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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
Chaparral Poetry Form Contest — Call for Submissions Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 12:00 am
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 … Continue reading
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Applegate Poets at Pacifica Winter Arts Festival
Applegate Poets at Pacifica Winter Arts Festival @ Pacifica
Dec 2 all-day
Applegate Poets, including OPA members Joan Peterson, H Ní Aódagaín, and Lisa E Baldwin, will read from their own work at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. as part of the Winter Arts Festival at Pacifica, A Garden in The Siskiyous. … Continue reading
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Free Range Poetry Series featuring Linda Ferguson, Carolyn Martin & Claudia Savage 6:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Write Around Portland 53rd Book Release & Free Public Readings 6:30 pm
Write Around Portland 53rd Book Release & Free Public Readings @ The Beaverton Round Executive Suites
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WHO: Write Around Portland runs community-building creative writing workshops at hospitals, schools, homeless youth shelters, senior centers, low-income housing buildings, prisons, treatment facilities and social service agencies. THE BOOK: Write Around Portland releases its 53rd anthology— Know These Mountains / … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring a Celebration of Peter Sears 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring a Celebration of Peter Sears @ Barrel & Keg
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Peter Sears, poet and teacher, passed away on July 20, 2017, in Corvallis, Oregon. He served as Oregon’s Poet Laureate from 2014 to 2016, and was active in the state’s literary community for more than 40 years. Local poets Carol … Continue reading
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The Poeming Pigeon: Love Poems Book Launch 2:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Burnin’ Down the Barnes 2:00 pm
Burnin’ Down the Barnes @ Barnes & Noble Books
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Featured Readers – Margaret Brye, Donna McNeil and Jenifer Tucker. Followed by an open mic. Sign up 1:45.Like this:Like Loading...
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Page 2 Poetry Open Mic 7:30 pm
Page 2 Poetry Open Mic @ Cush Coffee House
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Mic – not for the faint of heart. Respectful diversity encouraged. up to 8 min read.Like this:Like Loading...
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Write Around Portland 53rd Book Release & Free Public Readings 6:30 pm
Write Around Portland 53rd Book Release & Free Public Readings @ Taborspace
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WHO: Write Around Portland runs community-building creative writing workshops at hospitals, schools, homeless youth shelters, senior centers, low-income housing buildings, prisons, treatment facilities and social service agencies. THE BOOK: Write Around Portland releases its 53rd anthology— Know These Mountains / … Continue reading
Milwaukie Poetry Series with Scot Siegel 7:00 pm
Milwaukie Poetry Series with Scot Siegel @ Ledding Library Pond House
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Reading by Scot Siegel – December 13, 2017 The Milwaukie Poetry Series Eleventh Season! A reading by Scot Siegel  7 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 SE Harrison St. The Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee and the … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Bill Siverly 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Bill Siverly @ Barrel & Keg
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bill Siverly was born and grew up in Lewiston, Idaho, and he has lived in Portland since 1972. He holds a Master of Arts degree from San Francisco State University, and he taught literature, composition, and creative writing at Portland … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Holiday Poems 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Holiday Poems @ Barrel & Keg
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You are the featured reader! Bring your favorite poem about Christmas, Hanukah, Thanksgiving…Festivus and maybe a little story about it. The infamous open mike will follow. Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open … Continue reading
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Burnin’ Down the Barnes @ Barnes & Noble Books
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Featured Readers – Margaret Brye, Donna McNeil and Jenifer Tucker. Followed by an open mic. Sign up 1:45.

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Page 2 Poetry Open Mic @ Cush Coffee House
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Open Mic – not for the faint of heart. Respectful diversity encouraged. up to 8 min read.

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Write Around Portland 53rd Book Release & Free Public Readings @ Taborspace
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WHO: Write Around Portland runs community-building creative writing workshops at hospitals, schools, homeless youth shelters, senior centers, low-income housing buildings, prisons, treatment facilities and social service agencies.

THE BOOK: Write Around Portland releases its 53rd anthology— Know These Mountains / Conocer estas montañas—of community writing by adult and youth participants from our fall 2017 workshops held throughout the Portland metro area. The anthology includes introductions by Matt Blair, writer, software programmer and Write Around Portland board member, and Amanda Gonser, Write Around Portland volunteer facilitator and a tech non-profit professional.

THE READINGS: Write Around Portland invites the public to attend one or both of our free community readings featuring powerful work written by participants in our fall 2017 writing workshops. Readers will include long-term HIV survivors; middle school students; young adults in a job training program; adults living with a mental health diagnosis; members of low-income housing and assisted living communities and many others.

These readings are funded in part by generous support from Oregon Cultural Trust, Work for Art, Beaverton Arts Program and CareOregon.

Reading 2
WHERE: Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215 on the #15 TriMet Bus Line
WHEN: Wednesday, December 13th, 6:30–8:00pm

Admission to both readings is FREE, but donations of any amount are accepted to support the work of Write Around Portland. We will also be collecting donations of new journals for writers in our spring 2018 workshops. ADA-accessible. Copies of Know These Mountains / Conocer estas montañas will be available for purchase for $12.

For more information about these events, please visit https://writearound.org/events/.
For more information about Write Around Portland, please visit us at https://writearound.org/.

Milwaukie Poetry Series with Scot Siegel @ Ledding Library Pond House
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Reading by Scot Siegel – December 13, 2017

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Eleventh Season!

A reading by Scot Siegel 

7 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 SE Harrison St.

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee and the Ledding Library of Milwaukie are delighted to continue the Eleventh Season of the Milwaukie Poetry Series with a reading by Scot Siegel. This reading will take place on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Pond House at 2215 SE Harrison St. in Milwaukie adjacent to the Ledding Library.

Scot Siegel‘s books of poems include The Constellation of Extinct Stars and Other Poems (County Clare, Ireland: Salmon Poetry, 2016), Thousands Flee California Wildflowers (Salmon Poetry, 2012), and Some Weather (Plain View Press, 2008). He is also the author of two chapbooks, Skeleton Says (Finishing Line Press, 2010) and Untitled Country (Untitled Country, 2009). The late US Poet Laureate, Philip Levine, recognized his long poem, “Pages Torn From a Schoolmarm’s Diary,” as a Finalist with Honorable Mention in Nimrod International’s 2012 Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize Competition. His writing is part of the permanent art installation along Portland, Oregon’s Light Rail Transit ‘Orange Line’.

Read one of Scot’s poems, learn more about the series’ poets and watch videos of past readings at: http://www.milwaukieoregon.gov/library/milwaukie-poetry-series

The Pond House is a delightful setting and easy to reach. It is located at SE Harrison St. and SE 23rd Ave. in Milwaukie. From SE McLoughlin Blvd. turn east at the light onto SE Harrison St and go four blocks east to 2215 SE Harrison St., Milwaukie, OR 97222. Parking is available at the library and on-street.

For information about the readings, please contact the Series Coordinator, Tom Hogan, at 503.819.8367 or tomhogan2@comcast.net or Ledding Library of Milwaukie Reference Librarian, Sarah Roller at 503.786.7580 or rollers@milwaukieoregon.govThank you all for your support!

Eleven Years: Enriching Milwaukie one poem at a time.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Bill Siverly @ Barrel & Keg
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bill Siverly was born and grew up in Lewiston, Idaho, and he has lived in Portland since
1972. He holds a Master of Arts degree from San Francisco State University, and he taught literature, composition, and creative writing at Portland Community College for twenty-five years. Bill has published five books of poems: Parzival (1981), Phoenix Fire (1987), The Turn (2000), Clearwater Way (2009), and Steptoe Butte (2013). Since 2002 he has been co-editor with Michael McDowell of Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place, which features poetry of the Pacific Northwest and appears twice yearly on the equinoxes.

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 Holiday Poems @ Barrel & Keg
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are the featured reader! Bring your favorite poem about Christmas, Hanukah, Thanksgiving…Festivus and maybe a little story about it. The infamous open mike will follow.

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 “In a Station of the Metro” @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On this special night we will discuss “In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound. The poem is two lines long and filled with possibilities. This evening will be led by Steve Slemenda. Slemenda retired from a 25-year career teaching English at Chemeketa Community College; is a co-founder and active member of the Silverton Poetry Association for the past 18 years; is a member of the Mid-Valley Poetry Society; and has been reading and writing poetry since childhood and is currently preparing a manuscript for a first chapbook of poems.

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 Jim Merrill @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Merrill marks his life by what he can remember: playing in the foothills of East Bay- S.F. area, 1950’s; drums in the garage early 60’s. Teenager going to San Francisco and Berkeley staring at hippies and record album covers; also acid light shows at the Avalon Ballroom: the Dead, Quicksilver, Airplane, Janis, Bowie later, the Who, Hendrix. 1970’s: Delve into Donne, Marvell, Wordsworth, Keats in college. 1980’s followed John Denver’s dream to a Rocky Mtn. high–skiing 5 years at 10,000 ft. Then to L.A for screenwriting; teaching in the ghetto, Hollywood, Santa Monica. 1990’s college teaching in Denver after MFA at Naropa in Boulder. Move to Oregon 1999 to teach then retire at Chemawa Indian School. He has been writing poetry since high school. His first book, “Blues Fall Down Like Rain” was published in 2016. Both available from author or Amazon.

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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Durable Goods reading, four poets and book’s author. @ The Book Bin
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Paulann Petersen, Clem Starck, Lex Runciman, and Barbara Drake will read in the context of Durable Goods: Appreciations of Oregon Poets by Erik Muller, who will lead a discussion following the reading.

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William Stafford, A Light in Dark Times: Poems of Peace and Affirmation @ Mt. Angel Abbey Bookstore and Coffee Shop
Jan 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This year’s annual event will focus on William Stafford’s writings to sustain the spirit in a time of great challenges tot he human condition.

The program will include poems, prose selections, and a short video.

Open mic: the audience will be invited to read a favorite Stafford poem and comment on its personal significance.