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Please contact the organization listed for further information on times, prices, and locations. To see where Judith has previously taught, click here.


A Mountain Writers Writing Workshop
Saturday, February 24, March 10, March 24, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
"Prose from the Poet's Toolbox"
Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark, Portland

What can we find in the poet's toolbox that will make our prose writing shine with images and sing with the sounds of the words? Whether we are writing memoir, creative nonfiction, or a piece of fiction, we can look beyond plot and character, dialogue and setting, to the language itself for the reading pleasure that need not be limited to poems. Virginia Woolf said, "All writing is nothing but putting words on the backs of rhythm"; and William Carlos Williams said, "No ideas but in things." We'll look at prose example that echo these and other poetric principles. You may find yourself writing prose or poetry -- or wondering which is which. For cost and registration, click here.


A Soapstone Study Group
"Reading Virginia Woolf's Nonfiction"
Four Saturday mornings, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
September 15, 22, 29 and October 6
Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark, Portland

The fee is $60; scholarships are available. The group is limited to 16. To register, send an email to info@soapstone.org, and a check made out to Soapstone, 622 SE 29th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214.

For information about other Soapstone study groups, click here.











Podcast of a reading at the University of Alaska with Sherry Simpson and David Stevenson, July 2009 click here.

Podcast of a reading at the University of Alaska with Anne Caston, July 2008 click here.

Judith's poem "Crows" read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac, July, 2006.

The author reads her work on the audio CD, Harvest: Selected Poems 1985–2004.


Several people asked me for a copy of the keynote speech I gave at the Oregon Poetry Association annnual conference. Click here for a PDF download.