2019 AWP Conference & Bookfair in Portland, OR

Stop by and say hi!

I’ll be signing my books at the 2019 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Portland, Oregon.

You can find me at the  Cirque: A Literary Journal for Alaska and the Pacific Northwest booth Saturday, March 30, 11-1 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

https://nancy-woods.com/books/

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Migration Stories: June 1 – July 2, 2018

Migration Stories Postcard

[Two excerpts from my book Hooked on Antifreeze: True Tales About Loving and Leaving Alaska have been accepted into the show, Migration Stories (more info below). I will attend the show’s opening reception on Friday, June 1, 6-9 p.m. at the Multnomah Art Center. I hope to see you there.]

Multimedia show honors World Refugee Day

In conjunction with World Refugee Day, Multnomah Art Center is exhibiting a juried multimedia show called “Migration Stories” June 1 through July 2, 2018.   

Former UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon states, “Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future.  It is part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family.”   

We are a nation of indigenous peoples, ancestors of slaves and captives, refugees, and immigrants.  The show mission supports MAC’s commitment to fostering creative relationships with our community through reflecting our inner and outer worlds, expressing our diversity, building bridges and learning from each other. This exhibit explores the many aspects of leaving home, of finding home, and how we make home where we are.  An opening reception will be held Friday, June 1, 6-9pm.

The show includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, installation, photography, mixed media, poetry, prose and video from these 45 artists representing a wide range of cultures and personal histories from England, Germany, Honduras, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Jewish diaspora, Korea, Mali, Mexico, Myanmar, Native American Tribes, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, Vietnam and more. The exhibit closes 5pm on July 2.

The Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) provides excellent arts education in the visual and performing arts at an affordable cost to students of all ages.  We offer programs in dance, theatre, music, drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles, jewelry/metalsmithing, printmaking, photography, literary arts and more.  Programs run year-round, and scholarships are available.  For more information about MAC or the nonprofit support organization, Multnomah Arts Center Association, call 503.823.2787 or visit www.MultnomahArtsCenter.org.

 

 

Reading to take place June 15

The public is invited to the first performance of Nancy’s Amazing Crew of Yarn Spinners, Tall Tale Tellers and Big Fat Liars. The evening will include readings by Nancy Woods and several of  her students, including Catherine Magdalena, Kerry McPherson, Howard Schneider, Jamie Caulley and Mark Alejos.

The reading will take place Thursday, June 15, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. It will take place in the Copeland Commons room of TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215. Free. Donations accepted.

Dinner with Julienne

Last night I got together with Julienne Givot, who’s helping me market my books. We talked about everything from word-of-mouth selling to character types, and finished the evening off with boysenberry cider and burgers (with bacon!) at Killer Burger just down the street from my office.

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