Thursday, February 7, 2013

2-23-13 Wild Women Recite! reading info

Airlie Press and River Gallery present the 12th Annual Wild Women, Recite! reading.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Stephanie Lenox and Maren Anderson will read from their work as the central event of the ongoing Wild Women show at the River Gallery.

Doors open at 7:00 pm. Reading starts at 7:30 pm.
River Gallery 
184 S. Main St., Independence, OR
Light refreshments, no cover.
The reading will be followed by an open mic and book signing.

Stephanie Lenox is a Salem poet whose book Congress of StrangePeople (Airlie Press, 2012) includes a section of poems based on the “federation of freaks,” the group of humans born into the world with a variety of highly obvious abnormal physical characteristics, who are often condemned to earn their living by exploiting these features. With delicate tact and enormous craft, Stephanie places these poems side by side with character sketches and stories from her own family, and arrives at the “congress of strange people” that, in the end, includes us all.  
Maren Bradley Anderson teaches literature and writing at Western Oregon University and raises alpaca in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Her most recent work is the novel Liz A. Stratton Closes the Store: A Novel about Sex and Politics. With wit and passion, Maren modernizes the ancient Greek tale of Lysistrata, transposing it into the story of one Liz A. Stratton, who finds herself running for president, promoting her feminist strategy for ending war, and trying to deal with a budding romance of her own.

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