You’re invited to this free reading when I will join other Portland writers in sharing our stories. Hope to see you there.
I hope you can attend this September 21 reading in Portland, Oregon. I’ll host and read.
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.
Last week, along with other members of the Maya Angelou Writers’ Guild, I attended the Urban League of Portland’s Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner. Good food for a good cause, it meant I was in the same room as Governor Kate Brown and Mayor Charlie Hales. How cool is that?
Yesterday evening, Kickstart Your Writing students Shirley Lewton, Kathy Eaton and Debbe Borders and I started out at McMenamins Market Street Pub, in Portland, Oregon, before attending the Willamette Writers monthly meeting.
During the meeting, featured speaker Elizabeth Woody—a poet, visual artist and enrolled member of the Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs—entertained us with poems and stories, including one story about how Terry Gross, host of NPR’s “Fresh Air” invited Woody to submit a story to be read on the air. Woody did so only to have Gross reject the story and use one written by Sherman Alexie instead. A Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian who lives in Seattle, Alexie wrote a poetry collection Old Shirts and New Skins, which Woody illustrated.
Just goes to show: All writers are subject to rejection.
I’ll be taking part in the Plein Air 2015 Public Reading on Sunday.
I’m going to the Willamette Writers Conference tomorrow in Portland, Oregon.