Ewing's Doings

Special Program: Oregon’s Poet Laureate

Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears

Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears

Did you know that we Oregonians have our very own poet laureate? Well, we do, and his name is Peter Sears. He normally divides his time between Corvallis and Portland, but he recently ventured south to Curry County to honor us with his presence and poetry at the Curry Public Library in Gold Beach.

Our senior arts and literature correspondent Angela Ewing reports …

It was an immense pleasure to meet our State’s Poet Laureate, Peter Sears at the Gold Beach Library. With sincerity and fervor, Peter read from his collection of free-verse poetry. He has served as Community Services coordinator for the Oregon Arts Commission and is director of the Oregon Literary Coalition. His poetry reveals his own life experience in humor and satire. His work has appeared in several national magazines such as Saturday Review, The New York Times, and many other literary magazines, and he is author of three full-length poetry collections.


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Story Time: Beads of Memories

As a writer and storyteller, Angela Ewing is known for her Artistic License event at Brian Scott Gallery on the 4th Friday of each month. This story was written many years ago when she returned to England after many years, to discover that the remnants of her childhood had been stored away only to evoke memories of a past life a world far away.

A little beaded coin purse, a postcard from Tunisia, and memories of trips to the market blend together in a dream involving camels in this nostalgic story of days long ago but fondly remembered.


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Ewing’s Doings: Two Writers – Georgia Cockerham and Karl Sandstrom

Angela Ewing talks with local writers Georgia Cockerham and Karl Sandstrom about their creative work and their volunteer activities here in Curry County.

Wildlife Friends BookPoetry lovers everywhere will enjoy the poetry of Georgia Cockerham who has published a children’s book of Poetry: Wildlife Friends, Northwest Coast, inspired by the animals and birds that frequent the ocean beaches and scenic countryside surrounding their coastal home. Georgia also illustrated the book to be both whimsical and educational. Georgia is at work on her second children’s book and short fictional stories. When not writing, she volunteers for the Northwest Coast Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, Inc.

Karl Sandstrom writes love poems and is known for his lyrics that have been recorded and set to music by Gil Kirk on the keyboard at Sebastians. Karl is in the process of writing a children’s story about a talking cat and dog. He is very involved in volunteer programs for the local churches and philanthropic organizations in Brookings.


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Story Time: Out to Sea On the Pier

Introducing Angela Ewing and Ewing’s Doings, Angela’s new show. The arts community in Brookings knows Angela as a story-writer, a storyteller, the force behind Artistic License (every 4th Friday at Brian Scott Gallery, in season), and one of the agents of the Second Saturday Art Walks. The gardening community knows Angela as a master gardener and an expert on English Gardens. KCIW can hardly claim to be introducing her, but perhaps we can share a word about this remarkable woman.

Working with Angela, one can’t help but get the feeling that one has fallen into the midst of an Agatha Christie novel. Perhaps that is why her card reads, “undercover agent”. Angela just seems the sort to land in the thick of everything while only seeming to be puttering about in her garden. We at Curry Coast Community Radio are so pleased to have her on board.

You will find more about Angela her vision for Ewing’s Doings in the show, and we hope you enjoy her first reading with us. We look forward to working with her as we move from this first foray, and develop her show to it’s full potential.


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