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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Doug Stone 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Doug Stone @ IKE Box
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Doug Stone lives in Albany, Oregon. He has been a social worker, policy analyst, and consultant on public policy issues. His chapbook, In the Season of Distress and Clarity (Finishing Line Press) came out in 2017. He won the Oregon … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau @ IKE Box
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tim Pfau is a retired EMT, Auditor and Union Organizer who now watches grandchildren, studies symbolism and tells stories in Salem, Oregon. A former Board Member of the Oregon Poetry Association, his poems have appeared in journals, newspapers, anthologies, radio … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring 1ra Antologia de la Poesia Oregoniana
Salem Poetry Project Featuring 1ra Antologia de la Poesia Oregoniana @ IKE Box
Jul 19 all-day
This evening will be a celebration of the book “1ra Antologia de la Poesia Oregoniana” by the Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana. This book emerges from the First Contest of Oregonian Poetry in Spanish. Along with the winning works, a careful … Continue reading
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Snaps! Open Mic Poetry Reading 6:30 pm
Snaps! Open Mic Poetry Reading @ Just Bob
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Open to all, all to be open! Come listen to the words of the universe & celebrate the 6 month milestone of Pure Expression! *Currently looking for sweet souls to sign up for readings (email PureExpression.space@gmail.com)* -Day-of sign up begins … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dale Champlin 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dale Champlin @ IKE Box
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
After many years as a graphic designer, illustrator and copywriter, Dale Champlin now devotes most of her time to writing poetry. Her MFA in painting and photography developed her critical eye. Dale’s first book of poetry, Doggerel; twelve dogs and … Continue reading
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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Portland: Painting Foucault’s: A Year at the Bookshop @ Mother Foucault's Bookshop
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on Friday, June 8 at 7pm, for an artist reception celebrating the work of Mother Foucault’s painter-in-residence, Brooke Budy, who set up drop cloth, easel, and canvas at various spots in the shop over the course of the past year to create over forty painted views of the books, shelves, plants, and people that make up Mother Foucault’s.

In addition to the reception and exhibit, a cadre of local poets will read short works inspired by the paintings, the shop, or the shopkeeper himself:

Joanna Rose
Donna Prinzmetal
Andrea Hollander
Suzanne Sigafoos

Readers will also share the work of two additional poets who were at Mother Foucault’s and wrote about the paintings but who aren’t able to attend: Maggie Chula and Penelope Scambly Schott.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Amanda Hiland @ IKE Box
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Amanda Hiland grew up hiking through the forests of the Pacific Northwest. She is very fond of rain, colored pens, and chai tea. She teaches Special Education by day and is a major astronomy enthusiast at night. Much of her writing stems from the complexity of understanding the universe through dual lenses of scientific observation and emotional connection.

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!

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Elizabeth Pakravan @ IKE Box
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Elizabeth Pakravan has an extensive multicultural background. She is currently working at Linn Benton Community College as an Employment Outreach and Business Advisor, also as a TV Host in CVEL PUNTO. At age of 13 Pakravan won a national award in poetry. Aside from writing poems, what she enjoys the most is reciting them.

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!

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Ariel @ IKE Box
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Salem’s own red-head, Ariel, will be sharing her “Bits of Cyn” collection; whimsical and sensual erotica that will get you feeling the summer heat. You’ll never think about plums, buttons & coffee the same again … and you’ll blush when you do! Ariel, a Pacific Northwest poet, typically writes Plathian free-verse about the Pacific Northwest, being human, and politics with insightful wit. Her recent publishing credits include “Moments Before Midnight” & “On The Platform, Waiting” anthologies. Active in Willamette Valley, she often collaborates on poetry/art projects. Get to know her at poetariel.net.

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!

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Doug Stone @ IKE Box
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Doug Stone lives in Albany, Oregon. He has been a social worker, policy analyst, and consultant on public policy issues. His chapbook, In the Season of Distress and Clarity (Finishing Line Press) came out in 2017. He won the Oregon Poetry Association’s Fall, 2016 Poet’s Choice Award for his poem Things You Know But Cannot Explain. .His poems have been published in numerous journals and in the anthology, A Ritual To Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford.

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/

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau @ IKE Box
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tim Pfau is a retired EMT, Auditor and Union Organizer who now watches grandchildren, studies symbolism and tells stories in Salem, Oregon. A former Board Member of the Oregon Poetry Association, his poems have appeared in journals, newspapers, anthologies, radio and mixed-media shows.

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/