All are invited to hear these contributors to VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
3120 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
Sarah Borsten is enrolled in the 2014-15 Poetry Certificate Program at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland. Her poetry has appeared in The Roanoke Review, Cross Currents, and The Pregnant Moon Review. Her work will appear in VoiceCatcher’s Summer 2015 issue.
Heather Durham is a restoration ecologist and naturalist currently pursuing an MFA in creative nonfiction through the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. A city dweller with the soul of a hermit, she can often be found in the wild places in and around Portland with a journal, a field guide and a pair of binoculars – head cocked, listening to the birds.
Nancy Flynn grew up on the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania. She spent many years on a downtown creek in Ithaca, New York, and now lives in NE Portland near the mighty Columbia. She attended Oberlin College, Cornell University, and has a master’s in English from SUNY/Binghamton. Her writing has received an Oregon Literary Fellowship and the James Jones First Novel Fellowship. Poetry chapbooks include The Hours of Us (2007) and Eternity a Coal’s Throw (2012); her book-length collection, Every Door Recklessly Ajar, will be published by Cayuga Lake Books in spring 2015. Her work will appear in VoiceCatcher’s Summer 2015 issue. A complete list of her publications is on her website.
Allegra Heidelinde, the eldest, but shortest(!) of three sisters, grew up in Taos, New Mexico. A precocious reader, she gobbled up fairy tales to stay one step ahead of the big bad wolf. Her early love of story taught her the power of words and imagination. Love and creativity are her guiding beacons.
Emily Ransdell holds an MFA in poetry and is a past recipient of an Academy of American Poets award. Her poems have been published in CutBank, Poetry Northwest, and The North Coast Squid. A resident of Camas, Washington, Emily recently left a 30-year career in corporate marketing to write full time. Her work will appear in VoiceCatcher’s Summer 2015 issue. She sends thanks to Brenda Shaughnessy for the loan of the poem title, My Water Children.
Jackie Shannon-Hollis’ work has appeared in journals including The Sun, High Desert Journal, Inkwell and Slice Magazine. She is a native Oregonian, born and raised surrounded by wheat on the dry, east side of the state – now thriving in the cedars and wet on the west side. Her essay in the VoiceCatcher Winter 2015 issue is part of a memoir in progress.
When you visit the Waypost, check out the artwork by VoiceCatcher Winter 2015 issue’s contributors Michelle Iris Latham and Kelly Neidig, on display through the end of May 2015:
Michelle Iris Latham is a visual artist residing in Portland, Oregon. By day she makes signs; by night she can be found experimenting in a variety of media, including printmaking, ink and watercolor. The “Siblings” is an ongoing set of illustrations based on found photographs. Michelle collects and references them as a way of exploring two concepts. The first is the desire to group things together and infer their similarities – in this case, this step is short-handed through the titling – in order to see them as a unit. And then, looking at them together, the next step is to begin to see their differences. She hopes that the images will convey different personalities and stories to each viewer.
Kelly Neidig lives and works in Portland, Oregon, creating vibrant abstract landscapes. Her process is meditative and peaceful, slowly building up layers of paint. Her paintings refer to the overall feeling of place without focusing on details. The playful colors become an element that creates a feeling of nostalgia. This allows viewers to call on their memories of place and connect with the painting based on their experiences. Kelly’s work has been included in collections of the Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA; the Westin Hotel in Cincinnati, OH; and the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar. Her work has also been featured in Traditional Home Magazine and on the TV shows Portlandia and Graceland.
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VoiceCatcher thanks the Waypost for hosting this event.