Workshop with Paulann Petersen in Silverton on June 28th
On Saturday, June 28, Paulann Petersen will be giving a workshop in Silverton as a benefit for the Silverton Poetry Association. For the past 14 years, the SPA has sponsored the Silverton Poetry Festival, the longest standing poetry festival in Oregon. Initially, the festival ran for 10 days but in recent years has had to reduce its offerings. Nevertheless, the festival continues to feature several days of wonderful readings, workshops and events, including the annual Feast of Poets. As with most arts organizations, the SPA struggles to find the funding to continue its stellar work. It is Paulann’s hope that by offering this workshop she can help keep the SPA’s bank account in the black. All proceeds from the workshop fees will go to SPA. A silent auction and reception will follow, with all proceeds likewise going to the SPA. Paulann will supply the items for the silent auction. The four-hour workshop will be generative, intended to generate as much new work from participants as possible. Paulann’s goal is to have each participant leave the workshop staggering under the weight of new writing! Beginners and experienced writers are equally welcome. Of the workshop Paulann says, “If I have my way, at the end of the day on Saturday, you’ll have the starts of several new poems and the satisfaction of having supported the Silverton Poetry Association.”
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge Street, Silverton, Oregon
$40.00 ($30.00 sliding scale fee) – Refreshments included
Call 503.873.2480 to register by phone and mail a check to the above address. Space is limited.
A reception in celebration of Paulann’s contribution as Poet Laureate follows from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and includes refreshments, music and a SILENT AUCTION to benefit the Silverton Poetry Association. R.S.V.P. to Kelley Morehouse: 503.873.6582
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Cecelia Hagen and Toni Hanner will give a reading at the Center for Spiritual Living, 390 Vernal Street, on Friday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. The event is a benefit for Womenspace
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The Comparative Literature Graduate Student Association invites you to the “Slow Reading Soiree,” the inaugural event of our Slow Reading Series. This series pairs the work of contemporary writers & translators with regional wines in a cozy, off-campus venue. Come unwind with us at The Lounge, Pyrenees Vineyards’ downtown tasting room (local beer is available for non-wine drinkers).
What: Literary Reading, featuring: Karen Emmerich, Jamie Richards, & Nate Liederbach
When: Wednesday June 4th 7:30-9pm (appetizers at 7:30, reading begins at 8)
Where: The Lounge @ 946 Willamette Street
About the Readers:
In addition to being a near-PhD in Comparative Literature, Jamie Richards moonlights as a translator of Italian. Formerly co-editor of the eXchanges translation journal and translation fellow at Dalkey Archive Press, she holds an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa. Her recent translations include: the Swiss-Italian novel Walaschek’s Dream by Giovanni Orelli; Nicolai Lilin’s memoir of fighting in the Second Chechen War, Free Fall; poems in The Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Swiss Poetry, and Serena Vitale’s interviews with Russian formalist Viktor Shklovsky, Witness to an Era. Other translations have appeared in such periodicals as World Literature Today, Unsplendid, Two Lines, and Absinthe. Igort’s Russian Notebooks and Ukrainian Notebooks, her first substantial foray into graphic narrative, should be appearing later this year.
Karen Emmerich is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon and a translator of modern Greek poetry and prose. She has translated eleven books, including, most recently, Amanda Michalopoulou’s WHY I KILLED MY BEST FRIEND and Yannis Ritsos’s DIARIES OF EXILE (co-translated with Edmund Keeley). She is currently writing a book titled TRANSLATION AND THE MAKING OF ORIGINALS.
Nate Liederbach is the author of the story collections Doing a Bit of Bleeding, Negative Spaces, and the forthcoming Tongues of Men and of Angels: Nonfictions Ataxia, as well as co-editor for Of a Monstrous Child: An Anthology of Creative Writing Relationships. His fiction, essays, poetry, and hybrid work have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Mid-American Review, Mississippi Review, Third Coast, Quarterly West, and a number of other journals. He has received writing honors from The Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, The Academy of American Poets, and the Best New Poets series.