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First Wednesday Reading: August 5th with Gail Kretchmer, Kyle Lang, Kate Huck and Jo Ann H

Oregon Literary Review co-hosts First Wednesdays, a series of readings, performances and wine-tasting at the Blackbird Wine Shop, 3519 NE 44th off Fremont, 7-9pm. This show is 21 and over. Contact Julie Mae Madsen at  maemadsen@gmail.com for more information.

The readers/performers for August 5th are Gail Kretchmer, Kyle Lang, Kate Huck and Jo Ann Heydron
Oregon Literary Review co-hosts First Wednesdays, a series of readings, performances and wine-tasting at the Blackbird Wine Shop, 3519 NE 44th off Fremont, 7-9pm. This show is 21 and over. Contact Julie Mae Madsen at  maemadsen@gmail.com for more information.

The readers/performers for August 5th are Gail Kretchmer, Kyle Lang, Kate Huck and Jo Ann Heydron

Gail Elizabeth Kretchmer is a freelance writer with a passion for health & fitness, family matters, food and wine, and the arts. She also freelances professionally, teaches writing therapy workshops, occasionally blogs at www.midlifemadnessandmusing.blogspot.com, and is a member of Willamette Writers as well as the National Association of Poetry Therapy.
But her greatest literary passion is fiction, through which she explores hope, love, freedom, family, religion and the shadows of the subconscious mind. She recently earned her MFA from Pacific University, serves as associate editor for The High Desert Journal, and has had her fiction published there as well as in other local venues.
Gail lives in Bend with her husband and three teenaged boys, and enjoys hiking, entertaining, and living vicariously through other people, whether real or imagined.

Kake Huck is a poet attempting fiction. She has published a few short stories, receiving the most money for the ones she'd rather not talk about in polite company. She is currently working on a mystery novel about the murder of a beautiful, rich, young, talented writer. When not writing she is getting therapy for her problem with professional jealousy

Jo Ann Heydron has published short stories, nonfiction, and poetry in magazines such as Puerto del Sol, The Nebraska Review, Prairie Schooner and So to Speak. She is a recent graduate of the MFA writing program at Pacific University in Forest Grove and lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Kyle Lang is a native Oregonian who has flirted with other states and countries, but always remained faithful to Oregon. He's a husband and a father, but not only these things. He's a teacher and bartender, although he's not only these things either. He's written poetry, fiction, and nonfiction although he must admit that is all he's written.
Kyle's fiction is infused with themes of fatherhood and masculinity. Since learning he was to be a father he became obsessed with the male archetype, both mythical and practical. Thanks to his wife and his daughter, Kyle has been able to achieve a new depth to his fiction. He will be reading from his short fiction.