Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 pm.
Cover to Cover Books
6300 NE St. James Road, Suite 104B
(St. James and Minnehaha)
April Bullard resides with her husband aboard their houseboat near Vancouver, Washington. She admits to 50 years of age, over 30 years of marriage, mother of 3, grandmother of 2, navy veteran, and a fondness for absinthe. She creates work inspired by living cradled on the Columbia River as an artist, photographer, poet, and musician. Her work continues to be exhibited in numerous galleries, and businesses in the Vancouver, Portland area.
Alice Hardesty moved to Portland from Ashland in 2009. Her poems have been published in journals such as Fireweed, The Jefferson Monthly, and West Wind Review. She enjoys travel, music, and hanging out with friends. In between bouts of procrastination, she pursues her consulting practice in occupational audiology, writes a little bit of everything, and works on a memoir.
Deb Scott is a dabbler who sketches with words, pencils, camera and iPad. She shares her Portland, Oregon home with her husband, pets and backyard birds. Places that have kindly published her words (poetry, essays & fiction) & images (photos & digital artwork) include VoiceCatcher 3 & 6, Qarrtsiluni, Right Hand Pointing and Tinywords. Deb blogs at Stoney Moss.
Leah Stenson is a board member of Friends of William Stafford as well as the coordinator and host of a monthly poetry reading at Stonehenge Studios in Portland’s historic Lair Hill neighborhood. She is the regional editor for the upcoming Ooligan Press anthology, The Pacific Poetry Project. She’s been an assistant editor in New York City, a teacher of English at a university in Tokyo, and a managing director of the Oregon Peace Institute
Meredith Stewart received an MFA in poetry from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007. Her poetry has been published in damselfly press, Relief, Rock & Sling, and The Santa Clara Review. Meredith lives in and loves the Lents neighborhood of Portland, Oregon and she teaches English at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington—usually making the trip between the two by bus or bike.
As a facilitator for Portland Women Writers, Dawn Thompson counts her blessings every day she is able to hold sacred space for women to write in community. She also leads workshops for elder and hospice caregivers. Previously, she had the good fortune to work for Write Around Portland. Lately Dawn can be found learning poems by heart; she is curious about how this might change her from the inside out.