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Fortune Favors the Brave: A Conversation with Lisa Congdon

Fortune Favors the Brave: a conversation and a celebration of the release of Lisa Congdon's new book of hand-lettered quotations

Join us in the attic at Drop Forge & Tool on August 26th for a conversation and Q & A with our August resident artist, the very awesome Lisa Congdon.  Doors will open at 6pm, wine and cheese will be served, and a lively discussion of bravery, art, and authenticity will ensue.  Lisa will be signing books in her inimitable hand after the talking.   

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here on Eventbrite.  Books will be available to purchase at the event, you can reserve a copy of Fortune Favors the Brave when you purchase your ticket.  Books provided by Karen Schoemer, Bookseller. 

Eventbrite - Fortune Favors the Brave : A Conversation with Lisa Congdon

Hudson River Exchange is delighted to be in partnership with Drop Forge & Tool in celebrating Lisa Congdon’s book launch. The Exchange produces curated marketplaces and develops programming to cultivate and support the makers + collectors in and around Hudson, NY. Bringing these makers + collectors of diverse creative disciplines out of their individual studios, farms, and kitchens, Hudson River Exchange takes inspiration from the history of its namesake river of bringing together people, ideas and commerce.

 Some free seats are available for volunteers -- email if you would like to help with set up and/or clean up.

Fortune Favors the Brave is a rousing collection of quotations from great thinkers on the subject of bravery thoughtfully compiled and exquisitely hand-lettered by Lisa Congdon. Whether you're embarking on an adventure, facing your fears, or taking a first step toward something new, you'll find inspiration and encouragement in these wise words of courage and authenticity.

Aside from hand-lettering, artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings, drawings, and pattern designs. Her other books include Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, and Art, Inc, also from Chronicle Books. She keeps a daily blog about her life, work, and inspirations called Today is Going to be Awesome. Lisa lives in Portland, Oregon. You can see more of her work at