Brian Kettler is a 2012 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient in drama.
“Brian Kettler’s plays are concerned with who we are as human beings, how we form relationships and how we express our hopes, fears and desires. He writes characters which are unique and bold in their individual personality elements and situations, but also believable and utterly compelling. His use of language is often poetic and rhythmic, however this does not feel like a writerly overlay but rather seems to spring from each individual characters own sense of image and meter. He has a delicious and acerbic sense of comedy, and can tackle cultural satire without losing a core sense of humanity that also can exist within that culture. His voice is unique and true to its own vision while also managing to be utterly accessible. Portland should be proud to be the artistic soil in which he has flourished and hope that his work will find a wider audience as well.”
Applications for the 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowships are due June 29, 2012. There is no charge to apply! Fellowships are awarded in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama and young readers literature. Fellowships are also offered for independent publishers. Fellowships will be awarded in the amount of $2500.
Fellowship applications can be found online at: http://www.literary-arts.org/oba-home/apply/fellowships/
Or email Susan Denning, she will send you an application!
Oregon Book Awards Fiction and Poetry Finalists reading
April 25, 2018
Featuring: manuel arturo abreu Omar El Akkad Samiya Bashir Allison Cobb Stephen…
April 26, 2018
Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our seventh annual Verselandia! poetry slam.
Oregon Book Awards Ceremony 2018
April 30, 2018
Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in…
Memoir Students End of Year Reading
May 6, 2018
A reading featuring students from Jay Ponteri’s year long memoir class: Matthew…
Dao Strom, Shayla Lawson, Elena Passarello
May 9, 2018
In partnership with the Northwest Academy Visiting Writing Series Shayla Lawson is (and…
Words That Burn: Staged Reading
May 15, 2018
Words That Burn brings to life the distinctive voices of conscientious objector William…