Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh work.
Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented Portland writers.Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired!
Please, no reading from electronic devices.
This month’s one page will be hosted by Natalie Serber, with featured readers Robin Romm and Cheston Knapp.
Robin is the author of three books, a chapbook, and numerous articles and book reviews. Most recently, she edited Double Bind: Women on Ambition (Liveright 2017) which collects personal essays from thinkers like Roxane Gay, Sarah Ruhl, Elisa Albert, Theresa Rebeck, Molly Ringwald, and Julie Holland, in order to understand the complicated issue of female striving.
Her story collection, Mother Garden, was a finalist for the PEN USA prize. Her memoir, The Mercy Papers, was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Entertainment Weekly. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner, Don Waters, and teaches in the low-residency MFA program in writing at Warren Wilson.
Cheston lives in Portland, OR, just like everyone else here.