Member Announcement: You Are Invited – an Evening of Poetry, Stories and Music

You are invited to an evening of poetry, stories and music on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014, 7 p.m. at the Troubadour Music Center (521 SW 2nd St., Downtown Corvallis). Admission is free.

Each moon, this group of women from Salem, Corvallis, and Eugene come together to share their poetry, prose, responses, and friendship. Gathering Moon originated as a writing group of the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. This is the group’s first public appearance.

The readers:

  • CaroleAnn Crateau has lived for forty years among century-old firs on a Salem hillside that has kept her fairly honest and interested in the cycles and seasons of life and faith. Now an elder, she is writing a three-generation memoir of her family woven into the Northwest’s own coming-of–age narrative.
  • Ruthy Kanagy pens poetry about nature and relationships. She also enjoys pedaling the back roads, conversing in French, dancing, and leading bicycle tours. She is the author of “Living Abroad in Japan,” and is working on a memoir about growing up on both sides of the Pacific.
  • Cindy McCain writes short, personal poetry, sometimes drawing on her experience as a forest ecologist in the Pacific Northwest. She wants her poems to be like open windows.
  • Nancy Rosenberger writes from her unique perspective as an anthropologist, based on her personal experience and passionate engagement with the world. Her poems range from the spiritual to the political, and from the internal to the natural world.
  • Jana Zvibleman is the poet laureate of her own backyard. Relishing the odd beauty in the world, she pulls words and photographs from curb-couches, tree trunks, persimmons, and those other things that come her way. She’s currently poking her left-brain to understand how humor sneaks into poetry.

Accompanied by:

  • Beth Brown – cello & pennywhistle
  • Adam Crateau – drums, keyboard, bike bells, and more
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