Deschutes Public Library News
Poetry Reading and Workshop
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 2/15/2005
Deschutes Public Library pleased to welcome poet Judith Barrington for two events. On Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m., Ms. Barrington will be reading from her work. This event is free and open to the public. On Sunday, March 13 she will be leading a workshop titled “The Music of Poetry,” from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The workshop fee is $25 and advanced registration is required. To register for the workshop, call 312-1032. Both events are being held in the Library Admin Conference Room at 507 NW Wall Street.
Barrington was born in Brighton, England and moved to the United States in 1976. Although she has made her home in Portland, Oregon for the past thirty years, she now spends part of each year in England doing readings and workshops. She is the author of three volumes of poetry including her recent book Horses and the Human Soul. Her 2000 memoir, Lifesaving: A Memoir, was the winner of the Lambda Literary Award, finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir and Oregon Book Award and nominated for a Pushcart Award. Her bestselling book for writers and writing teachers, Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art.
The workshop will pay special attention to the music of poems, including the resonances of consonants and vowels, rhythm and line breaks. There will be some short writing exercise with sharing, but no critique of previously written work. Lunch is included.
For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.