The Poet’s Toolkit Part 3: Sense – Kate Gray

During poetry month, honor your tender and fierce heart. Add tools to your poetry toolkit. You’ll start with sound, how your words can change your reader’s body. No experience necessary. You’ll write and share in a tremendously safe environment, using the Gateless Method. This workshop will give you practical ways to distinguish this writing form from others, practice in applying the tool, and the light to show you how brilliantly you shine.

Part 1 of 3: Sound (Monday, April 15th, 6-8pm)

Part 2 of 3: Shape (Tuesday, April 23, 6-8pm)

Part 3 of 3: Sense

All sessions will be held in the loft at Another Read Through. Register for each part a la carte on a sliding scale ($60-80), or for all three at a discounted rate of $150. Limited to 12 participants. For more information and sign-up, please contact Kate Gray at dangpoet@gmail.com.

The Poet’s Toolkit Part 2: Shape – Kate Gray

During poetry month, honor your tender and fierce heart. Add tools to your poetry toolkit. You’ll start with sound, how your words can change your reader’s body. No experience necessary. You’ll write and share in a tremendously safe environment, using the Gateless Method. This workshop will give you practical ways to distinguish this writing form from others, practice in applying the tool, and the light to show you how brilliantly you shine.

Part 1 of 3: Sound (Monday, April 15th, 6-8pm)

Part 2 of 3: Shape

Part 3 of 3: Sense (Wednesday, May 1, 6-8pm)

All sessions will be held in the loft at Another Read Through. Register for each part a la carte on a sliding scale ($60-80), or for all three at a discounted rate of $150. Limited to 12 participants. For more information and sign-up, please contact Kate Gray at dangpoet@gmail.com.

The Poet’s Toolkit Part 1: Sound – Kate Gray

During poetry month, honor your tender and fierce heart. Add tools to your poetry toolkit. You’ll start with sound, how your words can change your reader’s body. No experience necessary. You’ll write and share in a tremendously safe environment, using the Gateless Method. This workshop will give you practical ways to distinguish this writing form from others, practice in applying the tool, and the light to show you how brilliantly you shine.

Part 1 of 3: Sound

Part 2 of 3: Shape (Tuesday, April 23, 6-8pm)

Part 3 of 3: Sense (Wednesday, May 1, 6-8pm)

All sessions will be held in the loft at Another Read Through. Register for each part a la carte on a sliding scale ($60-80), or for all three at a discounted rate of $150. Limited to 12 participants. For more information and sign-up, please contact Kate Gray at dangpoet@gmail.com.

For Every Girl: New & Selected Poems – Kate Gray

Join us for the launch and celebration of Kate Grey’s new collection, For Every Girl: New & Selected Poems.

“[For Every Girl is] a collection dissimilar to most new and selected books. These poems, from a life of writing, come together in an arc that pulls us like ‘a rope across her palm’ into girlhood, adolescence into adulthood where the illusions of family become broken and truth reigns. We love hard and deeply in this book—cousins, aunts, uncles, mother, lovers. And even in the deepest betrayals Ms. Gray makes us hold in one hand pain and the other compassion, in one hand loss the other hope.” – Jeff Knorr

Kate Gray’s first full-length book of poems, Another Sunset We Survive (Cedar House Books, 2007) was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and followed chapbooks, Bone-Knowing (2006), winner of the Gertrude Press Poetry Prize and Where She Goes (2000), winner of the Blue Light Chapbook Prize. Kate’s first novel, Carry the Sky, (Forest Avenue, 2014) stares at bullying without blinking. Over the years she’s been awarded residencies at Hedgbrook, Norcroft, and Soapstone, and a fellowship from the Oregon Literary Arts. Her poetry and essays have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. In Any More, Black Shoe, Kate Gray’s novel-in-progress, she narrates, in Sylvia Plath’s voice, what led to The Bell Jar and her suicide attempt in 1953. Kate’s passion comes as a teacher, writing coach, and a volunteer writing facilitator with women inmates.

Benefit for Puerto Rico

Join local authors Kate Gray, Ellen Urbani, and Sean Davis as they discuss the experience of writing about trauma. All of these authors were involved somehow in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and we want to continue to shed light on the disaster that continues to unfold in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The federal government is not giving enough aide to people there, and we want to keep their need in our consciousness and do what we can to help. A percentage of sales during the event and all day will go toward relief efforts in Puerto Rico, and we will be collecting donations after the event.

INCITE: Queer Writers Read

A bi-monthly, curated reading series hosted by authors Kate Gray and Kate Carroll de Gutes and Literary Arts. We’ll be selling books so you can support the queer authors that wow you at the reading/discussion.

This event is held off-site, at Literary Arts:

925 SW Washington St
Portland OR 97205

Pride Foundation Literary Fundraiser

It’s our annual Pride Foundation Literary Fundraiser! This is one of the most exciting events we have every year, where we get to highlight the great work done for the queer community by the local (Pacific NW) organization, Pride Foundation, and hear fantastic work by local queer authors. This year we’ll hear from Kate Gray (Carry the Sky), Karelia Stetz-Waters (For Good), Sam Roxas-Chua (Fawn Language), and April Daniels (Dreadnought). You’ll have an opportunity to donate to Pride Foundation after hearing about all of the amazing work they do, have authors read to you, nosh on snacks, and have a drink. Join us, it’s one of our “must not miss” events of the year!

 

Writing Salon with Kate Gray

Kate Gray (Carry the SkyAnother Sunset We SurviveBone KnowingWhere She Goes) is hosting writing salons in our loft, using famous women authors and their work as inspiration for writing prompts. She’ll use The Gateless Method and focus on the positive in everyone’s work, bringing out the best in everyone and their work. This salon will focus on Toni Morrison and her work. This is Kate’s last workshop, so if you wanted a chance to write with her, now is your chance. (Don’t worry, though, Celeste Gurevich is taking over!) To sign up, send me an email here: elisa at anotherreadthrough.com. Preregistration preferred and discounted.

Writing Salon with Kate Gray

Kate Gray (Carry the SkyAnother Sunset We SurviveBone KnowingWhere She Goes) is hosting writing salons in our loft, using famous women authors and their work as inspiration for writing prompts. She’ll use The Gateless Method and focus on the positive in everyone’s work, bringing out the best in everyone and their work. This salon will focus on Elizabeth Bishop and her work. For more information, click here: http://kategraywrites.com/follow-the-tracks-into-your-writing/. To sign up, send me an email here: elisa at anotherreadthrough.com. Preregistration preferred and discounted.

Writing Salon with Kate Gray

Kate Gray (Carry the SkyAnother Sunset We SurviveBone KnowingWhere She Goes) is hosting writing salons in our loft, using famous women authors and their work as inspiration for writing prompts. She’ll use The Gateless Method and focus on the positive in everyone’s work, bringing out the best in everyone and their work. This salon will focus on Denise Levertov and her work. For more information, click here: http://kategraywrites.com/follow-the-tracks-into-your-writing/. To sign up, send me an email here: elisa at anotherreadthrough.com. Preregistration preferred and discounted.