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Creating & Publishing Your Chapbook Workshop w/ John Sibley Williams 2:00 pm
Creating & Publishing Your Chapbook Workshop w/ John Sibley Williams @ Angst Gallery
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presented by Angst Gallery Director Leah Jackson and Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna In honor of National Poetry Month. We are currently enjoying a small press renaissance, with countless publishing options for emerging authors. From submitting to reputable chapbook … Continue reading
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Springfield Library Poetry Reading Series 7:00 pm
Springfield Library Poetry Reading Series @ Springfield Public Library
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featuring poets Elizabeth Woody, Joe Wilkins, and A. Molotkov. Hosted by the Springfield Library Foundation, this event is free and open to the public. Library’s contact information: 541-726-3766. wheremindsgrow.org. Elizabeth Woody was named to a two-year appointment as Oregon’s eighth … Continue reading
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Write Around Portland “Prompt” Spring Writer’s Workshop 6:30 pm
Write Around Portland “Prompt” Spring Writer’s Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
Apr 5 @ 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. … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Willamette University Poets 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Willamette University Poets @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This week’s reading features students from Willamette University creative writing courses who will perform original work and the poetry of established writers. Hear from literary voices of the past and future in this special event in celebration of National Poetry … Continue reading
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Call for poems — Beer, Wine, & Spirits Anthology (Deadline May 31, 2017)
Call for poems — Beer, Wine, & Spirits Anthology (Deadline May 31, 2017) @ World Enough Writers Beer, Wine, & Spirits Anthology
Apr 10 all-day
Beer, Wine, & Spirits Poetry Anthology edited by James Bertolino to be published by World Enough Writers. See website for details. http://worldenoughwriters.com/BeerWineAndSpirits.htm (Deadline May 31, 2017)Like this:Like Loading...
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Shut Up and Eat Poetry Open Mike
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.Like this:Like Loading...
Call for Poems: Step Into Poetry (Deadline May 5, 2017) 12:00 am
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 … Continue reading
Write Around Portland “Prompt” Spring Writer’s Workshop 6:30 pm
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. … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
Sandy Library Poetry Slam 7:00 pm
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! … Continue reading
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Step Into Poetry Call for submissions — Deadline May 5, 2017 12:00 am
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 … Continue reading
Writing the Letter Poem 3:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
Write Around Portland “Prompt” Spring Writer’s Workshop 6:30 pm
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. … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring T.L. Cooper 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Conversations With Writers 7:00 pm
Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm
Political Poems Past and Present Are political poems an effective voice during times of upheaval? And if so, how do they serve as voices of change? Deborah Akers will explore political poetry of the last hundred years. We will discuss … Continue reading
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Write Around Portland “Prompt” Spring Writer’s Workshop 6:30 pm
Write Around Portland “Prompt” Spring Writer’s Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
Apr 26 @ 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. … Continue reading
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Portland: Reading and Book Launch at Another Read Through 7:00 pm
Portland: Reading and Book Launch at Another Read Through @ Another Read Through
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
To celebrate National Poetry Month, three Oregon poets will be joining forces for a reading and book launch at Another Read Through in Portland on April 27. More information can be found at: http://www.anotherreadthrough.com/events/. Please join us for a poetic … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dead Poets 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dead Poets @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
From the celestial spheres (and elsewhere) comes the news that the Dead Poets are touring. Frank O’Hara and Seamus Heaney and a certain woman poet will make a one-night stop to read their poems at the Barrel & Keg. Until … 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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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!