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Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop 6:30 pm
Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
May 1 @ 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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Danielle Deulen 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Danielle Deulen @ Barrel & Keg
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Danielle Cadena Deulen teaches at Willamette University and is the poetry series editor at Acre Books. She is the author of Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us (Barrow Street Book Contest), Lovely Asunder (Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize), and … Continue reading
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Poems of Transformation and Renewal 7:00 pm
Poems of Transformation and Renewal @ Grass Roots Books and Music
May 8 @ 7:00 pm
Poetry reading featuring Eugene poet Janice Rubin and Portland poet Leah Stenson. View event flierLike this:Like Loading...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Joe Wilkins 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Joe Wilkins @ Barrel & Keg
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Joe Wilkins is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers, and three collections of poetry, including When We Were Birds, winner of the 2017 Oregon Book Award in Poetry. His debut novel, Fall Back Down When I … Continue reading
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Medford Poetry Workshops
Medford Poetry Workshops @ Medford Public Library
May 12 all-day
Two workshops are being offered by Rogue Valley OPA: “Another Way In” with Miles Frode, hip-hop and slam poetry performer and visual artist; and “The Subject is Silence: Re-Thinking and Re-writing Spiritual Poetry” with Joshua Boettiger, poet, essayist and rabbi. … Continue reading
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Free Community Reading and Book Release Party (SW) 6:30 pm
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 … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Octaviano Merecias 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Free Community Reading and Book Release Party (SE) 6:30 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Frank Hall 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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International Welsh Poetry Competition – DEADLINE May 27, 2018 2:00 am
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  Like this:Like Loading...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Kelley Morehouse 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading

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Street Roots Vendor Poetry Reading @ Multnomah County Central Library
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Street Roots is a local weekly newspaper that provides economic opportunities each year to more than 700 vendors who are experiencing homelessness and poverty. Street Roots also has a thriving community of poets and writers. Come listen to some of the talented poets read their work.

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Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
May 1 @ 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

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Danielle Deulen @ Barrel & Keg
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Danielle Cadena Deulen teaches at Willamette University and is the poetry series editor at Acre Books. She is the author of Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us (Barrow Street Book Contest), Lovely Asunder (Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize), and The Riots (AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction).

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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Poems of Transformation and Renewal @ Grass Roots Books and Music
May 8 @ 7:00 pm

Poetry reading featuring Eugene poet Janice Rubin and Portland poet Leah Stenson.

View event flier

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Joe Wilkins @ Barrel & Keg
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Joe Wilkins is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers, and three collections of poetry, including When We Were Birds, winner of the 2017 Oregon Book Award in Poetry. His debut novel, Fall Back Down When I Die, is forthcoming from Little, Brown in early 2019. He lives with his family in western Oregon, where he directs the creative writing program at Linfield College.

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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Medford Poetry Workshops @ Medford Public Library
May 12 all-day

Two workshops are being offered by Rogue Valley OPA: “Another Way In” with Miles Frode, hip-hop and slam poetry performer and visual artist; and “The Subject is Silence: Re-Thinking and Re-writing Spiritual Poetry” with Joshua Boettiger, poet, essayist and rabbi. Space is limited so pre-registration is required by email to marisahp9@gmail.com .

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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!

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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.

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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.