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"Bread for all and Roses, too!" —from a speech given by suffrage activist Helen Todd.

 

 

Soapstone's Bread and Roses Award

Carla Perry was given the Soapstone Bread and Roses Award on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022.

The Soapstone Bread and Roses Award honors a woman whose work has sustained the writing community. Carla Perry is being recognized for her work as founder of the Nye Beach Writers’ Series and Writers On The Edge, and the literary journals Wild Dog and Talus & Scree. Our award is added to others: the Oregon Literary Arts 2002 Stewart Holbrook Literary Legacy Award for her outstanding contributions to Oregon's literary community, and the Oregon Governor's Art Award for the longevity and quality of Writers on The Edge.

The award includes $1000 and a bouquet of roses that will be sent on March 8 to coincide with International Women’s Day. Traditionally, the award is presented at a Soapstone Board luncheon, but due to COVID that will be postponed.

You can download a PDF with full information about Carla Perry and why she was chosen for this award.
Interview with Carla Perry by Amy Leona Havin, Artswatch, March 10, 2022

Previous recipients

2021: One Woman, One Vote and Maureen Michelson
PDF with full information about the 2021 awardee.
Interview with Maureen Michelson by Amy Leona Havin, Artswatch, March 4, 2021

2020: Leanne Grabel
PDF with full information about the 2020 awardee.
Interview with Leanne Grabel with Bob Hicks, Artswatch, February 20, 2020

2019: Barbara LaMorticella
PDF with full information about the 2019 awardee.
Interview with Barbara LaMorticella by Bob Hicks, Artswatch, March 2, 2019