Posted April 4, 2017.

Conversations With Writers

April 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Reedville Presbyterian Church
2785 SW 209th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97006
Fred Melden

Political Poems Past and Present

Are political poems an effective voice during times of upheaval? And if so, how do they serve as voices of change? Deborah Akers will explore political poetry of the last hundred years. We will discuss what makes the difference between successful ones and those that fall flat.

Deborah Akers is the author of Backward Pilgrim, and the more recently published, Partly Fallen. Deborah’s poems have also appeared in many journals, including The Beloit Poetry Review, Chicago Review, Yellow Silk, Hubbub, Voicecatcher, and Writers Almanac. She makes her living as an educational editor and writer.

Conversations With Writers invites authors to read and tell us about their work and their writing methods. Not just a reading, but an event for audience members to interact and ask questions about word choices, styles, or the writer’s development of his / her art. It’s an informal atmosphere to help us all better understand the craft of writing. For more information, visit:

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