Join Us for an Intimate Evening with Charles Jennings
...a poet who has founded and run high-tech companies, produced Hollywood studio films and written books for New York publishers. He is currently ceo of a computer vision company.
In 2015, his poem Social Love was anthologized in What the Mind Desires, a global compendium of “rising poets”—probably some sort of clever scam, since Jennings is nearing 70.
Jennings has been reading his poems for over 50 years—at writers’ conferences, wrap parties, one-poet shows, rock concerts, weddings and memorial services. “I write poems in order to read them to interesting people,” he said recently. He has described his poems as “a shot of playful, with a lemon twist.”
Jennings lives with his wife, the artist Christine Jennings, on Cedar Mill Creek in Portland. And has, for 26 years—along with four Giant Sequoia redwoods; old nut, pear and apples trees; a year-round spring; several hives of honeybees, and an unending parade of deer, coyote, squirrels, moles and government wetlands inspectors.
Charles will be joined by friend Stephen Rogers, poet and musician, who will share some of his favorite words and perhaps a song or 3. We shall top the evening off with a poetic musical coming together ... we will leave you wondering about this.
As always: Our intimate House Concert takes place in the Griffin's Great Room setting allowing for intimate conversation and personal insights along with performances by artists within our gorgeous Gorge perch.
Arrive up to 30 minutes before performance to enjoy our spectacular setting or...
Join us as VIP friend which includes a glass of vino + special appetizer compliments of the House with early arrival at 4:30 PM to mingle, meet and choose your favorite comfortable seats for the performance.