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Christopher Luna by Alisha Jucevic for the Columbian

Christopher Luna by Alisha Jucevic for the Columbian
Christopher Luna by Alisha Jucevic for the Columbian

Friday, December 4, 2009

VoiceCatcher4 Reading at Angst Gallery in Vancouver TONIGHT!

Come to First Friday in the ‘Couve tonight! Anni Becker has a show at Lincoln’s Gallery, and there will be a great poetry reading at Angst (details below). Congratulations to Toni, Christi, and the VoiceCatcher collective for another great anthology:

VoiceCatcher 4, an anthology of Portland women's writing, is here! Featuring new and emerging writers of diverse perspectives, voices, ages, orientation and experience, VoiceCatcher offers a panoramic view of literary life in the Portland area through the poetry and prose of more than 40 local women writers.

Join us in celebrating First Friday in Vancouver with a reading from VoiceCatcher's fourth edition. Come and hear a magnificent line-up of this year's authors reading selections of their work.

Readers will include:

Nancy Flynn
Constance Hall (Penname: M)
Christi Krug
Carolyn Martin
Darlene Pagán
Toni Partington

Angst Gallery
1015 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
December 4, 2009
7:00 pm

This reading is being held in conjunction with The Women's Empowerment Coalition of Washington State University Vancouver’s The Silent Auction. Proceeds both from the auction and a portion of the VoiceCatcher book sales at the event will benefit the YWCA – a primary source for services to women in domestic violence situations.

Here is a profile of VoiceCatcher and Toni Partington that appears in today’s Columbian. According to Toni, “it has a little too much of me in it (I really haven't done this by myself) -- but it does stir some excitement about VC and the reading.”

VoiceCatcher 4 readings come to Vancouver
5:04pm Tuesday, December 1, 2009
By Elisa Williams Columbian staff writer

For the second year, the women writers involved with VoiceCatcher will hold a reading in Vancouver and that's thanks to Toni Partington.

If you haven't heard of it, VoiceCatcher is an effort to showcase prose and poetry from women writers in the Vancouver-Portland metro area. Women are asked to submit their work and pieces are selected for an annual anthology. VoiceCatcher uses any money raised from sales of the anthology to provide scholarships to women writers. VoiceCatcher 4, the latest volume, is available at Vancouver's Cover to Cover Books along with a variety of Portland-area book stores.

The effort to bring VoiceCatcher to Clark County was spearheaded after Partington, who lives in Vancouver, attended a VoiceCatcher reading in 2007 at Powell's Books in Portland. She was so impressed by what she heard that she decided to make a submission for the next edition, VoiceCatcher 3. Her work was accepted. She then stepped things up a notch by working to arrange a reading of the material in VoiceCatcher 3 at Barnes & Noble in Vancouver last year.

This year, Partington is once again elevating VoiceCatcher's involvement in Clark County. Not only will there be a reading in Vancouver, but at least two Clark County writers will be among those sharing material published in VoiceCatcher 4. Those writers are Partington and Christi Krug of Vancouver.

The reading will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St., Vancouver. For more information you can visit VoiceCatcher's Web site ( or call the gallery at 360-253-1742.

For this event, VoiceCatcher is partnering with The Woman's Empowerment Coalition of Washington State University Vancouver and donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of the anthology to the Vancouver YWCA. Along with Partington and Krug, other readers who will be at the event are: Nancy Flynn, Constance Hall (whose penname is M), Carolyn Martin and Darlene Pagan.

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