Come join us at the Quattrofest Banquet to hear Garth Stein talk about his experiences and some of the backstory on his book, The Art of Racing in the Rain!
Audi Club Northwest has a Saturday evening banquet for participants at our annual 2-day driving event at Portland International Raceway. You are invited! It is at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Jantzen Beach at 7:00pm.
Books will be available to buy at the casual reception starting at 6:00pm in the Hayden Room on the main level of the hotel. The local St Johns Booksellers will have stock there for any books you would like to have autographed that evening.
The banquet follows at 7:00pm sharp in the Clackamas and Multnomah Rooms on the lower level. Plan on a terrific dinner with wonderful friends, good food, and an entertaining experience for all auto enthusiasts. We will also be hosting an auction.
Cost is $60 per person.
Dress is casual but you may dress up if you like. Space is limited so please sign up today!
If you have any questions please contact John Ewald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Garth Stein is the author of three novels: the New York Times bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain (Harper, 2008); How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets (Soho Press, 2005), and Raven Stole the Moon (Harper, 2010). He has won two PNBA book awards, given out by the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, and has also published a middle-grade version of Enzo's story as Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog. A movie version of The Art of Racing in the Rain is currently in production, with Patrick Dempsey to star as Denny Swift.
Garth's other works include a full-length play, Brother Jones. He worked as a documentary filmmaker for several years, co-producing The Last Party, starring Robert Downey, Jr. In addition, he has directed and/or produced several other films including When Your Head's Not a Head, It's a Nut, which aired nationally on PBS and was awarded a gold medal by the International Epilepsy Foundation. He raced with SCCA for four years in Spec Miata, and was the points champion of the Northwest Region in 2004. Garth's racing career ended when he crashed his Miata--while racing in the rain, ironically.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Seattle, Garth's ancestry is diverse: his mother, a native of Alaska, is of Tlingit Indian and Irish descent; his father, a Brooklyn native, is the child of Jewish emigrants from Austria. After spending his childhood in Seattle and then living in New York City for 18 years, Garth returned to Seattle, where he currently lives with his family and their dog, Comet.