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May
26
Sun
2019
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickman's Brew Pub
May 26 @ 3:00 pm

Enjoy pub menu or libations while two local authors present their latest books.
Marian Pierce, university instructor, reads from Finding Land: Stories of Japan, and Armin Tolentino, author and non-profit board member reads selections from We Meant to Bring It Home Alive.
Books available for purchase and autographing.

Free and abundant parking nearby.

May
30
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Doug Stone @ IKE Box
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Doug Stone lives in Albany, Oregon. He has been a social worker, policy analyst, and consultant on public policy issues. He has written two poetry collections, The Season of Distress and Clarity and The Moon’s Soul Shimmering on the Water. Stone won the Oregon Poetry Association’s Fall, 2016 Poet’s Choice Award for his poem Things You Know But Cannot Explain. His poems have been published in numerous journals and in the anthology, A Ritual To Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford.

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/

Jun
6
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Anita Sullivan @ Ike Box
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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!

June 6
Featuring Anita Sullivan

On her way to becoming an anthropologist, philosopher or translator, Sullivan got sidetracked into a career as a piano tuner, and this gave her a unique body of knowledge for poetry and essays. She earned an MFA in poetry in 2008, and since then has published three poetry collections and three collections of essays, the most recent The Bird That Swallowed the Music Box (Shanti Arts Press, 2008). For more information visit her website www.anitasullivan.org

Jun
8
Sat
2019
Something About Poetry 3: Margaret Atwood @ Josephine Community LIbrary
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In this Read-Write seminar, we will discuss Margaret Atwood’s poetry, with an focus on style analysis, and then write our own poems as prompted by our work with Atwood’s poems.

Jun
13
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Cádiz and I: A Tribute to Juan Carlos Aragón Becerra @ Ike Box
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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!

June 13
Featuring Cádiz and I: A Tribute to Juan Carlos Aragón Becerra

JM. Persánch will intermingle his poetry with that of J. C. Aragón -one of his beloved home town carnival authors who unexpectedly just passed away at 51- creating a bridge of 5,561 miles to celebrate Aragón’s life and work. Influenced by many carnival authors like Aragón, Persánch primarily uses creative writing as a form of exploration of the human condition as well as a voice for social justice. Persánch has routinely presented and published his academic research, and creative writing in prose and poetry in a wide range of venues. For further information, see

Jun
20
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jean Dick @ Ike Box
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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!

June 20
Featuring Jean Dick

Jean Dick has recently moved to Salem and joins the Salem Poetry Project regularly at Open Mic. Prior to Salem, Jean was an active member of Poetics Corvallis. She currently has two books available for consumption and two “Musings of a Muddled Mind” and a limerick book “There Once Was…” are in production.

Jun
27
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Susan Morse @ Ike Box
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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!

June 27
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.