Multnomah County Library Podcasts (oregon stories)

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Ross Huffman-Kerr  from This   Oregon Life: Stories   About Your Oregon   Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Ross Huffman-Kerr has been a professional actor in Portland for over 30 years.  Besides film, television and commercial work, he was an actor, writer and director for Storefront Theatre and a member of Tygre's Heart Shakespeare Company.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-03-Ross_Huffman-Kerr.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 12:09pm PST

Barbara Drake from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Barbara Drake is eternally grateful to her parents for moving from Kansas to Oregon in 1941. She is the author of several books of poetry, of Writing Poetry, a college creative writing textbook widely used and in print for the past 24 years, and of Peace at Heart: an Oregon Country Life.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-02-Barbara_Drake.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 11:59am PST

April Henry from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

April Henry is a native Oregonian who writes thrillers for adults and teens.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-01-April_Henry.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 11:22am PST

The William Stafford Commemorative Birthday Event at Central Library: Readings & Presentations Central Library hosted readings and presentations commemorating Oregon's late poet laureate on Sunday, January 25, 2009.

Featured participants included:

Jim Scheppke presents “William Stafford and the Oregon Poetry Collection.” Mr. Scheppke has been State Librarian of Oregon since 1991.
Ellen Louise Hart and Holly Springfield present “Where the Right Word Again Begins Time”: William Stafford and Emily Dickinson. Ms. Hart writes about Emily Dickinson's manuscripts, and about prosody and the visual line in Dickinson's poetry and correspondences. Ms. Springfield is a meditation teacher, storyteller and independent student and teacher of Emily Dickinson’s poetry and founder of the Portland Chapter of the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS).
Don Colburn is a health reporter for The Oregonian.
Kirsten Rian was recently nominated for inclusion in the 2008 Best New Poets anthology.
Joseph A. Soldati, host for the program, has published numerous poems and essays in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, including most recently The Litchfield Review, The Enigmatist, and Writers Dojo. His poem, “Elegy” will appear in the forthcoming (April 2009) anthology Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090125_MCLWilliamStafford.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 10:26am PST