Join VoiceCatcher for the Last Reading of 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Rain or Shine Coffee House
5941 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97206
Come early to grab a drink or bite to eat from
Rain or Shine’s special menu for the event.
Meet our poets, prose writers and editors who will wrap up our 2014 reading series with style!
Prose co-editor of the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher’s journal, Helen Sinoradzki moved to Portland 17 years ago and plans to stay for the rest of her life. She has been a bookseller at various independent bookstores for more than 20 years and currently works for Powell’s Books. Before that, she taught English at Ithaca College and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos, and worked as a technical writer at Los Alamos National Laboratory. With the help of the amazing writers at Pinewood Table, she completed a memoir, Thursday’s Child, and is searching for a publisher. She has published narrative nonfiction and short stories, most recently in the print edition of Crack the Spine.
Donna Prinzmetal is a poet, tutor and psychotherapist. She has taught poetry and creative writing for more than 25 years to adults and children. Donna often uses writing to facilitate restoration and healing in her psychotherapy practice. She also tutors and coaches middle and high school students, and edited the Young Voices section of VoiceCatcher’s journal in the last three issues. Her poems have appeared in many magazines including Prairie Schooner, The Comstock Review, and The Journal. Her first book, Snow White, When No One Was Looking, was published with CW Books in May.
Linda Ferguson’s poetry, fiction and essays have been published in many journals such as The Milo Review, VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions, The Saranac Review, Square Lake, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Fiction at Work and Cloudbank. She has won numerous awards for her poetry as well as the Perceptions 2013 award for nonfiction. She also teaches writing classes for adults and children.
Kate Comings received a bachelor’s degree in English from University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been a single mom and is a retired medical transcriptionist. An enthusiastic amateur photographer, she also writes almost every day and is working on a series of novels set in Portland, Oregon. She lives in Northeast Portland with two dogs. She is the author of Playing in the Apocalypse, a memoir about the riots and bank burning in Isla Vista.
Jennifer Foreman lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She works for the county with the elderly and disabled populations and writes quirky personal poems in her spare time.
A longtime lover of words, Tanya Jarvik lives in an eco-village in Northeast Portland. She has several alter egos, one of whom is an advice columnist.
Thank you, Rain or Shine Coffee House, Portland, Oregon, for hosting this event.