It’s Here! Check out our Summer 2016 Journal

We are pleased to announce the release of the Summer 2016 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. In this, our ninth issue of our online journal, you’ll discover:

  • A sampling of poetry from the powerful female creative force thriving in our region.
  • Fiction and nonfiction from six women who dazzle us with both their honesty and humor.
  • Stunning imagery from four artists who use layering and process as metaphors for life beyond art.
Featured Artwork "Beyond Sea' by Jeni Lee

Featured Artwork “Beyond Sea’ by Jeni Lee

Many thanks to our hard-working editorial team: Managing editors Michelle Fredette and Jennifer Kemnitz, art editor Sarah Fagan; prose editors Desiree Wright, Nikki Schulak and Tanya Jarvik; poetry editors Juleen Johnson, Sarah Brenner and Emily Ransdell; and journal designer Shawn Aveningo.

We are excited about the authors and artists represented in these pages and hope you will come out to meet them in person by attending a VoiceCatcher event in the future.

Happy reading!

 

 

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Poems About FoodTonight! All are invited to The Poeming Pigeon: Poems About Food book launch! The celebration opens with a poem by Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita Paulann Petersen. The launch also features VoiceCatchers Carolyn Martin, Cathy Cain, Claudia F. Savage, Elizabeth Moscoso, Tammy Robacker, Shawn Aveningo and Tricia Knoll, among others.

The Poeming Pigeon: Poems About Food
Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Ford Food and Drink
2505 SE 11th Street (at Division)
Portland, OR 97202

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Of Course I'm a Feminist!The Milwaukie Poetry Series sponsors a sampling of voices published in Of Course, I’m a Feminist, a collection of voices of 18 Portland sister poets. Scheduled readers include VoiceCatchers Shawn Aveningo, Brittney Corrigan, Tricia Knoll and Sharon Wood Wortman. An open mic extending the feminist theme follows the scheduled readers.

Of Course, I’m a Feminist – Readings and Open Mic
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
The Ledding Library Pond House
2215 SE Harrison (adjacent to the Ledding Library)
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Contact Tom Hogan 503-819-8367, tomhogan2@comcast.net to sign up for the open mic.

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Polish your skills as a presenter and public reader through the Toastmasters program. Unique among Toastmasters clubs, the Vancouver Thrill of the Quill club caters to writers. VoiceCatcher Barbara E. Berger invites you to come to a meeting, and consider forming a satellite club with her in Portland (contact her). Thrill of the Quill usually meets the first Saturday of each month (check their website calendar for exceptions). All are welcome to attend; no admission charge.

Thrill of the Quill Toastmasters Club
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, 8:30–10:00 a.m.
Courtyard Village
4555 NE 66th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98661
360-606-9306

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Anthology Cover by Sarah FaganVoiceCatcher cordially invites you to attend our 10th Anniversary Celebration & Book Launch. Join us for food, drinks, artwork and literary readings featuring women of VoiceCatcher. If you have not already done so, please click HERE to RSVP for this event. If you plan to bring a guest, please mention so in the “message to the host” space on the RSVP (registration) page.

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
7:00 p.m. (reading starts at 7:30)
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
8371 N Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 286-9449

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Liz PratoPlonk is a new Wednesday night reading series at Corkscrew Wine Bar, 1655 SE Bybee, Portland, Oregon. VoiceCatcher editor Michelle Fredette organizes the series. The events are 7:00 p.m. Free admission and open to the public. Dec. 2 features VoiceCatcher Liz Prato.

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Click here for the updated calendar of readings and other events from VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions.

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Click here for the contact form to let us know of other offerings you or other VoiceCatcher members are making in the community!

Submission Window is Open for the Journal!

Send us your best work for our upcoming Winter 2016 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions! Visit the journal site for full submission guidelines and access to Submittable. Read the most recent issue to get a sense of what we look for. Submissions are accepted now through November 15, 2015 for the Winter 2016 issue.

VoiceCatcher is proud to announce the editors who will read and select prose, poetry and art. The team is eager to receive your work, and to create and design the next issue.

The Winter 2016 Issue Editorial Team

Shawn Aveningo, Journal Designer and Administrator
Shawn is an award-winning, globally published poet whose work has appeared in over 80 literary journals and anthologies, including LA’s poeticdiversity – which recently nominated her poetry for a Pushcart Prize. She is co-founder of The Poetry Box® and managing editor of The Poeming Pigeon. Shawn is a proud mother of three who shares in the creative life with her husband in Beaverton, Oregon.

Cathy CainCathy Cain, Poetry Co-Editor
Cathy is a writer, painter and printmaker. She was a 2014-15 Atheneum Fellow in Poetry at the Attic Institute, as well as a Poet’s Studio member there from 2012-14. She has also benefited from numerous Mountain Writers’ workshops. Her work has appeared in VoiceCatcher and is forthcoming in Poeming Pigeons, slated for publication in October 2015. Cathy is finalizing her book-length poetry collection tentatively titled Alive All At Once. She has enjoyed being part of Portland’s writing community!

Thea ConstantineThea Constantine, Prose Co-Editor (fiction and nonfiction)
Thea was born in New York City into a family of actors and writers. She grew up in Hollywood, spent her youth in the clubs and streets of Los Angeles, and finally settled in Portland, Oregon. She is certified as an Amherst Writers and Artists facilitator and teaches weekly workshops with PDX Writers. Recent short stories have appeared in In Focus Magazine, Roving Writers, Stellazine and Watercress Journal. Her forthcoming book, Stumptown, began as a serial for the online magazine The Black Boot. She co-wrote VoiceCatcher’s monthly prompt column from 2013 to 2015 with her friend Carrie Connor, and looks forward to serving as a prose co-editor for VoiceCatcher’s next journal issue.

Sarah FaganSarah Fagan, Art Editor
Sarah received a bachelor’s in Fine Arts and English Literature from Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. She worked as an editor for a New England arts magazine before relocating to Portland, Oregon in 2009. Here she decided to concentrate on making her own artwork by attending a certificate program at the Oregon College of Art and Craft where she studied bookbinding and painting. In Portland, Sarah developed a curriculum of arts classes that she taught to children at schools, libraries and other venues. When not teaching, she is painting – her forté is the contemporary still life. For 2015-16, Sarah will be the Umbrella Institute’s Artist-in-Residence in Concord, Massachusetts.

Juleen Johnson 3Juleen Johnson, Poetry Co-Editor
Juleen was published in the Summer 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. She is co-founder of Soundings: An Evening of Word and Sound. She is in the critique group The Moonlit Poetry Caravan. Juleen has been invited to read at BuzzPoems, Ink Noise Review, Open Door Enjambment and Cirque in Portland, Oregon. In California, she has read at the Steinbeck Museum, Hartnell College, Steinbeck Library and CSU Monterey Bay. Juleen attended the Wassaic Residency in Wassaic, New York. Her poems have appeared in print publications, including Cirque: A Literary Journal, Ink Noise Review, Symmetry, Nervous Breakdown, The Rio Grand Review and Buried Letter Press. Juleen currently writes and creates art in Portland.

Jennifer KemnitzJennifer Kemnitz, Poetry Co-Editor 
Jennifer lives and writes in Portland. She is a great defender of plant life and can be roused at any moment to an impassioned discussion of its innate intelligence. Her work has appeared in the Kerf, VoiceCatcher and We’Moon, and has been anthologized by Poetry on the Lake and The Poetry Box. She is a reader for We’Moon, and is proud to serve as a poetry co-editor for the Winter 2016 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions.

Tiah Lindner Raphael, Managing Editor
Tiah
 also serves as president for VoiceCatcher, heading the board of directors. Her poetry appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of VoiceCatcher, and she has served as both a prose and a poetry editor for our publications. Her work has appeared in journals such as CutBank Literary Magazine and Paper Nautilus. When she is not playing with words, Tiah can be found indulging in her other creative obsessions including photography and urban gardening.

Helen Sinoradzki, Ph.D., Prose Co-Editor (fiction and nonfiction) 
Helen now also serves as an officer – secretary – on VoiceCatcher’s board of directors. A bookseller for more than 20 years, Helen currently works for Powell’s Books. In previous lives, she taught English and was a writer/editor at a national laboratory. With the help of the amazing writers at Pinewood Table, she completed a memoir, Thursday’s Child, and is searching for a publisher. She has published narrative nonfiction and short stories. She moved to Portland 17 years ago and plans to stay for the rest of her life.

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Kristen Roedell

Kristen Roedell

VoiceCatcher reading! Come mingle and listen to contributors to VoiceCatcher. Readers include Shawn Aveningo, Susan Fleming, Suzy Harris, Kristen Roedell and Young Voice Danrong Wang.

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Java Lounge New location!
760 NW Dale Ave. (NW Cornell near Murray Blvd)
Portland, OR 97229

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Meghana Mysore

Meghana Mysore

A Story’s Landscape: Writing Nature Poetry. Join Meghana Mysore, a VoiceCatcher Young Voices author and intern, and one of Portland’s youth poet ambassadors. Write about the bird’s infinite song, the whistle of the trees, the quiet murmur of the breeze. Learn about writing creatively and seeking inspiration from the world surrounding you. Follow in the footsteps of nature poet Front and find, among the trees, the road less traveled. Find a release through words and write in a supportive environment. All levels of experience are welcome.

Each Wednesday from Sept. 16–Oct. 21, 2015, 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Lake Oswego Adult Community Center for address, fees and registration.

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Jennifer Dorner

Jennifer Dorner

VoiceCatcher Jennifer Dorner offers a weekly series of workshops, A Time to Right. Five Sunday afternoons beginning Sept. 20, 2015. Students of all experience levels and genre encouraged to register for this class offered through The Attic Institute in SE Portland. Price-break for early registrants. This class will help jumpstart your writing!

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Claudia F. Savage

Claudia F. Savage

VoiceCatcher Claudia F. Savage presents several poetry workshops through The Attic Institute in SE Portland, this summer and September-October. Her next set of weekly Sunday workshops through Savage Poetics begins Sept. 20. See the links for more details and registration.

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Lyssa Tall Anolik

Lyssa Tall Anolik

VoiceCatcher Lyssa Tall Anolik presents Nourish Your Creative Spirit: A Collage and Writing Workshop. Explore what nourishes and sustains you. All are welcome: no art or writing experience necessary. Six Tuesday evenings (every-other week) starting Sept. 29, 2015, 7:00–9:00 p.m. at the Watershed at Hillsdale. Cost $100, sliding scale available. To register: email Lyssa at lyssa@flashdog.com or call 503-313-5707.

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Judith Pulman

Judith Pulman

Bridges: A Night of Poetry in Translation. Translations of Russian poet Boris Slutsky by Judith Pulman and Marat Grinberg; translations of Anglo-Saxon poetry by Annie Lighthart and Michael Faletra. Travel through poems with two pairs of poets and scholars as guides, and bring the gifts of these poems back across into your life. All ages welcome; no admission fee.

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
TaborSpace
5441 SE Belmont St.,  Portland, OR 97215

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Polish your skills as a presenter and public reader through the Toastmasters program. Unique among Toastmasters clubs, the Vancouver Thrill of the Quill club caters to writers. VoiceCatcher Barbara E. Berger invites you to come to a meeting, and consider forming a satellite club with her in Portland (contact her). Thrill of the Quill meets the first Saturday of each month (check their website calendar for exceptions). All are welcome to attend; no admission charge.

Thrill of the Quill Toastmasters Club
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Courtyard Village
4555 NE 66th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98661
360-606-9306

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Susan DeFreitas

Susan DeFreitas

Join author, editor and VoiceCatcher contributor Susan DeFrietas for a two-hour workshop on mining powerful dream images for your own fiction. Advance registration required. Details and registration here. Limit: 20 participants

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
The Attic, South Library
4243 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97215
$35 fee. This event is a fundraiser for VoiceCatcher.

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Michelle Fredette

Michelle Fredette

Plonk is a new Wednesday night reading series at Corkscrew Wine Bar, 1655 SE Bybee, Portland, Oregon. VoiceCatcher editor Michelle Fredette organizes the series. The events are 7:00 p.m. Free admission and open to the public. The line-ups of readers in the coming months include some from VoiceCatcher:

Oct. 7  Joanna Rose with writers of Pinewood Table
Dec. 2  Liz Prato

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Sarah Fagan

Sarah Fagan

Join VoiceCatcher art editor and painter/book-artist Sarah Fagan for a two-hour introduction to the art of journal/book making. Advance registration required for this workshop. $20 fee. Proceeds benefit VoiceCatcher. Limit: 12 partcipants. (Details and registration here)

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
TaborSpace
5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215

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Annie Lighthart

Annie Lighthart

Rilke for Writers: A Poetry Workshop by VoiceCatcher Annie Lighthart. If you have been intrigued by the intense lyrics and beautiful elegies of Rainer Maria Rilke, come explore the work of this remarkable poet. Look closely at a range of Rilke’s poems and techniques, uncover the myths and truths of his life and process, and try a variety of writing exercises inspired by Rilke’s work.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Multnomah Friends Meeting House
4312 SE Stark St., Room 23, Portland, OR 97215
$75 fee. Register with Mountain Writers. 4-10 participants.

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Lioness Writing: Women in the Military Writing Their Lives. A safe place for women veterans of any era to write and produce a public reading and/or a small collection of their work, if wanted. Each session of this workshop will include multiple prompts to generate writing, some practice in revising and reading to others, the comfort and hospitality of good snacks, and the development of a sense of oneself as a writer. Conducted by VoiceCatcher Kate Gray and Dr. Rose King, USAF retired. No fee.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, 5:45 p.m.–7:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Multnomah Country Library, Hollywood Branch, Meeting room. Sign up here.

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VoiceCatcher, Toastmasters and the Oregon Writers Colony have teamed up to offer a workshop, at Stumptown Lit 2015, on how to polish your public reading skills. This is the Oregon Writers Colony’s second Stumptown Lit. Many of the other conference offerings have no charge for admission. Stop by VoiceCatchers’ table while you are there! Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in NE Portland, Oregon.  Register here for this afternoon workshop.

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Click here for the updated calendar of readings and other events from VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions.

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Click here for the contact form to let us know of other offerings you or other VoiceCatcher members are making in the community!

Hot Off the Press: The Summer 2015 Issue of VoiceCatcher’s Journal

by Tiah Lindner Raphael, Managing Editor

I am pleased to announce the release of the Summer 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. This is the seventh issue of our online journal.

Many thanks to our hard-working editorial team: Young Voices editor Kris Demien; art editor Sarah Fagan; prose editors Helen Sinoradzki and Christi R. Suzanne; and poetry editors Jennifer Dorner, Pattie Palmer-Baker, Claudia F. Savage and Cindy Stewart-Rinier. Big thanks are especially due to journal designer Shawn Aveningo – for her thoughtful reinvigoration of our online format to better showcase the work of our featured artists.

We are excited about the authors and artists represented in these pages and hope you will come out to meet them in person by attending a VoiceCatcher event. Happy summer reading!

 

Tiah Linder RaphaelTiah Lindner Raphael is the president for VoiceCatcher as well as managing editor for VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. Tiah has spent over nine years in communications positions for public-service organizations. Her poetry appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of VoiceCatcher and she has served as both a prose and a poetry editor for our publications. Her work has appeared in journals such as CutBank Literary Magazine and Paper Nautilus. When she is not playing with words, Tiah can be found indulging in her other creative obsessions including photography and urban gardening, or fighting an often losing battle with the travel bug.

 

 

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Trista Cornelius

Trista Cornelius

This Saturday! The Compose Creative Writing Conference includes offerings by VoiceCatchers Trista CorneliusSusan Pesznecker and Joanna Rose. Conference workshops are just $5 each and include fiction, poetry, playwriting, memoir, comics, songwriting, creative nonfiction, digital storytelling and publishing.

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Clackamas Community College
Oregon City Campus, Roger Rook Hall

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Poeming PigeonsVoiceCatcher poet and journal designer Shawn Aveningo of The Poetry Box®  proudly announces the release of Poeming Pigeons – Poems about Birds. In this curated, international anthology, you will discover stories that make you wonder, cry, laugh, cringe and inspire – all through poems about birds.The book launch celebration includes VoiceCatcher poets: Annie Lighthart, Christa Kaainoa, Jennifer Kemnitz, Linda Strever, ‘M’, Pattie Palmer-Baker, Shawn Aveningo and Tricia Knoll.

Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Ford Food & Drink
2505 SE 11th Ave. (at Division)
Portland, OR  97202

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Liz PratoVoiceCatcher Liz Prato reads from Baby’s on Fire (Press 53), her debut collection of short fiction, featuring 12 stories set in the West. Prato’s strong female protagonists are trying to find their way in the world as the ties of intimacy are damaged and broken.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Powell’s City of Books on Burnside
1005 W. Burnside
Portland, OR 97209

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Gypsy Martin

Gypsy Martin

Catch VoiceCatchers Christi Krug, Mary Mandeville and Gypsy Martin in the cast of:

Listen To Your Mother
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Alberta Rose Theater
3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 6:30, $15 General Admission

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Polish your skills as a presenter and public reader through the Toastmasters program. Unique among Toastmasters clubs, the local Thrill of the Quill club caters to writers. This club usually meets the first Saturday of each month, but the second one in May 2015. All are welcome to attend.

Thrill of the Quill Toastmasters Club
Saturday, May 9, 2015,  9:30 a.m.
Courtyard Village 4555 NE 66th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98661
360-606-9306

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Claudia F. SavageSavage Poetics presents a 6-week, Sunday afternoon poetry workshop run by Claudia F. Savage. Claudia is a columnist and editor for VoiceCatcher. Her poetry appeared in the Summer 2014 issue.

A Poet’s Rhythm
Sundays, May 10–June 14, 2015,  1:30–3:30 p.m. $240
TaborSpace’s Classroom
5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97215

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VoiceCatcher Reading Meet and hear authors from the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions:

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
The Waypost
3120 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97227

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Catch John and Claudia F. Savage’s poetry and music duo, THrum. At this album release and performance, the Bosch Institute from Nashville will join in. Enjoy original, memorized poetry; gorgeous composed and improvised music, and delicious beer.

The Creative Music Guild’s Outset Series
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:00–10:00 p.m.
Turn, Turn, Turn
8 NE Killingsworth Ave.
Portland, OR 97211

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Savage Poetics offers a periodic salon with special guests to help students deepen their poetry practice. VoiceCatcher Claudia F. Savage hosts workshop presenter Thandiwe Shiphrah:

Presence, Improv & Writing for Performance
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 6:30–9:30 p.m., $45
TaborSpace’s Classroom
5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97215

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Annie LighthartVoiceCatcher Annie Lighthart, most recently of the Winter 2015 issue, continues her readings in June. Annie published her poetry collection Iron String with Oregon’s Airlie Press. She earned an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College, and has taught at Boston College. She teaches poetry workshops through Mountain Writers; her next workshop is June 2015.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukie Poetry Series reading
Pond House at the Ledding Library
2215 SE Harrison St.
Milwaukie, OR 97222

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Sarah FaganVoiceCatcher’s art editor and contributor Sarah Fagan is teaming up with other artists and businesses in Portland this summer. They will offer budding artists half-day, themed camps in Portland. For more information see: Treasure Island: A Pirate and Explorers Camp, ages 5–7, July 20–24, and Pioneer Camp for Girls, ages 8–11, Aug. 10–14, 2015.

Click here for the calendar of readings from VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions.

Click here for the contact form to let us know of other offerings you or other VoiceCatcher members are making in the community!

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We 3 by Theresa Snyder
Tonight! VoiceCatcher columnist Theresa Snyder will read from her book, We 3 – A Journey Through Caregiving, about her experience as a baby boomer caring for her aging parents.

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Another Read Through
3932 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR 97227

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Willa Schneberg

VoiceCatcher Willa Schneberg will read as part of the Nye Beach Writers Series.

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Newport Visual Arts Center
777 NW Beach Drive
Newport OR 97365

The next day, Willa will teach a free workshop: Utilizing the News for Poem-making.  Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:00–4:00 p.m. at the Newport Public Library.

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Polish your skills as a presenter and reader through the Toastmasters program. Unique among Toastmasters clubs, the local Thrill of the Quill club caters to writers. This club meets the second Saturday of each month. All are welcome to attend.

Thrill of the Quill Toastmasters Club
Saturday, May 9, 2015,  9:30 a.m.
Courtyard Village
4555 NE 66th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98661
360-606-9306

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Poeming PigeonsVoiceCatcher poet and journal designer Shawn Aveningo of The Poetry Box®  proudly announces the release of Poeming Pigeons – Poems about Birds. In this curated, international anthology, you will discover stories that make you wonder, cry, laugh, cringe and inspire – all through poems about birds.The book launch celebration includes VoiceCatcher poets: Annie Lighthart, Christa Kaainoa, Jennifer Kemnitz, Linda Strever, ‘M’, Pattie Palmer-Baker, Shawn Aveningo, and Tricia Knoll.

Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Ford Food & Drink
2505 SE 11th Ave. (at Division)
Portland, OR  97202

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Gypsy Martin

Gypsy Martin

Catch VoiceCatchers Christi Krug, Mary Mandeville and Gypsy Martin in the cast of:

Listen To Your Mother
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Alberta Rose Theater
3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 6:30, $15 General Admission

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VoiceCatcher Reading!  Meet and hear authors from the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions:

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
The Waypost
3120 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97227

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Annie LighthartVoiceCatcher Annie Lighthart, most recently of the Winter 2015 issue, continues her readings in June. Annie published her poetry collection Iron String with Oregon’s Airlie Press. She earned an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College, and has taught at Boston College. She teaches poetry workshops through Mountain Writers; her next workshop is June 2015.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukie Poetry Series reading
Pond House at the Ledding Library
2215 SE Harrison Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222

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Sarah FaganVoiceCatcher’s art editor and contributor Sarah Fagan is teaming up with other artists and businesses in Portland this summer. They will offer budding artists half-day, themed camps in Portland. For more information see: Treasure Island: A Pirate and Explorers Camp, ages 5–7, July 20–24, and Pioneer Camp for Girls, ages 8–11, Aug. 10–14, 2015.

 

Click here for the calendar of readings from VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions.

Click here for the contact form to let us know of other offerings you or other VoiceCatcher members are making in the community!

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April 20 ReadingVoiceCatcher Reading! Meet and hear seven poets from the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. Come early for food, drink and community.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Social Hour 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Reading 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Glyph Café and Arts Space
804 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209

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VoiceCatcher Annie Lighthart, most recently of the Winter 2015 issue, will be doing readings in April and June. Annie published her poetry collection Iron String with Oregon’s Airlie Press. She earned an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College, and has taught at Boston College. She teaches poetry workshops through Mountain Writers; her next one is June 2015.

Annie LighthartTuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Milepost 5
Denizen Gallery
900 NE 81st Ave
Portland, OR 97213

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukie Poetry Series
Pond House at the Ledding Library
2215 SE Harrison Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222

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We 3 by Theresa Snyder
VoiceCatcher columnist Theresa Snyder will read from her book, We 3 – A Journey Through Caregiving, about her experience as a baby boomer caring for her aging parents.

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Another Read Through
3932 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR 97227

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Willa Schneberg

 

VoiceCatcher Willa Schneberg will read as part of the Nye Beach Writers Series.

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Newport Visual Arts Center
777 NW Beach Drive
Newport OR 97365

The next day, Willa will teach a free workshop: Utilizing the News for Poem-making.  Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:00–4:00 p.m. at the Newport Public Library.

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Polish your skills as a presenter and reader through the Toastmasters program. Unique among Toastmasters clubs, the local Thrill of the Quill club caters to writers. This club meets the first Saturday of each month. All are welcome to attend.

Thrill of the Quill Toastmasters Club
Saturday, May 2, 2015,  9:30 a.m.
Courtyard Village
4555 NE 66th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98661
360-606-9306

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Poeming PigeonsVoiceCatcher poet and journal designer  Shawn Aveningo of The Poetry Box®  proudly announces the release of Poeming Pigeons – Poems about Birds. In this curated, international anthology, you will discover stories that make you wonder, cry, laugh, cringe and inspire – all through poems about birds.The book launch celebration includes VoiceCatcher poets: Annie Lighthart, Christa Kaainoa, Jennifer Kemnitz, Linda Strever, ‘M’, Pattie Palmer-Baker, Shawn Aveningo, and Tricia Knoll.

Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Ford Food & Drink
2505 SE 11th Ave. (at Division)
Portland, OR  97202

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VoiceCatcher Reading!  Meet and hear authors from the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions:

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
The Waypost
3120 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97227

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Sarah FaganVoiceCatcher’s art editor and contributor Sarah Fagan is teaming up with other artists and businesses in Portland this summer. They will offer budding artists half-day, themed camps in Portland. For more information see: Treasure Island: A Pirate and Explorers Camp, ages 5–7, July 20–24, and Pioneer Camp for Girls, ages 8–11, Aug. 10–14, 2015.

 

Click here for the calendar of readings from VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions.

Click here for the contact form to let us know of other offerings you or other VoiceCatcher members are making in the community!

Catch These Voices and Visions

Margaret Chula by Andie Petkus Photography

Margaret Chula by Andie Petkus Photography

Learn the craft of haibun with VoiceCatcher Margaret Chula. Haibun is a combination of prose and haiku made famous by the 17th century, Japanese poet Matsuo Basho. Following an introduction to haiku and haibun, participants will read and discuss haibun by contemporary poets. The last hour of the class will be devoted to writing and sharing your own stories through haibun. This workshop is open to writers of all levels of experience. Class size is limited and registration is required. Register online or by calling 541-312-1032.

Sunday, April 12, 2015
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Deschutes Public Library
Library Admin. Conference Room
510 NW Wall
Bend, OR 97701

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Donna PrinzmetalThe Stonehenge Studios Poetry Reading Series is held monthly on second Sundays. Free and open to the public. April will include VoiceCatcher Donna Prinzmetal.

The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Stonehenge Studios
3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland, OR 97239

Donna Prinzmetal is a poet, psychotherapist and teacher. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Oregonian, The Comstock Review and The JournalSnow White, When No One Was Looking was published in May 2014 by CW Books. This book includes persona poems in which Snow White speaks, often in a contemporary voice, and multiple versions of the fairy tale. It is Donna’s first book.

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April 20 ReadingVoiceCatcher Reading! Meet and hear seven poets from the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. Come early for food, drink and community.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Social Hour 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Reading 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Glyph Café and Arts Space
804 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209

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VoiceCatcher Annie Lighthart, most recently of the Winter 2015 issue, will be doing readings in April and June. Annie published her poetry collection Iron String with Oregon’s Airlie Press. She earned an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College, and has taught at Boston College. She teaches poetry workshops through Mountain Writers; her next one is June 2015.

Annie LighthartTuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Milepost 5
Denizen Gallery
900 NE 81st Ave
Portland, OR 97213

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukie Poetry Series
Pond House at the Ledding Library
2215 SE Harrison Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222

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We 3 by Theresa Snyder
VoiceCatcher columnist Theresa Snyder will read from her book, We 3 – A Journey Through Caregiving, about her experience as a baby boomer caring for her aging parents.

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Another Read Through
3932 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR 97227

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Polish your skills as a presenter and reader through the Toastmasters program. Unique among Toastmasters clubs, the local Thrill of the Quill club caters to writers. This club meets the first Saturday of each month. All are welcome to attend.

Thrill of the Quill Toastmasters Club
Saturday, May 2, 2015,  9:30 a.m.
Courtyard Village
4555 NE 66th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98661
360-606-9306

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Poeming PigeonsVoiceCatcher poet and journal designer Shawn Aveningo of The Poetry Box®  proudly announces the release of Poeming Pigeons – Poems about Birds. In this curated, international anthology, you will discover stories that make you wonder, cry, laugh, cringe and inspire – all through poems about birds.The book launch celebration includes VoiceCatcher poets: Annie Lighthart, Christa Kaainoa, Jennifer Kemnitz, Linda Strever, ‘M’, Pattie Palmer-Baker, Shawn Aveningo, and Tricia Knoll.

Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Ford Food & Drink
2505 SE 11th Ave. (at Division)
Portland, OR  97202

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VoiceCatcher Reading!  Meet and hear authors from the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions:

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Waypost
3120 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97227

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Sarah FaganVoiceCatcher’s art editor and contributor Sarah Fagan is teaming up with other artists and businesses in Portland this summer. They will offer budding artists half-day, themed camps in Portland. For more information see: Treasure Island: A Pirate and Explorers Camp, ages 5-7, July 20-24, and Pioneer Camp for Girls, ages 8-11, Aug. 10-14, 2015.

 

Click here for the calendar of readings from VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions.

Click here for the contact form to let us know of other offerings VoiceCatcher members are making in the community!