Portland: Poetry with Kim Stafford, Ars Poetica, and Free Range Poetry
December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a night of Poetry
Join us for a special event with Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford, Tim Gillespie and Timothy Kerlin. This meeting is free and open to the public, and presented in partnership with Free Range Poetry, Portland Ars Poetica, and Willamette Writers.
TUESDAY, December 4, 2018
THE OLD CHURCH CONCERT HALL
1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We also invite you to join us for an open mic prior to the featured readers.
Open mic readers are limited to ONE POEM of short to moderate length, and open mic readers may be limited to 15 people. Sign up for open mic begins at 6:00 pm.
Our featured readers include Tim Gillespie, Timothy Kerlin, and Kim Stafford.
About Tim Gillespie
Tim Gillespie is an almost-four-decade veteran Oregon public school teacher. He was one of the three original founders of the Oregon Writing Festival, which for 35 years has been supporting young Oregon writers. For a decade, he co-directed, with Kim Stafford, the Oregon Writing Project summer institute at Lewis & Clark College. He’s the author of Doing Literary Criticism from Stenhouse Press, and recent poems have been published in Windfall, The Timberline Review, Cloudbank, The Poeming Pigeon, English Journal, and Oregon English.
About Timothy Kerlin
Tim was an English composition teacher for nine years and currently works as a digital content developer with McGraw-Hill. His poems have been published in Literati Quarterly, Superficial Flesh, the Texas Observer, and the Burnside Review
About Kim Stafford
Founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craftand 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared. He has taught writing in dozens of schools and community centers, and in Scotland, Italy, and Bhutan. In May 2018 he was named Oregon’s 9th Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown.
About Free Range
Free Range Poetry is a long-running monthly poetry event, always combining an open mic with longer readings by established or emerging poets. Free Range Poetry’s aim is to cultivate a welcoming venue for new and familiar voices. You can usually find Free Range Poetry on First Mondays at the NW Multnomah County Library.
About Portland Ars Poetica
Portland Ars Poetica is an ongoing literary poetry workshop open to any Portland-area poet who seeks to hone their practice and craft. Our activities include critique workshops, a poetry book club, calls for submission, and promotion of local performance venues. Find out more about Portland Ars Poetica at www.PortlandArsPoetica.org.