POET PENELOPE SCAMBLY SCHOTT TO SHARE WORK AT NEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Award-winning poet Penelope Scambly Schott will read from her latest work at the Newport Public Library on Saturday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Schott’s new book, Serpent Love: A Mother-Daughter Epic, contains poems of disappointment, fury, and always underlying love. The poems are followed by her daughter‘s vivid essay in response. Miraculously, the bare honesty of this book brings them closer together.
Penelope Scambly Schott is a past recipient of the Oregon Book Award for Poetry. She and her husband live in Portland where they host a series of poetry readings called The White Dog Salon, although she and the actual white dog have an alternate life in which they spend part of each week in the small, wheat-growing town of Dufur where she teaches an annual poetry workshop.
This program is free and open to the public. Copies of Schott’s book will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, go to www.newportlibrary.org or call the library at 541-265-2153.