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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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Pianists prevail

Gerald Clayton, Photo by Mark Sheldon

The talented keyboarders at the Portland Jazz fest left some big sound impressions. See Angela’s Oregon Arts Watch wrap-up.
Vivacious Figaro
Seattle Opera’s Figaro is full of vim and vigor, like new SO director Aidan Lang. See Angela’s review at Oregon ArtsWatch.
Degas Ballerinas
These cherry trees blossomed in Oregon wine country in early March. See some of Angela’s around-the-world tree photos.

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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