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New Poets of the American West reading in Pendleton, July 9th

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Nine Northwest poets will read from the anthology New Poets of the American West, Ed. Lowell Jaeger (Many Voices Press, FVCC:2010) at the Arts Center of Pendleton, 214 N. Main St., at 7 p.m. on July 9th. David Axelrod, Boyd Benson, Barbara Drake, M.E. Hope, Bette Lynch Husted, Penelope Scambly Schott, Pamela Steele, Lisa Steinman, and Ellen Waterston will read. Axelrod, Husted, Steele and Waterston have published books of poetry with Wordcraft of Oregon, LLC. Refreshments will be served and copies of the anthology will be available for purchase courtesy of Armchair Books.

Kuo at Chuckanut Writers Conference

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Alex Kuo is on the faculty of the Chuckanut Writers Conference to be held June 24 & 25 at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington. He is joined by Samuel Green, the first poet laureate of the state of Washington, the inimitable Tom Robbins, and novelists, Jim Lynch and Nancy Rawles, among others. For more information,

Upcoming Readings: Bette Husted

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Bette Husted, author of At This Distance, has scheduled to following readings for Sping and Summer:

April 10, 7 p.m., Studio Series, 3508 SW corbett Ave., Portland–hosted by Leah Stenson

April 15, 7 p.m., Crossroads, 2020 Auburn, Baker City–with Karena Youtz, hosted by Perry Stokes

May 6, 3 p.m., Northwest Poets Concord, Hallmark Inn, Newport–with Scot Siegel, Kirsten Rian, John Williams, Al Molotkov (hosted by Sandra Ellston)

May 19, 7 p.m., at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, with Molly Gloss, hosted by Kirsten Rian (regional writers “Comma” series)

June 2, 7:30 p.m., Blue Mountain Writers, First Thursday Reading Series, La Grande Public Library–hosted by Nancy Knowles

July 9, 7 p.m., Bette will be hosting a “New Poets of the American West” Anthology reading at the Pendleton Arts Center.

Pamela Steele & David Memmott read at Ars Poetica

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Wordcraft of Oregon authors, Pamela Steele and David Memmott, read at Eastern Oregon University’s Ars Poetica Program on Thursday, February 12th. Steele read from her poetry collection, Paper Bird, and from a new essay. Memmott read from his science fiction novel, Primetime.

Pamela Steele to read at WSU Tri-Cities

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Poet Pamela Steele will read from her new book, “Paper Bird,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Washington State University

The poetry reading is part of the Spring 2008 Liberal Arts Season of Events. It is in the WSU Tri-Cities East Building Auditorium, 2710 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free and open to the public.

April 3rd: Matt Schumacher to read at La Grande Public Library

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

A reading/release party will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the La Grande Public Library to celebrate the publication of Matt Schumacher’s poetry collection, Spilling the Moon. The reading is free and open to the public and sponsored by the RondeHouse Media Arts Konsortium and La Grande Public Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information on Matt and the book, please go to our main page:

Kentucky poets in La Grande, March 14th

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Thanks to Wordcraft of Oregon author, Pamela Steele, two Kentucky poets will be visiting Northeast Oregon in March. They will be reading in La Grande at Wee Mama’s Sandwich Shoppe at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 14th and on Saturday afternoon at Coffin House in Enterprise.   


Nickole Brown is the author of Sister, published by Red Hen in September 2007. She graduated from the M.F.A. Program for Creative Writing at Vermont College. She has received grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Kentucky Arts Council. She studied English Literature at Oxford University as an English Speaking Union Scholar, and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. Her work has been featured in The Writer’s Chronicle, Poets & Writers, 32 Poems, The Cortland Review, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Diagram Magazine, Another Chicago Magazine, Mammoth Books’ Sudden Stories anthology, and Starcherone Press anthology PP / FF.  She also co-edited the anthology, Air Fare: Stories, Poems, & Essays on Flight.  She has served as the National Publicity Consultant for the Palm Beach Poetry Festival and as the Program Coordinator for the Union Institute & University writing residency in Slovenia.  Nickole has worked at Louisville’s nonprofit, independent, literary press, Sarabande Books for eight years.

 Lynnell Major Edwards is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, and The Highwayman’s Wife  and The Farmer’s Daughter,  (Red Hen Press, 2007, 2003). Her work has appeared on Verse Daily and in numerous literary journals including: Poems & Plays, Southern Poetry Review, The Los Angeles Review, Poetry East, and Dos Passos Review. She is a regular reviewer for The Georgia Review, Pleiades, and Rain Taxi. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky where she teaches writing and literature courses at the University of Louisville. She received her doctorate in English at the University of Louisville, her undergraduate degree at Centre College in Kentucky, and is the recipient of a 2007 Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. She is also associate director of InKY, inc. a non-profit literary arts organization which sponsors the monthly InKY reading series in Louisville, Ky. For more information and contact:

November 9-11: Wordstock in Portland, OR

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Come see us at booth #346 at Wordstock in Portland, Oregon. Wordcraft of Oregon, LLC, will be joining basalt magazine and High Desert Journal to share an Eastern Oregon Literary Publishers’ booth at the Oregon Convention Center. Both these magazines will be offered on this website (see Other Books & Magazines.)