[Local events] International Women's Day reading, Sunday 3/4

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Thu Mar 1 11:47:05 PST 2007

Portland International Women's Day
Poetry and Fiction Reading

Writers Erin Ergenbright, Kaia Sand, Katie Ford, Lisa Steinman, Maryrose 
Larkin, and Natalie Serber read from their work

Sunday, March 4th, 1:30pm

Room 323, Smith Memorial Student Union
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway
Portland OR 97201


Erin Ergenbright is the co-author of The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook (with
Thisbe Nissen), and a co-director of the Loggernaut Reading Series in
Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in many journals and
anthologies, including The May Queen: Women on Life, Love, Work and
Pulling It All Together in Your Thirties; Alone in the Kitchen with an
Eggplant: On Cooking for One and Dining Alone; The Believer Magazine,
Tin House and Indiana Review. She earned her MFA at the Iowa‚s Writers
Workshop, where she was a James Michener-PaulEngle fellow.

Kaia Sand is the author of interval (Edge Books 2004), as well as the
chapbook heart on a tripod and wee book lotto (both Dusie Press 2006),
and she has a chapbook forthcoming with Tinfish Press. Her poetry most
recently appeared/will soon appear in Effing Magazine; Eye’s Monthly;
HOW2; McSweeney's Quarterly Concern; Tinfish; and Tool: A Magazine .
Last fall, she was a featured reader in the Contemporary Experimental
Women's Poetry Festival at Cambridge University in England, which is
documented in the Archive of the Now project based in London
This spring, Matt Sargent is composing a score for chamber choir,
“Riverbed Echo,” based on text from her poem, “progeny.” She lives in
Portland, Oregon.

Katie Ford grew up in Portland and holds degrees from Whitman College,
Harvard University, and The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She
is the author of Deposition, published by Graywolf Press. Individual
poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, the
Partisan Review, the Seneca Review, Poets & Writers, the Colorado
Review, Pleiades, and other journals. She has received an Academy of
American Poets Prize and a Prairie Lights Prize and is a contributor to
the anthology Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century.
Katie is Poetry Editor of the New Orleans Review and is on-leave from
Loyola University, New Orleans, where she has lived and taught since

Lisa Steinman not only writes poetry, but also about poetry. Her most
recent book of poems is Carslaw's Sequences. She usually teach at Reed
College, although thanks to the National Endowment she has this year
off. She is currently trying to write what (to her surprise) will be
her ninth book.

Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a
freelance researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books),
Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD), and the forthcoming Book of Ocean
(i.e. press). Maryrose is part of Spare Room, a group of people who
organize readings and other events in Portland. Maryrose's work can be
found online at No Tell Motel, Gutcult, and Fascicle.

Natalie Serber received her MFA from Warren Wilson College. Her work
has appeared in Inkwell Magazine, The Bellingham Review, Fourth Genre,
Gulf Coast, and the collection, Airfare: Stories, Poems and Essays on
Flight. She is the recipient of the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction and
the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction. Natalie is currently working on
her first novel, Just be Glad I’m Your Mother. She lives in Portland,

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