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Sep
19
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring the Favorite Poem Project @ IKE Box
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The featured reader is you! 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.

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/

Sep
22
Sun
2019
TEA & POETRY @ Sisters Farmers Market at Fir Street Park in Sisters, Oregon
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for Tea & Poetry Day! Join a free poetry playshop with Krayna Castelbaum. Celebrate the senses with tea tastings & tea blendings thanks to Mountain Rose Herbs & Metolius Tea. Listen to the dulcet tones of Sisters Ukulele Group.

We’ll unveil the winners of our Food & Farm Haiku Contest, judged by Oregon State Poet Laureate Kim Stafford (see http://tinyurl.com/foodhaiku to enter). Kids: join Deschutes Public Library for a special poetry booth!

If you love poetry, bring some along to share and read aloud (keep it family-friendly, if you would). Sisters Farmers Market is open every Sunday through the end of September, 11 am to 2 pm, at Fir Street Park. Kids enjoy playing in the splash pad fountains!

Sep
26
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring John Miller @ IKE Box
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

John Miller is founder of Portland Ars Poetica, an ongoing literary poetry workshop. His poetry has appeared in River Heron Review, catheXis northwest press, The Esthetic Apostle, in the 9Bridges anthology Over Land and Rising, and in Glass Facets of Poetry. John was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He has a degree in English from Amherst College.

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/

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Poetry of Place: an intensive poetry workshop @ Home
Sep 28 all-day

To register or ask questions, email John at jswilliams1307@gmail.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 @ 10am-4pm

$150

Only 8 spots available!

In this intensive one-day 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 lessons, analysis of well-known poems, in-class activities and writing, in-depth peer and teacher critiques, and sharing drafts with the class.

Beverages and snacks will be available. Please bring your own lunch.

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.