NEWPORT - The Nye Beach Writers Series presents award-winning poets Marilyn Johnston and Jude Nutter at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Dogwood Theatre, 162 N.E. 10th St. Admission is $7; high school students are admitted free. An open mic for original work with a five-minute limit follows the intermission.

Johnston is the author of "Red Dust Rising," nominated for the 2003 Pushcart Prize for Poetry. Nutter has won the 2004 Larry Levis Prize and other awards for poetry. Her books include "Pictures of the Afterlife" and "The Curator of Silence," due out in 2006. She is also a fine art printmaker).

Writers On The Edge Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the literary arts. Find the complete 2004 Writers On The Edge schedule at www.writersontheedge.org. For information, call (541) 574-7708 or e-mail cperry@pioneer.net

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