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Jun
19
Wed
2019
Art Center East: Writing Project @ Art Center East
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm

Sarah has a B.A. in Literary Studies from Beloit College. After taking a long pause from writing post-college, she came back to it as a manager of Hillsdale Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon, writing a popular weekly newsletter column about seasonal eating and gardening. In 2014, she was selected as one of six participants for a Hedgebrook Master Class on food writing. She has since published food and gardening articles in Organic Life Magazine, Backpacker Magazine Online, and as a staff writer for the Nature’s Path blog. She now writes a sporadic column on the same subjects for the Observer newspaper. When not cooking, gardening, writing, or rambling in the woods, she represents Art Center East through written communications and otherwise as their Community Outreach Coordinator. Sarah will read a selection of prose, poetry, and non-fiction works-in-progress. Her writing explores themes of relationship, loss, and memory through the lenses of food and the natural world.

Jun
20
Thu
2019
Cathy Cain & Piper Bringman at Annie Bloom’s @ Annie Bloom's Books
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Poetry Box is proud to present two delightful poets who have recently published new works.
Cathy Cain’s new book, Bee Dance, is “Thrumming with a wise and generous curiosity, the poems are bright signposts pointing a way forward through a difficult age.” according to Annie Lighthart, author of Lantern and Iron String.
And youth poet, Piper Bringman’s first chapbook, Cardboard Wings, takes us on a flight of fancy as she explores the natural world, and shares her experience as a young curious heart navigating these modern times.
Please join us in celebrating these two poets.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jean Dick @ Ike Box
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Salem Poetry Project continues at the Ike Box, 299 Cottage St. NE Salem. Each week will present a featured reader followed by the Infamous Open Mic: 3 poems or five minutes whichever is first. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. For more information contact Marc Janssen at the Salem Poetry Project facebook page.

Our hosts, The Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and food!

June 20
Featuring Jean Dick

Jean Dick has recently moved to Salem and joins the Salem Poetry Project regularly at Open Mic. Prior to Salem, Jean was an active member of Poetics Corvallis. She currently has two books available for consumption and two “Musings of a Muddled Mind” and a limerick book “There Once Was…” are in production.

Jun
27
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Susan Morse @ Ike Box
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Salem Poetry Project continues at the Ike Box, 299 Cottage St. NE Salem. Each week will present a featured reader followed by the Infamous Open Mic: 3 poems or five minutes whichever is first. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. For more information contact Marc Janssen at the Salem Poetry Project facebook page.

Our hosts, The Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and food!

June 27
Featuring Susan Morse

Susan Morse grew up in California, but also lived in Maine for thirty years. She earned a Masters degree in Literacy Education, taught middle school Language Arts, and attended writing conferences at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Stonecoast Writers’ Conference. She moved to Salem in 2016 and is currently a member of the Oregon Poetry Association and the Mid Valley Poetry Society. Poems have appeared in various journals such as Cream City Review, The Mom Egg,and Willawaw Journal. Susan frequently participates in readings through Salem Poetry Project. “In the Hush,” her first chapbook, deals with the effects of distance on relationships and with relatives who have succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease.

Jul
11
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Franca Hernandez @ IKE Box
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Franca Hernandez is a photographer, non-fiction, fiction writer, and poet. As a freelance journalism writer, she published articles in Northwest Senior and Boomer News, Oregon Coast magazine, Women’s Journal, Cascades Horseman, Active Northwest, Capital Press, Statesman-Journal, one piece on-line at Medicinal Food News. She completed her first novel set in 10th Century Venice and the Silk Road.

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 Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Jul
13
Sat
2019
Writing Workshop with Richard Blanco @ Talent Public Library
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day

Chautauqua Poets & Writers and Southern Oregon University present this unique opportunity for adult writers to work with 2013 inaugural poet Richard Blanco in a small workshop setting over two days: Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. Contact Kathi Bowen-Jones at kbowenjones@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

“Think & Drink” with Richard Blanco @ Grizzly Peak Winery
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with 2013 Inaugural poet Richard Blanco! Think & Drink is an onstage conversation series with Oregon Humanities that explores provocative ideas and fresh perspectives.

Jul
15
Mon
2019
Poetry Reading with Richard Blanco @ Mountain Avenue Theater (Ashland High School campus)
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear 2013 Inaugural poet Richard Blanco read his work and discuss his ideas and perspectives! 7-9 p.m.

Jul
17
Wed
2019
Art Center East-Writing Project @ Art Center East
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm

Reading presentation by Nathan Lowe.
Nate Lowe is a writer, teacher, and college administrator. His work has appeared in such journals as Ascent, South Dakota Review, Blood Orange Review, Beecher’s Magazine, and The Chattahoochee Review. In addition, his creative essays have been long listed as “Notable of the Year” by the Best American Essays series and nominated for Pushcart Prizes. In 2016, Lowe earned Honorable Mention for the Kay W. Levin Short Nonfiction Award by the Council for Wisconsin Writers, which awarded him a writing residency at the Painted Forest in Valton, Wisconsin. He is currently (and slowly) at work on two books of essays, a chapbook tentatively titled The Animals We Make, which explores the pleasures and failures of early fatherhood, and a full-length collection that tries to make sense of his rural childhood through stories of pickup trucks and the men and women who drove them. After 15 years of teaching college creative writing, he was named the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Eastern Oregon University in 2017. Lowe holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho and a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa. His wife Carrie and children, Odin and Mazy, feel like they have arrived home to the mountains and prairies of eastern Oregon, looking forward to a life spent exploring the rural and wild lands of the region.

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Montgomery Reading and Free Workshop at The Dalles @ The Dalles Art Center
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At 6:500, Judith Montgomery will offer a one-hour workshop focusing on the challenges of writing about family; at 7 pm she will read from and talk about her two new books, “Litany for Wound and Bloom,” and her prize-winning narrative medical chapbook,Mercy.