The Salem Poetry Project continues at the Ike Box, 299 Cottage St. NE Salem. Each week will present a featured reader followed by the Infamous Open Mic: 3 poems or five minutes whichever is first. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. For more information contact Marc Janssen at the Salem Poetry Project facebook page.
Our hosts, The Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and food!
Featuring Susan Morse
Susan Morse grew up in California, but also lived in Maine for thirty years. She earned a Masters degree in Literacy Education, taught middle school Language Arts, and attended writing conferences at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Stonecoast Writers’ Conference. She moved to Salem in 2016 and is currently a member of the Oregon Poetry Association and the Mid Valley Poetry Society. Poems have appeared in various journals such as Cream City Review, The Mom Egg,and Willawaw Journal. Susan frequently participates in readings through Salem Poetry Project. “In the Hush,” her first chapbook, deals with the effects of distance on relationships and with relatives who have succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease.
Franca Hernandez is a photographer, non-fiction, fiction writer, and poet. As a freelance journalism writer, she published articles in Northwest Senior and Boomer News, Oregon Coast magazine, Women’s Journal, Cascades Horseman, Active Northwest, Capital Press, Statesman-Journal, one piece on-line at Medicinal Food News. She completed her first novel set in 10th Century Venice and the Silk Road.
Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options! The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/
Poetry Slam is a two day Poetry festival and competition. At Multnomah Country Central Library, we are having affinity mics so that marginalized people in our community are given a platform to speak to their experiences.
Poetry Slam is a two day Poetry festival and competition. At Multnomah County Central, we are having affinity mics so that marginalized people in our community are given a platform to speak to their experiences.
POETRY OF PLACE: A FOUR-CLASS GENERATIVE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP with John Sibley Williams
WEDNESDAYS AT 6:45-9PM
July 31, August 7, August 14, August 28
Cozy home in Alameda/Beaumont neighborhood
(address provided to confirmed students)
$200 for four-class workshop
Only 7 spots are available!
To register or ask questions, email John at firstname.lastname@example.org
In this month-long workshop, we will discuss how natural and constructed landscapes affect our identities and shape our writing. We will focus on the places we know, have traveled to, or simply imagine, including both the mundane and the sublime of our surroundings, in search of ways to craft authentic, universal poems that speak directly to readers. This workshop will include studying diverse poems that successfully employ place as metaphors, investigating your own work, writing, and providing feedback.
This intimate workshop will include brief lessons as well as in-depth peer and teacher critiques, in-class writing, and prompt-based at-home writing to be shared with the class. Poems generated at home will be due to the teacher Sunday for distribution to students Monday morning. Students will be prepared to share thoughtful constructive critiques each class.
Beverages and snacks will be available.
John Sibley Williams is the author of As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize, 2019), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, University of Nebraska Press, 2019), Disinheritance, and Controlled Hallucinations. A nineteen-time Pushcart nominee, John is the winner of numerous literary awards, including the Wabash Prize for Poetry, Philip Booth Award, and Laux/Millar Prize. He serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as a poetry editor, writing coach, workshop leader, and literary agent. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rivier University and an MA in Book Publishing from Portland State University. Previous publishing credits include: The Yale Review, Midwest Quarterly, Southern Review, Sycamore Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, Saranac Review, Atlanta Review, TriQuarterly, Third Coast, and various anthologies. Visit him at https://www.johnsibleywilliams.com.