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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
Milwaukie Poetry Series Open Mic Reading 7:00 pm
Milwaukie Poetry Series Open Mic Reading @ Ledding Library Pond House
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebrating Eleven Years of Enriching Milwaukie: One Poem at a Time           The Milwaukie Poetry Series is proud and grateful to open its eleventh year of bringing people together through poetry! Join us at our November 1st Open Mic reading and share your poems … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Arturo Sarmiento 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Arturo Sarmiento @ Barrel & Keg
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arturo Sarmiento was born in Mexico City. In college he majored in humanities at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana. Sarmiento was recognized by the Mexican Young Poets Contest sponsored by Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. He has also … Continue reading
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REMINDER: Chaparral Poetry Form Contest – Postmark Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 12:00 am
REMINDER: Chaparral Poetry Form Contest – Postmark Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 @ Awards Presentation
Nov 6 @ 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
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
Nov 6 @ 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 Jean Dick 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jean Dick @ Barrel & Keg
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jean Dick’s work has been featured in several small poetry collections. In June of 2017, she published her first poetry book, entitled “Of Sea and Sky”. Jean, along with several others, promotes the Corvallis Poetics group and has been the … Continue reading
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great weather for MEDIA Reading
great weather for MEDIA Reading @ Another Read Through
Nov 10 all-day
Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest poetry and prose anthology, “The Other Side of Violet.” This is a terrific opportunity to meet friendly indie press editors looking for new voices. Featuring contributors and special guests Sossity Chiricuzio, … Continue reading
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2017 STEVENS POETRY MANUSCRIPT COMPETITION
2017 STEVENS POETRY MANUSCRIPT COMPETITION
Nov 15 all-day
2017 STEVENS POETRY MANUSCRIPT COMPETITION Awarding $1000 + Publication + 50 Books MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES  • Except for previous Stevens winners, open to all poets writing in English. • The manuscript must be the original work by a single author. • … Continue reading
Poetry Reading at Pegasus Gallery, Corvallis 6:30 pm
Poetry Reading at Pegasus Gallery, Corvallis @ Pegasus Gallery
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Five festive poets will read from the anthology, The Absence of Something Specified, as well as from additional work. This includes Laura LeHew, Rachel Barton, Merridawn Duckler, Judith Edelstein, and Keli Osborn. Come mingle, enjoy the art, and listen to … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jon Boisvert 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jon Boisvert @ Barrel & Keg
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jon Boisvert was born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and now lives in Oregon. He studied poetry at Oregon State University and the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland. You can sometimes see new writing and art at www.jonboisvert.com. BORN is his … Continue reading
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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
Nov 19 @ 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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Conversations With Writers 7:00 pm
Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm
We live in a world of restaurants, stores, and long-distance travel…and yet, we ignore the power of place, and how it shapes us. This has become a psychological and, increasingly, physical peril. In life and in writing, we need to … Continue reading
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James Wright: A Life in Poetry 7:00 pm
James Wright: A Life in Poetry @ Mother Foucault's
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
James Wright: A Life in Poetry, the much-anticipated biography by Jonathan Blunk will be released by Farrar, Strauss & Giroux this week. Blunk will be at Mother Foucault’s, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214, on Tuesday, November 28th @ 7pm to read … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Sarah Katreen Hoggatt 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Sarah Katreen Hoggatt @ Barrel & Keg
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sarah Katreen Hoggatt is the author of several books and numerous articles. She is a writer, spiritual director, speaker, and book designer with a passion for exploring the deeper rhythms of life. Sarah lives in Salem, Oregon where she loves … 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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Willawaw Journal Winter 2017 – Call for Submissions (Deadline 11/19/2017) @ Willawawjournal.com, an online journal of poetry and art
Nov 19 @ 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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Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm

We live in a world of restaurants, stores, and long-distance travel…and yet, we ignore the power of place, and how it shapes us. This has become a psychological and, increasingly, physical peril. In life and in writing, we need to understand and harness the power of place.

A teacher at Linfield College, Joe Wilkins’ works have won the Oregon Book Award, High Plains Book Award, GLCA New Writers Award, and the Pushcart Prize. In this conversation, he will offer writers four ways to utilize the power of place in our writing.

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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James Wright: A Life in Poetry @ Mother Foucault's
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

James Wright: A Life in Poetry, the much-anticipated biography by Jonathan Blunk will be released by Farrar, Strauss & Giroux this week.

Blunk will be at Mother Foucault’s, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214, on Tuesday, November 28th @ 7pm to read and fete Wright, introduced by yours truly, who has some mention in the book.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signature.

Please join us, and help spread the word.

Thanks!

All best wishes,
Betsy Fogelman Tighe

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Sarah Katreen Hoggatt @ Barrel & Keg
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sarah Katreen Hoggatt is the author of several books and numerous articles. She is a writer, spiritual director, speaker, and book designer with a passion for exploring the deeper rhythms of life. Sarah lives in Salem, Oregon where she loves to go hiking and create art. She is passionate about living her life as a gift.

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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Chaparral Poetry Form Contest — Call for Submissions Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 @ Awards Presentation
Dec 1 @ 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

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Free Range Poetry Series featuring Linda Ferguson, Carolyn Martin & Claudia Savage @ Northwest Library
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm

FREE RANGE POETRY presents
Linda Ferguson, Carolyn Martin, Claudia F. Savage
Emcee: Shawn Aveningo Sanders

Monday, December 4, 2017
Northwest Library
2300 NW Thurman Street
Portland

An open mic will precede featured poets.
Sign up for open mic at 5:45 pm.
Reading 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

For more info or questions email : freerangepoetrypdx@gmail.com
Please like Free Range Poetry on Facebook

A Pushcart nominee for fiction, LINDA FERGUSON has won awards for her poetry and lyric nonfiction. Her poetry chapbook,Baila Conmigo, was published by Dancing Girl Press. As a creative writing teacher for over 20 years, Linda has a passion for helping new writers find their voice and for inspiring experienced authors to explore new territory. Find her at www.bylindaferguson.blogspot.com.

From English teacher to management trainer to retiree, CAROLYN MARTIN has journeyed from New Jersey to Oregon to discover Douglas firs, months of rain, and dry summers. Her poems and book reviews have appeared in publications throughout North America and the UK including “Stirring,” “CALYX,” “Persimmon Tree,” “How Higher Education

CLAUDIA F. SAVAGE is the author of Bruising Continents (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017), The Last One Eaten, and The Hour of Anjali. Her writing has been published in journals such as The Denver Quarterly, Columbia, Nimrod, Water-Stone Review, BOMB, and Drunken Boat. She is part of the woodwind-poetry performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey and her collaboration, reductions, about motherhood, with Detroit visual artist Jacklyn Brickman, will debut in Chicago in 2018. Find her at www.claudiafsavage.com and www.thickinthethroathoney.com.

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The Poeming Pigeon: Love Poems Book Launch @ The Pond House (at Ledding Library)
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us in celebrating our newest issue of The Poeming Pigeon!

Featured readers: Carolyn Martin • Claudia F. Savage • Judith Arcana • Linda Ferguson • Sherri Levine • Delia Garigan • Eleanor Kedney • Elizabeth Stoessl • Eric le Fatte • Liz Nakazawa • Barbara A. Meier • Brad G. Garber • Marilyn Johnston • Pattie Palmer-Baker • RW Jagodnik • Shawn Aveningo Sanders • Tricia Knoll

About the Book:
What our world needs now is love! So, for our 6th issue, we bring you 85 love poems. Throughout these pages you’ll find poetry that speaks from the heart directly to yours. Our poets go beyond flowers and candy romance to share the real beauty of companionship and commitment. Experience love that grows from gratitude, and endures beyond the earthly boundaries of time and space.

Contributing Poets from Around the Globe:
Alexa Mergen • Ann Grant • Aria Wolf • Babo Kamel • Barbara A. Meier • Brad G. Garber • Carol L. Deering • Carol Levin • Carolyn Martin • Cathie Sandstrom • Charlotte Mandel • Cheryl A. Van Beek • Claudia F. Savage • Connie Post • David Kann • Delia Garigan • Diana Rosen • Diane L. Averill • DiTa Ondek • Eleanor Kedney • Elizabeth Stoessl • Elizabeth Tornes • Emily Glossner Johnson • Eric le Fatte • Gabriella Brand • Gareth Culshaw • Gretchen Fletcher • J. Nille • Jane Yolen • Jenny Doughty • Jessica McKenna • Jessica Siobhan Frank • Joan McNerney • JoAnna Scandiffio • John C. Mannone • Jonathan Glenn Travelstead • Judith Arcana • Judith Barrington • Judith Kelly Quaempts • Karla Linn Merrifield • Kenneth Pobo • Konstantin Nicholas Rega • Laura Grace Weldon • Laura LeHew • Laurie Kolp • Linda Ferguson • Linda Simone • Linda Strever • Lisa Randall • Liz Nakazawa • Lucia Galloway • Luke Valmadrid • M.S. Rooney • Margaret R. Saraco • Marilyn Johnston • Mark Elber • Mary C. Rowin • Michael Estabrook • Pam Kress-Dunn • Pattie Palmer-Baker • Penelope Scambly Schott • R.W. Jagodnik • Robert Beveridge • Sally Zakariya • Samantha Irene • Sharon Scholl • Shawn Aveningo Sanders • Sherri H. Levine • Susan P. Blevins • Suzanne Bruce • Suzy Harris • T.J. Smith • Terri Niccum • Terry Severhill • Toni Hanner • Tricia Knoll • Victoria Stefani • William A. Greenfield • Zeina Azzam