Second Sunday: Toni and Michael Hanner

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  8/6/2012

Toni and Michael HannerDeschutes Public Library welcomes poets Toni Hanner and Michael Hanner to the Downtown Bend Library on Sunday, August 12 for Second Sunday, the monthly celebration of the written word at the Library. The reading is free and open to the public. An open mic follows the reading and books will be available for sale.

Toni Hanner’s poems appear in Yellow Medicine Review, MARGIE, Alehouse, Calyx, Gargoyle, Tiger’s Eye,and others. She is a member of Lane Literary Guild’s Red Sofa Poets and Port Townsend’s Madrona Writers. She has had two new books published in 2012 — The Ravelling Braid from Tebot Bach, and a chapbook of surrealist poems, Gertrude, from Traprock.

Her current passion is for writing that is energetic and edgy. She enjoys playing with language using word lists, photographs, and writing prompts. She leads a weekly writing practice group and often provides generative writing exercises (including the infamous “Pass the Prompt”) at writing conferences in Oregon and Washington.

Michael Hanner graduated from the University of Illinois and lived in Chicago until moving west in 1970. In Eugene, Oregon he worked as an architect for thirty-five years. He is a member of the Red Sofa Poets and Port Townsend’s Madrona Writers. He has published a number of chapbooks, including Closing Down the Piccolo Bar (2008), Palm Sunday (2009), and Winter Dreams (2011).

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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