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Apr
3
Fri
2020
Sandy Library Poetry Slam @ Sandy Public Library
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm

The Sandy Library Poetry Slam will be held on April 3rd, 2020 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Refreshments provided. Friends and family are encouraged to attend to support the poets. ONLY ONE POEM can be entered into the contest; there will be time to share additional poems later in the evening.

Please fill out the Entry Form at https://www.ci.sandy.or.us/library-programs by Tuesday, March 31st. If you don’t register, you can still participate but your name will not appear in the program.

Basic Rules:
• Poets and performers, ages 8 and up, are welcome to work in groups or individually.
• Poems must be appropriate for an all-ages audience.
• It is best if the poems are memorized, but not essential.
• Each presentation must be limited to 3 minutes.
• A panel of judges will choose the winners; contestants will be judged on creativity and presentation.
• Participants must write the poems they present.
• The contestant must be present to win.
The winner in each category will receive $25; the Grand Prize winner will receive $100 cash.

Apr
10
Fri
2020
Friends of the Columbia Gorge Spring Haiku Contest through April 15th
Apr 10 @ 1:30 am – Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month and International Haiku Poetry Day on April 17, Friends of the Columbia Gorge is launching a Spring Gorge Haiku Challenge. While we all refrain from connecting to the Gorge physically, for the greater good, we can still stay connected virtually and celebrate the Gorge’s wonders from home by writing three simple but meaningful lines of verse.

More…

https://gorgefriends.org/newsroom/blog/2020-04-09/friends-announces-spring-gorge-haiku-challenge.html

Apr
26
Sun
2020
River Road Reading Series LIVE ON ZOOM featuring Leisha Wharfed, Patti Sirens and Lynn Otto @ LIVE ON ZOOM
Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday, April 26, 2020 River Road Reading Series (RRRS) last Sunday Reading (LIVE ON ZOOM) from 4:30 to 6:00pm. Readers will be Leisha Wharfed, Patti Sirens and Lynn Otto. The link will be available on our River Road Reading Series (RRRS)Facebook page on the Lane Literary Guild site and on our website a few days before the reading.

May
10
Sun
2020
Montreal International Poetry Prize @ McGill University, Montreal, Canada
May 10 @ 2:30 pm – Jun 1 @ 1:11 am

The Montreal International Poetry Prize, initially founded with assistance from Leonard Cohen, awards $20,000 CAD to the writer of a single poem. Click here to learn more about the Montreal Prize and its new ways of thinking about the arts in a time of global crisis.

Deadline June 1st: submit online at the link above.

May
24
Sun
2020
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: GHOST STORIES @ SEZ Publishing Call for Submissions
May 24 – Jul 1 all-day

CALL FOR SUBMISSION 2020
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: GHOST STORIES

Short Stories appropriate for world-wide audiences.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller (not horror).

Theme: GHOST STORIES

Each story in the upcoming anthology will include characters encountering ghosts at some point in the story.
Poetry: 1-3 poems; typed.

Fiction/Non-fiction: 500-7500 words; typed, double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman. Please submit all written work as WORD DOC file.

Please let us know that you are submitting and give permission for SEZ to publish your work in our anthology.

Authors receive copy.

All authors and poets must be 18+

Submit on or before JULY 1, 2020

Submit to: sezpublishing[at]hotmail[dot]com

http://sezpublishing.blogspot.com/
https://sezpublishing.com/

Jun
29
Mon
2020
Call for Submissions: Sensations Magazine Best Newcomer Contest @ Sensations Magazine
Jun 29 all-day

Sensations Magazine, now in its fourth decade of publication, is sponsoring a Best Newcomer contest for its next issue, which will carry the theme “Global Warming.” The entry fee is $10 for up to three poems. The deadline is June 29. The contest is open solely to poets who haven’t appeared in Sensations Magazine. For details, visit www.sensationsmag.com and click on “Contest.”

Jul
16
Thu
2020
Write Around Portland Bi-Weekly Online Writing Workshops every Wednesday & Thursday @ Write Around Portland
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – Sep 24 @ 12:30 pm

Writing is often thought of as something done in isolation; we know there is immense power when writing is done in community.

Our twice-weekly online writing workshops open to all:
Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 pm
Thursdays from 11 am to 12:30 pm

Weekly registration opens Mondays at noon.
Learn more here: https://writearound.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Write-Around-Portland-Online-Writing-Workshop_May-REVISED.pdf

Jul
22
Wed
2020
Write Around Portland Bi-Weekly Online Writing Workshops every Wednesday & Thursday @ Write Around Portland
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm

Writing is often thought of as something done in isolation; we know there is immense power when writing is done in community.

Our twice-weekly online writing workshops open to all:
Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 pm
Thursdays from 11 am to 12:30 pm

Weekly registration opens Mondays at noon.
Learn more here: https://writearound.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Write-Around-Portland-Online-Writing-Workshop_May-REVISED.pdf

Jul
24
Fri
2020
Write Around Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshops 2nd & 4th Friday of every month @ Write Around Portland
Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm

Write Around Portland’s Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Workshops for people who identify as Black, Indigenous or Persons of Color (BIPOC):
2nd & 4th Friday of every month from 4 to 5:30 pm, Free
Pre-register for July 24, 2020 workshop here.

Please note: this workshop is only for people who identify as Black, Indigenous or Persons of Color. The workshop will be led by a BIPOC facilitator.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Community Engagement Manager Jenny Chu at jchu@writearound.org.
More info here: https://writearound.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/BIPOC-Online-Writing-Workshop.pdf

Aug
8
Sat
2020
OPA Pandemic Anthology
Aug 8 @ 2:02 am – Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline September 1st. For details and to submit, click here.