Thursday, September 13, 2018

Gallery Event October 5th

Coming to the Gallery October 5th, 2018...

PLEASE join us for this event!  The Gallery is located in Big Sandy, next to Hwy 87, across from the city park.  No rsvp required, but if you are on facebook, please go to the event page check the appropriate box so we have some idea of how many will be attending.

A unique reading of prose and poetry, selected from the accumulated works of Steve Sibra and Christian Downes, both experienced writers and published authors. Sibra is a Big Sandy native who brings a small town Montana perspective to unusual tales of absurdity and introspection. Downes is a widely traveled poet whose work embraces nature and the natural world in a way seldom experienced.  A basic writing workshop 
will be offered: (2 sessions, Wed & Fri, please inquire if interested). 
There is no charge for this event or the workshop. 

STEVE SIBRA was born in Havre, MT, grew up in Big Sandy, and has lived his adult life in Seattle, Missoula and Big Sandy (not all three at the same time).  He is mostly retired from a lifelong career involving the buying and selling of vintage comic books.  Steve's writings have appeared widely within the narrow realm of the small literary press; nearly 50 of his pieces have been published in the past four years.  He currently lives in Seattle with his wife Stacey.  They have a dog who was named after Steve's mother's eldest brother.

CHRISTIAN DOWNES has traveled the high and low places of the world, learning, writing, and teaching. He resides in a humble cabin that he and his wife built in the island-woods, with their little red dog, Turkey.    Downes received the Allegheny Review’s 2013 Poem of the Year (chosen by Sarah Arvio) and a Reynolds Award from Nota Bene (2011). He earned an MFA in Poetry from Seattle Pacific University, and he is a regular feature in the Pacific Northwest.