Mountain Writers Series
Mountain Writers Series and Concordia University Libraries' Art & Culture Program
present a reading featuring Oregon Poet Laureate
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 12:00 Noon
George R. White Library & Learning Center - GRW 108
Concordia Univeristy, 2900 NE Liberty Street, Portland OR 97211
Free and open to the public.
This event is made possible by support from the Oregon Community Foundation.
Elizabeth Woody was named to a two-year appointment as Oregon's eighth poet laureate by Governor Kate Brown on April 26, 2016. An enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon, of Yakama Nation decent, Woody has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts and Portland State University. She has published three books of poetry: Hand into Stone (1988), Luminaries of the Humble (1994), and Seven Hands, Seven Hearts (1994). She also writes short fiction, essays, and is a visual artist.
Woody received the American Book Award in 1990 and the William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry in 1995. She leads writing workshops and lectures and has served on multi-disciplinary art fellowship jury panels for several foundations and arts organizations nationally.