Mountain Writers Series



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). Watch also for our events at TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont) and at the Concordia University library in NE Portland. 

July 2016

  •  A brief summer hiatus to rest up after more than four decades of programming

August 2016

Mountain Writers Series at Vie de Bohème
presents reading featuring

Sallie Tisdale & Ceiridwen Terrill

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Vie de Bohème
SE 7th & Clay on Portland's Distillery Row
1530 SE 7th Avenue, Portland 97214 
Suggested donation $10
This event is made possible by support from the Oregon Community Foundation.

Sallie Tisdale is the author of eight books, including Talk Dirty to Me, Stepping Westward, and Women of the Way. Her most recent book, a collection of essays, Violation, was published in April 2016 by Hawthorne Books. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, Antioch Review, Conjunctions, Threepenny Review, The New Yorker, and Tricycle, among other journals. Tisdale is the 2013 recipient of the Regional Arts and Culture Council Literary Fellowship. She has received a Pushcart Prize, an NEA Fellowship, the James Phelan Literary Award, and was a Dorothy and Arthur Shoenfeldt Distinguished Writer of the Year. Tisdale is a long-time member of PEN and was a judge for the National Book Award in 2010.


Ceiridwen Terrill is a horsewoman, backpacker, and kayaker. She has authored two memoirs/scientific studies: Part Wild (Scribner), which was a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award, and Unnatural Landscapes: Tracking Invasive Species (University of Arizona Press). Terrill's essays have appeared in Slate, High Country News, and Oxford American, among other publications, and her work has been anthologized in the collection What Wildness is This: Women Write about the Southwest (University of Texas Press). She has also performed as a storyteller for The Moth Mainstage. Terrill is currently finishing a book about growing up during the Reagan years of the Cold War and her family's connection to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State.

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