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Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop at Powell’s Books (every Wed., skipping 11/22) 6:30 pm
Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop at Powell’s Books (every Wed., skipping 11/22) @ Powell's City of Books
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 6 @ 8:30 pm
10 Wednesdays, Sept 27 – Dec 6 (skip 11/22), 6:30-8:30 PM This fall, join Write Around Portland at Prompt, a unique generative workshop designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a … Continue reading
Milwaukie Poetry Series Open Mic Reading 7:00 pm
Milwaukie Poetry Series Open Mic Reading @ Ledding Library Pond House
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebrating Eleven Years of Enriching Milwaukie: One Poem at a Time           The Milwaukie Poetry Series is proud and grateful to open its eleventh year of bringing people together through poetry! Join us at our November 1st Open Mic reading and share your poems … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Arturo Sarmiento 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Arturo Sarmiento @ Barrel & Keg
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arturo Sarmiento was born in Mexico City. In college he majored in humanities at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana. Sarmiento was recognized by the Mexican Young Poets Contest sponsored by Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. He has also … Continue reading
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REMINDER: Chaparral Poetry Form Contest – Postmark Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 12:00 am
REMINDER: Chaparral Poetry Form Contest – Postmark Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 @ Awards Presentation
Nov 6 @ 12:00 am
8th Annual Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest sponsored by Redrock Writers and Dixie Poets, chapters of the Utah State Poetry Society. Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2017. Submit your original poems to: CHAPARRAL POETRY FORUM Contest Chair: Marie Tollstrup … Continue reading
Willawaw Journal Winter 2017 – Call for Submissions (Deadline 11/19/2017) 12:00 am
Willawaw Journal Winter 2017 – Call for Submissions (Deadline 11/19/2017) @ Willawawjournal.com, an online journal of poetry and art
Nov 6 @ 12:00 am
Willawaw Journal’s second issue is inspired by a prompt from Lawson Fusao Inada and will feature work that is a hybrid of poetry and art in addition to regular submission. check our our submissions page for more information. Deadline Nov. … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jean Dick 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jean Dick @ Barrel & Keg
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jean Dick’s work has been featured in several small poetry collections. In June of 2017, she published her first poetry book, entitled “Of Sea and Sky”. Jean, along with several others, promotes the Corvallis Poetics group and has been the … Continue reading
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great weather for MEDIA Reading
great weather for MEDIA Reading @ Another Read Through
Nov 10 all-day
Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest poetry and prose anthology, “The Other Side of Violet.” This is a terrific opportunity to meet friendly indie press editors looking for new voices. Featuring contributors and special guests Sossity Chiricuzio, … Continue reading
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2017 STEVENS POETRY MANUSCRIPT COMPETITION
2017 STEVENS POETRY MANUSCRIPT COMPETITION
Nov 15 all-day
2017 STEVENS POETRY MANUSCRIPT COMPETITION Awarding $1000 + Publication + 50 Books MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES  • Except for previous Stevens winners, open to all poets writing in English. • The manuscript must be the original work by a single author. • … Continue reading
Poetry Reading at Pegasus Gallery, Corvallis 6:30 pm
Poetry Reading at Pegasus Gallery, Corvallis @ Pegasus Gallery
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Five festive poets will read from the anthology, The Absence of Something Specified, as well as from additional work. This includes Laura LeHew, Rachel Barton, Merridawn Duckler, Judith Edelstein, and Keli Osborn. Come mingle, enjoy the art, and listen to … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jon Boisvert 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jon Boisvert @ Barrel & Keg
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jon Boisvert was born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and now lives in Oregon. He studied poetry at Oregon State University and the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland. You can sometimes see new writing and art at www.jonboisvert.com. BORN is his … Continue reading
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Willawaw Journal Winter 2017 – Call for Submissions (Deadline 11/19/2017) 12:00 am
Willawaw Journal Winter 2017 – Call for Submissions (Deadline 11/19/2017) @ Willawawjournal.com, an online journal of poetry and art
Nov 19 @ 12:00 am
Willawaw Journal’s second issue is inspired by a prompt from Lawson Fusao Inada and will feature work that is a hybrid of poetry and art in addition to regular submission. check our our submissions page for more information. Deadline Nov. … Continue reading
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Conversations With Writers 7:00 pm
Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm
We live in a world of restaurants, stores, and long-distance travel…and yet, we ignore the power of place, and how it shapes us. This has become a psychological and, increasingly, physical peril. In life and in writing, we need to … Continue reading
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James Wright: A Life in Poetry 7:00 pm
James Wright: A Life in Poetry @ Mother Foucault's
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
James Wright: A Life in Poetry, the much-anticipated biography by Jonathan Blunk will be released by Farrar, Strauss & Giroux this week. Blunk will be at Mother Foucault’s, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214, on Tuesday, November 28th @ 7pm to read … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Sarah Katreen Hoggatt 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Sarah Katreen Hoggatt @ Barrel & Keg
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sarah Katreen Hoggatt is the author of several books and numerous articles. She is a writer, spiritual director, speaker, and book designer with a passion for exploring the deeper rhythms of life. Sarah lives in Salem, Oregon where she loves … Continue reading

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Adult Poetry Writing Workshop @ Goldendale Community Library
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Discuss the trials and tribulations of writing poetry with Tod Marshall, the Washington State Poet Laureate. Please sign up on the online calendar at www.fvrl.org or call the library at 509 773-4487

Poetry Reading with Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate @ Goldendale Community Library
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Everyone is invited to hear Tod Marshall talk about poetry, share other people’s poems and read a few of his own.

Write Around Portland “Prompt” Spring Writer’s Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
May 3 @ 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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Poetry of the Muslim World @ White Salmon Valley Community Library
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What colors do Muslims use to describe their world? What feelings? What struggles? Celebrate the power and beauty of poetry written by Muslims with Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate. Bring a poem to read for 5 minutes or less or sit and listen with your neighbors to works from the Muslim diaspora.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring JM.Persánch @ Barrel & Keg
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

JM.Persánch is a professor, literary, film and cultural critic, editor and writer. He appreciates creative forms as a path to both exploring human nature and better understanding contemporary societies. He has routinely been publishing scholarly papers, poetry and short-stories since 2006. He edited four collections of poems as founding director of the Palabras indiscretasliterary group. He has been the managing editor of several academic and literary journals in Spain and the U.S. He is currently immersed in various projects comprising poetry, micro-fiction, and prose-fiction novel. For further information and contact http//jmpersanch.com

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!

The Barrel & Keg is located at 1190 Broadway Street N.E. Salem, near the intersection of Market and Broadway.
http://www.barrelandkeg.com/

We will have the area in back reserved. Just park in back or across the street and walk through the front door.

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

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Martin Doerfler @ Barrel & Keg
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Martin Doerfler: Native Oregonian and a tad too smug about it. Born in Silverton, grew up (?) in Alfalfa on the desert east of Bend. Retired radio guy. Should be retired motorcycle racer. Inspired by the Beats. In awe of Bob Dylan. Writes a monthly poem about old cars, old men or both for the Northwest Vintage Car and Motorcycle Museum newsletter. Will read poems about young women, old whiskey or both.

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!

The Barrel & Keg is located at 1190 Broadway Street N.E. Salem, near the intersection of Market and Broadway.
http://www.barrelandkeg.com/

We will have the area in back reserved. Just park in back or across the street and walk through the front door.

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Big Wave Poetry Fest @ Florence Events Center
May 12 all-day

Spoken Word Poetry Contest. Cash prizes: 1st-$500, 2nd- $250, Best in category: Humor ($100), Nature ($100), Personal Reflections ($100), and Social Commentary ($100)
$15 entry fee. Limit- 30 poets. Sign up at www.fraaoregon.org under Big Wave Poetry Fest.

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Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic @ Stonehenge Studios
May 14 @ 7:00 pm

The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Kristin Berger and Kristin Roedell on May 14 at Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland 97239 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, the Studio Series is held monthly on second Sundays. For additional information, please contact Leah Stenson at leahstenson@comcast.net.
Kristin Berger is the author of the poetry collection How Light Reaches Us (Aldrich Press, 2016), and a poetry chapbook, For the Willing (Finishing Line Press, 2008), and co-edited VoiceCatcher 6: Portland/Vancouver Area Women Writers and Artists (2011). Her long prose-poem, Changing Woman & Changing Man: A High Desert Myth, was a finalist for the 2016 Newfound Prose Prize. Kristin is the recipient of writer residencies from Playa at Summer Lake, Oregon, and from OSU’s Spring Creek Project. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she hosts a reading series at the Lents Farmer’s Market.
Kristin Roedell graduated from Whitman College (B.A. English 1984) and the University of Washington Law School (J.D. 1987). She practiced law in Washington for over a decade, and is now retired. Her poetry has appeared in over sixty journals and anthologies, including The Journal of the American Medical Association, Switched on Gutenberg, Ginosko, CHEST, and Crab Creek Review. She is the author of Girls with Gardenias (2012, Flutter Press) and Downriver (2015 Aldrich Press), She has been twice nominated for Best of the Web and once for the Pushcart Prize. She was the 2013 winner of NISA’s 11th Annual Brainstorm Poetry Contest and a finalist in the 2013 Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest. Her full length manuscript Down River was a finalist in the Quercus Review Press poetry prize. She lives in Winlock, Washington with her husband and daughter.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Efrain Diaz Horna @ Barrel & Keg
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Efrain Diaz-Horna, a Peruvian by birth, has been writing poetry, painting and drawing since his childhood days. His poetry has been published in Expreso, The Oregonian, The Hispanic News, The National Catholic Reporter, and several newsletters. He is the author of the following poetry books The Many Faces of Love (1983), Aire, agua y cenizas (2011), Cuatro poemas (2011), The Anvil of God (2011), and the Life of Oceans (2014). Efrain has been a member of the Oregon Council for the Humanities, The Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon United Nations Association, the Silverton Poetry Association, the Oregon Poetry Association, the Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana, and has chaired the Oregon Hispanic Commission.

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!

The Barrel & Keg is located at 1190 Broadway Street N.E. Salem, near the intersection of Market and Broadway.
http://www.barrelandkeg.com/

We will have the area in back reserved. Just park in back or across the street and walk through the front door.