Mountain Writers Series
Mountain Writers Series at Vie de Bohème
presents a reading featuring
Verlena Orr & Lex Runciman
Wednesday, December 16, 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
Verlena Orr, twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, hails from north-central Idaho. She was raised on a ranch and attended elementary and high school at Kamiah, Idaho, on the Nez Perce Reservation, and settled in Portland in 1963. Her poems have been published in journals throughout the country and in the United Kingdom. She has published three chapbooks, I Dance September Naked in a Dream, Woman Who Hears Voices, and One More Time from the Beginning, and three full-length collections: Break in the Cloud Cover (Howlett Press), Taking it to the Limit (Dancing Moon Press), and most recently The Lyric Unveiled (Dancing Moon Press, 2015). She holds two BA degrees and an MFA from University of Montana. She lives in northwest Portland where she’s been since 1980.
Lex Runciman was born and raised in Portland, and has lived most of his life in Oregon's Willamette Valley. He holds graduate degrees from the writing programs at the University of Montana and the University of Utah. Runciman taught for eleven years at Oregon State University and is now Professor of English at Linfield College, where twice he received the Edith Green Award in teaching—once in the last century and once in this. 1997. His newest collection of poems is One Hour that Morning (Salmon Poetry, Ireland, 2014). He is also the author of three earlier books of poems: Luck (1981); The Admirations (1989), which won the Oregon Book Award; Out of Town (2004); and Starting from Anywhere (2009). He and Deborah Jane Berry Runciman have been married more than forty years and are the parents of two grown daughters.
Mountain Writers Series at Concordia University
Concordia University Libraries' Arts & Culture Program
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM