Jetnil-Kijiner is a poet and performance artist whose work centers around climate activism. In 2014, Vogue magazine named her one of 13 leading women fighting global warming. Her poetry focuses on raising awareness of issues and threats—such as rising sea levels and forced migration—faced by the people of the Marshall Islands, where she was born. She also creates videos.
The annual Professional Writers Series will feature eight writers on six Thursday nights between Jan. 26 and April 6. The writers represent a variety of literary genres and styles, from short stories and memoirs to podcasts, biography and poetry.
The presentations are free and open to the public.
Howard Aaron, 503-816-2742