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Tapestry of Tales Tellabration Finale 2009

 

Communities around the world gather on the same day to listen and share stories in Tellabration. This podcast of Multnomah County Library’s 10th Tapestry of Tales Festival Tellebration and Finale celebrates a world of stories with Antonio Sacre, Eth-No-Tec, and Donald Davis. Storytellers introduced by Oregon storyteller Will Hornyak.

 

Recorded November 21, 2009

 

Direct download: 20090921_MCLTapestryTellabrationFinale_.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 4:05pm PDT

Every day in the Peace Corps brings a new experience, adventure or lesson. Come listen to journal entries directly from the Peace Corps volunteers who wrote them and pick up your free copy of “A Life Inspired,” a collection of stories written by volunteers (while supplies last). A Peace Corps volunteer who served in Bulgaria will also share her personal experience, answer your questions, and provide tips to guide you through the application process.

About the Panel:
Jenny Ferro
Lesotho, Africa 2002-2006
Primary Education Resource Teacher
Reading: "Peace, Rain, Prosperity"

Vicki Crumpacker
Turkmenistan, Central Asia 2000-2001
Business Advising

Erik Vidstrand
Mauritania, West Africa 1982-1984
Health Extension

http://www.peacecorps.gov

Direct download: 20090714_MCLPeaceCorps.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 1:32pm PDT

Central Library hosts readings and presentations commemorating Oregon's late poet .

Featured Participants:


  • Joel Nightingale Berning presents William Stafford as a Minister. Mr. Berning is a third-year Master of Divinity student at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
  • Kate Gray published her first full-length book of poems, Another Sunset We Survive, in 2007, and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.
  • Carlos Reyes is a noted poet, writer and translator whose latest book of poetry, The Book of Shadows; New and Selected Poems, was published in 2009.
  • Penelope Scambly Schott has published several books, including A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth, which won the 2008 Oregon Book Award for Poetry.
  • Joseph A. Soldati, host for the program, has published poems and essays. Recent among his published books is Apocalypse Clam.
Direct download: 20100131_MCLWilliamStafford.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 5:42pm PDT

What is your Oregon story? Whether you are new here or your family has lived here for generations, come and share stories about your Oregon experience. Five-minute maximum, no reading or performing (think “beginning, middle, end”). Featuring the Portland Storytellers Guild with Penny Walter, Sarah Hauser, Ken Iverson, Lori King, Pearl Steinberg, Anne Rutherford, Julie Strozyk.

Direct download: 20091108_MCLThisoregonLifePSG.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 4:29pm PDT

For most of us, our homes are the single largest investment we'll ever make. Because the tax code heavily favors homeowners, this class will help attendees understand the importance of home ownership, and provide a step-by-step map of how the purchase process works. Because complex home-financing terms can be easily misunderstood, we will also uncover common myths associated with buying a home. Harlan Mayer and Julie Dalton present the information

Direct download: 20090927_MCLHomeOwnershipandFinancing02.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 5:07pm PDT

TransitionPDX is a diverse group of Portland area residents working to build sustainable communities equipped to meet a reduced carbon future. In this presentation with Meg Bowman, TransitionPDX will examine peak oil and climate change and their predicted impact on an already strained economy. The audience will learn practical steps for easing the strain of rising food and utilities costs with Harriet Fasenfest from Preserve and Lani from the Community Energy Project. And they’ll hear how Portland neighborhoods are gearing up for transition to a resilient future.

Direct download: 20090521_MCLStayingWarmandWellFed.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:04pm PDT

Raves about reading Faves @your library. Title Raves: The Great Northwest was an event where people could celebrate their love of reading and local writers. Listen in here for a discussion about who favorite Northwest authors are, what book(s) were read lately and why people liked it.

Leading off the discussion will be a panel of people known around town for their love of reading and books. Sharing their insights about books, writers and writing are:


  • Lono Waiwaiole, whose Wiley crime noir series takes place in Portland
  • Dennis Stovall and Karen Brattain, publishers at PSU’s student-run Ooligan Press
  • Jeff Baker, book editor, The Oregonian


Shared faves with the group -- and the world. Title Raves recommendations are posted on the library’s website.

Direct download: 20090407_MCLTitleRavesGreatNorthwest0.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 5:25pm PDT

Sisters of the Road lead a discussion and information exchange concerning homelessness in Portland and the resources available to help those who are homeless, as well as how others can assist the homeless.

Direct download: 20090225_MCLHomelessInPortland.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:18pm PDT

VoiceCatcher presents prose and poetry from its fourth women writers anthology. The work of six contributing authors will be highlighted. VoiceCatcher's mission is to publish an anthology of Portland-area women's writing reflecting a diversity of voice and genre. They offer a local publishing opportunity that respects, nurtures and promotes local artists.

Web site: http://voicecatcher.org/

Direct download: 20100327_MCLVoiceCatcherAuthorsReading.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 4:48pm PDT

Bonnie Jo Campbell’s energy and biting wit make her work both brutal and laugh out-loud funny. All is weird, immediate and raw in Campbell’s stories and poems. Bonnie Jo Campbell’s new story collection, American Salvage, was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. She is also the author of the novel Q Road, and the story collection Women & Other Animals. She has won the AWP award for short fiction, the 2008 Eudora Welty fiction prize, and a Pushcart prize, and she was named a Barnes & Noble Great New Writer. The New York Times has called her stories "Bitter but sweetened by humor," and Publisher’s Weekly said Campbell details, "domestic worlds where Martha Stewart would fear to tread."

Presented in partnership with Pacific University's Master of Fine Arts in Writing program.

Direct download: 20100217_MCLWritersTalkingBonnieJoCampbell.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 5:04pm PDT