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Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Open for Submissions 12:00 am
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Open for Submissions
Jun 1 @ 12:00 am
Dear Friend of the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, in partnership with the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN: Just a brief note—although I know some of you are already aware from internet or other sources—our Sonnet Contest for … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring David Hargreaves 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring David Hargreaves @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
David Hargreaves is a poet/linguist whose work appears in a range of publications including Hubbub, Passages North, Poets/Artists, Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Pacifica Literary Review, Newah Vijñana, and The Art of Angling. His translation, The Blossoms of Sixty-Four Sunsets, poems … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Phil McCorkle 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Phil McCorkle @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Phil McCorkle has been a writer much of his life. Most recently published in a Statesman Journal column over the course of two years, he has also written and edited more than a dozen newsletters related to his work, written … Continue reading
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Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic 7:00 pm
Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic @ Stonehenge Studios
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Judy Rowe Michaels and Elizabeth Woody on June 11 at Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland 97239 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, the … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tim Pfau is a retired EMT, Auditor and Union Organizer who now watches grandchildren and tells stories in Salem, Oregon. A former Board Member of the Oregon Poetry Association, his poems have appeared in journals, newspapers, anthologies, radio and mixed-media … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dawn Diaz Willis 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dawn Diaz Willis @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dawn Diez Willis holds an MFA from U of O. Her work has appeared in Iowa Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Her collaborative visual art & poetry book with artist Ann Kresge is forthcoming. Dawn’s book, Still Life with Judas … Continue reading
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Conversations With Writers 7:00 pm
Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm
Caroline Allen: The Art of Storytelling: What is your Personal Mythology? How to excavate the pivotal stories of our lives to write memoir and novels. Caroline Allen worked as a newsroom journalist in Tokyo and London and a travel writer … Continue reading
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SPRINGFIELD: OPA Sponsors Oregon Conversation Project with Jason Graham 4:30 pm
SPRINGFIELD: OPA Sponsors Oregon Conversation Project with Jason Graham @ Library Meeting Room at Springfield City Hall
Jun 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
“Creativity, Vulnerability and Art:” A Conversation Project event with poet and Rise Up International art ambassador Jason Graham (Mosley Wotta) Does art build a better world? In the first adult summer reading event at Springfield Public Library, discuss what we … Continue reading
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2017 NFSPS Convention
2017 NFSPS Convention @ Fort Worth, TX
Jun 29 – Jul 2 all-day
Enjoy Poetry and Sunshine at the 2017 NFSPS Convention The 2017 National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) Convention will be held June 29 – July 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. Hosted by the Poetry Society of Texas at the … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Poetry Exchange Event 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Poetry Exchange Event @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This day’s featured reader is YOU AND SOMEONE ELSE. Bring a poem to share, there will be an extra sign-up sheet. Before the reading begins everyone who signed up for the poetry exchange will hand their poem to someone else … Continue reading
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OREGON CITY: THE LIBRARIES LIGHTING OUR LIVES 1:00 pm
OREGON CITY: THE LIBRARIES LIGHTING OUR LIVES @ Oregon City Library
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CELEBRATE AN ICONIC OREGON LIBRARY In 1842 the first Oregon City Library opened. For 175 years, a library has been the hub of community life in Oregon City. For one hundred and seventy five years! The newly expanded Oregon City … Continue reading

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SPRINGFIELD: OPA Sponsors Oregon Conversation Project with Jason Graham @ Library Meeting Room at Springfield City Hall
Jun 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

“Creativity, Vulnerability and Art:” A Conversation Project event with poet and Rise Up International art ambassador Jason Graham (Mosley Wotta)

Does art build a better world? In the first adult summer reading event at Springfield Public Library, discuss what we risk when we lay ourselves open through music, painting, or any other art form. What might we give up and what might we gain when we set out to craft something beautiful or provocative or expressive that the world did not previously hold? Hosted by Springfield Public Library, this program is sponsored by Oregon Humanities and the Oregon Poetry Association and facilitated by Jason Graham, an Oregon-based artist and educator and the former slam poetry champion for the state of Oregon.

Jason Graham is a Chicago-born, Oregon-based artist and educator. He is a former slam poetry champion for the state of Oregon and is currently an art ambassador for Rise Up International in association with the US Department of State. He has been featured multiple times as a TEDx speaker and performer. His CV includes Sundance Film Festival, Fiji International Jazz & Blues Festival, Women’s Muse Conference, MAGIC trade show Las Vegas, Street Con Dubai, Valley Fiesta Australia, and Oregon Art Beat, and he has shared stages with the likes of Ice Cube, Ghostface Killah, Saul Williams, and Talib Kweli, among many others. Most recently he worked as a journalist in Nauru for Vice magazine.

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2017 NFSPS Convention @ Fort Worth, TX
Jun 29 – Jul 2 all-day

Enjoy Poetry and Sunshine at the 2017 NFSPS Convention

The 2017 National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) Convention will be held June 29 – July 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. Hosted by the Poetry Society of Texas at the historic Hilton Fort Worth, the Convention offers an opportunity to explore “The Art and Soul of Poetry” and enjoy nearby sites, shops, and restaurant. Conferees arriving Wednesday may opt to visit Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk or attend the open mic. Thursday options include a morning trip to the stockyards to see the longhorn cattle drive, peruse the shops, and enjoy lunch, and/or a visit to the Arts District in the afternoon. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be packed with programs, meetings, workshops, readings, and other activities. Speakers include Urania Fung, Anne McCrady, Pat Stodghill, Nathan Brown, Karla Morton, Beth and Mark Ayers, Scott Wiggerman, Diane Glancy, and Carmet Tafolla. For more information, see http://nfsps.com/convention2017.pdf.

Only 2017 NFSPS Convention attendees may enter the 2017 NFSPS Convention Contest, with cash prizes and a winners reading at the convention. The deadline is March 15. Contest details may be found on the second page of the convention flyer: http://nfsps.com/convention2017.pdf.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Poetry Exchange Event @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This day’s featured reader is YOU AND SOMEONE ELSE. Bring a poem to share, there will be an extra sign-up sheet. Before the reading begins everyone who signed up for the poetry exchange will hand their poem to someone else on the list. Your poem will be read by that other person, it will give you an excellent perspective one how others read your work. The regular infamous open mic will directly follow.

Find us in the back room. Featured reader/event 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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OREGON CITY: THE LIBRARIES LIGHTING OUR LIVES @ Oregon City Library
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CELEBRATE AN ICONIC OREGON LIBRARY

In 1842 the first Oregon City Library opened. For 175 years, a library has been the hub of community life in Oregon City. For one hundred and seventy five years!

The newly expanded Oregon City Library is a testament to this long history: combining the modern with the historical, the new structure added to the classic Oregon City Carnegie Library gives the library 21,000 square feet of space to serve patrons.

Let’s celebrate this community icon and the role of public libraries in our lives!

On Sunday, July 30th, Cindy Williams Gutierrez and I will give a free writing workshop at the Oregon City Library. We’ll ask participants to generate new writing (poems or prose) about their experiences with libraries, with treasured books, with the magic process of reading.

After the afternoon workshop, we’ll have a light dinner together, and then give a program that will feature participants reading from what they created in the workshop. The public will be invited to the reading.

THE LIBRARIES LIGHTING OUR LIVES
a generative workshop
given by Paulann Petersen and Cindy Williams Gutierrez
Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams Street, Oregon City 97045

1 to 5 pm: Workshop
5 to 6:30 pm: Dinner together
6:30 pm: Reading (open to the public)

Each workshop participant is asked to
1) bring a sack dinner (the library has a large refrigerator to hold these during the afternoon),
2) bring a notebook or journal, preferably a large one (not diary size), because participants will write copiously, and that’s not easy with a small journal or notebook, and
3) encourage family and friends to attend the 6:30 reading.

Please register for the workshop by calling the library at 503-657-8269 ext. 1017.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jeff Stone @ Barrel & Keg
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Who’s there or anywhere, I know I’m here.
Young at heart and old school with my music at times, I embrace art wherever I find myself more then less. Poetry being one of my favorite canvases I write about abstract love or just rhyme to pass the time.

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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GRANTS PASS: OPA Sponsors Oregon Conversation Project with Jason Graham @ Josephine Community Library
Jul 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

“Creativity, Vulnerability and Art,” a Conversation Project Event with Jason Graham (Mosley Wotta)

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Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic @ Stonehenge Studios
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm

The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Amy MacLennan and Catherine McGuire on July 9 at Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland 97239 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, the Studio Series is held monthly on second Sundays. For additional information, please contact Leah Stenson at leahstenson@comcast.net.
Amy MacLennan’s work has been published in Cimarron Review, Cloudbank, Folio, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Linebreak, Naugatuck River Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pearl Magazine, Pirene’s Fountain, Poet’s Market, River Styx, South Dakota Review, Spillway, The Oregonian, The Pedestal Magazine, Windfall, and Wisconsin Review. She is the Managing Editor of The Cortland Review and a poetry editor for Bone Bouquet. She has published two chapbooks: Weathering (Uttered Chaos Press, 2012), and The Fragile Day (Spire Press, 2011). She has been featured on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor and on Verse Daily. Her first full-length collection, The Body, A Tree, was published by MoonPath Press in 2016, and was a runner-up for the Poetry Society of Virginia Book Award.

Catherine McGuire is a writer and artist with a deep concern for our planet’s future. She has three decades of published poetry, four poetry chapbooks and a full-length poetry book, Elegy for the 21st Century (FutureCycle Press). A deindustrial science fiction novel Lifeline was just released by Founders House Publishing. Find her at www.cathymcguire.com.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Christopher Keaveney @ Barrel & Keg
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Christopher T. Keaveney teaches Japanese language and East Asian culture at Linfield College. His poetry has appeared or in Columbia Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Stolen Island, Faultline, and elsewhere, and he is the author of the collection Your Eureka not Mined (Broadstone Books, 2017).

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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Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader, Resistance Poetry With Marilyn Johnston and Penina Taesali @ Barrel & Keg
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Protest poetry has deep roots in the United States. There is a rich tradition of poems about slavery, the Vietnam War, discrimination, and not surprisingly new works being created now in the Trump era. Local poets Penina Ava Taesali and Marilyn Johnston will read poems published by established poets and their own poetry on the theme of resistance. The open mic afterward is open for you to share your own protest poems and/or protest songs and of course your general poems.

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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Salem Poetry Project featuring Favorite Poem Project @ Barrel & Keg
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This reading will be part of the Favorite Poem Project, started by Robert Pinsky, the former US poet laureate. Everyone is invited to bring your favorite poem and a story of why it is important to you. An open mic will follow.

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!