Deschutes Public Library News
Second Sunday This Coming Sunday
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 4/17/2007
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, April 22, 2007 (it’s really the fourth Sunday this month!). 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.
Two poets will share the stage in April. Brooklyn-born Willa Schneberg's second poetry collection, Margins of the World, won the 2002 Oregon Book Award for Poetry and also received the honor of Garrison Keillor reading from it for the 2002 and 2003 Writer's Almanac. A sculptor and clinical social worker in private practice in Portland, Schneberg has been published in American Poetry Review, Salmagundi, Michigan Quarterly Review, and the anthologies Bearing Witness: Teaching The Holocaust, Heinemann (textbook), Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust, Northwestern University Press, among others. From 1992-1993, she worked for the United Nations Transitional Authority in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, during the time of the first 'free and fair' elections since the French colonial period. Joining Schneberg is Ronnie Yimsut. In 1978, at the age of 14, he fled from his native Cambodia to the US as an orphan, a refugee and a political prisoner. He earned his BS in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon and has served for the past 15 years as a Landscape Architect/Planner for two national forests in the Pacific Northwest Region. Yimsut is the author of 3 books as well as numerous magazine articles about Cambodia. Yimsut is also an activist and has lectured around the world on global social and environmental justice issues.
For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.