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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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Shut Up and Eat Poetry Open Mike @ Shut Up and Eat Restaurant
Apr 12 all-day

This monthly reading occurs the second Wednesday evening of every month. Sign up at 6:30p and start reading at 7p. New poets welcome! Experienced poets revered.

Call for Poems: Step Into Poetry (Deadline May 5, 2017) @ City of Eugene
Apr 12 @ 12:00 am

Wordcrafters seeks short writing from local writers, reflecting on life in Eugene–-past, present, or future! All writers are welcome–published, unpublished, professional, amateur, any age. Selected poetry will be featured in the new generation of Step Into Poetry, a series exhibited in the stairwells of downtown Eugene parking garages.

Submitted poems must celebrate or reflect on life in the Eugene area, and must be no longer than 150 words and/or 20 lines. For more information, visit wordcraftersineugene.org/stepinto

Deadline: May 5, 2017

Write Around Portland “Prompt” Spring Writer’s Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Never experienced writing in community? Sign up for Prompt, a 10-week writer’s workshop hosted by Write Around Portland at Powell’s City of Books 1005 W. Burnside, Portland. Session 2: 10 Wednesdays, March 1– May 3, 6:30-8:30 PM. $300 registration fee. Limited space available; spaces fill quickly! Call us (503.796.9224) if you have any questions and to discuss payment options.

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 Wednesdays, March 1– May 3, 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.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The LBCC Poetry Club has been a supportive community of artists for over 10 years. Open to all community members, it is driven by a vivacious student body. As a collective of diverse talents, all styles are welcome, from thoughtful renditions of traditional forms to identity-centric spoken word.

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!

Sandy Library Poetry Slam @ Sandy Public Library
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm

Published poets, wannabe poets, poets of all shapes and sizes:
The Library’s having a Poetry Slam in April, with lots of cool prizes!
With Scott Poole to emcee
Who knows? You might be
the winner – we’re full of surprises!

April 13 at 7 pm –

CALLING ALL POETS: TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE POETRY SLAM

Calling all poets, aspiring poets, and anyone who wants to try their hand at sharing their voice. The Sandy Library Slam, although it is run as a contest, is a remarkably supportive and casual event. If you have ever thought about sharing a poem, this is a great place to give it a try.

The three categories this year will be:

Age 8-13
Age 14-18
Adults

All poems must be original. The Info & Entry Form will soon be available at the Sandy & Hoodland libraries, and on-line at http://www.ci.sandy.or.us/library. Deadline is April 10th to have your name included in the program; walk-in registration also allowed. The will be a panel of judges deciding the winners this year. The grand prize winner will receive $100; an honorable mention award of $25 will go to the winner in each category.

Please call 503-668-5537 for more information.

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The Absence of Something Specified @ Bloomsbury Books
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pepper Trail, Amy Miller, Quinton Hallett, Laura LeHew, Catherine McGuire, and Tim Whitsel will read from new anthology The Absence of Something Specified, variations on the theme of drought.

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Step Into Poetry Call for submissions — Deadline May 5, 2017 @ Wordcrafters In Eugene
Apr 19 @ 12:00 am

Wordcrafters Eugene is calling for submissions of poetry for their Step Into Poetry project. The deadline for submission is May 5th, 2017.

All of the submission details can be found on their website, wordcraftersineugene.org/stepinto

Here are the hightlights:

Wordcrafters seeks short writing from local writers, reflecting on life in Eugene–past, present, or future!

All writers are welcome–published, unpublished, professional, amateur, any age!

Want a chance to workshop your poem before you submit it?
Come to our free poetry workshop:
Step Into Poetry Workshop
Monday April 25, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Springfield Public Library
225 5th Street, Springfield, OR

Writing the Letter Poem @ Lan Su Chinese Garden
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WRITING THE LETTER POEM – taught by Willa Schneberg
Inside the Scholar’s Study poems and epistles were written with special brushes to those far away.
In the Scholar’s Study, we will glean how the letter is a cousin to the poem. Indeed, they both share the need to communicate to a reader in evocative language. But in the epistolary poem the writer might be a persona and the reader might be “real,” invented, historic, an animal or a place. Masters in this genre: the Medieval Chinese poet Cao Zhi, Elizabeth Bishop, Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes and Bernadette Mayer will guide us in our process.
90 Minutes, generative, handouts will be provided.

Write Around Portland “Prompt” Spring Writer’s Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Never experienced writing in community? Sign up for Prompt, a 10-week writer’s workshop hosted by Write Around Portland at Powell’s City of Books 1005 W. Burnside, Portland. Session 2: 10 Wednesdays, March 1– May 3, 6:30-8:30 PM. $300 registration fee. Limited space available; spaces fill quickly! Call us (503.796.9224) if you have any questions and to discuss payment options.

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 Wednesdays, March 1– May 3, 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.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring T.L. Cooper @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

T. L. Cooper strives to empower and inspire by exploring the human condition through writing. Her published books include a novel, a collection of short stories, and five books of poetry including her latest release, Vulnerability in Silhouette: Poems. She currently lives in Albany, Oregon. To learn more, visit www.tlcooper.com.

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!