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Tim Applegate and Roy R. Seitz for our Third Saturday Workshop and Reading!

Our Third Saturday Workshop and PIE Reading for February features Tim Applegate and Roy R. Seitz

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4:30 to 6 pm Tim Applegate leads the workshop : Writing Poems, And Prose, About Work." Attendees are encouraged to bring along a poem or a brief excerpt of fiction or non-fiction. There will some time to write! "

6:15 to around 8pm is our reading; Tim will read some prose and poetry followed by poet Roy R. Seitz and our open mic!

Don't miss it!

Tim Applegate is the author of three poetry collections--At the End of Day (Traprock Books), Drydock (Blue Cubicle Press), and Blueprints (Turnstone Books of Oregon)--as well as the novels Fever Tree (Amberjack Publishing) and Flamingo Lane (Amberjack Publishing).

Tim was born in Ft. Benning, Georgia and grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1978 he obtained a B.A. in journalism and literature from Indiana University.

Tim has lived in Boston, Sarasota, Florida, and for the last twenty-four years on two acres in the foothills of the coastal range of western Oregon. For the last two decades he has owned and operated a commercial contracting business specializing in furniture and wood restoration for the hotel and cruise ship industries. In 2015 he retired from contracting to write full-time.

Tim is married and has two daughters. He grows wine grapes on his acreage, remains an avid hiker, and travels extensively.

Tim's poetry, essays, and short fiction has appeared in The Florida Review, The South Dakota Review, Lake Effect, The Briar Cliff Review, and the Tillie Olsen Award-winning anthology Tales From The Construction Site, among many others.

Roy R. Seitz -Roy earned a living as journeyman carpenter and has been a featured performer throughout the Northwest for many years. Recently he's been hosting the monthly Poetry for the People gathering in Eugene Oregon. His poetry collection: Right Here Right Now now in its third printing reflects his experiences as a sniper in the Vietnam War. Another collection of poetry is forthcoming from Utter Chaos press.

...from Kathryn Grace Bond: The vibrancy and immediacy of Roy's work will stun you This is neither a political rant nor a therapeutic exercise. These poems do not say: “War is terrible” or “War is glorious,” they simply say: “This is war.” Roy’s storytelling is unflinching — definitely not for children — but wending through these poems is a deep respect for life and an enigmatic hope."

Oh and by the way, Roy did most of the work on all the bookshelves at BookTree!

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