The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic

Featuring Don Colburn and Jon Seaman  

Nov. 13, 2011 at Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland  97239 
7:00 to 9:00 p.m
Free and open to the public

The Studio Series is held monthly on second Sundays. The Ross Island Cafe/Grocery is open for light fare before readings. For additional information please contact

Don Colburn is a longtime newspaper reporter who did not start writing poems until he was nearly 40. He worked for four newspapers, including The Washington Post and The Oregonian, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. He has published three poetry collections, most recently a chapbook titled Because You Might Not Remember. His poems have appeared in anthologies and such magazines as Alaska Quarterly Review, The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, Hubbub and Cloudbank.  His many writing honors include the Discovery/The Nation Award, the Finishing Line Press Prize, the Duckabush Prize for Poetry and a recent fellowship at The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. He is a board member of Friends of William Stafford.

Jon E. Seaman is a poet, healthcare activist, and grateful kidney transplant recipient.  In 2010 Jon was the winner of the Portland Pen Award and selected by Patricia Smith as the winner of The Naugatuck River Review?s Narrative Poetry Contest.  His work has appeared in The Greensboro Review, The Atlanta Review, The Ledge Magazine,, and Willamette Week. Jon lives and works in Portland Oregon.  For information about organ donation, please visit For more on Jon's poetry and experiences as a kidney transplant patient, please visit:

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