Why There Are Words-Portland will take place quarterly beginning in June at Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont. Sara Quinn Rivara is the coordinator for Why There Are Words-Portland.
Writers Helping Writers. As a writer, feminist, & author on two small presses, I am a fierce believer in the power of a community of writers, and of writers helping other writers. When my first book came out in a tiny press, it felt overwhelming to find places to read. As the coordinator for the WTAW Portland reading series, I am thrilled to help other writers on small presses–and WTAW authors–find a Pacific Northwest audience for their work. I can’t wait to hear your words!
Sara Quinn Rivara is the author of the chapbook Lake Effect (Aldrich Press, 2013) and the forthcoming collection Animal Bride (ELJ Editions, 2017). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Fem, Devil’s Lake, RHINO, Word Riot, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Blackbird, Midwestern Gothic, Cream City Review, Bluestem, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Poemeleon, 32 Poems, The Cortland Review, HerKind, and many others. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart, won Midwestern Gothic’s Lake Prize, and been featured at Late Night Library. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College, and lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.
Contact Sara at saint DOT tangerine AT gmail DOT com.
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