Carla Perry

We return to McGeary’s on Monday, April 28, for the post-Word Fest edition of Poets Speak Loud. This month we are very happy to welcome Carla Perry as our featured reader.

Carla Perry, owner of Dancing Moon Press, handles book project development and production, editing, manuscript commentaries, book design and formatting, and oversees printing, binding, and delivery of finished books. She received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, with a minor in Mandarin Chinese and printmaking. She spent the last 26 years as a book publisher, freelance technical writer, ghostwriter, grant writer and photographer.

Perry is the founder of both the monthly Nye Beach Writers’ Series and Writers On The Edge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the literary arts. More than 300 literary performances and workshops have been held in Newport, Oregon since June 1997. She was awarded the Oregon Governor’s Art Award and the Stewart Holbrook Special Oregon Book Award for her outstanding contributions to Oregon’s literary life.

Poets Speak Loud is Albany Poets’ long-running monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word with a featured poet hosted by local poet Mary Panza at McGeary’s (4 Clinton Square) in downtown Albany on the last Monday of each and every month.

Sign-up for the open mic is 7:00pm, we start around 8pm.


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