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Link to Workshops information MWS Writing Workshops:  


    Writing Workshops - Winter & Spring 2015

        • John Brehm - Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Seeing
        • Marilyn Stablein - The Art of Memoir: Your Story Your Way
        • Gary Miranda - A Workshop in Poetic Form
        • Christopher Howell - Image & Voice: A Poetry Workshop
        • Annie Lighthart - Winter 2015 Dickinson and Whitman for Writers
        • Peter Sears - Spring 2015 Poetry Workshop
        • Andrea Hollander - Line and Stanza: A Poetry Elements Workshop

Link to Mountain Writers Series readingsMountain Writers Series Readings


      • Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 - Jim Heynen & Barbara Drake at Glyph Cafe
      • Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 - Jim Heynen & Barbara Drake, Concordia University
      • Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 - Kate Gray & Marilyn Stablein
      • Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 - Clemens Starck with Fisher Poet Musicians



Link to other readings & events

News & Notices about Events:  


Mountain Writers recommends:

Jim Heynen - Reading

Clem Starck and Charles Goodrich - Reading

  • Saturday, November 15, 7:00 PM
    Stevenson Community Library
    120 NW Vancouver Ave, Stevenson, WA 98648

Poets on Broadway - Portland’5 Foundation and partner, The Attic Institute, present a free poetry series hosted by Portland’5 Centers for the Arts. These poetry events will be held in the rotunda of Antoinette Hatfield Hall with a reception at the ArtBar & Bistro (1111 SW Broadway). 8pm – 10pm. Nationally renowned poets will read alongside local and regional poets from the greater Portland community and the Pacific Northwest.


News in the Literary Community



    September 24, 2014, WW: "The tables house multiple drafts of poems by poets reading for an upcoming event in the prestigious Mountain Writers poetry series, which has taken up residence here."

    Willamette Week Coffee Issue 2014

    Joseph Stroud honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lannan Foundation
    Joseph Stroud is the author of five collections of poetry: In the Sleep of Rivers (Capra Press,1974), Signatures (BOA Editions, 1982), Below Cold Mountain (Copper Canyon Press, 1998), Country of Light(Copper Canyon Press, 2004), and Of This World (Copper Canyon Press, 2010). Stroud has received a Pushcart Prize, a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress and in 2011 he received an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. Stroud divides his time between a house in Santa Cruz on the California coast and a cabin at Shay Creek in the Sierra Nevada.

    Spencer Reece was among those named on the long list of poetry nominess for the 2014 National Book Awards for his book, The Road to Emmaus ( Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Other poets, who have read in past seasons for Mountain Writers Series, named for this year’s long list were Edward Hirsch, for Gabriel: A Poem, Alfred A. Knopf; Fanny Howe, for Second Childhood, Graywolf Press; Linda Bierds, for Roget’s Illusion, G.P. Putnam’s Sons; and Mark Strand, for Collected Poems, Alfred A. Knopf. 

    Peter Sears named Oregon's Seventh Poet Laureate. See web site for upcoming events in Oregon featuring readings, workshops and more. Oregon Poet Laureate web site

    Vern Rutsala. Memorial Service: Saturday, May 17, 2014, Lewis & Clark College.




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In Memoriam


Vern Rutsala

1934 - 2014


Galway Kinnell

1927 - 2014

Carolyn Kizer

1925 - 2014







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