Come join my talk on poetry that I’ll present to Conversations with Writers on May 20, 2013, at 7 pm in Hillsboro (135 SE 3rd Ave., downtown Hillsboro):
At play in the fields of the word: a theory of poetry
This talk is my effort to define poetry and look at its evolutionary significance. What do Jack Handey, poetry, and epilepsy have in common? What did William Stafford mean when he said that poetry was a serious joke, and should we take him seriously? Come join the conversation.
"Sweet Words: Authors, Wine and Chocolate," Barbara Gibby, Karen Hesse, MJ Nordgren, Sue Parman, and Alan Roth will identify and sign their quotes for community members who wish to win a Sweet Words prize basket. Periscope Books, 1920 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, May 1st, 5-8 pm. Online Oregonian video of the event: http://www.oregonlive.com/forest-grove/index.ssf/2013/05/first_wednesday_brings_poetry.html
Fred Melden, Sue Parman, and others read poetry at Marino Adriatic, Portland, February 20, 2013.
Sue Parman, featured poet, reads at Milepost 5, Portland, December 11, 2012, 7:00 pm.
Celebrate local authors in Hillsboro/Forest Grove, December 7-8, 2012, at Periscope Books, Arcade Books, Jacobsen's Books, and Jan's Paperbacks. On December 7, 6:30-8:00 pm, poetry reading by Paula Adams, Bill Jansen, Rick Livingston, Sue Parman, Alan Roth, and Mary Slocum.
“Words, Wine, and Fudge: Book Launch/Lunch of The Thin Monster House,” Saturday, September 15, 2012, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00ish, Periscope Books and Tutoring, 1920 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116.
On Sunday, September 16th, from 1:00-5:00 PM, Sue Parman and her daughter Gigi Pandian presented a workshop called "Different Paths to Publishing" at Lake Oswego Fairfield Inn and Suites, 6100 SW Meadows Road, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035. See http://gigipandian.blogspot.com/2012/09/oregon-weekend-oregon-writers-colony.html.
Stone Soup Reading Series: Sue Parman, Mary Slocum, Jeffry Gardener, Bob Swango, Pat Vivian, and Fred Melden will read poetry on Wednesday, August 22, at the Marino Adriatic Cafe in Portland, OR. https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/119718474839498/
A New Portland West Coast Poetry Journal: Faultlines On
Talking Earth Monday Night June 18
KBOO 90.7 FM 10-11 PM PST
Hear the poets read at http://soundcloud.com/samroderick/kboo-june-18-2012
Faultlines is a brand new journal of West Coast poetry that aims to be a venue for poetry that is engaging, accessible, and skilled. Editor Tony Pfannenstiel has assembled a collection from 70 poets up and down the West Coast, both well known and emerging, young and old. Their voices are marvelously diverse. What they share is that they make you want to cock your head and listen to what they are saying. Tune in to hear Tony and local poets Ryan Scariano, Kirby Light, Gail Barker, Elizabeth Ferguson, Susan Parman and, from Eugene, Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua, as they sing their songs & talk with Barbara LaMorticella.
1st release celebration of Fault Lines Poetry,
A new journal of West Coast Poetry edited by Tony Pfannenstiel
Sue Parman and others will read their poetry at the beautiful library in
Gig Harbor, Washington (near Seattle)
Saturday, June 30, 2012, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See the poets read at http://www.youtube.com/user/nofaultzone
Sunday, May 6, 9:00 a.m., poetry readings by Sue Parman, Mary Slocum, Leah Stenson, Michael Dylan Welch, and Dorothy Blackcrow Mack at the Northwest Poets Concord, Hallmark Inn, Newport, OR.