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Milwaukie Poetry Series

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 13, 2022


The Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee and the Ledding Library of Milwaukie are delighted to announce the Fifteenth Season of the Milwaukie Poetry Series!

This exciting series of readings by established local poets will take place on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. beginning on September 8. The Season will run from September 2021 through July 2022.

The format will include a mixture of poets who have read previously and those new to the Series. Plus a bonus reading by Christopher Howell from Washington.

Due to the pandemic, the readings will continue to be held virtually. They will be livestreamed from the Willamette Falls Media Center on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel. The readings will then be available for viewing on demand on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel and on DVD through the library.

At some point in the Season it is the hope to move to in-person readings at the Ledding Library. Stay tuned for updates on when and if that can happen.

November 10, 2021 – Kate Gray

Kate Gray’s passion stems from writing, teaching, leading salons, and volunteering. For Every Girl: New & Selected Poems was published by Widow &Orphan House in 2019. Her first full-length book of poems, Another Sunset We Survive (Cedar House Books, 2007) was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and followed chapbooks, Bone-Knowing (2006), winner of the Gertrude Press Poetry Prize and Where She Goes (2000), winner of the Blue Light Chapbook Prize. Kate’s first novel, Carry the Sky, (Forest Avenue, 2014) stares at bullying without blinking. Her poetry and essays have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. In her novel-in-progress, she narrates, in Sylvia Plath’s voice, what led to The Bell Jar and her suicide attempt in 1953. Over the years she’s been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook, Norcroft, Soapstone, and Storyknife, and a fellowship from the Oregon Literary Arts. After 25 years teaching English at a community college, she retired to coach writers. Kate and her partner live in a pine-and-oak forest in the mid-Columbia River Gorge with an impetuous city dog.

For information or questions about the readings or to join the group list, please contact the Series Coordinator Tom Hogan at 503.819.8367 or [email protected]


February 9
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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