PENDLETON — A poet and multidisciplinary artist from Eugene is featured during this month’s First Draft Writers’ Series.
Sam Roxas-Chua, whose writings have been called “tidal and full of magical realism,” will share from his latest works. The free event is Thursday at 7 p.m. at Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St. The author-artist is said to possess a profound imagination and brings a unique and distinctive voice to the literary scene.
Roxas-Chua’s work, which has appeared in numerous literary magazines and journals, has been invited to read at local government events and for the Oregon State Legislature. His collection of poems, “Diary of Collected Summers,” placed first in poetry during the 2014 Missouri Review Audio Competition. Also, Roxas-Chua’s fall release, “Echolalia in Script,” is described as a truly original marriage of visual art and poetry.
Showcasing notable Pacific Northwest authors, First Draft Writers’ Series meets the third Thursday of each month. In addition to the main presentation, the gatherings include an opportunity for up to 10 local writers to share from their original works during an open mic.