Former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts will be January’s guest writer to speak at Writers on the Edge, a monthly forum for writers to explain their literary works and what went into them. Roberts’ book is entitled Up the Capitol Steps, A Woman’s March to the Governorship.
Barbara Roberts was Governor of Oregon from 1991-1995 and Oregon Secretary of State from 1985-1991. She was Director of the State and Local Government Executive Programs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and held a senior fellowship at the Harvard Women and Public Policy Program. Before her retirement in 2005, she served for five years as Associate Director of Leadership at Portland State University’s Hatfield School of Government.