National Public Radio’s Scott Simon will
be in Portland October 4, 2010 for a presentation and
reading from his upcoming book Baby We Were Meant for
Mr. Simon will appear at the Newmark Theater in
Portland’s Center for the Performing Arts.
The event features a lecture and book signing and
is a benefit for Journeys of the Heart Adoption
Scott Simon is a nationally recognized journalist, radio
personality and author. Many people know him as host of
“Weekend Edition” on National Public Radio. His Saturday
morning program has a loyal following all across the
country and his fans tune in every week for his
intelligent and heartfelt approach to reporting.
Mr. Simon has been a war correspondent, traveled the
world and written several books.
While well-known as a radio host and author, Mr. Simon is
also recognized by many as an adoptive parent. He and his
wife, documentary filmmaker Caroline Richard, recently
adopted two little girls from China.
His book is set for publication August 24, 2010.
In addition to chronicling his family’s adoption
experience, Mr. Simon explores other perspectives through
interviews with a wide variety of people who have had
adoption touch their lives. For us Portlanders, one of
the most notable people interviewed is Thomas Lauderdale,
leader of the band Pink Martini.
The Newmark Theater holds 880 people.
In past visits to Portland, Mr. Simon has sold out
the Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium’s 2,500 seats so this
special event promises a more intimate atmosphere.
The event is produced by Journeys of the Heart Adoption
Services in Hillsboro Oregon. Proceeds support Journeys
of the Heart’s programs bringing families seeking
children and children seeking families together -
locally, nationally and internationally.
Journeys is a mid-sized agency bringing
approximately 150-170 children home each year.
Learn more about Journeys’ programs and relief