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Nov
29
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project featuring Your Favorite Song Lyrics @ Ike Box
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This day’s featured reader is YOU. On this night bring lyrics of a favorite song and perhaps a little story about why it is important to you. The regular infamous open mic will directly follow.

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!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Dec
6
Thu
2018
Write Around Portland Free Community Reading @ First United Methodist Church
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the release of our new anthology, Awake in Waves, featuring the talented writers from our fall 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: Oregon Cultural Trust, Regional Arts & Culture Council 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 Ann Staley @ IKE Box
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ann Staley has published three collections of poems: Primary Sources, 2011, Instructions For The Wishing Light, 2013 through Booktrope Press, Seattle, Washington and Afternoon Sky, Harney Desert, 8th Street Press. She has been nominated twice for Oregon Poetr Laureate and once for an Oregon Book Award. She named herself the Poet Laureate of 8th Street a few years ago. Ann will be reading from a new chapbook, Age of Bronze (30+ poems and an essay) to be published in December. She hopes to have them available at her December Reading in Salem. Her favorite definition of writing: “Writing is thinking made visible.”

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!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

Dec
12
Wed
2018
Write Around Portland Free Community Reading @ The Rosewood Initiative
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the release of our new anthology, Awake in Waves, featuring the talented writers from our fall 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: Oregon Cultural Trust, Regional Arts & Culture Council 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.

Dec
13
Thu
2018
An Evening of Poetry at Rain Spark Gallery @ Rain Spark Gallery
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Rain Spark is a coop gallery with 34 artists which includes Geraldine Foote and her Peace Leaves. She will read from her new chapbook, “Mouth Toward Sky”, and will be joined by Dianne Stepp and Mike Langtry. Reception begins at 5pm, reading at 6PM.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Sherri Levine @ IKE Box
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sherri Levine lives in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been published in The Timberline Review, WillawawJournal, Verseweavers, and The Sun Magazine. She won First Prize (Poet’s Choice) in the Oregon Poetry Association’s Contest (2017). Sherri served as Poetry Editor for VoiceCatcher Magazine. Her debut chapbook,In These Voices, has recently been published by The Poetry Box.

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!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

Dec
20
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Holiday Poems @ IKE Box
Dec 20 @ 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.

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!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

Dec
22
Sat
2018
Grants Pass: Tradition! Tradition! @ Josephine County Community Library, Grants Pass
Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fourth in a series of workshops led by Lisa Baldwin and H. Ni Aodagain, members of OPA and of Applegate Poets.

Dec
30
Sun
2018
Free Poets’ Presentation @ River Road Park Annex
Dec 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Poets Rachel Swafford, Kristin Berger, Kristin Berger and Carl Swart will share their work. Poets’ books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served.

Jan
3
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Speaking Peace Poets @ IKE Box
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The first Thursday of 2019 will feature poets from the chapbook “Speaking Peace: Poems for Salem from the Salem Peace Mosaic.” Copies of the chapbook and that Save the Salem Peace Mosaic t-shirts, tote bags, etc. will be sold at the reading to benefit SSPM.

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!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/