Mountain Writers Series

 

 

Watch our web page for announcements about upcoming Portland events at Ford Food & Drink (2505 SE 11th) or Floyd's Old Town (118 NW Couch) and on Oregon's North Coast. 

July 2017

Carl Adamshick & Chrys Tobey
Poetry Reading
7:30 PM, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Floyds Old Town, 118 NW Couch, Portland OR 97209

 

Carl Adamshick is the author of Curses and Wishes, which won the Walt Whitman award from the Academy of American Poets and Saint Friend,published with McSweeney’s. Both titles received an Oregon Book Award. He has taught at Catlin Gabel and lectured at Stanford University and the American International School in Vienna, as well as being a writer in-residence at the William Stafford Archive at Lewis and Clark College. He is a founder and editor at Tavern Books, a non-profit press dedicated to poetry and the preservation of books. His third collection, Receipt, recently published with Lost Horse Press, is a collaboration with artist Andy Buck.

 

 

 

Chrys Tobey’s first poetry book, A Woman is a Woman is a Woman is a Woman, was published by Steel Toe Books in January 2017. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in numerous literary journals, including Ploughshares, The Cincinnati Review, New Ohio Review, Rattle, Smartish Pace and the minnesota review. Chrys lives and teaches in Portland, Oregon.

 

 

This event is made possible by support from the Oregon Arts Commission.

 

 

August 2017

Alicia Jo Rabins & Allison Tobey
Poetry Reading
7:30 PM, Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Ford Food & Drink, 2505 SE 11th Avenue, Portland OR 97202
Suggested Donation $5.00

 

Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, performer and Torah scholar. Her poetry book, Divinity School, was selected by C.D. Wright for the 2015 APR/Honickman First Book Prize and published by American Poetry Review in September. As a musician, Alicia tours internationally with her band, Girls in Trouble, an indie-folk song cycle about the complicated lives of Biblical women, with whom she has released three albums. A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, her one-woman chamber-rock opera about the intersection of spirituality and finance, was named one of Portland's five best theatre performances of 2014 by the Willamette Week. Alicia lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their two small children.

 



Allison Tobey hails from Cleveland, Ohio, and received her MFA from Antioch University. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches college writing. Her work has been featured at Poetry Press Week and published in many literary journals, including Rhino, Cloudbank, Sugar Hill Review, and Paper Nautilus. Allison co-curates the reading series Women Writers Against Trump with her sister poet Chrys Tobey. She is also the former poetry editor of Gertrude Press, the longest consecutively running queer journal, and has recently been gloriously reborn as Gertie’s new creative non-fiction editor.

 

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September 2017

Tim Schell & Sandra Scofield
Prose Reading
7:30 PM, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Ford Food & Drink, 2505 SE 11th Avenue, Portland OR 97202
Suggested Donation $5.00

 

Tim Schell’s novel Road to the Sea was published by Serving House Books in October 2016.  He is the winner of the 2004 Mammoth Book Award for Prose for his novel The Drums of Africa which was published in the fall of 2007. In 2010, Tim’s novel The Memoir of Jake Weedsong was The Finalist in the AWP novel competition, and in 2011 it was published by Serving House Books. Tim is the co-author of Mooring Against the Tide: Writing Fiction and Poetry (Prentice Hall, 2nd edition, 2006) and the co-editor of the anthology A Writer’s Country (Prentice Hall, 2001).  Currently, he is the Chair of the Writing, Literature and Foreign Language Department at Columbia Gorge Community College in Hood River, Oregon. 

 


Sandra Scofield’s most recent book is Swim: Stories of the Sixties (Wellstone Press, 2017). She is also the author of seven novels, including Beyond Deserving, a finalist for the National Book Award, and A Chance to See Egypt, winner of a Best Fiction Prize from the Texas Institute of Letters. She has written a memoir, Occasions of Sin, and a book of essays about her family, Mysteries of Love and Grief: Reflections on a Plainswoman’s Life. She also writes about the craft of writing: The Scene Book: A Primer for the Fiction Writer, and, forthcoming, The Last Draft: A Novelist’s Guide to Revision. Scofield, who divides her time between Portland, Oregon, and Missoula, Montana, is on the faculty of the Solstice MFA Program in Creative Writing at Pine Manor College and has for many years taught in the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

 

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October 2017

Zachary Schomburg & Ed Skoog
Reading
7:30 PM, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Ford Food & Drink, 2505 SE 11th Avenue, Portland OR 97202
Suggested Donation $5.00

 

Poet, novelist, illustrator and translator Zachary Schomburg was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1977, and raised in Iowa. He earned a BA from the College of the Ozarks and a PhD in creative writing-poetry from the University of Nebraska. His books of poetry include The Man Suit (2007), Scary, No Scary (2009), and Fjords vol 1 (2012), and The Book of Joshua (2014), all from Black Ocean Press.  His novel, Mammother, was published this fall from Featherproof Books. He is the publisher and editor of Octopus Books, and co-curator of the Bad Blood readings series. He lives and teaches in Portland, Oregon.

 

 

 

 

Poet Ed Skoog was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1971. He graduated from Kansas State University and holds an MFA from the University of Montana. His books of poetry include Mister Skylight, Rough Day (winner of the Washington State Book Award) and Run the Red Lights, all published by Copper Canyon Press. Skoog has taught at the Idyllwild Arts Foundation, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and Tulane University, and he has been a visiting writer at George Washington University, Wichita State University, the University of Montana, and the Richard Hugo House. The poetry editor of Okey-Panky, and co-host, with novelist J. Robert Lennon, of the podcast Lunch Box, with Ed and John, Skoog lives and teaches in Portland, Oregon.   

 

 

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November 2017

Stephanie Adams-Santos & Kate Carroll de Gutes
Poetry & Prose Reading
7:30 PM, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Ford Food & Drink, 2505 SE 11th Avenue, Portland OR 97202
Suggested Donation $5.00

 

Stephanie Adams-Santos is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Swarm Queen’s Crown, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards, as well as several chapbooks, Total Memory (Finishing Line Press); Little Fugues (Sola Books); and the award-winning The Sundering, selected by Linda Gregg for an Academy of American Poets New York Chapbook Fellowship. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets, she was a finalist for the Corporeal Voices “The Voice is a Muscle” Fellowship for writers of color. Her work has appeared in many print and online journals and magazines, including Guernica, The Boston Review, Orion Magazine, Nailed, Noble Gas Quarterly, and others. A recipient of a 2016 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, she earned an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University School of the Arts, and a BA in English at Stanford University. She is the founder of Tarot Obscuro and Ojo de la Selva Press. She teaches poetry at the Independent Publishing Resource Center, Literary Arts, and Portland Community College.



Kate Carroll de Gutes is the author of two books, most recently The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons From the Best & Worst Year of My Life, based on her critically acclaimed blog and which will be released by Two Sylvias Press in September, 2017. Her first book, Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, won the 2016 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and a 2016 Lambda Literary Award in Memoir. She has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Anderson Center, Artsmith, and Centrum. An authentic and humorous teacher, she has taught at Pacific Lutheran University, University of Idaho, University of Puget Sound, and Willamette University, as well as at the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference and at the Attic Institute in Portland. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing from the University of Puget Sound and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.  

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