Fishtrap announces Fireside readers


Screen Shot 2018-01-03 at 12.18.29 PMENTERPRISE — Fishtrap Fireside starts off the new year with a great lineup of featured readers: Benjamin Curry, Jim Dameron and Eric Greenwell.

Afterward, the audience can come up to the podium and share their own stories.

Fireside is a free monthly event for Wallowa County writers to read and share their work. It takes place the first Friday of the month, Jan. 5, at Fishtrap, 400 E. Grant St., Enterprise. The community is encouraged to attend, enjoy light refreshments and hear new work by their friends and neighbors.

January’s Fireside is sponsored by Ruby Peak Naturals, treats provided by Paula Austin, and firewood donated by JayZee Lumber.

January’s readers

Raised in Wallowa County’s rugged North End, Benjamin Curry’s claim to fame is he closed the Flora School all by himself. A fan of birdsong, huckleberries and free-heel skiing, Benjamin tunes his senses for all three from his home in Joseph. In his spare time he writes poetry, memoirs and data center strategy documents.

Jim Dameron is an essayist and a poet. His work has been published in Agni, The Missouri Review, Mid-American Review and Northwest Review. Three of his essays have been honored by the editors of Best American Essays as ‘Notable Selections.’

At the age of 26, Eric Greenwell was walking down a street in Idaho when he realized he had lost what he was trying to say. He retraced steps and checked his dirty pants pockets. His mother called to say she lost it at, oh, age 30. In retrospect, she said, it was the best thing that ever happened to her. He disagreed.

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