State poet Florence Sage is the guest speaker at a Northwest Voices event in Longview.
First, she will present a writing workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. May 22 in Room 101 (HSB 101) of the Health and Science Building on the Lower Columbia College campus, 1600 Maple St., Longview. Then at 7 p.m., she will hold a reading at the Longview Public Library (1600 Louisiana St., Longview).
Both events are free and open to the public.
Sage, a resident of Astoria, has been an organizer of local poetry mics and a poetry editor. For 22 years, she also has been a co-producer of the annual FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria; and she reads at Ric’s Poetry Mic in Astoria the first Tuesday of every month. She also reads by invitation at local literary events.
Her 2014 collection, “Nevertheless: Poems from the Gray Area,” was published by Hipfish Publications. She is working on two new poetry manuscripts, “The Man Who Whistled, The Woman Who Wished” and “What to Do With Night.”
Northwest Voices events are free and open to the public. The events are funded by the Longview Public Library, Lower Columbia College, the Friends of the Longview Library, the Longview Library Foundation and the LCC Foundation. For details about the event, contact Heidi Bauer at 360-442-2630 or email@example.com. Additional information about Northwest Voices is available at lowercolumbia.edu/northwest-voices/.