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 is a poet and project manager who enjoys living, working and writing in Portland, Oregon.
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 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 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 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 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’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.
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VoiceCatcher thanks Ford Food and Drink for hosting this event.