The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic

VoiceCatcher poets: Maggie Chula, Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, Andrea Hollander, Annie Lighthart, Emily Pitman Newberry, Darlene Pagán and Pat Phillips West  

at Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland 97239 on Sunday, July 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

Free and open to the public, the Studio Series is held monthly on second Sundays. The adjoining Ross Island Café is no longer open on Sunday evenings. For additional information please contact host and organizer Leah Stenson at
Margaret Chula is a poet, teacher and performance artist. She has published seven books of poetry and currently serves as the first Poet Laureate of Friends of Chamber Music in Portland and as President of the Tanka Society of America.

Cindy Williams Gutiérrez collaborates with musicians, thespians and visual artists. Her collection, the small claim of bones, is forthcoming from Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe (Arizona State University). Her plays have been produced by the Miracle Theatre Group and Insight Out Theatre Collective.
Andrea Hollander is the author of three chapbooks and four full-length poetry collections, most recently Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selected Poems, 1982 – 2012. She is the recipient of a 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowship.
Annie Lighthart began writing poetry after her first visit to an Oregon old-growth forest. Since then, she has continued to write while working as a teacher and mother. Her book of poetry Iron String is forthcoming from Airlie Press in October 2013.
Emily Pittman Newberry is a poet, speaker, writer and performance artist. One Spirit Press published Butterfly A Rose, her first book of poetry, in 2010.
Darlene Pagán is a writer and mother, an activist and wife, a teacher and thinker. She teaches writing and literature at Pacific University in Oregon. A full-length collection, Petty Crimes and Other Misadventures, is forthcoming.
Pat Phillips West’s poems have appeared or will appear in Imagination & Place: Weather, Persimmon Tree, VoiceCatcher6, Manzanita Writers Press, San Pedro River Review and elsewhere.

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