Portland Writer John Morrison at this Month's Second Sunday Posted By: Lisa McGean Date Posted: 12/8/2008 Portland writer John Morrison will be the guest reader at December's Second Sunday. This month's celebration of the written word will take place on December 14th at 3:00 p.m. in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library. An open mic will follow the reading. This program is free and open to the public. John Morrison earned his MFA from the University of Alabama and received the 2003 C. Hamilton Bailey Poetry Fellowship from Literary Arts. His book, "Heaven of the Moment", won the Rhea & Seymour Gorsline Poetry Competition and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in poetry. His poems have appeared in the "Cimarron Review", "Poetry East", "Southern Poetry Review", and "Poet Lore" among other journals. He currently teaches poetry at Washington State University, Vancouver, and is a Writer-in-Residence for Literary Arts' Writers in the Schools program in Portland, Oregon. For questions about this or other library programs, please call Lisa at 312-1034 or visit the library at www.dpls.us/calendar. Those wishing to attend events that have special needs resulting from a disability should contact Lisa at 312-1034 at least three days prior to the event.