Friday, March 06, 2009

Spotlighted Literary Events

Date: Tuesday, March 10
Let’s Talk About It: Love, Forgiveness, and Wisdom is a discussion series led by Dr. Michael A. Faletra, visiting assistant professor of English at Reed College. Held one Tuesday a month from January through May, the discussions explore how time and experience can lead to forgiveness in the presence of wisdom—and how wisdom can emerge. This month’s focus will be on William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Registration is required, so please visit the registration page to do so or call 503-988-5234
Where: North Portland Library
When: 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: Free
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Date: Wednesday, March 11
As part of the Lewis & Clark College Gender Studies Symposium, poet and activist Andrea Gibson, along with Denise Jolly and Tara Hardy, will be headlining a poetry workshop. Using contemporary poems as prompts for writing as discussions, they will be exploring gender queer identities and discussing experiences. Bring a pen and an open mind!
Where: Lewis & Clark College, Templeton Student Center, Trail Room
When: 3:30-5pm
Cost: Free
For more information, visit or contact Faculty Director Kimberly Brodkin at 503-768-7678 or

Date: Thursday, March 12
Susan Straight, author of I Been in Sorrow’s Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots, Blacker than a Thousand Midnights, The Gettin Place, and Highwire Moon, will be at Reed College as part of their Visiting Writers series. Her honors and awards include the California Book Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and a Best American Short Story Award.
Where: Reed College, Psychology 105
When: 6:30pm
Cost: Free
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Date: Saturday, March 14
Anyone’s Domain: A Basic Poetry Writing Workshop with Paulann Petersen will be at the Multnomah Central Library. Petersen’s books of poetry include The Wild Awake, Blood-Silk, and A Bride of Narrow Escape. Join her for an afternoon full of creativity, discussion, and poetry! Registration is required, so register online or call 503-988-5123
Where: Multnomah Central Library, U.S. Bank Room
When: 2-4pm
Cost: Free
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