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« Sunday November 04, 2012 »
Start: 11:30 am
End: 1:00 pm
    The Socratic Dialogue is a search for truth by questioning, probing, defining terms and clarifying meanings of important, complex questions. Any participant may propose a question to be discussed using the Socratic dialogue. One question is chosen for discussion during each session. The resulting discussion provides an opportunity to improve our individual and collective skills of civil discourse. We invite you to join in. Socrates Cafe meets in the Readings Gallery every first and third Sunday from 11:30 am to 1 pm.
Start: 4:00 pm
Join poets Alice Derry and Gary Lemons as they each read from their new poetry books in the Readings Gallery. About Alice Derry, Tremolo: In Tremolo, Alice Derry uses the language of music and the visual arts to illustrate the challenges faced throughout life. The relationship between mother and daughter is threaded through the poems, as are the hardships brought on by war, sickness, and prejudice. The wisdom of these poems is garnered from journeys the speaker fears but must undertake. The Tremolo manuscript is the recipient of a 2011 Artist Trust grant. Tremolo is Alice Derry's fourth full collection of poems. Her third collection, Strangers to Their Courage (Louisiana State University Press, 2001), was a finalist for the 2002 Washington Book Award. Stages of Twilight (Breitenbush, 1986), Derry's first collection, won the King County Publication Award, chosen by Raymond Carver; Clearwater appeared from Blue Begonia Press in 1997. Derry also has three chapbooks: Getting Used to the Body (Sagittarius Press, 1989), Not As You Once Imagined (Trask House, 1993), and translations from the German poet Rainer Rilke (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2002). Derry has won a number of prizes, and her poems have been widely published in anthologies. Derry was born in Oregon and raised in Washington and Montana. Her M.F.A. is from Goddard College (now Warren Wilson). She recently retired from Peninsula College in Port Angeles on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, where she co-directed the Foothills Writers’ Series since 1980. About Gary Lemons, Snake: In Snake, Snake is the last thing left alive. He's all that remains of our voices. The bodies of all living animals and plants have escaped down the Dreaming Way, leaving behind a residual ego trapped inside Snake: the sole survivor the Earth must destroy to complete the cleanse and start over. All that is gone—all that has been reduced by fire and ice and the other dynamic retributive forces of Earth, lives on in Snake. Snake is the extracted limbic brain removed from the collective consciousness and hunted across an emptied landscape. Snake is the bad ass reptile holding back the end of time by sticking himself into the spokes of Samsara. Snake is a single narrative sequence, a frontline account of pursuit, avoidance, and even friendship, forged in the heat of struggle. Gary Lemons worked most of his life outdoors with his hands. He's fished Bristol Bay in Alaska, tree planted the clear cuts of the Pacific Northwest, worked high steel as a welder, slip formed concrete, and worked on farms. He spent two years at the University of Iowa in the Undergraduate Poetry Workshop studying with Norman Dubie, Marvin Bell, and Donald Justice. He's published three books of poetry, the first, Fresh Horses, with Van West & Co., and the last two, Bristol Bay and Snake, with Red Hen Press. He now teaches yoga with his life partner, the sculptor Nöle Giulini, in their studio, Tenderpaws, in Port Townsend, Washington.
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