Off the Page celebrates 6 years on April 6th
Provided by “Off the Page”
A collection of Oregon writers will present Off the Page, an evening celebration of poetry, prose and song, on Friday, April 6 at 7pm in Yachats, on the central Oregon coast.
The event takes place at the Overleaf Lodge Event Center, located on Highway 101, at the north end of Yachats. Doors open and music starts at 6:30pm. The reading begins at 7pm. Admission is free and open to all ages.
Now in its sixth year, Off the Page is an encouraging celebration of creative expression. Writers — hailing from Eugene, Lincoln City, South Beach and Yachats — will share their work.
Featured writers include: Khloella Brateng, Barton Howe, Sue Fagalde Lick, Tim Lowery, Drew Myron, and Ce Rosenow, with opening music by Richard Sharpless.
Khloella Brateng, of South Beach, is an actress, singer, musician and writer. She is frequently seen on stage at the Performing Arts Center in Newport, and recently played Amy in the musical, “Company.” A lover of language, she explores poetry, flash fiction and short stories in her chapbook Words Out Loud.
Barton Howe, of Lincoln City, is a high school teacher, humor columnist and novelist. He’s also worked as a newspaper reporter, and as a mascot for Disney On Ice, the Colorado Rockies, and the University of Missouri. He’s published five books, and has several more forthcoming this summer.
Sue Fagalde Lick, of South Beach, is a former newspaper editor, and the author of five books, including Stories Grandma Never Told: Portuguese Women in California; Freelancing for Newspapers, and most recently, Shoes Full of Sand. She has taught writing workshops at Oregon Coast and Chemeketa community colleges, and at conferences across the country.
Tim Lowery, of Yachats, has been writing songs for over 15 years, and occasionally performs at charity events, birthday parties and coffeehouses. His songwriting style reflects his southern roots in bluegrass and folk traditions. Tim works as a pharmacist in Waldport.
Drew Myron, of Yachats, is founder of Off the Page. Six years ago, she created the annual event to showcase local writers and celebrate the power of creative expression. A former newspaper editor, she operates a marketing communications company, is a published poet, and leads writing workshops for youth and adults.
Ce Rosenow, of Eugene, is the president of the Haiku Society of America and the publisher of Mountains and Rivers Press. Her books and chapbooks include The Backs of Angels, Even If, North Lake, Pacific, and A Year Longer, and she is one of the eight authors of Beyond Within: A Collection of Rengay. She also co-edited The Next One Thousand Years, The Selected Poems of Cid Corman.