(von links nach rechts) David Oates (Autor, Portland/Oregon, USA), Johanna Hansen( Autorin, Malerin, Düsseldorf) Horatio Law, Bildender Künstler (Portland/Oregon, USA).

David Oates writes about nature and urban life from Portland, Oregon. He is the author of seven books of nonfction and poetry, including The Mountains of Paris: How Awe and Wonder Saved My Life (forthcoming, Oregon State University Press, Fall 2019). His poetry has appeared in many publications. The Heron Place won the 2015 Poetry Award from Swan Scythe press. Peace in Exile: Poems was published in 1992 (Oyster River Press). His essays about politics and the creative spirit were collected in What We Love Will Save Us (Kelson Books 2009). His short essays and feature articles have appeared in Georgia Review, Orion, Earth Island Journal, Creative  Nonfction, High Country News, Writers on the Range Syndicate, and elsewhere. Kittredge  Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Montana. He leads the Wild Writers Seminars in Portland, and teaches workshops and graduate classes in the United States and Europe. 


Johanna Hansen, Autorin, Malerin und Herausgeberin der Literaturzeitschrift WORTSCHAU, war nach dem Studi-um der Germanistik und Philosophie (Abschluss 1. und 2. Staatsexamen) zunächst als Lehre-rin und Journalistin tätig. 1991 begann sie mit der künstlerischen Arbeit. Seit 1993 zahlreiche Ausstellungen. Seit 2008 veröfentlicht sie vor allem Lyrik als Einzelpublikation, in Anthologien, Literaturzeitschriften und auf der Literaturplattform www.fxpoetry.com. 2018 erhielt sie ein Stipendium für einen Aufenthalt im Schriftstellerhaus Ventspils, Lettland, war mehrmals zu Gast in der Cité des Arts, Paris. In Zusammenarbeit mit Musikern entstanden Performances, Buch-/CD-Projekte und Poetry-Filme. Ihre Gedichte wurden ins Englische, Lettische, Spanische und in Hindi übersetzt.


Horatio Hung-Yan Law was born in Hong Kong to Chinese parents and moved to the US at the age of sixteen. With this multi-cultural background, he has developed an artistic practice whose subjects include the Chinese immigrant’ experience, reinterpretations of cultural icons, trans-cultural adoptions, the Iraq War, and the current culture of consumption. His work often tackles weighty subjects with ephemeral and unexpected materials, creating quiet, conflicting, meditative and evocative works. In studio work, public art, and community residencies, Law deploys common cultural artifacts to explore issues of identity, memory, and the loss and gain of cross-cultural struggle in the evolving global community.

Horatio Law resides in Portland, Oregon, and is a faculty member at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.