Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Poetry In Bend

I had a brilliant conversation with Terran L. Randolph a couple weeks ago who is doing a lot of interesting things in Bend with music, poetry, and inspirational speaking. The conversation was briefer than I wished it could be, but he left me with a CD of his music, and has sent me a collection of his poetry, as well as some notices about upcoming events which might be of interest to my reader:

On December 11th, Jim Maschue will be discussing his new book Oops, Your Personality is Showing! (Outskirts Press, Inc., Denver, Colorado). Amazon says that the book, "will assist you in all areas of your life. This book can help you identify the type of your child at a very early age. There are nine types of children and each are on a different emotional path. Things that work with one type of child can be detrimental to another. Nothing can be more important than raising a healthy child. If you were a single person, wouldn't it help to know that there is one type that is SUPER attracted to you and that you have a strong attraction to yet another type? When you know the type of your partner, you know how to build amazing closeness and you know what to avoid. Imagine being a salesman and understanding how your cusItalictomer will buy from you before you learn their name! Each of the nine types of people buys in very different ways and even shakes hands differently!"

It could be true.

Seating will be limited to 50 people.

Also, starting in November the PoetHouse in downtown Bend along with Terran's Manifest Destiny will be starting a series of poetry workshops called "Bend Oregon's Young Voices Be Heard," which Terran describes as "a space and outlet for young voices where they can learn how to write from within, learn how to find their flow, as well as memorizing and performing in front of the class." He said that "We want to provide a safe and positive environment because poetry is necessary."

They will hold a youth poetry slam were the kids can win prizes to book stores or cash from sponsors, and the creation of a slam team in every school district who will have a slam off at the Tower Theatre is in the works.

The cost for the class will be $25 dollars per student for the week and will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

For more details on either of these events, give Terran a call at 602-614-3180 or email him at

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