Oregon Book Award winning poet, Willa Schneberg will read and discuss her work at Bloomsbury Books on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 pm.
Schneberg is the author of five poetry collections, “In the Margins of the World,” “Box Poems,” “Storytelling in Cambodia,” the chapbook “The Books of Esther” and her recently released “Rending the Garment.” Her work has appeared in the “American Poetry Review,” “Michigan Quarterly,” “Women’s Review of Books,” and many others. Her work is also included in the textbook, “Bearing Witness: Teaching About the Holocaust.”
In addition to her reading, Schneberg is offering a workshop, “Writing the Jewish Experience” at Temple Emek Shalom the same Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Participants will explore in their own words what they consider the Jewish experience, as well as write their individual experiences of what it means to be Jewish. For information about the workshop or to register, contact Jonah Bornstein at (541) 531-0671 or visit the website: www.threewayconversation.org.
For one more fabulous Schneberg experience on September 14, Garrison Keillor will read her poem “Biscuits” on the Writer’s Almanac that day. You can read her poem now or hear it on the website http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org.