Mountain Writers Series




Mountain Writers is delighted to announce that our third-Wednesday reading series is moving to two terrific new locations. Watch our web page for announcements about upcoming events at Vie de Bohème (SE 7th & Clay, just off Hawthorne) and Floyd's Old Town (118 NW Couch) -- beginning this spring. Watch also for our events at TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont) and at the Concordia University library in NE Portland. 


April 2015


Mountain Writers Series at Vie de Bohème
presents a book launch celebration
& reading featuring
Kathleen Halme


Wednesday, April 15, 2015
at 7:30 PM


Vie de Bohème
SE 7th & Clay on Portland's Distillery Row
1530 SE 7th Avenue, Portland 97214


Suggested donation $5 to benefit Mountain Writers




Kathleen Halme’s fourth book of poetry, My Multiverse, was named winner of the 2014 Green Rose Prize at New Issues Press at Western Michigan University. Her first book of poetry, Every Substance Clothed, was winner of the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series competition and the Balcones Poetry Prize. Her second collection, Equipoise, was published by Sarabande Books, and her third, Drift and Pulse, by Carnegie Mellon University Press.  Her poems have appeared widely in journals, including Ploughshares, Poetry, TriQuarterly, Boston Review, and Anthropological Quarterly. Halme is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship in Anthropology, and an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship. She is a native of Michigan's upper peninsula and lives in Portland.

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My Multiverse



Mountain Writers Series at TaborSpace
presents a reading & musical performance featuring

Daniel Wolff & Alicia Jo Rabins

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
at 7:30 PM

Copeland Commons • TaborSpace • 5441 SE Belmont • Portland

Suggested admission $5 to benefit Mountain Writers programs & writers

Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, performer, and Torah scholar. Her manuscript, Divinity School, won the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and is forthcoming from APR/Copper Canyon in September 2015. Her poems appear in the Boston Review, 6×6, and Ploughshares. 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 theater performances of 2014 by the Willamette Week.  She has played bluegrass fiddle across Central America and Kuwait as a cultural ambassador for the US State Department and toured for eight years as the violinist in Brooklyn-based klezmer-punk band, Golem. Alicia lives in Portland with her husband and their two small children.

Daniel Wolff is an accomplished author, poet and filmmaker whose collection of poetry, The Names of Birds, was just published by Four Ways Books (2015). His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Partisan Review, and Threepenny Review; and his prose has appeared in diverse publications, ranging from Vogue to Education Weekly. Winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Award for the best music book in 1985, Wolff is the author of You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke and 4th of July, Asbury Park, among others. He's also received credits on such documentaries as The Agronomist, about slain Haitian civil rights leader Jean Dominique, and several projects on post-Katrina New Orleans, including I'm Carolyn Parker—the catalyst for his look at the lives of everyday American heroes in his text, The Fight For Home: How (Parts of) New Orleans Came Back (Bloomsbury, 2012).

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May 2015

Mountain Writers Series
presents a book launch and a reading featuring


Judith Barrington
Saturday, May 2, 2015
at 3:00 PM - book-signing reception
Reading at 4:00 PM
George R. White Library and Learning Center Lobby
Concordia University 2800 NE Liberty Street Portland OR 97211

Cosponsored by Concordia Unversity's Art & Culture Program
& open to the public.

All donations will benefit Mountain Writers Series - programs & writers.

Judith Barrington is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently The Conversation (2015), whose title poem was the winner of the Gregory O’Donoghue International poetry award. Her Lifesaving: A Memoir was the winner of the 2001 Lambda Book Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir. She is also the author of the best-selling Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art. She has been a faculty member of the University of Alaska, Anchorage’s MFA Program and has taught workshops around the U.S. as well as in Britain and Spain. She lives in Portland, Oregon.


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