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  • Willa is the Curator for RITUAL UNMOORED, which features six noted Oregon Jewish ceramists, including herself, who fashion vessels, abstract or figurative sculptures, and wall pieces, to reimagine the ritual object, and other traditional forms for the future. At the PSU Broadway Galley, March 22 - Sept 15, 2017. In conjunction with NCECA's (National Council on Education of the Ceramic Arts) National Conference to be held in Portland, March 22 -25, 2017.

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  • Willa was a Featured Reader and taught the workshop Writing the Political Poem at the 2016 San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival this November. To learn more click here.

  • Willa read in the Twin Cities last April. To learn about her readings click here.

  • Willa's latest poetry collection Rending the Garment  (Please click here for more details and readings.)   was released in 2014, and is the #8 title in the Mudfish Individual Poet Series, Box Turtle Press, NYC.

  • Available from the Author, Small Press Distribution and Amazon.

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  • Willa visited Israel, Jan. 2015 as a guest of "Voices Israel" an organization of Israeli poets who write in English. She was the International judge for their 25th Annual Reuben Rose Competition. She offered workshops in Zefat and Jerusalem, spoke at the Awards Ceremony in Tel Aviv on the merits of the winning selections, and read from Rending the Garment. An article about that visit can be found at Oregon Jewish Life Magazine.

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  • Willa was Glyph's Featured Writer for the month of June. Beginning on First Thursday, Glyph's shadowbox cafe tables will feature Willa's ephemera, memorabilia and poems relating to Rending the Garment.  Click here for more information.


  • Willa received a Professional Development Grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) to attend the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, July 12 -15, Green Gulch Farm, Marin, CA.

  • Below is the opening from Katherine Bielewa Stamper's article Little Details: Anatomy of a Poem about Willa's poem "Biscuits:"
    "I first encountered this poem while driving along I89 towards Burlington. It was 8:35 on some weekday morning and I was listening to Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac on Vermont Public Radio. So taken by the poem, I pulled over when it was safe to jot down the name of the poem and its author. Poetry can truly move us, if we open our ears to just listen." Click here to read the entire article.

  • Check out Willa's guest blog post on Ooligan's website.

  • Capturing the Essence of Things: A conversation with Willa Schneberg
    Willa's art is where truth and beauty intersect. The subjects she chooses are often painful or horrifying. But she chooses details that bring out the beauty in those subjects. Not in a way that romanticizes them or downplays the sadness. The beauty and the sadness exist side-by-side.

    S.H. Aeschliman interviews local poet, ceramic artist and photographer Willa Schneberg. They talk writing, loss and defying conventions, while wandering through Willa's exhibit "The Books of Esther" at the Oregon Jewish Museum.

    Read the full interview here.

  • Check out the article in Sept. 2012 Oregon Jewish Life about Willa and "The Books of Esther".