HomeWord Bound 2017

On Friday, April 21, 2017, CPAH will present our nineteenth annual “HomeWord Bound” from 6pm to 9 pm at the Oregon Zoo (Cascade Crest Banquet Center), 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland 97221.

Tickets are now available for HomeWord Bound 2017. Click here for event registration information and more details!

CPAH is thrilled to announce the featured speakers at our 19th annual HomeWord Bound fundraiser.

Ruth Wariner

Ruth Wariner is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Sound of Gravel,” a riveting, profound memoir about coming-of-age in a polygamist family. People Magazine has hailed the book as: “heartbreaking, haunting, yet ultimately uplifting.” At the age of 15, Ruth left Colonia LeBaron, the polygamist Mormon colony in Mexico where she grew up, and moved to California. She raised her three youngest sisters in California and Oregon. After earning her GED, Ruth put herself through college and graduate school, and she taught high school Spanish for many years before becoming a writer and small business owner. She remains close to her siblings, is happily married and lives in Portland.

Ruth Wariner   The Sound Of Gravel


Gigi Little

Gigi Little is the editor of “City of Weird: 30 Otherworldly Portland Stories,” a Pacific NW Independent Bookseller bestseller, and a Powell’s Books #1 bestseller. Set in Portland, these thirty original stories blend imagination, literary writing, and pop culture into a cohesive weirdness that honors the city’s personality, as well as the tradition of sci-fi pulp magazines. Including such authors as Rene Denfeld, Justin Hocking, Leni Zumas, and Kevin Sampsell, editor Gigi Little has curated a collection that is quirky, often chilling, at times surprisingly profound – and always perfectly weird. Gigi is also the graphic designer at Forest Avenue Press, and has created all of the publisher’s book covers. She has written and illustrated two children’s picture books and her fiction and essays have appeared in anthologies and literary journals. By day she works as Lead Visual Merchandiser for Powell’s Books, and she lives in Portland with her husband, fine artist Stephen O’Donnell.

Gigi Little  All The Things We Never Knew


2017 Guest Authors
In addition to our featured authors, several guest authors were in attendance at HomeWord Bound.

CPAH is pleased to welcome as guest authors for 2017:



Master of Ceremonies
Dan Murphy
Dan Murphy


2017 Presenting Sponsor

Key Sponsors



Major Sponsors








Community Sponsors
  • Umpqua Bank
  • BC Group, Inc.
  • Network for Oregon Affordable Housing
  • Romano P.C.- Relevant Accounting Services
  • Metro
  • Kantor Taylor Nelson Evatt & Decina PC
  • McDonald Jacobs, P.C.
  • U.S. Bank
  • Bateman Seidel Miner Blomgren Chellis & Gram PC
  • Enterprise
  • Oregon Metal Slitters