Calendar

Select one or more Categories to view calendar items for Readings, Workshops, Conferences, Calls for Submission, Contests, and Volunteer Opportunities.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Open for Submissions 12:00 am
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Open for Submissions
Jun 1 @ 12:00 am
Dear Friend of the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, in partnership with the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN: Just a brief note—although I know some of you are already aware from internet or other sources—our Sonnet Contest for … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring David Hargreaves 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring David Hargreaves @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
David Hargreaves is a poet/linguist whose work appears in a range of publications including Hubbub, Passages North, Poets/Artists, Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Pacifica Literary Review, Newah Vijñana, and The Art of Angling. His translation, The Blossoms of Sixty-Four Sunsets, poems … Continue reading
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Phil McCorkle 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Phil McCorkle @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Phil McCorkle has been a writer much of his life. Most recently published in a Statesman Journal column over the course of two years, he has also written and edited more than a dozen newsletters related to his work, written … Continue reading
9
10
11
Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic 7:00 pm
Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic @ Stonehenge Studios
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Judy Rowe Michaels and Elizabeth Woody on June 11 at Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland 97239 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, the … Continue reading
12
13
14
15
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tim Pfau is a retired EMT, Auditor and Union Organizer who now watches grandchildren and tells stories in Salem, Oregon. A former Board Member of the Oregon Poetry Association, his poems have appeared in journals, newspapers, anthologies, radio and mixed-media … Continue reading
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dawn Diaz Willis 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dawn Diaz Willis @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dawn Diez Willis holds an MFA from U of O. Her work has appeared in Iowa Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Her collaborative visual art & poetry book with artist Ann Kresge is forthcoming. Dawn’s book, Still Life with Judas … Continue reading
23
24
25
26
Conversations With Writers 7:00 pm
Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm
Caroline Allen: The Art of Storytelling: What is your Personal Mythology? How to excavate the pivotal stories of our lives to write memoir and novels. Caroline Allen worked as a newsroom journalist in Tokyo and London and a travel writer … Continue reading
27
28
SPRINGFIELD: OPA Sponsors Oregon Conversation Project with Jason Graham 4:30 pm
SPRINGFIELD: OPA Sponsors Oregon Conversation Project with Jason Graham @ Library Meeting Room at Springfield City Hall
Jun 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
“Creativity, Vulnerability and Art:” A Conversation Project event with poet and Rise Up International art ambassador Jason Graham (Mosley Wotta) Does art build a better world? In the first adult summer reading event at Springfield Public Library, discuss what we … Continue reading
29
2017 NFSPS Convention
2017 NFSPS Convention @ Fort Worth, TX
Jun 29 – Jul 2 all-day
Enjoy Poetry and Sunshine at the 2017 NFSPS Convention The 2017 National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) Convention will be held June 29 – July 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. Hosted by the Poetry Society of Texas at the … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Poetry Exchange Event 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Poetry Exchange Event @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This day’s featured reader is YOU AND SOMEONE ELSE. Bring a poem 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 … Continue reading
30
OREGON CITY: THE LIBRARIES LIGHTING OUR LIVES 1:00 pm
OREGON CITY: THE LIBRARIES LIGHTING OUR LIVES @ Oregon City Library
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CELEBRATE AN ICONIC OREGON LIBRARY In 1842 the first Oregon City Library opened. For 175 years, a library has been the hub of community life in Oregon City. For one hundred and seventy five years! The newly expanded Oregon City … Continue reading

The Disclaimer: OPA does not guarantee the information in this calendar to be complete or accurate so be sure to check the organization’s web site for submission details, and good luck!

To submit items, please click the “Post Your Event” button at the top of the calendar and enter the information about your event, call for submissions, contest, or volunteer opportunity. Please be sure to select the appropriate Category on the calendar input form. After filling in the “Post Your Event” form, click the “Submit Form” button at the bottom of the screen (if you’re using a laptop or tablet, you may need to scroll down to see the “Submit Form” button).

If you have any questions about this calendar, please use the contact form to email the webmaster.

Apr
12
Wed
2017
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.

Apr
13
Thu
2017
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.

Apr
17
Mon
2017
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.

Apr
19
Wed
2017
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.

Apr
20
Thu
2017
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!