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Tess Gallagher visits Greenbank

Acclaimed writer Tess Gallagher is coming to Greenbank on Saturday, Sept. 5. - Photo by Brian Farrell
Acclaimed writer Tess Gallagher is coming to Greenbank on Saturday, Sept. 5.
— image credit: Photo by Brian Farrell

Internationally renowned writer Tess Gallagher will meet the public in Greenbank on Saturday, Sept. 5.

She is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including “Dear Ghosts,” “Moon Crossing Bridge” and “My Black Horse.”

Gallagher is presently working on her “New and Selected Poems” and “The Man from Kinvara: Selected Stories” (fall 2009).

In 2008, Blackstaff Press in Belfast and Eastern Washington University Press in America published “Barnacle Soup - Stories from the West of Ireland,” a collaboration with the Irish painter and storyteller Josie Gray.

Gallagher is also the author of “Amplitude, Soul Barnacles: Ten More Years with Ray,” “A Concert of Tenses: Essays on Poetry,” and two collections of short fiction, “At the Owl Woman Saloon” and “The Lover of Horses and Other Stories.”

She now spends time in a cottage on Lough Arrow in County Sligo in the west of Ireland, and also lives and writes in her hometown of Port Angeles.

For “An Evening with Tess Gallagher” at the Rob Schouten Gallery, co-hosted by Hedgebrook women writers’ retreat, she will read new poetry written in Ireland, and excerpts from Barnacle Soup (and Other Stories from the West of Ireland) on Saturday, Sept. 5, beginning at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served.

The Rob Schouten Gallery is located on Whidbey Island at Greenbank Farm at 765 Wonn Rd. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call 222-3070, or email

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