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Link to Workshops information MWS Writing Workshops:  


    Writing Workshops - Summer & Fall 2014

        • John Brehm - The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy
        • Martha Gies - Stories Waiting to be Written: A Fiction Workshop
        • John Brehm - Writing the Skinny Poem
        • Cindy Stewart-Rinier - Poetry Writing Workshop
        • Peter Sears - Fall 2014 Poetry Writing Workshop #1 [Class is full]
        • Annie Lighthart - Starting Here: A Poetry Workshop of Many Beginnings
        • Andrea Hollander - The Poetic Sequence
        • Peter Sears - Poetry Writing Workshop #2 

    Writing Workshops - Winter & Spring 2015

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

Link to Mountain Writers Series readingsMountain Writers Series Summer & Fall Readings


    • Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 - Peter Sears Reading & Book Launch at Concordia
    • Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 - Spencer Reece & Michael Achterman at TaborSpace
    • Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 - VoiceCatcher at Glyph Cafe & Arts Space
    • Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 - Allan Peterson & John Brehm, Concordia
    • Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 - Allan Peterson & Andrea Hollander at Glyph Cafe
    • Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 - Dennis Schmitz & Carl Adamshick at Glyph Cafe
    • Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 - Kate Gray & Marilyn Stablein at Concordia University
    • 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




Tips & Notices about Events:   Link to other readings & events


Mountain Writers recommends:


The Magic Barrel. Friday, October 24th, 6:30 p.m.
THE MAGIC BARREL: A READING TO FIGHT HUNGER will take place for the 21st year in a row, featuring writers reading short excerpts from their work to raise money to feed the hungry among us. If you've never attended, come this year! Held in the historic 800-seat Whiteside Theatre in downtown Corvallis, this unique literary event is unlike any other, with food, drinks, live music, autographed books, fabulous company, and readings by the following lineup of excellent authors: Amanda Coplin, fiction; John Daniel, Emcee; Barbara Drake, nonfiction; Nick Dybek, fiction; Lawson Fusao Inada, poetry; Abby Phillips Metzger, nonfiction; Dionisia Morales, nonfiction; Jon Raymond, fiction; Peter Sears, poetry; Inara Verzemnieks, nonfiction.


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 Oregon's Literary Community

    • Among those named this year for The National Book Foundation long list of poetry nominees for the 2014 National Book Awards was Spencer Reece, for 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

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




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In Memoriam

Vern Rutsala

1934 - 2014

In Memoriam

Carolyn Kizer

1925 - 2024

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