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. 

 

 

 

September 2015

 

Mountain Writers Series at Concordia University

Concordia University Libraries' Arts & Culture Program

and Mountain Writers Series present a reading featuring

Molly Gloss
 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Book-signing reception to follow.
George R. White Library & Learning Center - GRW 108
Concordia Univeristy, 2800 NE Liberty Street, Portland OR 97211
Free and open to the public.

 

Mountain Writers Series at Vie de Bohème
presents a reading featuring
 
Molly Gloss

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

 

Suggested donation $5

 

Molly Gloss is a fourth-generation Oregonian who now lives in Portland on the west side of the Tualatin Hills. She is the author of five novels: The Jump-Off Creek, The Dazzle of Day, Wild Life, The Hearts of Horses, and Falling From Horses. Her awards include the Oregon Book Award, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, the PEN West Fiction Prize, the James Tiptree Jr. Award; and a Whiting Writers Award. Her work often concerns the landscape, literature, mythology and life of the American West.

 

 

Mountain Writers Series at Vie de Bohème
presents a reading featuring

 

Joe Wilkins
 
Wednesday, November, 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

 

Joe WilkinsJoe Wilkins is the author of the memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers (2012), and two poetry collections: Killing the Murnion Dogs (2011), a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and the High Plains Book Award, and Notes from the Journey Westward (2012),winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize and the High Plains Book Award. His essays, poems, and stories have appeared in many magazines and journals, including The Georgia Review, The Southern ReviewThe Missouri ReviewHarvard Review,OrionThe SunThe Utne Reader, and Slate. A National Magazine Award finalist, PEN Center USA Award finalist, and Pushcart Prize Winner, he is the recipient of the Richard J. Margolis Award of Blue Mountain Center, which goes to “a promising new journalist or essayist whose work combines warmth, humor, wisdom and concern with social justice.” The Mountain and the Fathers was named a 2012 Montana Book Award Honor Book, as well as a 2013 Orion Book Award finalist, and Wilkins’ work has been anthologized in Best American Magazine Writing, Writing Today, New Poets of the American West, The Southern Poetry Anthology, and Best New Poets 2006, and has earned notable mention in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best American Essays, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. Wilkins was born and raised in eastern Montana. After graduating from Gonzaga University with a degree in computer engineering, he spent two years teaching ninth grade pre-algebra in the Mississippi Delta with Teach for America. He then went on to earn his MFA in creative writing from the University of Idaho, where he worked with the poet Robert Wrigley and the memoirist Kim Barnes. As the winner of the Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency from PEN Northwest, he and his family will spend the summer and fall of 2015 living in a remote cabin along the Rogue River in southwest Oregon. Wilkins now lives with his wife, son, and daughter in western Oregon, where he teaches writing at Linfield College.

 

 
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