March 6, 2008

A new reading series

We thought you might like to know about the launch of a new series here in Portland...





with music by WILLIAM HOLLEY

Thursday, March 6th, 7:00PM

The Mizpah Church (located in Ladd's Addition)
2456 SE Tamarack Ave.

Venue website:
Cost: $5 – 12, sliding scale

*Admission price includes a free chapbook, featuring previously unpublished work by the writers featured the night of the event, as well as free wine, beer, and light snacks.



Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author of three books, most recently Figures for a Darkroom Voice with Noah Eli Gordon (Tarpaulin Sky, 2007). A new chapbook is just out with Pilot books, and Portland's own Pinball Publishing released his first book, Suspension of a Secret in Abandoned Rooms, in 2005. A new full-length collection, The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth, will be out next year with Tupelo Press, along with his first film, a tour documentary about the band Califone, and an anthology of younger poets in conversation with their mentors from University of Iowa Press.

After growing up in Seattle, and going to college in the Northwest, he lived briefly in Turkey, Slovakia, and for longer in Arizona, Ireland, and Colorado before recently settling in Illinois to take a teaching job at Loyola University Chicago.

Noah Eli Gordon's first book, The Frequencies, was published by Tougher Disguises Press in 2003. Since then, he has had five other books appear, including Novel Pictorial Noise, which was selected by John Ashbery for the National Poetry Series, and published last year by Harper Perennial. Last year also saw the release of Figures for a Darkroom Voice, a book written in collaboration with Joshua Marie Wilkinson. He writes a column on chapbooks for Rain Taxi: Review of Books, and his reviews and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Publishers Weekly, Boston Review, and Denver Quarterly. He teaches creative writing at the University of Colorado in Denver, and is the puppeteer for Ohio's Book Corner, a video book review.

See him reading with Joshua Marie Wilkinson at:



The Unwin-Dunraven Literary Ecclesia is a new literary convergence, encompassing a quarterly reading & performance series, finespun publications, special events, and extensive online archives, all in flux with our interest in Gnostic narrative, imagined cartographies, oracular utterance, and the alchemy of language. Its members include writers Ashley Edwards, Ashley Toliver, and Garett Strickland.

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