Calendar

Select one or more Categories to view calendar items for Readings, Workshops, Conferences, Calls for Submission, Contests, and Volunteer Opportunities. [ai1ec view="monthly" cat_name="readings,workshops,conferences,calls-for-submissions,volunteer-opportunities"] The Disclaimer: OPA does not guarantee the information in this calendar to be complete or accurate so be sure to check the organization's web site for submission details, and good luck! To submit items, please click the "Post Your Event" button at the top of the calendar and enter the information about your event, call for submissions, contest, or volunteer opportunity. Please be sure to select the appropriate Category on the calendar input form. After filling in the "Post Your Event" form, click the "Submit Form" button at the bottom of the screen (if you're using a laptop or tablet, you may need to scroll down to see the "Submit Form" button). If you have any questions about this calendar, please use the contact form to email the calendar coordinator.
Apr
12
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Moments Before Midnight Poets @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bob Hill Publishing, LLC is pleased to present Moments Before Midnight. This anthology contains the work of twenty-six Oregon poets responding to political and global climate changes. Several poets will read their poems after an introduction by Amalie Hill, one of the poets and an editor of the book. All net proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.

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!

Apr
15
Sun
2018
Spiritual Friends: The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy @ Multnomah County Central Library
Apr 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month, three Portland poets — John Brehm, Andrea Hollander and Paulann Petersen — will give a reading from The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy, edited by Brehm, and published by Wisdom Press.

The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy offers a wide-ranging collection of 129 ancient and modern poems unlike any other anthology on bookshelves today. It uniquely places Buddhist poets like Han Shan, Tu Fu, Saigyo, Ryokan, Basho, Issa and others alongside modern Western poets one would not expect to find in such a collection — poets like Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Philip Larkin, Frank O’Hara, Denise Levertov, Yusef Komunyakaa, Billy Collins and more. What these poems have in common, no matter whether they are explicitly Buddhist, is that all reflect the essential truths the Buddha articulated 2,500 years ago.

Apr
17
Tue
2018
Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm

In short:

Freshen up your inspiration to write just in time for Spring! Prompt at Powell’s City of Books is a 10-week workshop by Write Around Portland that offers exercises to encourage writing in your life. The $300 fee (payment plans available) includes free parking and snacks, while the proceeds help fund free workshops for low-income youth and adults within the community. This workshop takes place on Tuesdays, March 6 – May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. For registration and more information, visit writearound.org.

All the details:

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 2: 10 Tuesdays, March 6 – May 8, 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

Apr
19
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The mission of the Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana (ICO) is to promote the Spanish-speaking culture in the state of Oregon, as well as multilingualism as a source of common prosperity. We define Oregonianos, the people of Oregon who speak Spanish, by the use of the common language and not by our physical appearance. Spanish speakers in Oregon are a factor that generates wealth, and ensure historical preservation through linguistic and cultural inclusion. We believe that speaking more than one language is a reason for celebration, and share the Oregonian identity with all who wants to assume it. It’s an honor for ICO to present at the Salem Poetry Project the first generation of Poetas Oregonianos.

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!

Apr
22
Sun
2018
Garden Poems at Gaiety Hollow @ Gaiety Hollow
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ten area poets–Ada Molinoff, Ariel, Carol Hottle, Colette Tennant, Cynthia Herron, Dina Triest, Eleanor Berry, Franca Hernandez, Jade Rosina McCutcheon, and Marilyn Johnston–read poems of gardens in the restored home of landscape architects Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver. During intermission the garden will be open for exploring.

Garden Poems at Gaiety Hollow @ Gaiety Hollow
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A Poetry in Performance event of The Mid-Valley Poetry Society. Hosted by Lord & Schryver Conservancy at Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver’s historic garden and home. Admission Free. Open Garden. Donations appreciated. Light refreshments.

Apr
23
Mon
2018
Poems of Transformation and Renewal @ Bloomsbury Books
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm

Eugene poet Janice Rubin and Portland poet Leah Stenson will read from their newly published full-length books, Tin Coyote (Blue Light Press) and Everywhere I Find Myself (Turning Point Press).

More details at http://bloomsburyashland.com/04-23-18-poetry/

Apr
24
Tue
2018
Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm

In short:

Freshen up your inspiration to write just in time for Spring! Prompt at Powell’s City of Books is a 10-week workshop by Write Around Portland that offers exercises to encourage writing in your life. The $300 fee (payment plans available) includes free parking and snacks, while the proceeds help fund free workshops for low-income youth and adults within the community. This workshop takes place on Tuesdays, March 6 – May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. For registration and more information, visit writearound.org.

All the details:

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 2: 10 Tuesdays, March 6 – May 8, 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

Poetry of the Natural World @ Eugene Garden Club
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm

Anita Sullivan, Ce Rosenow and Alan Contreras will read poems related to nature by many poets, discussing different approaches, themes and ideas in nature poetry. Lane County Audubon Society meeting.

Apr
26
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring The Willawaw Poetry and Art Journal @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Willawaw Journal is named after a coastal weather phenomenon—a sudden gust of wind coming down off the mountain to the sea. The editors strive to select poetry and art that will sweep you off your feet, boldly or softly, and move you to some place new. This night will be a group reading from Willawaw Journal, (Issues 2 & 3), with editors Rachel Barton and Jade Rosina McCutcheon. Contributing poets from Corvallis and Salem will read a variety of pieces to provide a good sampling of what the journal has to offer. Go to willawawjournal.com for more information.

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!