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Portland: Kate Gray

February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

From Fear to Freedom with Kate Gray

Join us at our February Portland Chapter Meeting with Kate Gray

Join us for a talk with award-winning poet and author Kate Gray. Gray will discuss her journey across genres with Sylvia Plath and the fear and freedom she found along the way. Doors open at 6:30PM for cookies, coffee, and networking. All writers are welcome!

About Kate Gray

Kate Gray’s passion comes as a teacher, writing coach, and a volunteer writing facilitator with women inmates. For Every Girl: New & Selected Poems was published by Widow & Orphan House in 2019. Her first full-length book of poems, Another Sunset We Survive (Cedar House Books, 2007) was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and followed chapbooks, Bone-Knowing (2006), winner of the Gertrude Press Poetry Prize and Where She Goes (2000), winner of the Blue Light Chapbook Prize. Kate’s first novel, Carry the Sky, (Forest Avenue, 2014) stares at bullying without blinking.

Over the years she’s been awarded residencies at Hedgbrook, Norcroft, and Soapstone, and a fellowship from the Oregon Literary Arts. Her poetry and essays have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. In her novel-in-progress, she narrates, in Sylvia Plath’s voice, what led to The Bell Jar and her suicide attempt in 1953. Kate and her partner live in a purple house in Portland, Oregon with their impetuous dog.

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Don’t forget to join us in March for Television Production and Development with Grant Rosenberg.

About the Portland Chapter Meeting

Portland Chapter monthly meetings have 70 to 100 attendees. Meetings are normally held the first Tuesday of each month at the First Congregational Church at 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205. No meetings in August when we head to the Willamette Writers Conference.

Monthly meetings are open to all writers 18 and older. Members attend for free.  Read on to learn about our chapter, and join our mailing list to keep in touch.

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Meeting Schedule

Doors open at 6:30PM. 6:30-7:00 p.m., Meeting Setup, Fellowship and Refreshments 7:00-8:15 p.m., News and Announcements followed by the Program 8:15-8:30 p.m., Book signings etc

Meeting Details

Monthly meetings at all the chapters are free for members of Willamette Writers. You can find out more about Willamette Writers here. Fee for nonmembers to attend meetings at the Portland chapter meetings is $5 (suggested donation). For information about Willamette Writers chapters in Vancouver, Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, Newport, and Medford, visit http://willamettewriters.org/events/category/monthly-meetings/list/Find out more »

About the Meetings

The Portland Chapter holds monthly meetings for writers in the Portland metropolitan area. Members from other chapters are always welcome as are writers new to Willamette Writers.

Unless otherwise stated…

Meeting Time

The Portland Chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month except for August when we head to the Willamette Writers Conference.

Meeting Location

Meetings are held at the First Congregational Church at 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205.

Meeting Format

  • 6:30-7:00 p.m., Meeting Setup, Signup, Fellowship and Refreshments
  • 7:00-8:15 p.m., News and Announcements followed by the Program
  • 8:15-8:30 p.m., Book signings, silent auctions, or other events in the back room

Meeting Cost

Monthly meetings at all the chapters are free for members of Willamette Writers. Fee for nonmembers to attend meetings at the Portland chapter meetings is $5 (suggested donation).

Thank you for your support!

Details

Date:
February 4
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States