Deschutes Public Library News
October Second Sunday
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 9/28/2005
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to host the monthly Second Sunday Readings on Sunday, October 9, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. This months reading will be in the Library Admin Conference Room. This event is free and open to the public.
The monthly readings are the result of the efforts of local writers and poets who felt the need to gather to share their work and their love of writing. Each month has a focus and a featured reader. The gatherings end with an open mic time where anyone willing can share original pieces.
Melissa Kwasny, October’s featured reader, is the author of five books which include two novels, Modern Daughters and the Outlaw West (Spinsters Ink 1990) and Trees Call for What They Need (Spinsters Ink, 1994), a book of poetry, The Archival Birds (Bear Star Press 2000), and an anthology of prose writings by poets, Toward the Open Field: Poets on the Art of Poetry 1800-1950 (Wesleyan University Press 2004), as well as the forthcoming book of poems Thistle (Lost Horse Press 2006), which won the Idaho Prize. Her poems have been published in journals such as Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, Three Penny Review, Bellingham Review, Willow Springs, River Styx, and many others. Her stories and essays appear in the books The New Montana Story (Riverbend 2003) and Writing Montana (2000), as well as in the journals American Voice, Calyx, Parabola, and Country Abroad.She holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Montana where she studied under Patricia Goedicke, Greg Pape, and Mark Levine. Kwasny has received residencies from the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, California and Norcroft in Minnesota. She was Richard Hugo Visiting Poet at the University of Montana in 2004 and Visiting Writer at the University of Wyoming in 2003.
For more information about the Second Sunday readings, please call 419-2389. For more information about other library programs, please call 312-1032.