Northwest Voices is a collaboration between the Longview Public Library and Lower Columbia College. The Library welcomes this opportunity to bring community and writers together. Come listen, join in the dialog, and celebrate the voices of our region and our community.
Libraries and writers are natural community partners. Both seek to reach out to readers, to stimulate thinking, to engage people in the pursuit of ideas-the writer as creator and the library as enabler.
Dayle Olson is a poet and short fiction writer living in Cathlamet, WA. Her pocket zines feature poetry and drawings inspired by life on the Lower Columbia. Her work appears in The Salal Review, RAIN Magazine, Litmora Magazine, Thin Veil Press, And Other Poems, Timber Ghost Press, and North Coast Squid, among others. She is a frequent book review contributor to the Columbia River Reader. Dayle’s writing community includes WordFest of Longview, The Writer’s Guild of Astoria, and Willamette Writers, Portland. Along with hosting a quarterly poetry open mic at River Mile 38 brew pub in Cathlamet, she enjoys teaching poetry zine workshops, and popping into Mark Morris High School and Wahkiakum High School to talk about poetry. Dayle has compiled her first chapbook collection of poetry, which is currently on submission.