Bend Author and Poet Ellen Waterston to Keynote Northwest Poets’ Concord May 3
Bend, Ore. – April 26, 2013. Award-winning poet and author Ellen Waterston will deliver the keynote presentation, “A Poet’s Camino – How Form Follows Function,” at the fifth annual Northwest Poets’ Concord on Friday, May 3, 2013. The Concord, which takes place May 3 ― 5, will be held at the Hallmark Inn and Resort, Newport, Ore.
The weekend event offers an opportunity to experience readings and presentations by more than 60 of the Northwest’s foremost poets. Friday and Saturday schedules conclude with open mics, giving all attendees the opportunity to read their poetry. Sunday’s events include a book fair, with book signings by authors. For more information about the organization and the 2013 weekend, visit www.poetsconcord.org.
About Ellen Waterston Ellen Waterston’s most recent collection of poetry, Via Lactea, A Verse Novel, will be released Nov. 1, 2013 by Atelier 6000. Poetry awards include the 2009 and 2005 WILLA Award in Poetry for her collections Between Desert Seasons and I Am Madagascar, respectively. Cold Snap, a collection of assorted writings, was published in 2011 by Fishtrap, Inc. Where The Crooked River Rises, a collection of Waterston’s award-winning personal and nature essays about Central Oregon’s High Desert, was published by OSU Press fall 2010. Her memoir, Then There Was No Mountain, was rated one of the top ten books by the Oregonian in 2003 and earned her an appearance on Good Morning America.
Waterston is the founder and director of the Writing Ranch, dedicated to supporting the craft and careers of emerging writers through workshops and retreats. Waterston also founded and is the former director of The Nature of Words (NOW), a Bend-based literary organization. For more information, visit www.writingranch.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541.480.3933.
Ellen Waterston PO Box 640, Bend, OR 97709 p. 541.480.3933 email also visit Writing Ranch (c) 2012 Waterston Communications Inc., All Rights Reserved