Lane Community Writers Series – Dec. 5, 2018

Windfall at Eugene Public – Oct. 16, 2018

WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

Announcing the 2018 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

The WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook competition is hosted by Writer’s Relief, Inc. The chapbook contest runs until October 31, 2018. The winning poet will receive a $500 cash prize; publication of the poetry chapbook in both print and e-book formats; Amazon distribution for Kindle and print; and 25 free copies.  We’re thrilled and honored to have author Susanna Lang judge our third annual poetry chapbook contest!  The contest is limited to poetry chapbooks 24-48 pages in length, and the entry fee is $20. For complete contest submission guidelines, visit

Writer’s Relief / 18766 John J. Williams Hwy. Unit 4, Box 335 / Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 / (866) 405-3003

Eugene Poetry Foundation at Barnes & Noble

Response to Gun Violence – 10/22/18

Lane Community Writers Series – Oct. 3, 2018

Rubin and Gray at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop

October 5, Friday, 6 pm @ Mother Foucault’s Bookshop: a reading with Janice Rubin and Kate Gray in celebration of Tin Coyote (Blue Light Press, 2017). Mother Foucault’s Bookshop / 523 S.E. Morrison St / Portland, OR 97214 / 503-236-2665

Janice D. Rubin is a counselor and educator. She received her M.S. from the University of Oregon and her B.A. in English Literature. Her poems have been published in CIRQUE: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim, the Austin International Poetry Anthology, Tiger’s Eye Poetry Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Quizzical ChairAnthology, It Demands a Wildness of Me (Uttered Chaos Press, 2018) and many other journals. She was nominated for the Pushcart Poetry Prize in 2008. She’s the author of Transcending Damnation Creek Trail & Other Poems(Flutter Press, 2010) and Tin Coyote (Blue Light Press, 2017).
Kate Gray‘s passion stems from teaching, coaching writers, and volunteering as a writing facilitator with women inmates. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, and one full-length collection, Another Sunset We Survive, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her first novel, Carry the Sky stares at bullying without blinking. Now she is writing through Sylvia Plath in a novel-in-progress, narrating what led to The Bell Jar and Plath’s suicide attempt. Kate and her partner live in a purple house in Portland, Oregon with their two very patient dogs.