Readings from The Naked Room
Launch with discussant Robin Bagai
1714 NE Broadway
Monday, February 6th at 6pm
The Studio Series with Emmett Wheatfall & Open Mic
Ross Island Grocery & Cafe
3502 S. Corbett Avenue
Sunday, February 12th at 7pm
Broadstone Reading Stage with J. David Cummings & Mary Tautin Moloney
Click here to register for the Zoom link (please register at least 30 minutes in advance of the event)
Saturday, February 18th at 1pm PST / 4pm EST
The Head for the Hills Reading with Dianne Stepp & Open Mic
Zoom Reading (a link will be provided)
Tuesday, February 28th from 7-8:30pm (PST)
MARCH mostly in Glasgow, Scotland with Matt Smith
With Heather Bourbeau
Mother Foucault’s Bookshop
523 SE Morrison Street, Portland
Sunday, March 13th from 3-5pm
The University of Strathclyde
SW 105 (Stenhouse Wing, Strathclyde Business School) & Zoom (link will be provided)
Tuesday, March 21st from 4-5:30pm
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow
Wednesday, March 22nd
Mad Studies, University of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, Queen Margaret University
Thursday, March 23 at 11am
Mount Florida Bookstore
Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm
April - National Poetry Month
With Discussant Donna Prinzmetal
Eastside Jewish Commons
2420 NE Sandy, Portland
Sunday, April 23rd at 3pm
23rd ANNUAL Oregon JEWISH VOICES — Live & Virtual
Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE)
724 NW Davis Street, Portland
Tues. Oct. 18, 2022, 7PM (PDT)
Willa has again curated the Annual “Oregon Jewish Voices” reading now in its 23rd season! She will be joined by authors Bryna Goodman, Seth Lorinczi, Vivienne Popperl, Michael Schein
A JOY TO SEE: AN EKPHRASTIC POETRY EVENT
Willa will be reading her ekphrastic poem inspired by the paintings of Kay Levine with Matthew Dickman, Paulann Petersen, Andrea Hollander and many other fine poets.
The reading is organized by Kay Levine's daughter Sherri Levine, who will also be reading.
CELEBRATING THE ART OF KAY LEVINE:
A ZOOM READING
Tues. May 31, 2022
Meeting ID: 895 0772 6526
Lan Su Chinese Garden Reading, April 11, 2021, (Re-recorded)
Willa read on April 11th, 2021 for the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon. Lan Su celebrated National Poetry month in April. Poetry is an integral part of the Garden.
Below is a re-recorded version of the original virtual reading. The original Zoom recording had technical difficulties.
Bilingual Zoom Reading English and Arabic
Bilingual Poetry Reading - English and Arabic
Co-Sponsored with the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here! Coalition
March 5, 2022, 2 PM (PDT) on Zoom!
Arabic and English-speaking presenters read the poems, each poem was presented in both languages. Dr. Bahar Butti and Tom Hogan hosted the event. The readers whose English is their first language are: Judith Arcana, David Filer, Tom Hogan, Annie Lighthart, Willa Schneberg and Emmett Wheatfall.
INTERVIEW & READING on "TALKING EARTH,” KBOO Community Radio, August 8, 2021 (Audio Recording)
This audio recording is from Barbara LaMorticella’s poetry program, “Talking Earth,” Willa read with two other poets.
Willa is talking about a recently completed manuscript entitled “The Naked Room,” a true synthesis of her life as a psychotherapist, (one not exempt from angst), and her life as a poet. These are poems of the unconscious, the dreamscape, the despondent, the unmoored and the mortal. One of the poems discussed, entitled “Dr. Henry Anonymous Speaks at the 1972 APA Convention" is forthcoming from Radical Teacher.
THE INTERFACE BETWEEN TWO ARTS: POETRY AND CERAMICS
Willa revealed how her ceramic sculpture and poetry spark and enliven each other, and how poems stimulate the creation of ceramic work and vice-versa. The impulse to create transcends genre. The ink on the blank page and the whir of the wheel make the inchoate find form. Her poetry is usually serious play, while her pottery is often whimsical and joyous, but both span the emotional spectrum. They each call to her in an inspired moment, and she knows which one to heed.
Oregon Poetry Association Conference 2017
October 14, 2017
Please join us for an arts-rich end of year celebration recognizing our graduates and award recipients! The afternoon will begin with a gallery tour of "Ritual Unmoored: Six Jewish Ceramists" presented by Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education at Portland State University’s College of the Arts Broadway Gallery and reception for students, families, board members, faculty, and community members. The Graduation Ceremony will begin at 5pm featuring a poetry reading by Richard Chess, a performance by Alicia Jo Rabins, and an introduction of our Fall 2017 Artist-in-Residence, David Spear.