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Willawaw Journal Winter 2017 – Call for Submissions (Deadline 11/19/2017) 12:00 am
Willawaw Journal Winter 2017 – Call for Submissions (Deadline 11/19/2017) @ Willawawjournal.com, an online journal of poetry and art
Sep 4 @ 12:00 am
Willawaw Journal’s second issue is inspired by a prompt from Lawson Fusao Inada and will feature work that is a hybrid of poetry and art in addition to regular submission. check our our submissions page for more information. Deadline Nov. … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Ann Staley 7:00 pm
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 … 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
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 … Continue reading
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Milwaukie Poetry Series Eleventh Season: A reading by Carlos Reyes 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Laura LeHew 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
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.Like this:Like Loading...
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ANNOUNCING: Chaparral Poetry Form Contest – Postmark Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 12:00 am
ANNOUNCING: Chaparral Poetry Form Contest – Postmark Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 @ Awards Presentation
Sep 20 @ 12:00 am
8th Annual Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest sponsored by Redrock Writers and Dixie Poets, chapters of the Utah State Poetry Society. Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2017. Submit your original poems to: CHAPARRAL POETRY FORUM Contest Chair: Marie Tollstrup … Continue reading
Multnomah Arts Center Poetry Post: Call to Writers (Deadline Oct 1, 2017) 12:00 am
Multnomah Arts Center Poetry Post: Call to Writers (Deadline Oct 1, 2017) @ Multnomah Arts Center
Sep 20 @ 12:00 am
Multnomah Arts Center, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, seeks work from our community that gives pause and invites beauty. A panel of writers will choose pieces to feature in the poetry post for up to a month. Selected … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Mike Shuler 7:00 pm
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, … Continue reading
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Conversations With Writers 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop at Powell’s Books (every Wed., skipping 11/22) 6:30 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring German Rizo 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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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.

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Multnomah Arts Center Poetry Post: Call to Writers (Deadline Oct 1, 2017) @ Multnomah Arts Center
Oct 1 @ 12:00 am

Multnomah Arts Center, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, seeks work from our community that gives pause and invites beauty. A panel of writers will choose pieces to feature in the poetry post for up to a month. Selected work may also be shared on MAC’s website and Facebook page if permitted by the writer.

MAC’s poetry post has been lauded by Kim Stafford as “just exactly what it is, the most beautiful poetry post in Portland,” and was built and designed by five local artists. The post receives a lot of love, with nearly 200 poems taken each month.

EQUITY STATEMENT

We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to Portland Parks & Recreation’s ideals and values.

GUIDELINES

• Send up to two typed works. (Word attachments preferred.)

• Each piece should be no longer than one single-spaced page.

• Non-English poetry with translation welcome.

• Content should be appropriate for people of all ages.

• Also include a short author bio, email address, and phone number in a document separate from your writing. (Jurors will not be provided identifying information.)

• Email your work or queries to Sarah.Brenner@portlandoregon.gov.

• Writers will be notified of submission decisions by December 1st.

Submissions must be received by October 1st, 2017, for consideration by our panel.

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ANNOUNCING: Chaparral Poetry Form Contest – Postmark Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 @ Awards Presentation
Oct 2 @ 12:00 am

8th Annual Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest sponsored by Redrock Writers and Dixie Poets, chapters of the Utah State Poetry Society.

Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2017.

Submit your original poems to:
CHAPARRAL POETRY FORUM
Contest Chair: Marie Tollstrup
2280 South Bloomington Drive Unit6
St. George, UT 84790-6803

ENTRY CATEGORIES
√Unlimited Entries Welcome: Postmarked Sept. 1, 2017, through Dec. 1, 2017
• CHOLLA Division: any subject, any form, 42 lines or fewer
First prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $50
• CHAQUETA Division: Southwest theme—nature, people, history, etc, any form 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $25
• CHAPAREJOS Division: Rhymed and metered poem, any subject, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25
• CHIMERA Division: Imaginative or absurd/humorous, any form, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25

GUIDELINES

√Each poem must
1. Be original, UNPUBLISHED, 42 lines or fewer
2. Be entered in only one of the four categories
3. Have line lengths to fit chapbook pages (4 inches across or shorter in length)
4. Be machine-printed neatly on white 8 ½ x 11 paper without art
5. Be in 12-point font in standard face such as Times New Roman
6. Be in GOOD TASTE (Student and Adult poems are published together)
7. Have won no more than $10 in any contest

√SEND TWO UNFOLDED COPIES OF EACH POEM, Division title at top left of each poem
a. First Copy is only Division Title and no ID
b. Second Copy has ID at the top right corner (name, address, phone, and email)
c. INCLUDE: entry fees: $3 per poem (e.g., 6 poems for $18.00)

√CHECK (no cash) payable to Redrock Writers. MAIL unfolded poems and check in on 9 x 12-in. or larger envelop to – Marie Tollstrup, 2280 South Bloomington Hills Drive, Unit 6, St. George, UT 84790-6803

CHAPARRAL AWARDS ARE GIVEN OUT ON MARCH 2, 2018, AT 8-9 P.M.
AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER, 245 N 200 W, ST. GEORGE, UTAH

Willawaw Journal Winter 2017 – Call for Submissions (Deadline 11/19/2017) @ Willawawjournal.com, an online journal of poetry and art
Oct 2 @ 12:00 am

Willawaw Journal’s second issue is inspired by a prompt from Lawson Fusao Inada and will feature work that is a hybrid of poetry and art in addition to regular submission. check our our submissions page for more information. Deadline Nov. 19th. http://willawawjournal.com/call-for-submissions/

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Arn Strasser Reading @ Broadway Books
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

Reading by Arn Strasser from his just-published new collection, Incidental Longing.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Lois Rosen @ Barrel & Keg
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Salem poet and fiction writer Lois Rosen has published two poetry books, Nice and Loud (Tebot Bach) and Pigeons (Traprock Books). A founder of Salem’s Peregrine Writers, she leads the Trillium Writers and Willamette University’s I.C.L. Writers. Lois’ current novel-in-progress takes place in Italy, Portland, and Mint, Oregon.

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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Jayanthi Raman’s Dance of the Hummingbirds featuring Paulann Petersen @ Winningstad Theater inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jayanthi Raman’s Dance of the Hummingbirds

Dance of the Hummingbirds is a musical dance project based on the seed concept of Portland choreographer Jayanthi Raman. The production reflects human being’s struggles and challenges faced in life and how one draws upon inner strength to overcome them. The project brings together the arts in one cohesive performance, addressing the complexities of a global artistic environment, presenting a contemporary dialogue of poetry, images, music, and dance.

The production features newly commissioned poetry of Oregon poet laureate Paulann Petersen, new music score; images of painting; choreographed by Jayanthi Raman with team of live orchestra of musicians and local Indian dancers. Medley of musical instruments and musical styles, creative artwork as visual embellishment and Indian folk and classical dance genres showcase the choreography as a contemporary multi-disciplined artistic conversation.

The project builds upon the central concept of every artist’s experiences of struggling with challenges in a new world and creating opportunities for themselves and those around them. The project brings together the arts in one cohesive performance, addressing the complexities of a global artistic environment, presenting a contemporary dialogue of poetry, images, music, and dance. The production is a true depiction of creative collaboration bringing performing, literary and fine artists together on same platform. Live orchestra of exceptional musicians, poetry read by Paulann Petersen, visual artist Shashank Rao and a team of professional 8-10 dancers lead by danseuse Jayanthi Raman.

www.facebook.com/jayanthiramandance

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Early bird special: $5 discount until Sept 7th 2017. Get your tickets today for best seats in the house.

Concept & dance choreography: Jayanthi Raman
Featuring 8-10 senior professional dancers from Jayanthi Raman Dance Company led by Jayanthi Raman and Live orchestra of musicians: vocalist, bamboo flute, mridangam and bass guitar
Original poetry by Oregon poet laureate Paulann Petersen
Original paintings by visual artist Shashank Rao

Funded in part by grant from James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.

Do not miss this performance- one evening only!

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Vere McCarty @ Barrel & Keg
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Vere McCarty started songwriting as a teenager in the 60’s in the folk-song mode, and has continued off and on, branching out into other forms. He plays guitar and sings at home and occasionally goes out and sings, but the creation of a song is what Vere loves the best.

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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OPA Annual Conference 2017 @ University Place Hotel
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm
We’ll meet at the University Place Hotel owned by Portland State University on the weekend of October 13-15.
Emmett Wheatfall headlines as keynote speaker.  The 2017 conference will feature multiple tracks of workshops, presentations, open mics and more! Browse the book room and bring books of your own to sell.
Call the hotel at 1-(503)221-0140 or 1-(866)845-4647 before September 12th to get the group rate: $84.00 for a deluxe single or double. That’s an unbeatable rate for Portland lodging! Advance deposit (or credit card guarantee) required. Be sure to mention the Oregon Poetry Association.