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Literary Event in Yachats

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Provided by “Off the Page”

YACHATS, OREGON — A collection of Oregon writers will present Off the Page, a celebration of fiction, poetry, memoir and song on Saturday, April 13 at 7pm in Yachats.

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 seventh year, Off the Page is an encouraging celebration of creative expression. Writers — hailing from Siletz, Newport, South Beach, Waldport and Yachats — will share their work.

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Featured writers include: Scott T. Starbuck, Khloella Brateng, Theresa Wisner, Hallie Price, Ruth Harrison, Drew Myron, with music by Richard Sharpless.

About the Writers:

Scott T. Starbuck is author of “River Walker,” a collection of Pacific Northwest fishing poems. He was a commercial fishing and charter captain in Depoe Bay, a writer-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on Cascade Head, and a 2013 Artsmith Fellow on Orcas Island where he finished a 24-page chapbook, Depoe Bay Poems. His new book includes poems about a girl he loved with mermaidian hair, drowned fishermen he had known, a homemade submarine rescued, words of colorful elders, a mythical salmon-beast who forgot his way home and grew so large he devoured coastal villages, and local gourmet chef Lee Gray playing his saxophone over Depoe Bay in the tune of a lost ship returning.

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Khloella Brateng, of South Beach, is a writer, actress, musician and artist. She is frequently seen on stage at the Performing Arts Center in Newport, most recently in “The Producers,” “The Full Monty” and “Company,” and she provides voiceover narration for Pacific Dance Ensemble’s annual spring production. Her visual art has shown at the Newport Visual Arts Center, and she plays celtic harp for weddings, receptions and gatherings throughout Lincoln County.

Theresa Wisner, of Siletz, is host of the radio program Writers on Writing, co-director of Willamette Writers – Coast Chapter, and the founder of a Tuesday writing group in Newport. Her poetry and short stories have been published in literary journals and newspapers, and she is working on her memoir, “Tales of a Sea Sick Galley Slave.” Her work at sea began on the decks of west coast salmon and tuna trollers, and moved to the galleys of large trawlers, merchant ships and research vessels. Her work took her from the Pribilof Islands in Alaska to Antarctica.

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Hallie Price, of Newport, graduated from New England College in 2011 with a Bachelors of Art in Creative Writing. She received the Creative Arts Award for her class and won the 2011 New England College Creative Writing Award. Her short stories have been published in online literary journals, “The Bright Light Café” and “The Autumn Sound Review.”

Ruth Harrison, of Waldport, is a retired professor of medieval literature. Several of her poems appear in the newest edition of Lewis Turco’s Book of Forms, and her work is included in a new anthology of poems for children. Her latest collection of poetry is “How Singular and Fine.”

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Drew Myron, of Yachats, heads a marketing communications company and as a journalist has covered news, arts, entertainment and travel for AOL’s CityGuide, Northwest Best Places and other publications. She is author of “Thin Skin” (a collection of photos and poems), and creator and host of Off the Page.

For more information, contact Drew Myron at 541.547.3757, dcm@drewmyron.com, www.drewmyron.com.

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