River Road Reading Series March 25, 2023
River Road Reading Series (RRRS) will present Caroline Goodwin (guest from San Francisco) and Oregonian poet/authors Alan Contreras and Jacob Berns on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 4:30 to 6:00 pm PST both IN-person at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road and online through https://riverroadreadings.blogspot.com/.
Jacob Thomas Berns received his MFA from the University of Oregon. His
stories have appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, The
Briar Cliff Review, and elsewhere. He is at work on a novel.
Caroline Goodwin moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Sitka, Alaska, in
1999 to attend Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry. Her recent books
are Old Snow, White Sun (JackLeg Press), Madrigals (Big Yes Press),
and Matanuska (Aquifer Press, Wales, UK). She teaches at California College of the
Arts, Stanford Continuing Studies, and UC Berkeley Extension; from 2014-16 she
served as the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, CA, where she lives on the
coast with her two pugs, Jimi Hendrix and Lyric.
Alan L. Contreras is a fourth-generation Oregonian and a graduate of the
University of Oregon. His recent OSU Press books include A History of Oregon
Ornithology and Collected Poems of Ada Hastings Hedges (edited with Ulrich
Hardt). His poetry has appeared in Gay and Lesbian Review, Chronicle of Higher
Education, Fireweed and other venues. He has published three poetry
collections, Night Crossing (2004), Firewand (2014) and In the Time of the
Queen (2018). NOW AVAILABLE: A History of Oregon Ornithology: from
Territorial Days to the Rise of Birding (Oregon State Univ. Press). Alan L.
Contreras, Vjera E. Thompson and Nolan M. Clements, editors.