Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thurs Sept 11, 2008 #230

6 - 7:45
Ballard Library

Tonight's reading is dedicated to the memory of Irene Drennan (1922-2008)

Dear It's About Time Writers and Participants,

It is with profound sorrow that I announce the passing of Irene Drennan, one of It's About Time's earliest readers (1990) and our first Poet Populist nominee. Irene died last Sat night from leukemia. She was 85 and just getting started. Please come read and hear Irene's poems. She left us many.

The Writer's Craft: BELLE RANDALL is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer in Poetry Writing at Stanford. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry magazine and the Treepenny Review. She is the author of 4 books of poetry and the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts grant (2005-7). This year, she was awarded a Seattle CityArts grant to prepare a manuscript from her lifelong correspondence with the poet Thom Gunn--a project which influences her craft presentation tonight.

Sheila Alexander is a poet, originally trained as a journalist. She walks, swims, hikes and is active in her community and family.

Philip Red Eagle, co-founder of Raven Chronicles, writes poetry, fiction and essays. He was born in Tacoma, Washington and educated at the University of Washington. He received a B.F.A. in 1983 and B.A. in Journalism in 1987. He is the author of Red Earth - A Vietnam Warrior's Journey and other works.

Monica Schley's poems have been published in Burnside Review, Cranky, Cream City Review, Naked Joy, Raven Chronicles, Wandering Hermit Review, and a forthcoming Seattle Review issue. She has received assistance from the Espy Foundation and performed at the 2007 Seattle Poetry Festival. She is a classically trained harpist and is president of the Seattle Harp Society

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Thurs. Aug.14, 2008 #229

6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Ballard Library

The Writer's Craft: Ron Starr on No Things But in Words: Chance, Form, and Procedure

Ron Starr lives and writes in Seattle. He is an editor at Floating Bridge Press and the author of A Map by a Dim Lamp (Ravenna Press). His work has appeared in the Oulipo special issue of Drunken Boat.

Nora Jarvis, a native of Seattle, graduated from Earlham College in Indiana where she majored in Peace and Global Studies and minored in Creative Writing. She has been writing poetry since she was child but has become more invested in it over the past few years. She has been published in a few mildly discerning literary magazines and currently works for a Day Care Center, bountiful in poetic material.

Janet Leister, a Washington native, has worked as a life drawing model, bikini seamstress, technical support rep, cab driver and reference librarian. She was a founding member and original webmaster of poetry site Janet currently lives in SW Washington, where she is publisher and editor of Flamestomper Press/Helios House. She is a member of the Poetry in Motion band, and her book, Eclipse, is just out.

Rosemary O'Hara is a Seattle poet whose work appears in local and national journals including Willow Review, Spindrift, and Vox Populi, 2007. She was born in West Virginia, had a nursing career in New York City and retired after twenty years from a private practice in Marriage and Family Therapy. Rosemary studies piano at Cornish College of the Arts and is a docent at the Seattle Japanese Garden.