Poetry Reading: Ursula Le Guin, Molly Gloss, Noel Hanlon, and More!

[U. K. Le Guin, Gloss, Hanlon]

[Husted, Drake, Cappella, C. Le Guin]

We're excited to be joined by the members of this fabulous writer's group, whose members include Ursula K. Le Guin, Molly Gloss, Noel Hanlon, Bette Husted, Barbara Drake, Kari Easton, Jeannette Cappella, and Caroline Le Guin. They will be reading poems generated from one of two prompts and will undoubtedly offer wonderful insight into the world of the writing workshop.

Ursula K. Le Guin has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation. Her recent publications include Lavinia, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls. Forthcoming in 2012, Finding My Elegy, New and Selected Poems. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Molly Gloss writes novels and stories, as well as poetry. Her most recent novel is The Hearts of Horses. Her poetry is unpublished.

Noël Hanlon began writing seriously in 1994. Her poems have been published in the US and Ireland. Her poetry is born out of her relationships with the people, landscapes and animals, tame and wild, of her native Oregon.

Bette Lynch Husted's first full-length collection of poetry At This Distance was published by Wordcraft of Oregon in 2010; it followed her chapbook, After Fire (Pudding House, 2002). She lives in Pendelton.

Barbara Drake lives with her husband on a small farm in Yamhill County, the subject of her OSU Press essay collection, Peace at Heart. Her most recent poetry book is Driving One Hundred, from Windfall Press.

Kari Easton taught Spanish at Portland Community College for twenty years and also works in literary and technical translation. Kari started writing poetry five years ago (más o menos). She lives with her husband and three teenagers in southeast Portland and is also on the board of Write Around Portland.

Jeannette Cappella lives on a former homestead with a year round creek in Merlin, Oregon, where she writes in her 1886 farmhouse. An English instructor at Rogue Community College, she also teaches private workshops in creative writing. Her poems have appeared in the anthology I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You, the Manzanita Quarterly, the chapbook Voices from the Siskiyous, and elsewhere.

Caroline Du Pree Le Guin lives near Beavercreek, surrounded by trees, blackberries, water, horses, dogs, one cat and her husband. She teaches writing and literature at PCC Sylvania.


Event date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
97219-2466 Portland
Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, Roger Dorband (Photographer)
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ISBN: 9780972860949
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Published: Raven Studios - September 15th, 2010

The Hearts of Horses Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547085753
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Published: Mariner Books - December 1st, 2008

Blue Abundance (Salmon Poetry) Cover Image
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Published: Salmon Publishing - May 5th, 2010

At This Distance Cover Image
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Published: Wordcraft of Oregon - August 1st, 2010

Peace at Heart: An Oregon Country Life Cover Image
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Published: Oregon State University Press - September 1st, 1998