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Prompt Writing Workshop by Write Around Portland 6:30 pm
Prompt Writing Workshop by Write Around Portland @ Powell’s City of Books
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 28 @ 8:30 pm
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 … Continue reading
International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 2:00 am
International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 @ International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018
Feb 1 @ 2:00 am – May 27 @ 2:00 am
The 12th International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 is seeking talented poets from all over the world. Judge – Sally Spedding. Cash prizes and publication in a future anthology. All details, rules, entry etc. on our website.Like this:Like Loading...
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest – 2018
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest – 2018
Jan 30 – Jun 1 all-day
Dear State President/NFSPS State Society, As sponsor and Director of the GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, for the past several years I have made it a point to contact all State Presidents for whom an email address is available through … Continue reading
The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize 2018
The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize 2018 @ The Poetry Box
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
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-2018Like this:Like Loading...
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Michael Smith 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Michael Smith @ Barrel & Keg
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Michael Smith wrote a daily blog poem for 13 years and recently completed his autobiography. He lives on a farm in Silverton with his partner Carol Storke and enjoys publishing books by himself and others. Find us in the back … Continue reading
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Portland: Robert Hass reads at Lewis and Clark College 6:00 pm
Portland: Robert Hass reads at Lewis and Clark College @ Lewis and Clark College, Council Chambers
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Portland, Ore. — Prize-winning poet Robert Hass will give a poetry reading at 6 p.m. on February 6 in Lewis & Clark’s Council Chambers. The reading is free and open to the public. Hass’s poetry reflects his passion for nature … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jade Rosina McCutcheon 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jade Rosina McCutcheon @ Barrel & Keg
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jade Rosina McCutcheon holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts and is currently finishing a 2nd PhD in feminist film studies. Her publications include book, Awakening the Performing Body, Embodied Consciousness Performance Technologies, eight chapters in edited, peer reviewed volumes, several … Continue reading
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Poets of Oregon’s South Coast
Poets of Oregon’s South Coast @ North Bend Public Library
Feb 10 all-day
Five poets with history on the South Coast of Oregon will read poetry and answer questions. The Poets are Erik Muller, John Noland, Gary Lark, Barbara Drake and Joy McDowell. The event is from 2-4 pm on February 10, 2018 … Continue reading
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Applegate Poets: For the Love of Poetry 2:00 pm
Applegate Poets: For the Love of Poetry @ Applegate Library
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.Like this:Like Loading...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Luna Flores 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Luna Flores @ Barrel & keg
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Luna Flores was born in Mexico City. A technological and literature student, she participated in literary writing workshops at the Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City. She began writing poetry when there were no more tears to mourn the … Continue reading
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Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickmen's Brewery
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm
Regional authors, Janice Rubin and Leah Stenson, present their latest publications in this family-friendly, accessible venue. Books available for purchase and signing. Hosted by Joan Maiers. Free and open to the public. Donations of canned goods, cash collected for local … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Whitsel and Kelly Terwilliger 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Whitsel and Kelly Terwilliger @ Barrel & Keg
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TIM WHITSEL lives on a 100-year floodplain outside Springfield, Oregon. He is passionate about western rivers, gardening, jazz, bicycling, wine and words. For six years Tim directed Windfall, a monthly reading series at the Eugene Public Library. He won first … Continue reading
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Silverton 18th Annual Poetry Festival 7:00 pm
Silverton 18th Annual Poetry Festival @ Multiple Venues: Oregon Gardens Gordon House; Silverton Library; Mt. Angel Abbey Library and Bookstore; White Steeple Gallery, Borland Gallery
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm
Several readings and discussions featuring Oregon and Washington poets (see website for more info)Like this:Like Loading...
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2017 AGELESS AUTHORS SENIOR WRITING CONTEST
2017 AGELESS AUTHORS SENIOR WRITING CONTEST
Feb 28 all-day
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. … Continue reading
Poetry in Motion: VCWC Annual Poetry Contest
Poetry in Motion: VCWC Annual Poetry Contest @ Ventura County Writers Club annual poetry contest
Feb 28 all-day
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 … Continue reading

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Prompt Writing Workshop by Write Around Portland @ Powell’s City of Books
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 28 @ 8:30 pm

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

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Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest – 2018
Jan 30 – Jun 1 all-day

Dear State President/NFSPS State Society,

As sponsor and Director of the GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, for the past several years I have made it a point to contact all State Presidents for whom an email address is available through the NFSPS.

Our contest, based in Winona, MN, in cooperation with our well-known Great River Shakespeare Festival, has grown wonderfully across the United States, as well as internationally, and we have received quality sonnet submissions. I am a member of the Minnesota Society, and would be pleased if you are able to publicize the event among your members.

Submissions are now open for the 2018 Contest, with entries accepted until June 1.

All submission guidelines are available at sonnetcontest.org

Ted Haaland
faustted@gmail.com

Our mailing address is:
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest
PO Box 1111
Winona, Mn 55987

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2018
The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize 2018 @ The Poetry Box
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day

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

International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 @ International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018
Feb 1 @ 2:00 am – May 27 @ 2:00 am

The 12th International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 is seeking talented poets from all over the world. Judge – Sally Spedding. Cash prizes and publication in a future anthology. All details, rules, entry etc. on our website.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Michael Smith @ Barrel & Keg
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Michael Smith wrote a daily blog poem for 13 years and recently completed his autobiography. He lives on a farm in Silverton with his partner Carol Storke and enjoys publishing books by himself and others.

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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Portland: Robert Hass reads at Lewis and Clark College @ Lewis and Clark College, Council Chambers
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Portland, Ore. — Prize-winning poet Robert Hass will give a poetry reading at 6 p.m. on February 6 in Lewis & Clark’s Council Chambers. The reading is free and open to the public.

Hass’s poetry reflects his passion for nature and is deeply influenced by the storytelling traditions of the West Coast, including the East Asian literary scene of San Francisco and the Beat poets of the 1950s. Whether through poetry, essays, or translated verse, his work is a testament to his belief in the transformative power of education and the interconnectedness of the natural world.

A Northern California native, Hass earned his PhD from Stanford University in 1971, and published his first poetry collection, Field Guide, in 1973.  He has since published five collections of poetry, in addition to several essay collections and a series of translations of the work of Polish poet Czesław Miłosz.  From 1995 to 1997, he served as the United States Poet Laureate and used his position to advocate for literacy and environmental education, through a program at Saint Mary’s College called Rivers of Words.  He has also organized events like the Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, a conference for novelists, poets, and storytellers focused around making connections between writing, nature, and community.

“It has been a hope of mine for a long time to bring Robert Hass to Lewis & Clark,” said Morgan S. O’Dell Professor of Humanities and Associate Professor of English Mary Szybist. “He was my teacher when I was in graduate school at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and I am eager for my own students to experience his presence, his deeply humane and expansive thinking, and his work, all of which were profoundly inspiring to me. I hope his poems will reach more readers during his visit here—  people who may not know yet how much his poetry will come to matter to them.”

Hass was awarded the 2007 National Book Award and shared the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his collection Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005.  He was awarded the Macarthur “Genius” Fellowship for his work, as well as the 2014 Wallace Stevens Award.  He is a professor of English at UC Berkeley and recently published A Little Book on Form: An Exploration Into the Formal Imagination of Poetry.

“I don’t know another writer who is as informed as he is about the global state of our planet or who is grappling as movingly with it in poetry,” added Szybist. “I’m thrilled that he will spend an evening with us.”

About Lewis & Clark
For 150 years, Lewis & Clark has prepared students for lives of local and global engagement. Located in Portland, Oregon, Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience and international reach, enrolling approximately 2,000 undergraduate students from around the world in our College of Arts and Sciences. Our Law School and Graduate School of Education and Counseling together enroll 1,200 students in graduate professional programs, preparing and training future lawyers, counselors, teachers, and educational administrators. Our alumni, faculty, and students are recognized as global thinkers and leaders. For more information, visit www.lclark.edu.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jade Rosina McCutcheon @ Barrel & Keg
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jade Rosina McCutcheon holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts and is currently finishing a 2nd PhD in feminist film studies. Her publications include book, Awakening the Performing Body, Embodied Consciousness Performance Technologies, eight chapters in edited, peer reviewed volumes, several online articles and several plays. Living in Salem, Jade has returned to her first love, poetry.

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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2018
Poets of Oregon’s South Coast @ North Bend Public Library
Feb 10 all-day

Five poets with history on the South Coast of Oregon will read poetry and answer questions. The Poets are Erik Muller, John Noland, Gary Lark, Barbara Drake and Joy McDowell. The event is from 2-4 pm on February 10, 2018 at the North Bend Public Library.

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2018
Applegate Poets: For the Love of Poetry @ Applegate Library
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

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2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Luna Flores @ Barrel & keg
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Luna Flores was born in Mexico City. A technological and literature student, she participated in literary writing workshops at the Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City. She began writing poetry when there were no more tears to mourn the loss of a first love. Living in the Mexican province she started to write short lesbian stories. Now Flores resides in Portland, OR and is a KBOO collaborator in the “Buscando América” and “FA Radio” programs. Since 2014 she has participated in the Voz Alta (Loud Voice) event.

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!