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

Thank you for supporting It's About Time,

Esther

2 comments:

Peter said...

Hi Esther: So sorry to hear about Irene.

Esther Helfgott said...

Thanks, Peter. We will surely miss her.