Link to Mountain Writers Series readings
Mountain Writers Series Readings
- Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Kathleen Halme at Vie de Bohème
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - Daniel Wolff & Alicia Jo Rabins at TaborSpace
- Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Judith Barrington at Concordia University
- Wednsday, May 20, 2015 - Lucia Perillo with Glen Moore at Vie de Bohème
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - Pete Fromm at Vie de Bohème
Link to Workshops information MWS Writing Workshops:
Mountain Writers is currently offering a variety of writing & reading workshops and classes by some of the region’s finest writers and teachers. Check out our 2015 sessions taught by Judith Barrington, John Brehm, Barbara Drake, Kim Cooper Findling, Andrea Hollander, Christopher Howell, Henry Hughes, Annie Lighthart, Gary Miranda, Paulann Petersen, Peter Sears, Marilyn Stablein, Lidia Yuknavitch and others.
WATCH FOR THESE UPCOMING SESSIONS
- Lucia Perillo - Poetry Hospital
News & Notices
Mountain Writers recommends:
The 6th annual Arts Alliance of Yamhill County Terroir Creative Writing Festival will be held at the Chemeketa Community College Valley Branch (McMinnville) on April 18, 2015. Download the attached registration form offering an early registration discount or look for the form at http://terroircreativewritingfestival.com/
Verses from a Cataclysm: New Translations of Boris Slutsky, Jewish Soviet Soldier Poet. Tuesday, April 21, 7-9 PM, Oregon Jewish Museum (1953 N.W. Kearney St., Portland, OR 97209).
Join Marat Grinberg, Associate Professor of Russian and Humanities at Reed College, andJudith Pulman, poet and translator, for a poetry reading of translations of Boris Slutsky, followed by a Q & A session.
Hallie Ford Literary Series at Willamette, a reading and talk by acclaimed poet Linda Bierds on Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Hatfield Room of Willamette University's library in Salem, Free and open to the public. Linda Bierds is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including, The Seconds, First Hand, and Flight: New and Selected Poems. Her most recent book, Roget’s Illusions was long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award in Poetry.
Read Linda’s poem astonishing poem “The Ghost Trio” here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/guide/178020#poem
- Windfall Press Poetry Reading. Thursday, May 14, 7 PM, featuring Judith Barrington, Barbara Drake, Andrea Hollander, Verlena Orr & Kim Stafford. Broadway Books (1714 NE Broadway, Portland).
- Just Now Anthology poets Ron Jeidy, Shelley Peters, Barbara Surovell, reading Wednesday , April 29 at 7 PM. Broadway Books (1714 NE Broadway, Portland).
- Milwaukie Poetry Series, 2nd Wednesday, in the Pond House, 2215 SE Harrison, Milwaukie, OR.
- Poetry Downtown 2015 Season. Winningstad Theatre, Portland.
- Mark Doty, Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Anne Carson, Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
News in the Literary Community
Mountain Writers Third-Wednesday Reading Series Moves to new locations!
After 7 years of successful third-Wednesday readings every month, Mountain Writers Series will take a break after the February 7, 2015 event with Ursula K. Le Guin. Readings on third Wednesdays will resume in the spring at two terrific locations -- one in SE Portland, Vie de Bohème (1530 SE 7th Avenue) located at SE 7th & Clay on Distillery Row in the Warehouse District; and one in NW Portland Old Town Floyd's (
118 NW Couch), as well as our special events at Concordia University and TaborSpace. Watch our web site for upcoming announcements of readings and multi-arts performances of music and poetry/prose in the spring of 2015!
Volume 30 of Hubbub is now available. Poems by Jim Daniels, Danielle Hanson, Verlena Orr, Jon Veinberg, Christopher Buckley and many others; Christopher Howell's reviews of books by Buckley and Henry Carlile. Beginning with this issue, Hubbub is inaugurating an annual Vern Rutsala Memorial Prize of $1000.00, in addition to our standing prizes: the Vi Gale Award of $500.00, the Kenneth O. Hanson Award of $100.00, and the Stout Award of $75.00. Lawson Inada will judge the first Vern Rutsala prize. Send submissions for the magazine, published once a year, to 5344 SE 38th Ave, Portland 97202. Contributors are paid $20.00 per poem.
Ursula K. Le Guin was honored with the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from The National Book Foundation "in recognition of her transformative impact on American literature."
more than forty years, Le Guin has defied conventions of narrative, language, character, and
genre, and transcended the boundaries between fantasy and realism to forge new paths for
literary fiction. Among the nation’s most revered writers of science fiction and fantasy, Le Guin’s
fully imagined worlds challenge readers to consider profound philosophical and existential
questions about gender, race, the environment, and society. Her boldly experimental and
critically acclaimed novels, short stories, and children’s books, written in elegant prose, are
popular with millions of readers around the world.
“Ursula Le Guin has had an extraordinary impact on several generations of readers and,
particularly, writers in the United States and around the world,” said Harold Augenbraum, the
Foundation’s Executive Director. “She has shown how great writing will obliterate the antiquated
—and never really valid—line between popular and literary art. Her influence will be felt for
decades to come.
"Le Guin is the twenty-seventh recipient of the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American
Letters (DCAL), which was created in 1988 to recognize a lifetime of literary achievement.
Previous recipients include John Ashbery, Joan Didion, E.L. Doctorow, Maxine Hong Kingston,
Elmore Leonard, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, and Tom Wolfe. "
Le Guin Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
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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