Friday, December 28, 2012
The Pacific Power Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to The Nature of Words, a Bend, Ore., nonprofit that promotes creative writing for youth, to help support “Words Without Walls,” NOW’s statewide creative writing program for youth.
In addition to its annual literary festival, NOW supports the literary arts and humanities in Oregon with ongoing creative writing programs for young students and adults.
Funding for “Words Without Walls” will allow a creative writing residency to be established in Hood River and 15 other locations for a total of 32 classrooms in Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook, Klamath and Hood River counties receiving writing workshops.
“The Nature of Words fills a gap deep spending cuts have left in education by encouraging students to take part in the literary arts and creative expression,” said Angela Jacobson, Pacific Power regional community manager in a press release.
For more information, contact www.thenatureof-words .org.
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Director Judie Hanel presents the Steve Braunstein play “The Tangled Skirt” in an unusual theatrical setting, River Daze Café. Here, Bailey Brice (Bruce Howard) arrives at a small town bus station and has a fateful encounter with Rhonda Claire (Desiree Amyx Mackintosh). Small talk turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse and both seek advantage. The actors present the story as a staged reading in the café, where large windows and street lights lend themselves to the bus station setting, according to Hanel. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. (There is no Friday performance.) Tickets available at the door or Waucoma Bookstore: $15 adults, $12 seniors and children under 15. No children under 9. Enlarge