Reading April 26 - 7pm

Newport Visual
Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport OR 97365

open mic follows

Admission $6.00

Free to Students


FREE WORKSHOP SUNDAY, April 27 - 2pm

Newport Public Library

Reading and a Workshop with Poet Dan Raphael

Lodging for Dan Raphael is courtesy of The Whaler

Our thanks to the Lincoln County Cultural Trust and Oregon Cultural Trust for helping us present poet and performer Dan Raphael, our featured speaker at the Nye Beach Writers Series on Saturday, April 26 at 7 pm at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

The following day, Sunday, April 27 at 2 pm, he will lead a free workshop at the Newport Public Library on reading your poetry aloud. The workshop is partially funded by a grant from the Lincoln County Cultural Trust and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Dan is active in the Portland poetry community as poet, performer, editor, and reading arranger. He has given more than 250 performances in places like Wordstock, Bumbershoot, Powell's Books, Eastern Oregon University, Portland Jazz Festival, and 60 other Portland venues.

After editing NRG magazine for 17 years, he published 26 Booksó26 chapbooks of 26 pages from 26 Oregon and Washington poets. He organized a reading series at downtown Borders for 13 years, the market day reading series in St Johns for three years, and once staged Poetlandó80 poets in 8 places reading over an 8 hour span.

An open mic for local writers will follow the Saturday presentation. General admission is $6; students are admitted free. The Sunday workshop is free. For more information, visit www.writersontheedge.org.