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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Larry Anderson 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Larry Anderson @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Conception Samano 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Conception Samano @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Concepción Sámano is a Mexican female poet who was born in Jaral del Progreso, Guanajuato, Central Mexico. She graduated from the University of Guanajuato with a degree in Philosophy, and has been working as Cultural Promoter. Concepcion has published two … Continue reading
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Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic 7:00 pm
Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic @ Stonehenge Studios
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Tiffany Burba, Christopher Luna and Toni Partington on August 13 at Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland 97239 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring John Van Dreal 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring John Van Dreal @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A third generation Van Dreal artist, John began creative endeavors such as painting and writing at age 7. He earned his formal education in fine art and educational psychology, maintaining careers in both fields while writing in his spare time. … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Alvaro Rodriguez 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Alvaro Rodriguez @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Alvaro Rodriguez is from Colombia. He graduated from The University of Akron with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in May 2016. He is the author or co-author of 6 scientific manuscripts in the field of corrosion and electrochemistry. He loves … Continue reading
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Conversations With Writers 7:00 pm
Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm
Taylor Stannard Libel in Fiction: Why It’s Important & How to Avoid It Taylor Stannard holds a Master’s Degree and has taught Creative Writing. Her short fiction has been published in several literary journals, and her The Stonepile Possum Queen, … Continue reading
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Super-Conscious Language (from WordMagic: An Enchanted Literary Entertainment) 7:00 pm
Super-Conscious Language (from WordMagic: An Enchanted Literary Entertainment) @ New Thought Center for Spiritual Living
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm
Calling All Word Lovers: Distinguished English Linguist Laurel Airica turns the English language insight-out and backwords to reveal the Secret Spells it casts upon consciousness and the innate human wisdom it reflects back to us Ultimately Laurel shows, in verse … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Richard Blanche 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Richard Blanche @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Richard Lester Blanche is a local singer-songwriter, actor and poet. Having moved to Salem in 1969 he is a Graduate of Western Oregon University, Richard has been writing poetry and song lyrics since the age of 15. He is currently … Continue reading

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Richard Blanche @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Richard Lester Blanche is a local singer-songwriter, actor and poet. Having moved to Salem in 1969 he is a Graduate of Western Oregon University, Richard has been writing poetry and song lyrics since the age of 15. He is currently an active member of the local bands Potatoe Famine (yes with an e) and Coot and Codger.

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!

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Ann Staley @ Barrel & Keg
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ann Staley has taught writing in rural libraries, at Hillcrest, for Women who Log small plots of trees, at the Island Institute in Sitka AK, and at the Oregon Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. She believes that everyone has a thousand stories following them around, and that if you just get a pen in your hand and a welcoming environment, you will want to get them down and share them with others. She has just published her third collection of poems, Afternoon Sky, Harney County, and will read from this 100 page collection of recent work. Ann has been nominated twice for Oregon Poet Laureate and twice for an Oregon Book Award. She teaches writing classes at Chemeketa CC, Adult Ed. and through the Portland Arts Community at Menucha.

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!
The Barrel & Keg is located at 1190 Broadway Street N.E. Salem, near the intersection of Market and Broadway.
http://www.barrelandkeg.com/
We will have the area in back reserved. Just park in back or across the street and walk through the front door.

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Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic @ Stonehenge Studios
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm

The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Judith Arcana and M on September 10 at Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland 97239 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, the Studio Series is held monthly on second Sundays. For additional information, please contact Leah Stenson at leahstenson@comcast.net.

Born and raised in the Great Lakes region, Judith Arcana has lived in Oregon since 1995. She writes poems, stories, essays and books, publishing online and on paper. Her work has been fostered by residencies and supported by grants, so she’s permanently grateful. Judith’s new poetry collection, Announcements from the Planetarium, came out in April from Oregon’s Flowstone Press. The poems examine memory, consider the nature of wisdom, and reflect on the experience of aging into new consciousness. Judith hosts a poetry show on KBOO community radio and online. For more information and links to her work, visit www.juditharcana.com.
M has served as a Poetry Editor for Stirring: A Literary Collection for 19 years. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, was selected as a finalist for two consecutive years for the Rattle $5000 Annual Poetry Prize, and is anthologized in The Widows’ Handbook (Kent State University Press, 2014). Her chapbook, To That Mythic Country Called Closure, was released by Concrete Wolf Press in 2013.

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Milwaukie Poetry Series Eleventh Season: A reading by Carlos Reyes @ Ledding Library of Milwaukie Pond House
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This will take place on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7 PM in the Pond House at 2215 SE Harrison in Milwaukie adjacent to the Ledding Library.

Poet and translator Carlos Reyes lives in Portland, Oregon. He is a traveler and
conscientious observer of the natural world and what is happening to it. Whether he journeys to Alaska, Ecuador, France, India, Ireland. Panama, or Spain, those travels and observations inform his poetry.

His awards and honors include: Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship for Poetry, Fellow Island Institute (Sitka, Alaska, 2011) Heinrich Boll Fellow (Achill Island, Ireland,2008) and Fellow at Yaddo (1982). A Suitcase Full of Crows (1995) was a Bluestem Prize winner, finalist for Oregon Book Awards. At the Edge of the Western Wave (2004) (under various titles ) 3 time Finalist National Poetry Series (1993, 1995, 2002). He has been poet in residence at many places, among them Acadia National Park (2013), Devils Tower National Monument (2013), Joshua Tree National Park (2009) as well as Camac Centre d’Arte (France, 2015). Fundación Valparaíso (Spain, 1999, 2012).

His poetry books include: Pomegranate, Sister of the Heart (2012), The Book of Shadows; New and Selected Poems (2009), At the Edge of the Western Wave (2004), A Suitcase Full of Crows (1995}, Nightmarks (1990), The Shingle Weaver’s Journal (1980). Guilt in our Pockets, Poems from South India 2017), Along the Flaggy Shore (2018). Prose: The Keys to the Cottage, Stories from the West of Ireland (2015).Translations include: Poemas de amor y locura / Poems of Love and Madness (2013).

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Laura LeHew @ Barrel & Keg
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Widely published Laura LeHew’s collections include: Becoming (Another New Calligraphy), Willingly Would I Burn, (MoonPath Press), It’s Always Night, It Always Rains, (Winterhawk Press) and Beauty (Tiger’s Eye Press). Laura received her MFA from CCA. She owns and edits Uttered Chaos. Laura always thought she’d be an astronaut.

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!
The Barrel & Keg is located at 1190 Broadway Street N.E. Salem, near the intersection of Market and Broadway.
http://www.barrelandkeg.com/
We will have the area in back reserved. Just park in back or across the street and walk through the front door.

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Peregrine Literary Series @ Lake Oswego Public Library
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm

Student writers and author-artist, Marilyn Stablein, present their work featured in the Honoring Our Rivers 2017 anthology.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Mike Shuler @ Barrel & Keg
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Mike Shuler is a Willamette Valley resident who writes about living on a rapidly changing earth. His concerns and observations about environment, history and civility find voice in his poetry. His poems travel from Oregon footpaths to galactic star tracks, with a few explorations into other universes along the way.

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!
The Barrel & Keg is located at 1190 Broadway Street N.E. Salem, near the intersection of Market and Broadway.
http://www.barrelandkeg.com/
We will have the area in back reserved. Just park in back or across the street and walk through the front door.

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Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm

Conversations With Writers – Monday, September 25
Chair, Desk, Lamp, Window, World: A Poet’s Progress

SUZANNE SIGAFOOS is the author of Held in the Weave, a poetry chapbook published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. Most recently, her poems have appeared in The Oregonian, in Windfall – A Journal of Poetry of Place, and the anthology The Knotted Bond: Oregon Poets Speak of Their Sisters. Sigafoos is an editor at VoiceCather, and is co-founder of River Rock, a Portland poetry critique group. “Green” is Suzanne’s first foray into non-fiction essay, and was published in the Bellingham Review.

Her conversation with us will look at early influences – and also the absence of influence – that shaped her writing life.

Conversations With Writers invites authors to read and tell us about their work and their writing methods. Not just a reading, but an event for audience members to interact and ask questions about word choices, styles, or the writer’s development of his / her art. It’s an informal atmosphere to help us all better understand the craft of writing. For more information, visit: cwwor.weebly.com

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Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop at Powell’s Books (every Wed., skipping 11/22) @ Powell's City of Books
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 6 @ 8:30 pm

10 Wednesdays, Sept 27 – Dec 6 (skip 11/22), 6:30-8:30 PM

This fall, join Write Around Portland at Prompt, a unique generative workshop designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve who might not otherwise have access to writing and community.

Based on the acclaimed Write Around Portland model, this dynamic 10-week workshop incorporates our favorite writing exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including freewriting; work with writing elements; strength-building feedback and early-draft revision. The workshop caps off with a community broadside.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to 14 adults per workshop.

Cost: $300 – Payment plans available. Cost includes free parking, snacks and access to the “Bowels of Powell’s.” (Accessing the “bowels of Powell’s” requires climbing a flight of 12 stairs.)

Proceeds help fund Write Around Portland programs, including our free workshops in hospitals, treatment centers, schools, senior centers, prisons, low income housing buildings and homeless shelters.

NOTE: Spaces fill quickly! Call us (503.796.9224) if you have any questions and to discuss payment options. More information can also be found on our website, https://writearound.org/workshops/#prompt

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring German Rizo @ Barrel & Keg
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

German Rizo is a Mexican poet and narrator who resides in Oregon. As a student, he studied Business Administration. As a poet, German has published three books Cantos del Alma y la Vida (Songs from the Soul and Life), Bajo la Sombra del Corazón (Under the Shade of the Heart) and Atraeme Contigo (Take me with You). He also participated in the anthology Equilibrios Contrarios , a Federico Garcia Lorca’s tribute. He supports many cultural events and poetry readings.

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!
The Barrel & Keg is located at 1190 Broadway Street N.E. Salem, near the intersection of Market and Broadway.
http://www.barrelandkeg.com/
We will have the area in back reserved. Just park in back or across the street and walk through the front door.