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Prompt Writing Workshop by Write Around Portland 6:30 pm
Prompt Writing Workshop by Write Around Portland @ Powell’s City of Books
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 28 @ 8:30 pm
Start 2018 off with a resolution to write! Write Around Portland offers a unique generative workshop called Prompt designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support … Continue reading
International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 2:00 am
International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 @ International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018
Feb 1 @ 2:00 am – May 27 @ 2:00 am
The 12th International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 is seeking talented poets from all over the world. Judge – Sally Spedding. Cash prizes and publication in a future anthology. All details, rules, entry etc. on our website.Like this:Like Loading...
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest – 2018
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest – 2018
Jan 30 – Jun 1 all-day
Dear State President/NFSPS State Society, As sponsor and Director of the GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, for the past several years I have made it a point to contact all State Presidents for whom an email address is available through … Continue reading
The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize 2018
The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize 2018 @ The Poetry Box
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Announcing our NEW Chapbook Contest for 2018. Open to writers residing in the United States. Winners will receive $200 plus 20 copies of their published chapbook. All Details and Guidelines at http://thepoetrybox.com/chapbook-contest-2018Like this:Like Loading...
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Michael Smith 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Michael Smith @ Barrel & Keg
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Michael Smith wrote a daily blog poem for 13 years and recently completed his autobiography. He lives on a farm in Silverton with his partner Carol Storke and enjoys publishing books by himself and others. Find us in the back … Continue reading
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Portland: Robert Hass reads at Lewis and Clark College 6:00 pm
Portland: Robert Hass reads at Lewis and Clark College @ Lewis and Clark College, Council Chambers
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Portland, Ore. — Prize-winning poet Robert Hass will give a poetry reading at 6 p.m. on February 6 in Lewis & Clark’s Council Chambers. The reading is free and open to the public. Hass’s poetry reflects his passion for nature … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jade Rosina McCutcheon 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jade Rosina McCutcheon @ Barrel & Keg
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jade Rosina McCutcheon holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts and is currently finishing a 2nd PhD in feminist film studies. Her publications include book, Awakening the Performing Body, Embodied Consciousness Performance Technologies, eight chapters in edited, peer reviewed volumes, several … Continue reading
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Poets of Oregon’s South Coast
Poets of Oregon’s South Coast @ North Bend Public Library
Feb 10 all-day
Five poets with history on the South Coast of Oregon will read poetry and answer questions. The Poets are Erik Muller, John Noland, Gary Lark, Barbara Drake and Joy McDowell. The event is from 2-4 pm on February 10, 2018 … Continue reading
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Applegate Poets: For the Love of Poetry 2:00 pm
Applegate Poets: For the Love of Poetry @ Applegate Library
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Applegate Poets, including OPA members Joan Peterson, H Ní Aódagaín, and Lisa E Baldwin, read from their own works. A book table featuring Applegate Poets’ works will be available. Refreshments provided.Like this:Like Loading...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Luna Flores 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Luna Flores @ Barrel & keg
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Luna Flores was born in Mexico City. A technological and literature student, she participated in literary writing workshops at the Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City. She began writing poetry when there were no more tears to mourn the … Continue reading
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Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickmen's Brewery
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm
Regional authors, Janice Rubin and Leah Stenson, present their latest publications in this family-friendly, accessible venue. Books available for purchase and signing. Hosted by Joan Maiers. Free and open to the public. Donations of canned goods, cash collected for local … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Whitsel and Kelly Terwilliger 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Whitsel and Kelly Terwilliger @ Barrel & Keg
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TIM WHITSEL lives on a 100-year floodplain outside Springfield, Oregon. He is passionate about western rivers, gardening, jazz, bicycling, wine and words. For six years Tim directed Windfall, a monthly reading series at the Eugene Public Library. He won first … Continue reading
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Silverton 18th Annual Poetry Festival 7:00 pm
Silverton 18th Annual Poetry Festival @ Multiple Venues: Oregon Gardens Gordon House; Silverton Library; Mt. Angel Abbey Library and Bookstore; White Steeple Gallery, Borland Gallery
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm
Several readings and discussions featuring Oregon and Washington poets (see website for more info)Like this:Like Loading...
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2017 AGELESS AUTHORS SENIOR WRITING CONTEST
2017 AGELESS AUTHORS SENIOR WRITING CONTEST
Feb 28 all-day
Ageless Authors, is a nationwide publishing project exclusively for writers age 65 and older, and invites your members to participate in our 2017 writing contest now underway. The emphasis last year was on form, perfecting essays, short stories and poetry. … Continue reading
Poetry in Motion: VCWC Annual Poetry Contest
Poetry in Motion: VCWC Annual Poetry Contest @ Ventura County Writers Club annual poetry contest
Feb 28 all-day
Poets are invited to submit to our 17th annual poetry contest. We are accepting all genres and subjects of poetry (but no more than 31 lines including the title). Our club has been around since 1933 and the winners are … Continue reading

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2018
Prompt Writing Workshop by Write Around Portland @ Powell’s City of Books
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 28 @ 8:30 pm

Start 2018 off with a resolution to write! Write Around Portland offers a unique generative workshop called Prompt designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve who might not otherwise have access to writing and community.

Based on the acclaimed Write Around Portland model, this dynamic 10-week workshop incorporates our favorite writing exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including freewriting; work with writing elements; strength-building feedback and early-draft revision. The workshop caps off with a community broadside.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to 14 adults per workshop. Session 1: 10 Wednesdays, Jan 24 – Mar 28, 6:30-8:30 PM. Cost: $300 – Payment plans available. Cost includes free parking, snacks and access to the “Bowels of Powell’s.” (Accessing the “bowels of Powell’s” requires climbing a flight of 12 stairs.)

Proceeds help fund Write Around Portland programs, including our free workshops in hospitals, treatment centers, schools, senior centers, prisons, low income housing buildings and homeless shelters.

NOTE: Spaces fill quickly! Call us (503.796.9224) if you have any questions and to discuss payment options. More information (and registration) can also be found on our website, writearound.org/workshops

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2018
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest – 2018
Jan 30 – Jun 1 all-day

Dear State President/NFSPS State Society,

As sponsor and Director of the GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, for the past several years I have made it a point to contact all State Presidents for whom an email address is available through the NFSPS.

Our contest, based in Winona, MN, in cooperation with our well-known Great River Shakespeare Festival, has grown wonderfully across the United States, as well as internationally, and we have received quality sonnet submissions. I am a member of the Minnesota Society, and would be pleased if you are able to publicize the event among your members.

Submissions are now open for the 2018 Contest, with entries accepted until June 1.

All submission guidelines are available at sonnetcontest.org

Ted Haaland
faustted@gmail.com

Our mailing address is:
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest
PO Box 1111
Winona, Mn 55987

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2018
The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize 2018 @ The Poetry Box
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day

Announcing our NEW Chapbook Contest for 2018.
Open to writers residing in the United States.
Winners will receive $200 plus 20 copies of their published chapbook.
All Details and Guidelines at http://thepoetrybox.com/chapbook-contest-2018

International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 @ International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018
Feb 1 @ 2:00 am – May 27 @ 2:00 am

The 12th International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 is seeking talented poets from all over the world. Judge – Sally Spedding. Cash prizes and publication in a future anthology. All details, rules, entry etc. on our website.

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2018
Silverton 18th Annual Poetry Festival @ Multiple Venues: Oregon Gardens Gordon House; Silverton Library; Mt. Angel Abbey Library and Bookstore; White Steeple Gallery, Borland Gallery
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm

Several readings and discussions featuring Oregon and Washington poets (see website for more info)

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2018
2017 AGELESS AUTHORS SENIOR WRITING CONTEST
Feb 28 all-day

Ageless Authors, is a nationwide publishing project exclusively for writers age 65 and older, and invites your members to participate in our 2017 writing contest now underway.

The emphasis last year was on form, perfecting essays, short stories and poetry. This year will be the art of storytelling.  The contest deadline is  February 28, 2018.

To learn more or submit your work, go to agelessauthors.com/current-contests.

Cash prizes will be awarded in each category; $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. Winners and other outstanding entries will also be published in the second edition of Ageless Authors Anthology. Each submission requires an entry fee of $20 and the deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018.

The first Ageless Authors anthology, with almost 52 outstanding entries, is available on the website, at Amazon.com and from other booksellers.

To learn more about Ageless Authors, contact Larry Upshaw, Editorial Director, at
larry@agelessauthors.com
Larry Upshaw 214 405-5093

Poetry in Motion: VCWC Annual Poetry Contest @ Ventura County Writers Club annual poetry contest
Feb 28 all-day

Poets are invited to submit to our 17th annual poetry contest. We are accepting all genres and subjects of poetry (but no more than 31 lines including the title). Our club has been around since 1933 and the winners are eligible for publication in our bi-annual hardbound anthology, newsletter and on our website. Submissions are only accepted via submittable.com. Go to venturacountywriters.com for more information.

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2018
PLAYA Artist Residencies Deadline @ PLAYA
Mar 1 all-day

March 1, 2018 is the deadline to submit applications for residencies of two or four weeks at PLAYA during August – December 2018. Go to www.playasummerlake.org to apply and for more details, or call

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Lex Runciman @ Barrel & Keg
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lex Runciman, has published six collections of poems, including Salt Moons: Poems 1981-2016, from Salmon Poetry. An earlier volume won the Oregon Book Award. The chapter discussing his work concludes Erik Muller’s new book, Durable Goods: Appreciations of Oregon Poets. Now retired from college teaching, he lives in Portland, Oregon.

Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, The Barrel & Keg, feature a wide variety of beverages and the food pod in the back has a rotating menu of options for dinner!

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Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – May 8 @ 8:30 pm

In short:

Freshen up your inspiration to write just in time for Spring! Prompt at Powell’s City of Books is a 10-week workshop by Write Around Portland that offers exercises to encourage writing in your life. The $300 fee (payment plans available) includes free parking and snacks, while the proceeds help fund free workshops for low-income youth and adults within the community. This workshop takes place on Tuesdays, March 6 – May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. For registration and more information, visit writearound.org.

All the details:

Write Around Portland offers a unique generative workshop called Prompt designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve who might not otherwise have access to writing and community.

Based on the acclaimed Write Around Portland model, this dynamic 10-week workshop incorporates our favorite writing exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including freewriting; work with writing elements; strength-building feedback and early-draft revision. The workshop caps off with a community broadside.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to 14 adults per workshop. Session 2: 10 Tuesdays, March 6 – May 8, 6:30-8:30 PM. Cost: $300 – Payment plans available. Cost includes free parking, snacks and access to the “Bowels of Powell’s.” (Accessing the “bowels of Powell’s” requires climbing a flight of 12 stairs.)

Proceeds help fund Write Around Portland programs, including our free workshops in hospitals, treatment centers, schools, senior centers, prisons, low income housing buildings and homeless shelters.

NOTE: Spaces fill quickly! Call us (503.796.9224) if you have any questions and to discuss payment options. More information (and registration) can also be found on our website, writearound.org/workshops