PLONK Reading Series f. VoiceCatcher, Wednesday October 5

All are invited to hear these contributors to VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. 

Plonk Reading Series

PLONK Reading Series

Wednesday October 5, 2016
7:00p.m.

Cork Screw Wine Bar
1665 SE Bybee Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

 

Alex Behr, of Portland, OR, has taught creative writing to teens through Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools program. Her work has appeared in Nailed Magazine, Salon, Bitch, Tin House, Propeller, Lumina, Watershed Review, and elsewhere. Two of her stories were performed in July 2016 as part of the 5th Annual Northern Writes series in Los Angeles.

Cathy Cain‘s honors include the Kay Snow Paulann Petersen Poetry Award from Willamette Writers; the Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry from Reed Magazine; and awards from the Oregon Poetry Association. Her work has appeared in VoiceCatcher, The Poeming Pigeon, and is forthcoming in Verseweavers. Cathy has previously served as poetry co-editor at VoiceCatcher. She is a two-year Poet’s Studio alumna and a 2014-2015 Atheneum Fellow, both at the Attic Institute. Additionally, she has studied with Portland’s Mountain Writers.

Deborah Dombrowski is a writer and photographer who discovered Portland at the age of 22 and stayed. Deborah loves every form of water (except the endless winter rain) and can often be found next to a river, or at the foot of Neakhanie mountain. Her website brings words and images together to consider the passage of time, the surprising strength of our affections, and every kind of blossoming. (www.lightswim.blogspot.com)

Leanne Grabel, M.Ed., is a poet, memoirist, illustrator and semi-retired special ed and language arts teacher. Her books include Brontosaurus: A Memoir; Lonesome & Very Quarrelsome Heroes; Short Poems by a Short Poet; Badgirls, and most recently Assisted Living, a chapbook of graphic rectangular prose poems. Grabel is currently finishing an anthology of 30 years of graphic flash writing called The Circus of Anguish & Mirth.

As seen adjusting her undergarments in public, writer,humorist, nut-job, Carisa Miller, lives in SW Portland with her exceptionally patient husband, two fireball daughters, an ill-tempered cat, a dog she’s allergic to, and horrendous PMS. Her published essays, one-liners, blog, and social media gobbledygook can be found at CarisaMiller.com.

Elizabeth Scott is a writer and clinical psychologist who has lived in Portland for nearly 30 years. She studied with Tom Spanbauer for many years as well as with other accomplished local and national writers. She has had numerous stories published in literary journals and recently received honorable mention in a Glimmer Train contest. She served two terms on the board of Oregon Literary Arts.

Suzanne Sigafoos is author of Held in the Weave, a collection of poems published by Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in The Oregonian, in Windfall: a Journal of Poetry of Place, and the anthology The Knotted Bond: Oregon Poets Speak of Their Sisters. Her lyric essay, “Green,” published in Bellingham Review’s Issue 71, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Sigafoos is co-founder of River Rock, a poetry critique group in Portland, Oregon, her home since 1999.

VoiceCatcher thanks PLONK Reading Series and Cork Screw Wine Bar for hosting this event.

Peregrine Literary Series f. VoiceCatcher, Sunday May 15

All are invited to hear these contributors to VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. 

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Peregrine Literary Series

Sunday, May 15, 2016
3:00p.m.
Holynames Heritage Center
17425 Holy Names Drive
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

 

 

erin iwata photoErin Iwata calls Ridgefield, Washington her little home on the prairie, where she is a doula, writer, mother to men, and teacher on hiatus. She loves how writing connects us and thrives on the bright edges of human experience. ​ Erin is active in the literary community of the Pacific NorthWest. Her work recently appeared on 33 public buses, local literary magazines, newspapers, and featured at Show and Tell Gallery Assembly.  You can find where Erin will next appear by following her website www.eriniwata.com

 

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Joan Maiers, works with writers of all ages, and serves on the boards for Friends of William Stafford, and the Clackamas Cultural Coalition. She hosts the Peregrine Literary Series. Her work appears in numerous journals, anthologies and collections. She is preparing her poetry manuscript, Specific Gravity, for publication.

 

 

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Stacey Vallas holds a Ph.D. in English and has taught at Reed College and Portland State University. She has published essays in Arizona Quarterly and The Oregonian and is currently a member of the Poets Studio at the Attic Institute. She lives and works as a teacher and tutor in Portland.

 

 

VoiceCatcher thanks Peregrine Literary Series and Holynames Heritage Center for hosting this event.

VoiceCatcher Reading at Stonehenge Studios, Nov. 8, 2015

All are invited to hear these contributors to VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. 

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Sunday, November 8, 2015
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Stonehenge Studios
3508 SW Corbett Avenue
Portland, OR 97239

 

Cathy Cain is a writer, painter and printmaker whose work appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. 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 Poeming Pigeons. Cathy is finalizing her book-length poetry collection tentatively titled Alive All At Once and is a poetry co-editor for the Winter 2016 issue of VoiceCatcher. She has enjoyed being part of Portland’s writing community.

Juleen Johnson was published in the Summer 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. She is also a poetry co-editor for the Winter 2016 issue of VoiceCatcher. She is co-founder of Soundings: An Evening of Word and Sound. 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 JournalInk Noise ReviewSymmetryNervous BreakdownThe Rio Grand Review and Buried Letter Press. Juleen currently writes and creates art in Portland.

Darla Mottram’s work appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher. She is a soon-to-be graduate of Marylhurst University. Her work has recently been featured in NAILED Magazine, among others, and is forthcoming at The Birds We Piled Loosely. She is a co-founder of the social practice project Put-Pockets (put-pockets.tumblr.com), a blog that documents creative ways of putting poetry into the world.

Jennifer Kemnitz 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 KerfVoiceCatcher 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. Jennifer’s work appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher.

Tricia Knoll is a Portland poet. Her work appears in numerous journals. A chapbook Urban Wild is out from Finishing Line Press. Ocean’s Laughter, poetry about Manzanita, Oregon, will be published by Aldrich Press in December 2015. Her work is forthcoming in the Winter 2016 issue of VoiceCatcher.

 

 

VoiceCatcher thanks Stonehenge Studios for hosting this event.

Join Us Tomorrow, Friday, July 31, 2015

July 31 flyer

Click here for the flyer for this event, for your sharing and posting. The event is open to all with no admission charge.

Thank you, Ford Food and Drink, for hosting this event.

Learn more about our readers here.

About Our Readers: July 31, 2015 VoiceCatcher Event

Hear these contributors to VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions, Friday, July 31, 2015, Ford Food and Drink, 2505 SE 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97202, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Meet and mingle with others in the VoiceCatcher community. The reading is open to all.

Sarah Bokich

Sarah Bokich

Sarah Bokich is a poet and project manager who enjoys living, working and writing in Portland, Oregon.

Susan DeFreitas

Susan DeFreitas

Susan DeFreitas is a writer, editor and spoken word artist. Her fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in The Utne Reader, The Nervous Breakdown, Southwestern American Literature, Fourth River, Weber – The Contemporary West, and Bayou Magazine, among other publications. In 2014 her work was a finalist for the Best of the Net award. She is the author of the fiction chapbook Pyrophitic (ELJ Publications, 2014) and holds an MFA from Pacific University. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she serves as a collaborative editor with Indigo Editing & Publications and a reader for Tin House Magazine.

Stella Jeng Guillory

Stella Jeng Guillory

Stella Jeng Guillory lives in Washougal, Washington. Her poetry has appeared in Bamboo Ridge: The Hawaii Writers’ Quarterly; La’ila’I; Sister Stew: Fiction and Poetry by Women; VoiceCatcher, the Winter Issue, 2013; Just Now, 20 New Portland Poets; and America the National Catholic Weekly, Dec 2. 2013 and March 2, 2015.

Marilyn Johnston

Marilyn Johnston

Marilyn Johnston is an Oregon writer and filmmaker. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Calyx, Gold Man Review, Natural Bridge, and War, Literature and the Arts. She is a recipient of a fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts and was selected as a Fishtrap Fellow. Her collection of poems about a family’s healing from war, Red Dust Rising, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Kate Pippenger

Kate Pippenger

Kate Pippenger is a junior at the Oregon Episcopal School in Portland. She loves travel, soccer, photography and science. She tends to write in short bursts which make no sense but are strangely effective.

Joanna Rose

Joanna Rose

Joanna Rose has published stories, essays, poems, reviews and a novel called Little Miss Strange (Algonquin), as well as other pieces that do not fall into any of those categories. Her work appeared most recently in Cream City Review, CloudBank and Oregon Humanities, and in the anthology The Night, and the Rain, and the River (Forest Avenue Press). With her teaching partner Stevan Allred, she is co-host of the Pinewood Table critique group. She has dogs, and would usually rather be at the beach. She sometimes hangs out at www.joannarose.xyz.

Cindy St. Onge

Cindy St. Onge

Cindy St. Onge’s poems have appeared in Gravel, Apeiron Review, Right Hand Pointing, Cryopoetry, and other print and online journals. Her poems have been shortlisted for numerous awards, and nominated for inclusion in both the Pushcart and Best of the Net anthologies. Her fifth and sixth chapbooks, Move Your Lips When You Read and Road to Damascus were released by Grizelda Press, December 2014.

 

July 31 flyerClick here for the flyer for this event, for your own sharing and posting.

VoiceCatcher thanks Ford Food and Drink for hosting this event.

Join Us Friday, July 31, 2015

July 31 flyer

Click here for the flyer for this event, for your sharing and posting. The event is open to all with no admission charge.

Thank you, Ford Food and Drink, for hosting this event.

Learn more about our readers here.

About Our Readers: July 31, 2015 VoiceCatcher Event

Hear these contributors to VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions, Friday, July 31, 2015, Ford Food and Drink, 2505 SE 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97202, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Meet and mingle with others in the VoiceCatcher community. The reading is open to all.

Sarah Bokich

Sarah Bokich

Sarah Bokich is a poet and project manager who enjoys living, working and writing in Portland, Oregon.

Susan DeFreitas

Susan DeFreitas

Susan DeFreitas is a writer, editor and spoken word artist. Her fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in The Utne Reader, The Nervous Breakdown, Southwestern American Literature, Fourth River, Weber – The Contemporary West, and Bayou Magazine, among other publications. In 2014 her work was a finalist for the Best of the Net award. She is the author of the fiction chapbook Pyrophitic (ELJ Publications, 2014) and holds an MFA from Pacific University. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she serves as a collaborative editor with Indigo Editing & Publications and a reader for Tin House Magazine.

Stella Jeng Guillory

Stella Jeng Guillory

Stella Jeng Guillory lives in Washougal, Washington. Her poetry has appeared in Bamboo Ridge: The Hawaii Writers’ Quarterly; La’ila’I; Sister Stew: Fiction and Poetry by Women; VoiceCatcher, the Winter Issue, 2013; Just Now, 20 New Portland Poets; and America the National Catholic Weekly, Dec 2. 2013 and March 2, 2015.

Marilyn Johnston

Marilyn Johnston

Marilyn Johnston is an Oregon writer and filmmaker. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Calyx, Gold Man Review, Natural Bridge, and War, Literature and the Arts. She is a recipient of a fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts and was selected as a Fishtrap Fellow. Her collection of poems about a family’s healing from war, Red Dust Rising, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Kate Pippenger

Kate Pippenger

Kate Pippenger is a junior at the Oregon Episcopal School in Portland. She loves travel, soccer, photography and science. She tends to write in short bursts which make no sense but are strangely effective.

Joanna Rose

Joanna Rose

Joanna Rose has published stories, essays, poems, reviews and a novel called Little Miss Strange (Algonquin), as well as other pieces that do not fall into any of those categories. Her work appeared most recently in Cream City Review, CloudBank and Oregon Humanities, and in the anthology The Night, and the Rain, and the River (Forest Avenue Press). With her teaching partner Stevan Allred, she is co-host of the Pinewood Table critique group. She has dogs, and would usually rather be at the beach. She sometimes hangs out at www.joannarose.xyz.

Cindy St. Onge

Cindy St. Onge

Cindy St. Onge’s poems have appeared in Gravel, Apeiron Review, Right Hand Pointing, Cryopoetry, and other print and online journals. Her poems have been shortlisted for numerous awards, and nominated for inclusion in both the Pushcart and Best of the Net anthologies. Her fifth and sixth chapbooks, Move Your Lips When You Read and Road to Damascus were released by Grizelda Press, December 2014.

 

July 31 flyerClick here for the flyer for this event, for your own sharing and posting.

VoiceCatcher thanks Ford Food and Drink for hosting this event.

About Our Readers: June 16, 2015 VoiceCatcher Event

All are invited to hear these contributors to VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Milepost 5, 850 NE 81st Avenue, Portland, OR 97213. Social hour 7:00 p.m., reading at 7:30 p.m.

Stephanie GlazierStephanie Glazier’s poems appear or are forthcoming in the Iraq Literary Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Fourth River and others. She has been a Lambda fellow in poetry and holds an MFA from Antioch University LA. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Cindy HinesCindy Hines lives in Portland, Oregon. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English from Lewis & Clark College, where she was co-winner in the Academy of American Poets Prize competition. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications including: Adrienne, Clackamas Literary Review, Windfall, Four and Twenty, The Lewis & Clark Literary Review, Synergia, Synesthesia, and The Haraka Reader.

Pattie Palmer BakerPattie Palmer-Baker returns to VoiceCatcher as a Summer 2015 issue poetry editor. An artist as well as a poet, she enhances her own artwork with her poetry in calligraphic form. Because so many people have responded even more strongly to the words than the images, she participated in workshops taught by several local well-known poets. To her surprise, she discovered her motivation to write poems surpassed her desire to create visual artwork. She started submitting her poems to journals and her work has appeared in Analeka and Elohi Gadugi, besides VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions. Her poem “50,000 Bumblebees Die” was part of the “Unnatural Acts” exhibit at the Milepost Gallery 5 in Portland. She earned a 2014 Pushcart nomination from VoiceCatcher.

Judith PulmanJudith Pulman writes poetry and prose in Portland, where she also translates poems from Russian to English, just to keep things light. She has been published in or has work forthcoming in The Writer’s Chronicle, Los Angeles Review, Brevity, New Ohio Review and VoiceCatcher. She works as a teacher, administrator and editor.

Tammy RobackerTammy Robacker served as poet laureate of Tacoma, Washington in 2010-11, and she is a 2011 Hedgebrook writer-in-residence award winner. In 2009, she published her first collection of poetry, The Vicissitudes. Her manuscript We Ate Our Mothers, Girls placed as a finalist in the Floating Bridge Chapbook Contest. Tammy’s poetry has appeared in Canopic Jar, Duende, So to Speak, Crab Creek Review, WomenArts, Comstock Review, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and Cascadia Review. Currently enrolled in the MFA program for Creative Writing at Pacific Lutheran University, Tammy is working on a second poetry book collection and volunteering at CALYX –  a feminist press – while living in Oregon.

Christi R SuzanneFirst-time VoiceCatcher prose editor Christi R. Suzanne left the dry heat of the Arizona desert for mistier climes, and arrived in the Pacific Northwest over twelve years ago. She is a writer and sleeping dog enthusiast. By day she works as a web and communications professional at a university where she is the editor of the quarterly newsletter, Connections. She writes novels, short stories and personal essays and has been published in the anthologies Crack the Spine and Miles to Go, as well as The Lit Pub blog, The National Center for Death with Dignity blog, and the online journals Wonder and Risk and The Splinter Generation.

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VoiceCatcher thanks Milepost 5 for hosting this event.