Oregon poets Judith Montgomery, Penelope Scambly Schott and Ellen Waterston will read from their work in a round-robin format, followed by Q&A.
Judith Montgomery's poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including Valparaiso Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner and Cave Wall. Her first collection, the chapbook "Passion," received the 2000 Oregon Book Award for poetry. "Red Jess" was a finalist for several national first book prizes in 2006. "Pulse and Constellation" (2007) was a finalist for the Finishing Line Poetry Prize. With the help of residences at PLAYA, she is working on two new manuscripts, "Litany for Wound and Bloom," (a finalist for the 2016 Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize) and "Mutable Flame."
Penelope Scambly Schott, author of a novel and several books of poetry, was awarded four New Jersey arts fellowships before moving to Oregon, where her verse biography, "A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth," received an Oregon Book Award for poetry. Several of Penelope's books and individual poems have won other prizes. Forthcoming poetry titles in 2017 are "Serpent Love: A Mother-Daughter Epic" and "Bailing the River." Her individual poems have appeared in APR, Georgia Review and elsewhere. Penelope and her husband host a series of poetry readings in Portland, Oregon called The White Dog Salon. She also leads a coveted annual poetry workshop in Dufur, Oregon.
Location: Dudley's Bookshop Cafe, 135 NW Minnesota, Bend, OR 97701
Dudley's Phone: 541-749-2010.