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A longtime Portland, Ore., journalist by day, poet by night, and photographer when the light is good, I write and teach with joy, candor, accuracy and inspiration, keeping the colors in mind.


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Tuscan Moments
Check out Angela’s vibrant photos from Tuscany and Firenze.
Keeping kids creatively writing
Angela’s Rosa Parks third-graders from Anne Mesch’s class will show off bridge projects shaped by new writing and art skills at the Children’s Museum on June 4. Find a poem she wrote during a previous stint.
Fusion music, gumbo guy
Charlie Dennard, Cirque du Soleil music director, cooks up a tasty gumbo on his brand-new CD, "From Brazil to New Orleans." Check out Angela's story at Oregon ArtsWatch.

Kind Words For the Writer!

“Ms. Allen helps me correct my essays and gives me great structure. She also improves my vocabulary tremendously through great exercises. She helps me expand my overall writing brain by doing fun creative writing exercises.”
Shiva, 8th grade, Portland, Ore.
“I learned how to write in different forms. Ms. Allen was so much fun to have here. It was very sad when she had to leave.”
 Clayton Duckworth, 7th grade, Juntura School, Juntura, Malheur County, Ore.
“It has amazed all of us how well the boys responded to your writing instruction and would love to see you come back.”
Sandy Cargill, teacher at Oregon Youth Authority for male sex offenders, ages 13-21, Burns, Ore.
“Angela, it was great to have you here. The students did some great writing under your tutelage.”
Debra Raymond, Suntex School head teacher, Riley, Ore.

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