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Feb
24
Sun
2019
FREE River Road Reading Series (RRRS) February 24 Reading @ RIVER ROAD PARK ANNEX
Feb 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Poets Michael Schein, Joy Mc Dowell and Eric Wayne Dickey will share their work. Refreshments will be serve and poets’ books will be available for purchase.

Feb
28
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Michael Wynn @ IKE Box
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Michael Wynn is a former logger who now practices neurology, subspecializing in stroke and telemedicine, in Salem. His chapbook “Bodies of Evidence” was published in 2015. His poems have appeared in the Cortland Review, JAMA, the Oregonian, Hektoen International, and Untitled Country Review.

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 Chemawa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Larry Anderson @ IKE Box
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Larry Anderson was a college professor for 40 years. Upon retirement in 2002, he and his wife Christine (retired mental health professional) settled in Molalla to be close to family. Ten years ago he became interested in poetry and joined The Friends of William Stafford, The Molalla Writers Group and The Silverton Poetry Association. He has taken numerous workshops, has been tutored by Paulann Petersen and Cindy Stewart-Renier, published several papers in poetry related publications including an Anthology and his own Chapbook , Earthquakes. He has been very active in open mics including many in Silverton. Larry was a student of William Stafford in 1961-1962, and his favorite Stafford Poem is Lit Instructor, a copy of which he kept on his office desk for over 20 years.

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 Chemawa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring a Poetry Exchange Event @ IKE Box
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This day’s featured reader is YOU AND SOMEONE ELSE. Bring a poem (printed or typewritten) 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.

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 Chemawa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Mar
21
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Alice Pettway @ IKE Box
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Alice Pettway is the author of three books of poetry: The Time of Hunger (2017), Moth (2019) and Station Lights (2021). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Colorado Review, The Miami Herald, The Progressive, The Threepenny Review, and many others. Currently, Pettway lives and writes in Shanghai.

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 Chemawa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Orion Davidson, Jim Merrill, and Marc Janssen @ IKE Box
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Two poets and a flutist present an evening of words and music. Jim Merrill is an MFA graduate of the Kerouc School in Boulder and author of two book length collections of poetry. Marc Janssen is an internationally published poet and oldish scamp. Orion Davidson has been playing flute since middle school and currently performs at two different churches. When not performing, Davidson enjoys hiking and photographing Oregon wilderness.

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 Chemawa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/