Deschutes Public Library News
Poet Karen Braucher Reads At Second Sunday
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 10/30/2006
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, November 12, 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.
November’s guest is poet Karen Braucher. She is the author of four collections of poetry. They include Aqua Curves, winner of the 2005 Stevens Manuscript Competition (selected for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies by poet Peter Meinke), Sending Messages Over Inconceivable Distances, finalist for the Oregon Book Award (selected by poet Maxine Kumin), Mermaid Café (Pudding House Publications chapbook), and Heaven's Net (winner of the Bacchae Press national chapbook competition 1997). Her poems have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, and newspapers including Americas Review, Diner, fireweed, The New Renaissance, Nervy Girl, Nimrod International Journal, The Oregonian, Oregon Review, A Passage to the Heart: Writings from Families with Children from China, Pool, Puerto del Sol, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Rattle, The Worcester Review, and other places including Portland, Oregon's buses and trains through the national Poetry in Motion program. She is the founding editor and publisher of The Portlandia Group, which runs a national poetry chapbook contest. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College and has lived in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, daughter, and dog Hershey for over ten years. She is now writing her first murder mystery
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