study some poetry

November 24, 2020

Soapstone is a grassroots literary organization that has been around since 1992 and currently operates out of Portland, Oregon. From
1998 through 2010, Soapstone provided residencies to more than 375 writers at a retreat in Oregon’s Coast Range. These days, Soapstone provides grants to support ad hoc events and short-term study groups that introduce or offer the opportunity to delve into the work of women writers. All events and study groups are open to the public.

Soapstone has three all-online study groups slated for the winter/spring season:

Reading Natasha Tretheway, led by Andrea Hollander
Six Saturday Mornings, January 9 through February 13, 2021, 10:00am to Noon Pacific

Reading Bernardine Evaristo’s GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER, led by Tricia Snell
Six Saturday Mornings, February 27 through April 10 (skipping March 27), 2021, 10:00am to Noon Pacific

Reading Claudia Rankine, led by Ashley Toliver
Six Saturday Mornings, April 24 through May 29, 2021, 10:00am to Noon Pacific

Fees are very modest and class size is very limited. Visit Soapstone for details.

are you listening?

October 23, 2018

Every couple of months, editors from Poets & Writers Magazine offer a behind-the-scenes preview of the latest issue, talk with contributors and authors featured in the magazine, and discuss the lighter side of writing, publishing, and the literary arts in a podcast called AMPERSAND. The latest edition, Episode 22, features “superstar nonfiction writer Susan Orlean, best-selling novelists Barbara Kingsolver and Richard Powers, and Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Natasha Trethewey.” In Episode 21, Kevin Larimer and Melissa Faliveno discuss the work of Ada Limón and Rebecca Solnit. Find other episodes on Soundcloud. Listen!

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