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, April 4, 2015, 9:30 a.m.
4555 NE 66th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98661
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The Stonehenge Studios Poetry Reading and Open Mic Series is held monthly on second Sundays. April will feature VoiceCatcher Donna Prinzmetal and Marilyn Stablein. Free and open to the public.
The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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 Journal. Snow 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.
Marilyn Stablein is the author of 12 books, including Splitting Hard Ground: Poems which won the New Mexico Book Award and the National Federation of Press Women’s Book Award. Other books include a Himalayan memoir, Sleeping in Caves, and a collection of eco-essays, Climate of Extremes: Landscapes and Imagination. This summer she will teach two workshops for the Mountain Writers Series. A collection of her artist books is forthcoming from Book Arts Editions.
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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.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
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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VoiceCatcher’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.
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