PENDLETON — A pair of Oregon poets will share the stage during this month’s First Draft Writers’ Series.

Amy MacLennan and Amy Miller are featured Thursday at 7 p.m. at Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St. The readings will be followed by a question and answer session and short open mic time for up to 10 local writers.

MacLennan has been featured on “The Writer’s Almanac” with Garrison Keillor and “Verse Daily.” Her first full-length collection, “The Body, A Tree,” was released from MoonPath Press in April 2016. In addition, her poetry has been included in multiple publications.

Miller won the Cultural Center of Cape Cod National Poetry Competition, judged by Tony Hoagland, and has been a finalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize and 49th Parallel Award. She works as the publications project manager for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and is the poetry editor for the NPR listeners’ guide, “Jefferson Journal.”

For more information about the monthly series, call 541-278-9201 or visit

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