Author Signings

Last Friday Poetry Group presents Jim Merrill

Posted on Jan 22, 2018 in Author Signings | 0 comments

Jim Merrill has taught high school in California, Colorado and Oregon. For a year he lived at the Zen Center of LA where he received meditation training from its founder, Maezumi Roshi. He received an MFA in writing at the Naropa Institute (The Jack Kerouac School). In 1998 Jim taught writing at Beijing Agricultural University. In 1999, he moved his family to Salem and taught at Chemawa Indian School, where he retired in 2014. Please bring your poetry to read. Last Friday Poetry Group presents James R. Merrill Look at our complete events...

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Elena Passarello with Animals Strike Curious Poses

Posted on Jan 12, 2018 in Author Signings | 0 comments

Elena Passarello is the author of two essay collections, Let Me Clear My Throat and Animals Strike Curious Poses, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2017 and will be reprinted in Germany, Italy, and the UK. Her essays on performance, pop culture, and the natural world recently appeared in Oxford American, Virginia Quarterly Review, and the New York Times, as well as the anthologies Little Boxes: Twelve Writers on Television and Cat is Art Spelled Wrong. A recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award, she teaches at Oregon State University. Elena Passarello Look at our complete events...

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Last Friday Poetry Group presents Jon Boisvert

Posted on Jan 5, 2018 in Author Signings | 0 comments

Jon Boisvert was born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and now lives in Oregon. He studied poetry at Oregon State University and the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland. You can sometimes see new writing and art at www.jonboisvert.com. BORN is his first book. Open-mic ready to follow, so please bring your poetry to share. Last Friday Poetry Group presents Jon Boisvert Look at our complete events...

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Michael Strelow with Some Assembly Required

Posted on Jan 5, 2018 in Author Signings | 0 comments

Michael Strelow has a Ph.D in Literature, and has published poetry, short stories, and non-fiction essays in literary and commercial magazines. He hosts creative writing workshops in universities and writing groups, and his 2005 novel The Greening of Ben Brown was a finalist for the Ken Kesey Novel Award. Michael lives in Salem, Oregon, USA. His latest novel, Some Assembly Required, explores artificial intelligence mental illness, and, maybe, the end of the world. Michael Strelow with Some Assembly Required Look at our complete events...

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Durable Goods Poetry Reading

Posted on Jan 5, 2018 in Author Signings | 0 comments

Durable Goods contains six thoughtful and insightful essays by Erik Muller in which he explores the work of six Oregon poets: Richard Dankleff, Barbara Drake, Kenneth O. Hanson, Paulann Petersen, Clemens Starck, and Lex Runciman. Four of the poets featured in the book, Drake, Peterson, Runciman, and Starck will read their poems, and the book’s author, Erik Muller, will lead a discussion with them. Please join us for an evening celebrating the poetry of Oregon. Durable Goods Poetry Reading Look at our complete events...

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Nathan Carson with The Willows

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Author Signings | 0 comments

Algernon Blackwood was a prolific English ghost story writer and a grandfather of today’s Weird Fiction scene; The Willows is remembered as one of his greatest contributions to dark, atmospheric literature. Writer Nathan Carson’s thoughtful retelling reverently preserves the plot while breathing character-driven depth into this all-time classic. Two adventurous women, one British, one Swedish, encounter strange horrors in the Hungarian wilderness of 1907. What they discover on that crumbling sandbar makes them question their sanity, fear for their lives, and revel in otherworldly...

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