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What if Poems were Water? A Talk and Reading with Musical Accompaniment by Bin Sugawara 6:00 pm
What if Poems were Water? A Talk and Reading with Musical Accompaniment by Bin Sugawara @ Smith Memorial Student Union Room 338, Portland State University
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm
This event includes examples of the speaker’s work, a poetry reading with musical accompaniment, and a discussion of how he “pours his poems into different vessels” (types of media). Bin Sugawara is Japan’s most recognized poet as the result of … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project featuring Carey Taylor 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project featuring Carey Taylor @ Ike Box
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Carey Taylor is the author of The Lure of Impermanence (Cirque Press 2018). Her poetry has appeared in regional, national and international publications and in 2015 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Born in Bandon, Oregon, she has spent … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project featuring Rachel Barton 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project featuring Rachel Barton @ Ike Box
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rachel Barton, poet, writing coach, and member of the Calyx Editorial Collective, edits Willawaw Journal, and co-chairs Willamette Writers on the River. Find her poems in Hubbub, Whale Road Review, Cloudbank, Mom Egg Review, Oregon English Journal, and elsewhere. Out … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Mago Gilson 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Mago Gilson @ Ike Box
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mago Gilson was born in Chiapas, Mexico as Margarita Moreno Zarate. She grew up in Boyeros, a town between Texcoco City and the University of Chapingo. In Chapingo she met her husband Jack Gilson, her English teacher. They moved to … Continue reading
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Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickman's Brew Pub
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate a harvest of words and music with featured award-winning poet, Andrea Hollander, and eclectic guitarist, Peter Zisa. Books and CDs available for purchase and autographing for holiday gifts! Bring a poem to read during the open mike portion of … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project featuring Your Favorite Song Lyrics 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickman's Brew Pub
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CELEBRATE AUTUMN WITH POETRY AND MUSIC
Enjoy a presentation of A. Moloktov’s latest publication, along with guitarist Peter Zisa’s performance of classical and original compositions in a family-friendly pub setting on the lake. Cash or canned goods collected for local Food Bank.
Accessible venue, Free, abundant parking nearby.

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Salem Poetry Festival @ IKE Box, The Book Bin, Salem Public Library
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

Thursday, October 25, 7:00 pm at the Ike Box featuring Paulann Peterson

Paulann Petersen, Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita, has six full-length books of poetry, most recently Understory, from Lost Horse Press. The Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds chose a poem from her book The Voluptuary as the lyric for a choral composition that’s now part of the repertoire of the Choir at Trinity College Cambridge.

Friday, October 26, 7:00 pm at The Book Bin featuring Lawson Fusao Inada

Lawson Fusao Inada is a third-generation Japanese American from Fresno, California. As a child during World War II, he was imprisoned in California, Arkansas, and Coloraado. A graduate of Fresno State University and the University of Oregon, he is an emeritus professor at Southern Oregon University.

Saturday, October 27,10:30 am The Salem Public Library Workshop with Lex Runciman

This workshop – part talk, part reading, and part writing exercise – will use that question, “Where do you get your ideas from?” to engage some of those “large, general misconceptions about how writers work.” As a writer, how do you work? Limited to 20 participants.
Register here:
http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=SALEMOR&curName=2018/10/27_Salem_Poetry_Festival_Workshop

Saturday, October 27, 12:30 pm at the Salem Public Library Spanish Poetry Panel: Poesía en el XXI

A panel of three Spanish language poets discuss poetry and other topics. Includes Luna Flores, Concepcion Samano and Juan Cervantes.

Saturday, October 27, 2:30 pm at the Salem Public Library featuring Octaviano Merecias

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. For more information visit emergentus.net learn more about his upcoming presentations, publications, and performances. This event will primarily be in Spanish.

Saturday, October 27, 4:00 pm at the Salem Public Library featuring Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford, founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft and 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared. He has taught writing in dozens of schools and community centers, and in Scotland, Italy, and Bhutan. In May 2018 he was named Oregon’s 9th Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown.

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great weather for MEDIA @ The Waypost
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology “Suitcase of Chrysanthemums” and meet an indie press looking for new voices.

Featuring contributors and special guests Sossity Chiricuzio, Brad Garber, Laura LeHew, Richard Loranger, Christopher Luna, Pattie Palmer-Baker, Dan Raphael, Kelly Terwilliger, and John Sibley Williams, plus editor Jane Ormerod.

We will start promptly with a limited open mic so please arrive early.

“Suitcase of Chrysanthemums” is an exhilarating collection of contemporary poetry and fiction from established and emerging writers across the United States and beyond.
Submissions for our next anthology are open October 15 2018 to January 15 2019.

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Free Authors’ Presentation @ River Road Park Annex
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Poets Frank Rossini and Scot Siegel and animal behaviorist/cognitive psychologist/writer Rosary Lombard will share their work at this October 28, 2018 River Road Reading Series (RRRS) reading. Delectable refreshments will be served. Authors’ books will be available for purchase and donations will be cheerfully accepted.

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Oregon Jewish Voices Reading @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm

Started in 1999, this annual event features readings by prominent Oregon Jewish writers. The five writers in the 2018 program, who span a range of genres including fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and essays, will share selections from their work in OJMCHE’s auditorium. This year’s writers are Ken Gordon, Tracy Prince, Donna Prinzmetal, Joshua Safran, and Hillary Tiefer. The curator and founder of this annual event, Willa Schneberg, is the emcee for the evening.

This year’s featured writers:
Ken Gordon is the owner of Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen, a pioneering artisan Jewish delicatessen with two locations in Portland, Oregon, and one at Portland International Airport. Ken opened the first location in 2007 in response to the Pacific Northwest’s lack of the food he grew up with in his native New York City. He is partly responsible for a resurgence in the U.S. of the Jewish deli. Though self-acknowledged as a non-religious Jew, he feels that opening a Jewish delicatessen in Portland more than makes up for it. He wrote a health and fitness column for The Oregonian.

Tracy J. Prince, PhD, is an Affiliated Research Professor at PSU’s American Indian Teacher Program. She is the author of Portland’s Goose Hollow and Culture Wars in British Literature (with a chapter on British Jewish writers) and co-author of Portland’s Slabtown and Notable Women of Portland. She has spent over two decades teaching and writing about race, gender, and social equity issues in humanities, urban studies, and English departments in Turkey, Canada, and the U.S. and has spent research time in England, Australia, South Africa, and France. She is currently working on Might Oughta Keep Singin’, a book about the music of the South.

Donna Prinzmetal is a poet, psychotherapist, and teacher. She often uses writing to facilitate restoration and healing in her psychotherapy practice. Her poems have appeared in many magazines, including Prairie Schooner, The Comstock Review, The Cincinnati Review, and The Journal. Her first book, Snow White, When No One Was Looking, was published with CW Books in May of 2014.

Joshua Safran is an Orthodox Jew, author, attorney, and nationally recognized advocate for survivors of domestic violence. His memoir, Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid
(Hachette), about his childhood on the dark side of the Age of Aquarius, was called a “beautiful, powerful memoir . . . reminiscent of David Sedaris’s and Augusten Burroughs’s best work: introspective, hilarious, and heartbreaking” (Publishers Weekly starred review). His legal odyssey to free an incarcerated survivor of domestic abuse from prison was featured in the award-winning documentary Crime After Crime. Safran’s essays have been published in Salon, The Daily Beast, Utne Reader, and Huffington Post, and his story has been heard on the BBC, NPR, PBS, PRX, CBS, and Authors at Google.

Although originally from the East Coast, Hillary Tiefer considers herself an Oregonian. She has a PhD in English and is a former college professor. Her short stories have been published in several journals, among them: Descant, Blue Moon Literary and Art Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, Mission at Tenth, Poetica Magazine, Red Rock Review, and Juxtaprose Literary Magazine. Lily’s Home Front is her debut novel.

Willa Schneberg is a poet, visual artist, curator, and psychotherapist in private practice. She has authored five poetry collections, including In The Margins of The World, recipient of the Oregon Book Award, and her latest volume, Rending the Garment. In February of 2018, she served as a poet-in-residence in Kathmandu. She founded and curates Oregon Jewish Voices with Judy Margles. This is the 19th season, and Willa will emcee this year’s event.

About Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education:
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education explores the legacy of the Jewish experience in Oregon and teaches the universal lessons of the Holocaust. Through exhibitions, programs, educational resources, and opportunities for intercultural conversation, OJMCHE challenges our visitors to resist indifference and discrimination and to envision a just and inclusive world. The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education features, along with core exhibitions, national and international changing exhibitions that showcase Jewish contributions to world culture and ideas, issues of Jewish identity, and the forces of prejudice. OJMCHE also offers programs, films, lectures, and concerts cover a wide range of topics relating to Jewish art, culture, and heritage, which stimulate dialogue about identity, culture, and assimilation. Education programs embrace the Jewish experience and explore the lessons of the Holocaust. The organization is the steward of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial, located in Washington Park, and of the Archives and Artifact Collection documenting the Oregon Jewish experience. Tours of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial are free and available by appointment. For more information, visit www.ojmche.org

Media contact: Rebecca Biggs, Communications Manager 503-226-3600, bbiggs@ojmche.org

Oregon Jewish Voices, Readings by Oregon Jewish Writers and Poets @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Oregon Jewish Voices, Readings by Oregon Jewish Writers and Poets 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
724 NW Davis Street,
Portland, Oregon 97209

$8 members and $10 general public
http://www.ojmche.org/events/special-events-2018-10-30-oregon-jewish-voices

Started in 1999, this annual event features readings by prominent Oregon Jewish writers. The five writers in the 2018 program, who span a range of genres including fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and essays, will share selections from their work in OJMCHE’s auditorium. This year’s writers are Ken Gordon, Tracy Prince, Donna Prinzmetal, Joshua Safran, and Hillary Tiefer.The curator and founder of this annual event, Willa Schneberg, is the emcee for the evening.

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What if Poems were Water? A Talk and Reading with Musical Accompaniment by Bin Sugawara @ Smith Memorial Student Union Room 338, Portland State University
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm

This event includes examples of the speaker’s work, a poetry reading with musical accompaniment, and a discussion of how he “pours his poems into different vessels” (types of media). Bin Sugawara is Japan’s most recognized poet as the result of the intersection of his poetry with various forms of media. His first volume of poetry Naked on a Veranda, the Rabbit and Women, was published in 2011 in America by PRE/POST, and was later published in Japanese in Japan. He has written lyrics for the band Superfly, produces the original media project Poets’ Weather Report, and creates installations for museums. He frequently reads his poems on radio and television, and has presented readings throughout Europe and Russia. He has contributed to many magazines, including Brutus, Ginza, and Harper’s Bazaar. His recent work titled “Kanohito” was published by Tokyo Shinbun (The Tokyo Newspaper). https://www.pdx.edu/cjs/events/what-if-poems-were-water?delta=0

Salem Poetry Project featuring Carey Taylor @ Ike Box
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Carey Taylor is the author of The Lure of Impermanence (Cirque Press 2018). Her poetry has appeared in regional, national and international publications and in 2015 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Born in Bandon, Oregon, she has spent her entire life at the western edges of Oregon and Washington, including ten years in Salem working for the State of Oregon. She has deep pioneer roots in the Salem area and her Great-Great Grandfather was John Burch McClane (McClaine) who was the first postmaster in Salem. She has a Master of Arts Degree from Pacific Lutheran University in School Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree from Linfield College. www.careyleetaylor.com

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 Rachel Barton @ Ike Box
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rachel Barton, poet, writing coach, and member of the Calyx Editorial Collective, edits Willawaw Journal, and co-chairs Willamette Writers on the River. Find her poems in Hubbub, Whale Road Review, Cloudbank, Mom Egg Review, Oregon English Journal, and elsewhere. Out of the Woods was released in 2017. Happiness Comes is just released from Dancing Girl Press.

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 Mago Gilson @ Ike Box
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mago Gilson was born in Chiapas, Mexico as Margarita Moreno Zarate. She grew up in Boyeros, a town between Texcoco City and the University of Chapingo. In Chapingo she met her husband Jack Gilson, her English teacher. They moved to USA where Gilson decided became an excellent teacher and was recognized by the President of USA. Now retired, Gilson remains active playing her guitar, singing, dancing, and writing poetry.

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/