Mountain Writers Series

 

 

 

Our third-Wednesday series of readings are no longer at The Press Club, which has closed. Watch our web page for events at Glyph Cafe in the North Park Blocks (804 NW Couch Street, Portland 97209) and at other popular Portland venues, including the Concordia University library in NE Portland. 

 

December 2014

 

Mountain Writers Series at Glyph Cafe

presents a poetry reading by

Kate Gray & Marilyn Stablein

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 7:00 PM
 
Glyph Cafe & Arts Space • 804 NW Couch • North Park Blocks • Portland OR 97209
Suggested admission $5

 

Marilyn Stablein is the author of twelve books including Splitting Hard Ground: Poems which won the New Mexico Book Award and the National Federation of Press Women's Book Award. Other books include a Himalayan memoir, Sleeping in Caves and a collection of eco-essays, Climate of Extremes: Landscapes and Imagination. A former book critic for The Seattle Times and founding board member of Seattle Arts and Lectures, she received Creative Writing degrees from the University of Washington and The University of Houston. She teaches memoir, poetry and short fiction. As a visual artist working in collage, assemblage and artist books she has exhibited her work internationally and in books and journals including Gargoyle, Otoliths, Rattle, Raven Chronicles, Lark’s1000 & 500 Artist Books series and on the walls of Anthology Booksellers, a used bookstore she co-owns with her husband in Portland.

 

 

 

Kate Gray’s first novel, Carry the Sky, was released in September, 2014, and it attempts to stare at bullying without blinking. Her first full-length book of poems, Another Sunset We Survive (2007) was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and followed chapbooks, Bone-Knowing (2006), winner of the Gertrude Press Poetry Prize and Where She Goes (2000), winner of the Blue Light Chapbook Prize. Over the years she’s been awarded residencies at Hedgbrook, Norcroft, and Soapstone, and a fellowship from the Oregon Literary Arts. For more than 20 years teaching at a community college in Oregon, she has tended her students’ stories. She and her partner live in a purple house in Portland, Oregon with their sidekick, Rafi, a very patient dog.

 

 

Mountain Writers at Glyph December 2015

 

 

January 2015

 

Mountain Writers Series at Glyph Cafe & Arts Space

presents a poetry reading by

Clem Starck & Friends
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 7:00 PM
 
Glyph Cafe & Arts Space • 804 NW Couch • North Park Blocks • Portland OR 97209
Suggested admission $5

 

Clem Starck is an award-winning poet who has published five books of poetry and two CD recordings. He is the recipient of the Oregon Book Award and the Stafford Memorial Poetry Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. His poems have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. He lives on forty-some acres in the country outside of Dallas, Oregon, in the mid-Willamette Valley.

 

Starck will be joined by noted Fisher Poet Musicians Jon Broderick and Jay Speakman, founders of the annual Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon. Together they will perform their unique blend of spare musical accompaniment alongside Starck's engaging poetry that draws on his life as a Merchant Seaman and journeyman carpenter.

 

Mountain Writers at Glyph January 2015

 

 

Mountain Writers Series at Concordia University

 

Concordia University Libraries' Art & Culture Program
and Mountain Writers Series
present a reading by

 

Harold Johnson & Clem Starck
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 12:00 PM

George R. White Library and Learning Center, Room 108
Concordia University 2800 NE Liberty Street Portland OR 97211
Free and open to the public

 

Harold Johnson is the author of Citizenship, a book of poems published in 2014 by Many Voices Press (Kalispell, MT). He is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, graduating with degrees in English and art from the University of Portland and Portland State. For many years, he taught English in high schools, grade schools and colleges. A former editor of Fireweed, his work is featured in many journals and anthologies, most recently New Poets of the American West.  Now retired, he has recently completed his first novel. He lives in Portland with his wife, artist-professor Anne Johnson. 

 

Clem Starck bio and photo above.

Johnson & Starck at Concordia

 

 

Concordia University Libraries' Art & Culture Program
and Mountain Writers Series
present a reading by

 

Ursula K. LeGuin
Saturday, February 7, 2015,
Book-signing at 3:00 PM
Reading at 4:00 PM

George R. White Library and Learning Center
Concordia University 2800 NE Liberty Street Portland OR 97211
Free and open to the public

 

Ursula K. Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, and lives in Portland, Oregon. As of 2013, she had published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many honors and awards including Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud. Her most recent publications are The Unreal and The Real: Collected Stories 1 and 2 (Small Beer Press), which won the 2014 Ken Kesey Award from Oregon’s Literary Arts, and Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems, 1960 – 2010 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012).

 

 

                                                                                           Photo by Eileen Gunn

 

 
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