The Lane Writers Reading Series (LWRS) is pleased to feature Seattle poet Carolyne Wright along with Eugene favorites Jorah LaFleur and Scott Landfield for our Feb 2017 event. Refreshments will be available. We’ll also be fundraising in support of Tsunami Books. Please join us and bring a friend or two!
Special guest!! Seattle poet CAROLYNE WRIGHT’S ground-breaking anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse Press, 2015), received ten Pushcart Prize nominations and is a finalist in the Foreword Review’s Book of the Year Awards. She has nine other poetry volumes, five books of poetry in translation, and a collection of essays. Wright lived in Chile and traveled in Brazil on a Fulbright Grant during the presidency of Salvador Allende; and spent four years on fellowships in India and Bangladesh, translating Bengali women poets. Since returning to her native Seattle in 2005, she has taught for the Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA Program, the Antioch U Los Angeles MFA Program, and for Richard Hugo House.
SCOTT LANDFIELD has been a worker/owner of Tsunami Books for 21 years. His parents each owned bookstores in the Midwest at times in their lives between newspaper work. Scott came to Oregon in 1978 to plant trees. Over a 20 year career he planted over 2 million trees, while taking the summers off to be with his daughter and write. At present he works too many hours at the bookstore to finish any of the books he has spent his adult life writing.
JORAH LAFLEUR is a writer/performer who enjoys wearing many different hats. She finds herself on stage as a spoken word poet, actor, emcee, workshop facilitator and ceremonial officiant. The common denominator is always — words via stage presence. In line with her own love of verbal performance arts, Jorah has a passion for encouraging expression in others, and a dedicated desire for there to be a forum for spoken word in her community. She’s been the maven of the Eugene Poetry Slam for the past 9 years. Hosting a live monthly event for almost a decade has given her the opportunity to witness hundreds of transformational poems, while honing her skills as a poetry ringmaster. Jorah loves courage, innuendo, and really dark chocolate. Her favorite color is zebra.
LWRS, based in Eugene, OR, hosts a free* reading by local authors on the fourth Sunday of every month from September through May, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
The series is organized and hosted by Joan Dobbie, Kelly Eastlund, Martha Gatchell, and Lily Price. Special thanks to the River Road Parks District for donating the space and helping with promotion!
More information: http://lanewritersreadingseries.blogspot.com/
*To help cover costs, we suggest a donation of $1 to $5.