Author Archives: Angela Decker

Angela Decker

Angela Decker’s poems have appeared in African Voices, Comstock Review, Hip Mama, The Wisconsin Review, Jefferson Monthly, and others. She occasionally teaches poetry writing at Southern Oregon University and shares the arts & literature column “Quills & Queues” with Vicki Aldous in the Ashland Daily Tidings. Her chapbook, “Splendid Catastrophe,” was recently published by Finishing Line Press. She lives in Ashland where kids carry poems in their pockets and strangers read sonnets on the streets.

Finding your voice

Local writer and SOU creative-writing instructor, Vincent Craig Wright is helping writers focus on their unique creative voice with his upcoming workshop “You Already Have a Voice.” The workshop will show writers how to find, develop and embrace their distinct style, personality or viewpoint in a piece of writing or other creative work. Finding your [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Grammar: The Movie

Grammar geeks, grab your popcorn and download the new documentary “Grammar Revolution,” a film made by former teachers David and Elizabeth O’Brien, and funded with a Kickstarter campaign. The short film is a quirky and sometimes funny exploration of language and grammar in society today, offering some thoughtful commentary on how we view grammar and [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Time to break out those clerihews, dorklets and limericks

Lighthearted poetry doesn’t always get the respect it deserves, and to be honest there’s a lot of goofy stuff out there, but good light verse is a kick to hear and especially fun to create. One expert at writing comic verse is local poet Dave Harvey. Harvey is conducting a free workshop Saturday, October 11, [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Local poets celebrate with a reading and a chapbook

Members of the Rogue Valley chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association (OPA) will strut their stuff at a reading Tuesday, October 7, from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm. The reading will feature 10 local poets sharing a diverse body of work and celebrating their new poetry chapbook, “Sudden Meteors,” a collection of work by regional [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Workshop explores travel and description

Writers who travel and travelers who write won’t want to miss the Willamette Writers presentation and workshop, “Stories From the Road: The Art & Science of Describing Place,” Saturday Oct. 4 from 10am to noon, and 1:30-4:30 at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers. The morning presentation will examine and discuss examples of effective [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Publishing workshop at the Ashland Book & Author Fest

Poets, writers and publishing control freaks are in luck. Amazon’s CreateSpace makes self publishing easier. Local writer Amy Miller is offering a workshop at the Ashland Book and Author Festival, this Saturday Sept., 20 at noon to help get folks started. The festival will take place at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon library from 10 am [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Slammin’ for Salmon

The 10th annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival is looking for writers, nature lovers and anyone with poetry in their hearts to read their work during the festival’s Poetry Slam for Salmon. The festival is Saturday, October 4 from 11:00 to 4:00 pm. In addition to the slam, the event will feature interactive exhibits focusing on [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Sheila Bender and Jonah Bornstein

At Bloomsbury, every month is poetry month. Friday, Sept., 5 at 7:00 pm, the bookstore will feature readings by Sheila Bender and Jonah Bornstein. Bender is a poet, author and writing instructor. In addition to teaching at universities and offering a variety of writing workshops, she is also the founder of Writing it Real, an [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Poet Willa Schneberg at Bloomsbury Books

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.” [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ashland Book and Author Festival Coming Soon

Writers, readers and folks who love them, get ready for a party. The Ashland Book and Author Festival is almost here. On Saturday, September 20, from 10-4 pm at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library. Nearly 100 authors, book sellers, publishers, and artists from Southern Oregon gather for a day of discussion, workshops and celebration of [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment
  • Blog Authors

    Angela Decker

    Angela Decker's poems have appeared in African Voices, Comstock Review, Hip Mama, The Wisconsin Review, Jefferson Monthly, and others. She occasionally teaches poetry writing at Southern Oregon University and shares the arts & literature column ... Read Full
  • Categories

  • Archives