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Feb
15
Fri
2019
Silverton Poetry Festival @ Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House - Oregon Gardens
Feb 15 all-day

Oregon Poet Laureate will present an evening of poetry, prose, anecdotes & stories to open the 19th Annual Silverton Poetry Festival

Feb
17
Sun
2019
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickman's Brew Pub
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm

Regional authors, Roberta Feins [Seattle] and David Oates [Portland] read from their latest publications. Feins manages the e-zine Switched-on Gutenberg from University of Washington; while Oates has recently published Scott F. Parker’s “A Way Home: Oregon Essays”. These books and other available for purchase and signing.

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Juan Cervantes @ IKE Box
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Juan Cervantes is currently Executive Director of Espiral Publishing and a long term member of the Silverton Poetry Association. He is a poet and enjoys other creative writing. Cervantes has published a book of his own poetry, Voces de Libertad (Voices of Freedom).

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/

Feb
24
Sun
2019
FREE River Road Reading Series (RRRS) February 24 Reading @ RIVER ROAD PARK ANNEX
Feb 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Poets Michael Schein, Joy Mc Dowell and Eric Wayne Dickey will share their work. Refreshments will be serve and poets’ books will be available for purchase.

Feb
28
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Michael Wynn @ IKE Box
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Michael Wynn is a former logger who now practices neurology, subspecializing in stroke and telemedicine, in Salem. His chapbook “Bodies of Evidence” was published in 2015. His poems have appeared in the Cortland Review, JAMA, the Oregonian, Hektoen International, and Untitled Country Review.

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/

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Larry Anderson @ IKE Box
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Larry Anderson was a college professor for 40 years. Upon retirement in 2002, he and his wife Christine (retired mental health professional) settled in Molalla to be close to family. Ten years ago he became interested in poetry and joined The Friends of William Stafford, The Molalla Writers Group and The Silverton Poetry Association. He has taken numerous workshops, has been tutored by Paulann Petersen and Cindy Stewart-Renier, published several papers in poetry related publications including an Anthology and his own Chapbook , Earthquakes. He has been very active in open mics including many in Silverton. Larry was a student of William Stafford in 1961-1962, and his favorite Stafford Poem is Lit Instructor, a copy of which he kept on his office desk for over 20 years.

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/

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring a Poetry Exchange Event @ IKE Box
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This day’s featured reader is YOU AND SOMEONE ELSE. Bring a poem (printed or typewritten) to share, there will be an extra sign-up sheet. Before the reading begins everyone who signed up for the poetry exchange will hand their poem to someone else on the list. Your poem will be read by that other person, it will give you an excellent perspective one how others read your work. 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/

Mar
16
Sat
2019
Tsunami Books Reading @ Tsunami Books
Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Readings by Clem Starck, Erik Muller, Jenny Root, Charles Goodrich. Music by Fisher Poets Duo and refreshments.

Mar
20
Wed
2019
The ACE Writing Project @ Arts Center East
Mar 20 all-day

March Featured Author: Donna EvansMarch 20, 7:00-9:00 pm
Art Center East, 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande

Author bio: Donna Evans is the author of creative non-fiction, cozy mystery, and several collections of poetry. Her work has appeared in Cascade Reader, Burns Times-Herald, and LandEscapes. She will read excerpts from her cozy mystery, Hunter on the Sly. She lives in La Grande, Oregon.

Mar
21
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Alice Pettway @ IKE Box
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Alice Pettway is the author of three books of poetry: The Time of Hunger (2017), Moth (2019) and Station Lights (2021). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Colorado Review, The Miami Herald, The Progressive, The Threepenny Review, and many others. Currently, Pettway lives and writes in Shanghai.

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/