Andrea Hollander

Recent and Forthcoming Readings, Seminars, and Workshops


The Poetry Repair Shop:

    Begun in 2016 and taught jointly by Andrea Hollander and John Brehm, this hands-on fix-it workshop is designed for a limit of eight poets, each of whom brings a troubled poem-in-progress to the session, held in Portland, Oregon, most often on a Saturday. Each session is self-contained, runs from 9:00 a.m. till 12:30 p.m., and costs $75. This workshop fills quickly; to add your name to the list of potential participants, email Andrea here. She will let you know when the next session is scheduled.

The Ambassador Writing Seminars:

    Begun in 2017, these 8-, 10-, or 12-week series of writing seminars in poetry or the personal essay are held weekly for 3 hours per session and take place in Andrea’s home. The seminars focus on craft concepts or techniques and are limited to six participants per series. If you live in the Portland, Oregon, area and are interested in being on the email list of notification of future series, please contact Andrea here.




JUNE 2018


Friday, June 8 (7:00 p.m.)

    At the art opening of Andrea’s son, Brooke Budy, who has spent the past year as the Painter-in-Residence at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison Street, Portland, Oregon, Andrea, along with Donna Prinzmetal, Joanna Rose, and Suzanne Sigafoos, will read poems written at and inspired by the paintings and the bookshop. Free and open to the public. Paintings for sale. Limited seating (so come early). For more information, contact Andrea here.


Wednesday evenings, July 11 - August 29 (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

    The focus of this 8-week series of Ambassador Writing Seminars is an intensive in poetry to be held in the Portland, Oregon, home of Andrea Hollander. Different from a workshop, the seminar is a deep exploration and discussion of concepts and techniques that through thorough examination can benefit creative writing. Each week participants explore a single concept or technique through masterful examples provided in the poems of others with the aim of improving their own work.

    The seminar is limited to six participants and costs $395 (includes all handouts). For more information, email Andrea here.


Sunday, September 9 (9:30 - 10:15 a.m.)

    Lents Farmers Market Poetry Series presents Andrea Hollander, Stephen Fowler, Tom Richards, and Carey Taylor reading from their recent work. Held on the main stage during the Sunday Farmers Market, SE 92nd and Reedway, Portland, Oregon. For information contact hosts Kristen Berger and Meredith Stewart Kirkwood. For information, contact Kristen here.

Sunday, September 16 (2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)

    At the main location of Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon, Andrea Hollander will officially launch her new collection of poems, Blue Mistaken for Sky, and will discuss the book during a pubic conversation with Paulann Petersen. For information, contact the store at (800) 878-7323.

Thursday, September 27 (7 p.m.)

    Andrea Hollander will give a free reading from her new collection of poems, Blue Mistaken for Sky, at The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84105. For more information, contact the bookshop by phone at (801) 484-9100.


Tuesday, October 16 (7 p.m.)

    Windfall celebrates its Fall 2018 issue with brief readings by several of the issue’s contributors, including Andrea Hollander. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, Oregon. For more information, contact Bill Siverly here.

Monday, October 29 (7 - 9 p.m.)

    Conversations with Writers features Andrea Hollander in conversation. Community Hall, Reedville Presbyterian Church, 2785 SW 209th Avenue, Aloha, Oregon. Free and open to the public. For information, click here.


Wednesday, November 8 (7 p.m.)

    Andrea will read with Barbara Drake, each celebrating her new poetry collection at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, Oregon. For more information, call the store: (503) 284-1726.

Saturday, November 10 (Time to be determined)

    Andrea Hollander will give a “pop-up” reading at the Portland Art Museum, The Park Blocks, Portland, Oregon, as part of this year’s annual Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock). You must purchase a ticket to the festival (only $15 for the whole day) in order to attend Andrea’s reading. For information, click here.

Sunday, November 18 (3:00 p.m.)

    Peregrine Literary Series presents a free reading by Andrea Hollander at Stickmen Brewing Company, 40 N. State Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon. For more information, contact Joan Maiers here.


Wednesday, December 12 (7 - 8:15 p.m.)

   Milwaukie Poetry Series features Andrea Hollander reading from her 5th full-length poetry collection, Blue Mistaken for Sky. Ledding Library’s Pond House, 2215 SE Harrison Stree, Milwaukie, Oregon. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tom Hogan here.

MARCH 2019

Tuesday, March 4 (time to be determined)

    Portland State University Creative Writing Program presents a reading by Andrea Hollander and Suzanne Matson. Portland State Univeristy, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room To Be Announced, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon. For more information, contact Michele Glazer here.

JUNE 2019

Sunday, June 16 (5 - 6:30 p.m.)

    Andrea will be featured in the Free Association Reading Series held at City of Asylum’s Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (North Side). For more information, contact Pat Hart here.

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