Mountain Writers 3rd Wednesday Readings

Please join Mountain Writers Series the third Wednesday of each month for literary readings at SE Portland’s most literate wine cafĂ©, The Press Club, at 2621 S.E. Clinton.

May 18, 7:30 PM

Jennifer Lauck & Cindy Stewart-Rinier 

Jennifer Lauck is an award-winning journalist and the author of the New York Times Bestseller, Blackbird. She has written four memoirs about her life experiences which include the early deaths of her mother, father and brother as well as the fallout of her adoption as a baby. Her most recent is Found (Seal Press, March 2011), which details her journey to find her biological roots and reunite with her original mother.  

Cindy Stewart-Rinier is currently a student at Pacific Lutheran University, where she is working toward an MFA in Creative Writing, and a member of the Mountain Writers Series Board of Directors in Portland. She has taught creative writing to elementary and middle school students, as well as adult workshops at the Molalla Book Faire. Her poems have appeared in Calyx, The Smoking Poet and Animals as Teachers and Healers. In 1997 she was awarded the first place prize in the Portland Pen Women Poetry Contest. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Todd, son, Simon and bandy-legged dog, Keela. 

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