Deschutes Public Library News
March Second Sunday
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 3/6/2007
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, March 11, 2007. 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.
Ingrid Wendt and Ralph Salisbury are the guest readers at the March gathering. Wendt is the author of five books of poems, two anthologies, a book-length teaching guide, and numerous articles and reviews. She has taught literature and poetry writing for more than 30 years at all educational levels, including the MFA program of Antioch University Los Angeles. Among her honors are the Oregon Book Award, the 2004 Editions Prize from WordTech Editions, the 2003 Yellowglen Award from Word Press, the Carolyn Kizer Award, several Pushcart nominations, and the D.H. Lawrence Award. Salisbury, who was born in 1926 on an Iowa farm, is a professor-emeritus at the University of Oregon. He has published eight books of poetry, including War In The Genes, published in April 2006 by Cherry Grove Press. His distinctions include a Chapelbrook in poetry and a Rockerfeller Bellagio Award in fiction. He has published two books of short stories as well as having his poems included the anthologies Identity Lessons, Song of the Turtle and Red Dawn, Blue Earth.
For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.