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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.
May
17
Thu
2018
Free Community Reading and Book Release Party (SW) @ First United Methodist Church PDX
May 17 @ 6:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the release of our new anthology, A Wonder I Can Hold, featuring the talented writers from our spring workshops in schools, assisted living facilities, affordable housing buildings and other agencies. Few Portland events include so many diverse voices!

The reading is free, ADA-accessible and open to all. Books will be available for purchase. Free guided playtime for children is provided.

These readings are funded in part by generous support from: Work for Art, Oregon Cultural Trust, Regional Arts & Culture Council, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and Oregon Arts Commission.

For more info, call 503.796.9224 or visit https://writearound.org/events.
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Location: First United Methodist Church is located at the corner of SW 18th and Jefferson St. at the Goose Hollow MAX stop and near a number of TriMet bus stops. There is limited onsite parking available.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Octaviano Merecias @ Barrel & Keg
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Octaviano Merecias, Portland, Oregon, is a digital visual storyteller, motivational speaker, photographic artist, trilingual writer, and educator, who works with a socially-engaged practice facilitating workshops, talks, discussion, forums, conferences, collaborations with groups in the US and abroad. Merecias utilizes the latest cognitive-behavioral neuroscience information and research to inform and complement the delivery of his presentations. For more information visit emergentus.net learn more about his upcoming presentations, publications, and performances.

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!

May
20
Sun
2018
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickmen Brewery
May 20 @ 3:00 pm

Local Authors Celebrate May Days with New Publications
On Sunday afternoon, May 20 at 3 pm, Kirsten Rian reads from Life Expectancy, along with Emmett Wheatfall, who reads from titles such as Clean as a Bone and Fragments.
Books available for purchase and signing.
Free and open to the public.
Donations of canned goods or cash welcomed to support a local food pantry.
Family-friendly, accessible venue with free parking:
Stickmen Brewery 40 N. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 503-344-4449.

May
23
Wed
2018
Free Community Reading and Book Release Party (SE) @ The Rosewood Initiative
May 23 @ 6:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the release of our new anthology (title forthcoming!), featuring the talented writers from our spring workshops in schools, assisted living facilities, affordable housing buildings and other agencies. Few Portland events include so many diverse voices!

The reading is free, ADA-accessible and everyone is welcome. Books will be available for purchase.

This reading is funded in part by generous support from: Work for Art, Oregon Cultural Trust, Regional Arts & Culture Council, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and Oregon Arts Commission.

For more info, call 503.796.9224 or visit https://writearound.org/events/.
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Location: The Rosewood Initiative is located in the Village Square shopping center at SE 162nd Ave and SE Stark St (next to Su Casa Super Mercado) and is one block from the Max Blue Line. Ample free parking is available at the Village Square shopping center.

May
24
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Frank Hall @ Barrel & Keg
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The poems and short stories of Frank Eugene Hall explore connections between the inner landscapes of the human spirit and the outer landscapes of Nature. A descendant of Native Americans and Europeans, he takes a global historical view. Frank is a member of Portland Ars Poetica and Poetics Corvallis.

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!

May
27
Sun
2018
International Welsh Poetry Competition – DEADLINE May 27, 2018 @ International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018
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: http://www.welshpoetry.co.uk

 

May
31
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Kelley Morehouse @ Barrel & Keg
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kelley Morehouse is an avid reader and enjoys studying the art of poetry and writing for the enjoyment of writing. She has volunteered for the Silverton Poetry Association over the last nineteen years and now recently, she is involved in digging up her ancestral roots and putting them into narrative form for her grandchildren. Entering semi-retirement has enticed Kelley into even more creative endeavors!

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!

Jun
1
Fri
2018
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest – DEADLINE 6/1/2018
Jun 1 @ 12:00 am

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

Milwaukie First Friday @ St. John the Evangelist Church
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Milwaukie First Friday 
Poetry Reading and Open Mic.
Come and share poetry!

Friday, June 1

6:00 to7:30 p.m.in the meeting room at St. John the Evangelist church, located at 2036 SE Jefferson St.

The Featured Readers will be some members of the Oregon Poetry Association: Tiel Ansari, Dale Champlin, Stella Jeng Guillory, Sherri Levine and Francis Opila. They will read from their own work or favorite poems for approximately 40 minutes.

An Open Mic session will follow for all who wish to read their own work, or some of their favorite poems. To get on the list to read ahead of time, please contact Tom Hogan at 503-819-8367 or tomhogan2@comcast.net.

There will be a sign-up sheet at the event for those wishing to share. There will also be poetry books and light refreshments available.

Jun
7
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Poets of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties @ IKE Box
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in California are home to many fine poets, names not generally known in Oregon. This evening will be a quick tour through several poets of the area featuring two poets from there, Abigail Brandt and Marc Janssen.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!