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Workshop & Reading with Linda Strever and Mary Eliza Crane!

Join us for our 3rd Saturday workshop and PIE (PoetryIsEverything) reading and open mic. Workshop: 4:30 to 6pm. Reading and Open Mic 6:15 to 8:09pm

Workshop at 4:30pm “Many Stories, Many Voices: Poetry as Biography and Memoir.” Linda Strever will lead the workshop discussing what makes a good narrative and then share some examples of 'biographical poems followed by a writing exercise. Next memoir poems will be discussed and share followed by a writing exercise. 

6:15 pm PIE Reading and Open Mic will feature Linda Strever and Mary Eliza Crane followed by an open mic.

Bios : 
Linda Strever is the author of My Life in Cars (poetry chapbook), Against My Dreams (poetry), and Don’t Look Away (fiction). Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies. Winner of the Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize, her work has been a finalist for the New Issues Poetry Prize, the Levis Poetry Prize, the Ohio State University Press Award in Poetry, and the Eludia Award in fiction. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has an MFA from Brooklyn College.

Mary Eliza Crane is a native of New England who began writing poetry at age fourteen. She migrated to the Pacific Northwest three decades ago and settled into the Cascade foothills east of Puget Sound. Deeply and passionately in love with the natural world and rural culture, Mary's voice lives in the understory and fog of the Snoqualmie River, her poetry a fusion of the natural, personal, and political world. A regular feature at poetry venues throughout the Puget Sound region, she has read her poetry from Woodstock to LA, including opening for Graham Nash at a benefit concert in 2012. Mary has two volumes of poetry What I Can Hold In My Hands (Gazoobi Tales Publishing, 2009) and At First Light (Gazoobi Tales Publishing, 2011). Her work has also appeared in Raven Chronicles, The Cartier Street Review, Quill and Parchment, The Far Field, and several anthologies, including Cradle Songs: An Anthology of Poetry on Motherhood by Quill and Parchment Press which won the 2013 International Book award for Best Poetry Anthology.