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, John Brehm, Barbara Drake, Kim Cooper Findling, Kate Gray, Andrea Hollander, Christopher Howell, Henry Hughes, Annie Lighthart, Gary Miranda, Gay Monteverde, Paulann Petersen, Peter Sears, Marilyn Stablein, 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)

Comma, A Monthly Reading Series at Broadway Books.  The popular author reading series Comma returns! After a hiatus, Comma resumes for 2016. The third Thursday of each month Broadway Books (1714 NE Broadway) hosts a unique regional authors series beginning at 7 pm. Hosted and curated by writer Kirsten Rian, the readings combine voices from different literary genres, and writers have the freedom to read from new projects, established pieces, or ongoing works in progress. Selected authors read for 15-20 minutes each, and following is a conversation between the two writers and/or the audience. Free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Kirsten at





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 Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Comunity Foundation (The Small Grants Program), Concordia University, the Oregon Arts Commission, the RACC Work for Art program, our individual donors and our dedicated MWS membership.




In Memoriam

Madeline DeFrees 1919 - 2015

Katherine Dunn 1945 - 2016

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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