Deschutes Public Library News
Two Poets Share Second Sunday Stage
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 10/5/2006
Join Deschutes Public Library for the monthly Second Sunday celebration of the written word in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library at 610 NW Wall Street on Sunday, October 8, 2006. The reading begins at 3:00 p.m. and 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 and entering its third year, Second Sunday has established itself as the gathering place for writers, both experienced and novice. The gatherings end with an open mic time where anyone willing can share original pieces.
At October’s gathering two poets will be reading. Dorianne Laux is author of Facts About The Moon (W.W. Norton, 2006) as well as three previous collections of poetry, Awake, What We Carry (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and Smoke. She is also co-author of The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry (W.W. Norton, 1997). She is a professor of Creating Writing at the University of Oregon. Joining Laux is her husband poet Joseph Millar. Millar is the author of Overtime from Eastern Washington University press. His second collection, Fortune, is due out this fall. Millar grew up in Pennsylvania, attended Johns Hopkins University and spent 25 years in the San Francisco Bay area, working at a variety of jobs, from telephone repairman to commercial fisherman. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines including TriQuarterly Review, Ploughshares, New Letters, Manoa, and River Styx and he has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in Poetry, the Moncalvo Center for the Arts and from Oregon Literary Arts.
For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.