Friday, May 14, 2010

Spotlighted Literary Events

Tuesday, May 18th
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. Let's think about the volcano--what it meant then and what it means now--with Ursula K Leguin, Gary Snyder and Jerry Franklin as they discuss their personal writing about the mountain and how people relate to nature.
What: The Power of Nature, Mount St. Helens 1980-2010
When: May 18th, 7:30pm
Where: First Baptist Church, 909 SW 11th Avenue
Cost: $35

Wednesday, May 19th
Writers tell tales inspired by the theme "at your service" in under 10 minutes a piece.
What: Back Fence Live Storytelling
When: May 19th, doors at 6pm, starts at 7:30pm
Where: Mission Theatre, 1624 NW Glisan Street
Cost: $14

Sunday, May 23rd
Join Nancy Linnon in a Writing as a Spiritual Practice workshop to explore ways we can use writing about the self, relationships, and our spiritual lives to grow in awareness and to enrich and deepen our daily life. Nancy Linnon, a former journalist for U.S. News & World Report, has published in Creative Nonfiction, Yoga International, and Los Angeles Review. To register, contact Nancy Linnon.
When: 1-5 p.m.
Where: The Garden Sanctuary in Multnomah Village
Cost: $70

Save these dates!
Writers in The Schools (WITS) residencies culminate as students from Marshall, Roosevelt, Lincoln, Jefferson and Franklin high schools read their poems, prose and comic arts at galleries, cafes and libraries.
May 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Midland Library/large meeting room, 805 SE 122nd Ave.
May 20 - 7:00 p.m.
Ladybug Organic Coffee Co., 8438 N Lombard St.
May 21 - 7:00 p.m.
Portland Art Museum/Marion L. Miller Gallery, 1219 SW Park Ave.
May 26 - 6:00 p.m.
Talking Drum Bookstore/Reflections Café, 446 NE Killingsworth St.
May 27- 7:00 p.m.
BiPartisan Café, 7901 SE Stark St.
Cost: Free!

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