Henry Alley published three short stories in Cobalt Review: “The Back of My Mind,” “My Nick” (special issue on baseball), and “The Burning House”. In addition, St. Sebastian Review published his story “The Holy Family”; Chelsea Station Magazine, “Children of Mars”; and Stone Table Review, “Cathedral Ruins.” The fiction piece “Ashland” appeared in Bay Laurel Journal and “The World Was All Before Us” in Cedilla. “Girl on Ice” and “Family Matters” were finalists in Glimmer Train Magazine competitions. A number of these stories may be read by going onto his Wikipedia page.
His story, “Yard Sale,” won First Prize in the Gertrude Press Short Story Contest, a competition in conjunction with Ooligan Press’s 2015 Write to Publish Conference in Portland. This January, he read a portion of the winning story at the event.
The Roving Park Players present Fanny Burneys satirical delight, THE WiTLiNGS , a hilarious send-up of the literary scene of mid-18th century London. Performances will be February 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and March 1, 2015, at Good Samaritan Center, 3500 Hilyard in Eugene. All performances begin at 7:00 pm. Admission is FREE!
See www.rovingparkplayers.org, or our Facebook page for synopsis .
Call 541-914-2374 or 541-686-2738 for more information.
Grass Roots Books and Music—Corvallis / Thursday, February 12, 2015 7:00-8:00p.m. / Karen McPherson and Tim Shaner will read. Open mic to follow. / Grass Roots Books, 227 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis, OR / http://www.grassrootsbookstore.com/event/karen-mcpherson-tim-shaner
Annual Winter’s Hill Wine and Word tasting–Dayton / Sunday, February 15, 2015. 11am-5pm / Karen McPherson will read poetry and translations as part of the 5th Annual Wine and Words (readings and wine-tasting) at Winter’s Hill Vineyard / 6451 NE Hilltop Lane, Dayton, OR / http://wintershillwine.com/2015/01/5th-annual-wine-words-february-15th/
Visit of Quebec Poet Louise Dupré–UO campus. February 19 &20 / Lecture: “Writing as Transgression of Boundaries.” Thursday, February 19. 4:00-6:00pm / Knight Library Browsing Room, University of Oregon, Eugene. Refreshments. FREE.
Bilingual reading and book-signing. Friday, February 20. 3:00-5:00 p.m. / Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave., Eugene / Louise Dupré will read from her work. Karen McPherson will read translations into English of Louise Dupré’s poems and Louise Dupré will read translations into French of Karen McPherson’s poems.
14th Annual Wild Women, Recite!– River Gallery, Independence / Sunday, February 22, 2015 7 p.m. / Hear from two wild women poets: Karen McPherson and Melissa Madenski. / Hosted by Airlie Press and the River Gallery in conjunction with the gallery’s annual juried Wild Women exhibit. / The River Gallery / 184 S. Main St., Independence / Refreshments. Open mic to follow.
The Book Bin–Salem / Friday, February 27, 2015. 7 p.m. / Karen McPherson will read and sign books. Open Mic will follow the reading. / The Book Bin, 450 Court St. NE, Salem OR 97301
Stonehenge Studio Series–Portland / Sunday, March 8, 2015. 7:00-8:00 p.m. / Reading by Karen McPherson Tim Shaner, and Elizabeth McLagan. / (followed by open mic) / Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland, OR 97239