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Springfield Poetry Reading Series 7:00 pm
Springfield Poetry Reading Series @ Emerald Art Center
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This spring reading featuring Ana-Maurine Lara, John Martin, and Ellen Waterston, is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Lane Literary Guild and the Oregon Poetry Association.Like this:Like Loading...
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Stinky Bagels Poetry Club 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Stinky Bagels Poetry Club @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stinky Bagels Poetry Club is an anarchist society- or so the poets of Corban University would like to believe. The longest-running poetry club in our region, Stinky Bagels has existed for 23 years as a haven for the eccentric and … Continue reading
Ce Rosenow & Harriot West Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Ce Rosenow & Harriot West Poetry Reading & Open Mic @ Springfield Public Library
Apr 7 all-day
Oregon Poets Ce Rosenow & Harriot West will read from their work followed by an open mic. The community is invited to participate.Like this:Like Loading...
Burnin’ Down the Barnes – McDowell & Marc 3:00 pm
Burnin’ Down the Barnes – McDowell & Marc @ Barnes & Nolble Bookstore
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This month’s featured authors are Joy McDowell & Shirley Marc, both on the board of the Oregon Poetry Association. (An open mic follows with 5 minutes per reader, more if time allows.) Please join us.Like this:Like Loading...
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Moments Before Midnight Poets 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Moments Before Midnight Poets @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bob Hill Publishing, LLC is pleased to present Moments Before Midnight. This anthology contains the work of twenty-six Oregon poets responding to political and global climate changes. Several poets will read their poems after an introduction by Amalie Hill, one … Continue reading
Spiritual Friends: The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy 2:30 pm
Spiritual Friends: The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy @ Multnomah County Central Library
Apr 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
In celebration of National Poetry Month, three Portland poets — John Brehm, Andrea Hollander and Paulann Petersen — will give a reading from The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy, edited by Brehm, and published by Wisdom Press. The Poetry … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The mission of the Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana (ICO) is to promote the Spanish-speaking culture in the state of Oregon, as well as multilingualism as a source of common prosperity. We define Oregonianos, the people of Oregon who speak Spanish, … Continue reading
Poems of Transformation and Renewal 7:00 pm
Poems of Transformation and Renewal @ Bloomsbury Books
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm
Eugene poet Janice Rubin and Portland poet Leah Stenson will read from their newly published full-length books, Tin Coyote (Blue Light Press) and Everywhere I Find Myself (Turning Point Press). More details at http://bloomsburyashland.com/04-23-18-poetry/Like this:Like Loading...
Poetry of the Natural World 7:30 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring The Willawaw Poetry and Art Journal 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring The Willawaw Poetry and Art Journal @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Willawaw Journal is named after a coastal weather phenomenon—a sudden gust of wind coming down off the mountain to the sea. The editors strive to select poetry and art that will sweep you off your feet, boldly or softly, and … Continue reading
Street Roots Vendor Poetry Reading 2:00 pm
Street Roots Vendor Poetry Reading @ Multnomah County Central Library
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Street Roots is a local weekly newspaper that provides economic opportunities each year to more than 700 vendors who are experiencing homelessness and poverty. Street Roots also has a thriving community of poets and writers. Come listen to some of … Continue reading
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Anita Sullivan, Ce Rosenow and Alan Contreras will read poems related to nature by many poets, discussing different approaches, themes and ideas in nature poetry. Lane County Audubon Society meeting.
Willawaw Journal is named after a coastal weather phenomenon—a sudden gust of wind coming down off the mountain to the sea. The editors strive to select poetry and art that will sweep you off your feet, boldly or softly, and move you to some place new. This night will be a group reading from Willawaw Journal, (Issues 2 & 3), with editors Rachel Barton and Jade Rosina McCutcheon. Contributing poets from Corvallis and Salem will read a variety of pieces to provide a good sampling of what the journal has to offer. Go to willawawjournal.com for more information.
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!
We hope that you will join Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, the high school student winners of our 2018 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, and our keynote speaker, acclaimed poet and spoken word artist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, in an evening of poetry, reflection, and engagement on nuclear weapons elimination.
The writing scholarship is open to all Oregon 11th and 12th grade students in Oregon. This year’s topic is “What would it take to eliminate nuclear weapons in your lifetime?” We’ve received a record number of entries from across the state and our distinguished panel of judges, including poets, writers, journalists, and community members, are busy reading the submissions. Please join us to celebrate the student writers!
This event is free open to the public.
More information at oregonpsr.org and on the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167158407418563/
Street Roots is a local weekly newspaper that provides economic opportunities each year to more than 700 vendors who are experiencing homelessness and poverty. Street Roots also has a thriving community of poets and writers. Come listen to some of the talented poets read their work.
The 12th International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 is seeking talented poets from all over the world. Judge – Sally Spedding. Cash prizes and publication in a future anthology. All details, rules, entry etc. on our website: http://www.welshpoetry.co.uk
Dear State President/NFSPS State Society,
As sponsor and Director of the GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, for the past several years I have made it a point to contact all State Presidents for whom an email address is available through the NFSPS.
Our contest, based in Winona, MN, in cooperation with our well-known Great River Shakespeare Festival, has grown wonderfully across the United States, as well as internationally, and we have received quality sonnet submissions. I am a member of the Minnesota Society, and would be pleased if you are able to publicize the event among your members.
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Contest, with entries accepted until June 1.
All submission guidelines are available at sonnetcontest.org
Our mailing address is:
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest
PO Box 1111
Winona, Mn 55987