Eugene Authors Read Works In North Bend

On Wednesday, September 12th, at 7pm, Eugene poets Toni and Michael Hanner will read from their work at the North Bend Library. This is a free event and open to the public.

Toni Hanner’s poems have appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, MARGIE, Alehouse, Calyx and other publications. She 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.

Michael Hanner has published a number of chapbooks, including Closing Down the Piccolo Bar (2008), Palm Sunday (2009), Winter Dreams (2011), and, this year, The Architecture of Holland. He worked as an architect in Eugene for thirty-five years.

The Hanners lead a weekly writing practice group and often provide generative writing exercises (including the infamous “Pass the Prompt”) at writing conferences in Oregon and Washington. They are both members of the Lane Literary Guild’s Red Sofa Poets, and of the Madrona Writers in Port Townsend, Washington.

This event is free and open to all ages. For more information, call the library at 541-756-0400 or go online to

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.