LANE WRITERS READING SERIES GEARING UP FOR ACTION
The new LANE WRITERS READING SERIES will feature local Lane County Writers at the River Road Annex (1055 River Road) every 4th Sunday from 4:30-6:00 pm. The first reading will take place on September 28, 2014, with poetry and fiction by Howard W. Robertson, Carter McKenzie, Alice Evans and Joan Dobbie. We look forward to seeing you there!
Howard W. Robertson is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Eugene, Oregon. He has published a short novel: Peculiar Pioneer (2013); and nine books of poems, including most recently: Odes to the Ki of the Universe, 2nd rev. ed. (2013); Ode to Certain Interstates (2013); and The Green Force of Spring (2013). He was the 2010 Henry Art Gallery Poet-in-Residence and the winner of the 2009 Sinclair Poetry Prize. His poems have been anthologized often, most recently in Literal Latté: The Anthology (iUniverse, 2008), and his poems have been published in many literary journals, most recently in Yellow Medicine Review. For more about Howard W. Robertson, go to www.howardwrobertson.com.
A founding member of Airlie Press, Carter McKenzie is the author of the chapbook Naming Departure (Traprock Books) and a full-length book of poetry Out of Refusal (Airlie Press). Her poetry has appeared in a various journals and anthologies, and her essay “A Simple Instrument” is included in the anthology The Berkeley Poets Cooperative: A History of the Times, edited by Charles Entrekin. Through affiliation with Young Writers Association and libraries, and through private arrangements, Carter teaches poetry workshops to students of all ages in Eugene, Oregon, and in the surrounding rural areas. She lives in the Cascade Foothills with her youngest daughter.
Alice Evans is communications specialist at the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society. She is coordinator of the CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium. A professional journalist with roots in creative writing, Alice has served as managing editor of publications for Holt International Children’s Services; editor of Midwifery Today magazine; managing editor for one of Advanstar’s trade publications; and bookseller at Marketplace Books. She has freelanced for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Oregon Quarterly, Poets & Writers magazine, The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly, and many other publications. She has written dozens of book reviews for The Oregonian book pages since 1996. An assistant editor of fiction for Northwest Review in the early ’90s, she studied creative writing with Ralph Salisbury and Maggie Anderson. She was awarded a one-month residency at the Wolf Pen Writer’s Colony (Kentucky Foundation for Women) in the early 1990s. Her essays have been published in five Seal Press outdoor anthologies and her poems and stories have appeared in numerous small literary publications and anthologies. She is a former newspaper reporter and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University. She is a mother and grandmother.
Joan Dobbie, mother of two, grandmother of six, teaches hatha yoga and sometimes poetry in Eugene, has a 1988 MFA in Creative Writing from the U of O, recently published : BEFORE THERE IS NOWHERE TO STAND, Palestine/Israel: Poets Respond to the Struggle (Lost Horse Press, 2012), THE MANY FACES OF HATHA YOGA (Kendall/Hunt 2012-13); and WOODSTOCK BABY, A Novel in Poetry (The Unforgettables Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and small press mags & zines. Several have won prizes, including “My Birth” which took 2nd place in the members only category of the Spring 2014 Oregon Poetry Association Contest and “My Sister’s Hen” which was given honorable mention. Her latest literary project has to do with this Lane Writers Reading Series which she’s co-creating with fellow Eugene author, Howard Robertson. Her website is: http://joandobbie.blogspot.com.
The Lane Literary Guild is a friend of the Lane Writers Reading Series.