Mountain Writers Series

 

 

 

Mountain Writers is pleased to announce the third-Wednesday series of readings and events is now scheduled at Glyph Cafe & Arts Space in the North Park Blocks (804 NW Couch Street, Portland 97209). Our Wednesday P.M. reading begin at 7:00 PM, but we encourage you to come to Glyph Cafe early for their terrific selection of menu items, wines, beer and other beverages.

Glyph in North Park Blocks

 

November 2014

 

 

Mountain Writers Series at Glyph Cafe & Arts Space

presents a reading by

Barbara Drake & Jim Heynen

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 7:00 PM
 
Glyph Cafe & Arts Space • 804 NW Couch • North Park Blocks • Portland OR 97209
Suggested admission $5

 

Barbara Drake’s newest book is Morning Light (Oregon State University Press, 2014), her latest memoir describing life in western Oregon’s Yamhill Valley and the lessons she’s learned from her long stint of country living. Her earlier memoir, Peace at Heart: an Oregon Country Life, was an Oregon Book Award finalist in 1999. Drake’s books of poetry include Driving One Hundred (Windfall Press, 2009), Love at the Egyptian Theatre, What We Say to Strangers, Life in a Gothic Novel, Bees in Wet Weather, and Small Favors. She is also the author of Writing Poetry, a widely used college textbook, in print since 1983. Her writing appears in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Drake taught creative writing, environmental literature, and book arts at Michigan State University and Linfield College.

 

 

 

Jim Heynen is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose, most recently Ordinary Sins (Milkweed Editions, 2014). Modeled after the work of Theophrastus – the Greek philosopher who originated the character sketch as a literary form – the short shorts in Ordinary Sins deftly capture the oddest of individuals to discover the most universal themes. Heynen is perhaps best known for his collections of short prose featuring young farm boys: The One-Room Schoolhouse: Stories about the Boys (Vintage), Boys House: New & Selected Stories (Minnesota Historical Society Press), Fishing for Chickens: Short Stories about Rural Youth (Persea), and The Man Who Kept Cigars in his Hat (Graywolf). He is also the author of poetry and young adult fiction. Heynen lives in St. Paul, MN with his wife, Sarah T. Williams, formerly the Books Editor for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

 

Mountain Writers at Glyph in November 2014

 

 

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

 

Barbara Drake & Jim Heynen
Thursday, November 20 2014, at 12:00 PM

 

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

 

Heynen and Drake at Concordia

 

 

 

Mountain Writers Series at Glyph Cafe & Arts Space

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 
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