Mountain Writers Series

Link to Mountain Writers Series readingsMountain Writers Series Readings

Mountain Writers offers a variety of writing & reading workshops and classes by some of the region’s finest writers and teachers. Among our faculty are Judith Barrington, Barbara Drake, Kim Cooper Findling, Kate Gray, Andrea Hollander, Henry Hughes, Gay Monteverde, Paulann Petersen, Peter Sears, and others.


News & Notices

For a thorough listing of events from Soapstone, go to: Soapstone Community Announcements

Mountain Writers recommends:

The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic  is held monthly on second Sundays. For additional information, please contact

Milwaukie Poetry Series, Second Wednesday of the month at 7 PM (Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 SE Harrison, Milwaukie)




Link to Donation RequestConsider Mountain Writers Series for Charitable Giving

Please consider Mountain Writers Series for a tax-deductible contribution. We appreciate whatever gift you can make.


Link to Oregon Poetic Voices site.MWS Recordings


Thank you!

Mountain Writers Series appreciates the support of the Oregon Arts Commission, Concordia University, individual donors and our dedicated MWS membership.




In Memoriam

Madeline DeFrees 1919 - 2015

Katherine Dunn 1945 - 2016

Ehud Havazelet 1955 - 2015

Geoffrey Hill 1932 - 2016

Galway Kinnell 1927 - 2014

Carolyn Kizer 1925 - 2014

Maxine Kumin 1925 - 2014

Philip Levine 1928 - 2015

Lucia Perillo 1958 - 2016

Vern Rutsala 1934 - 2014

Mark Strand 1934 - 2014

James Tate 1943 - 2015

C. K. Williams 1936 - 2015



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