Deschutes Public Library News
Poet and Writer Joe Millar to Teach Workshop and Host Second Sunday
Posted By: Lisa McGean
Date Posted: 10/1/2007
The Deschutes Public Library presents a poetry and writing workshop taught by writer Joseph Millar. The workshop, titled "One Line at a Time" will be held October 14th in the Deschutes Public Library Administration Building from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. During the workshop, participants will explore contemporary poetry for use as models in writing their own stories and poems. All levels of writers are welcome. Joseph Millar will also be the guest reader at this month's Second Sunday, also held on October 14th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library.
Joseph Millar is the author of "Fortune", published by Eastern Washington University Press, and his first collection, "Overtime" (2001), was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. 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 several publications including "The Southern Review" and "Ploughshares". Millar teaches at Oregon State University, The University of Oregon, and Pacific University's Low Residency Program. Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa says, "There's a tenderness at the core of "Fortune", where the commonplace becomes atypical and fatastical, poetry we can believe."
Second Sunday is free and open to the public. There is a $45.00 fee for attending the workshop. Lunch will be included. For more information about the workshop and registration, please call Lisa McGean at 541/312-1034.