Produced in conjunction with local literary organizations, join us for an evening of spoken word and poetry readings in response to Alden Mason and SAM's permanent collection. This evening's event features Nora Wendl, Anne McDuffie and Donald Fels.
Anne McDuffie writes essays, poetry and book reviews. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Crab Creek Review, A River and Sound Review, Rattle, Poetry International, American Book Review, and the anthologyShort Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction(Norton, 2005). She received her MFA in 2007 from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.
Nora Wendl is a writer and professor of architecture whose work (built and written) is influenced by the processes, products, history and discourse of the (silent) built and made things around us—particularly architecture. A native of Nebraska, she studied at Iowa State University and was 2005 Pearl Hogrefe Fellow in Creative Writing. For the Jack Straw Writers Program, she is collaborating with the late Dr. Edith Farnsworth to write a more immediate and poetic account of living in the Mies van der Rohe-designed Farnsworth House. She lives in Portland, Oregon and teaches at Portland State University Department of Architecture.
Don Fels is a visual artist and writer. For the past twenty-five years he has followed the trade in commodities around the world. People have always exchanged goods, and in the process have forever swapped stories, traded hopes and ideas. He is currently at work on a graphic non-fiction book,Placing Color, which looks at the rather incredible history of the mordant alum. His book, Water’s Edge, about a year he spent as artist in residence at a decommissioned steel plant in Southern Italy, is being readied for publication.