Brian Benson grew up in northern Wisconsin, just outside a town with three bars and no stoplights. He now teaches creative writing at the Attic Institute and facilitates free Write Around Portland workshops in prisons, schools, and affordable housing. His memoir, Going Somewhere, (Plume, 2014) was a Powell’s New Favorite and Multnomah County Library Selection. In 2015, he co-produced The River Signal, a radio drama written and recorded during a riverboat trip down the Mississippi. Visit Brian online at brianbensonwrites.com.
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Wendy Chin Tanner, Jennifer Perrine and Pamela Santos
March 20, 2019
A reading featuring the poets Wendy Chin Tanner, Jennifer Perrine and Pamela…
Cave Canem Fellows Reading: Off-site AWP event
March 27, 2019
Experience Cave Canem’s annual Off-Site Reading at AWP Portland, hosted by Literary…
VONA’s 20th Birthday reading: Off-site AWP event
March 29, 2019
VONA is celebrating 20 years of supporting writers of color. VONA, The…
2019 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony
April 22, 2019
Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in…
April 25, 2019
Celebrate Portland’s youth poets during our eighth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. Students…