Rose City Audition: Stories from My Portland Adventure by Jeannine Coreil

Past SMA President Jeannine Coreil recently published a collection of essays from her time living in Portland, Oregon post-retirement. In Rose City Audition: Stories from My Portland Adventure (Tropic of Candor Press, 2019), she describes her approach as “an autoethnography, using my personal experiences to understand the Portland milieu as one might study another culture.” The book is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other outlets. In 2018, Coreil relocated to Lafayette, LA, near her hometown. More of her essays can be found at