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Salem Poetry Project Featuring “In a Station of the Metro” 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jim Merrill 7:00 pm
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; … Continue reading
Durable Goods reading, four poets and book’s author. 7:00 pm
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.Like this:Like Loading...
William Stafford, A Light in Dark Times: Poems of Peace and Affirmation 2:30 pm
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 … Continue reading
Ralph Salisbury Memorial Celebration 3:00 pm
Ralph Salisbury Memorial Celebration @ Gerlinger Alumni Lounge (Gerlinger Hall)
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please join us in as we celebrate the life of Ralph Salisbury ? poet, writer, editor, professor emeritus, and beloved friend ? from 3:00-6:00 pm, Sunday, January 14, 2018, in the Gerlinger Alumni Lounge (Gerlinger Hall) on the University of … Continue reading
Reading with Frances Payne Adler, author of Making of a Matriot 7:00 pm
Reading with Frances Payne Adler, author of Making of a Matriot @ Broadway Books
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm
In The Making of a Matriot, author Frances Payne Adler demonstrates—through poetry and prose—the need for a new conception of national defense through peaceful means, and provides a glimpse of the possibilities. Definition: Matriot, noun. 1. One who loves his … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Chris Cottrell 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Chris Cottrell @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chris Cottrell dragged himself from the Pacific Ocean, where he was raised, and settled in Oregon, where he spends time thinking about octopus, painting small things, writing poems, and teaching. Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at … Continue reading
Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickmen Brewery
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm
CELEBRATE THE WRITTEN LEGACY OF WILLIAM STAFFORD Bring a favorite poem written by or about Wiliam Stafford to share during the open mike portion of the program. Featured readers include David Ruteizer and Joan Maiers. Hosted by Joan Maiers. Free … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Amalie Hill 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Amalie Hill @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Amalie Rush Hill has lived in or near Salem for 44 years. Now residing in rural Marion County with her multi-generational family, she finds her poetry, short stories and essays inspired by the surrounding natural beauty. Since finishing her four-book … Continue reading
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CELEBRATE THE WRITTEN LEGACY OF WILLIAM STAFFORD
Bring a favorite poem written by or about Wiliam Stafford to share during the open mike
portion of the program. Featured readers include David Ruteizer and Joan Maiers.
Hosted by Joan Maiers.
Free and open to the public.
Donations of canned goods or cash collected for the local Food Bank.
Start 2018 off with a resolution to write! Write Around Portland offers a unique generative workshop called Prompt 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. Session 1: 10 Wednesdays, Jan 24 – Mar 28, 6:30-8:30 PM. 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 (and registration) can also be found on our website, writearound.org/workshops
Amalie Rush Hill has lived in or near Salem for 44 years. Now residing in rural Marion County with her multi-generational family, she finds her poetry, short stories and essays inspired by the surrounding natural beauty. Since finishing her four-book science fiction Ambolaja series, she has returned to working on a scifi novel that had its inception decades ago. She is also illustrating a children’s book that is based on something that happened during a family dinner. This summer, Amalie edited a book containing the work of twenty-six Oregon poets that will be released soon by Bob Hill Publishing, LLC, titled Moments Before Midnight. Amalie regularly reads her poetry at many open mic venues and this year has participated in book fairs and other author events in Eugene, Salem, Portland, Oregon City, West Linn and Lincoln City. This past September and October Hill was a featured speaker on Princess Cruise Line’s Enrichment Program.
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!
Theme: “In the News”
Details and Guidelines at http://thepoetrybox.com/the-poeming-pigeon
Announcing our NEW Chapbook Contest for 2018.
Open to writers residing in the United States.
Winners will receive $200 plus 20 copies of their published chapbook.
All Details and Guidelines at http://thepoetrybox.com/chapbook-contest-2018
Applegate Poets, including OPA members Joan Peterson, H Ní Aódagaín, and Lisa E Baldwin, read from their own works. A book table featuring Applegate Poets’ works will be available. Refreshments provided.
Ageless Authors, is a nationwide publishing project exclusively for writers age 65 and older, and invites your members to participate in our 2017 writing contest now underway.
The emphasis last year was on form, perfecting essays, short stories and poetry. This year will be the art of storytelling. The contest deadline is February 28, 2018.
To learn more or submit your work, go to agelessauthors.com/current-
Cash prizes will be awarded in each category; $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. Winners and other outstanding entries will also be published in the second edition of Ageless Authors Anthology. Each submission requires an entry fee of $20 and the deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018.
The first Ageless Authors anthology, with almost 52 outstanding entries, is available on the website, at Amazon.com and from other booksellers.
Poets are invited to submit to our 17th annual poetry contest. We are accepting all genres and subjects of poetry (but no more than 31 lines including the title). Our club has been around since 1933 and the winners are eligible for publication in our bi-annual hardbound anthology, newsletter and on our website. Submissions are only accepted via submittable.com. Go to venturacountywriters.com for more information.