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Salem Poetry Project Featuring “In a Station of the Metro” 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring “In a Station of the Metro” @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On this special night we will discuss “In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound. The poem is two lines long and filled with possibilities. This evening will be led by Steve Slemenda. Slemenda retired from a 25-year career … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jim Merrill 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jim Merrill @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jim Merrill marks his life by what he can remember: playing in the foothills of East Bay- S.F. area, 1950’s; drums in the garage early 60’s. Teenager going to San Francisco and Berkeley staring at hippies and record album covers; … Continue reading
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Durable Goods reading, four poets and book’s author. 7:00 pm
Durable Goods reading, four poets and book’s author. @ The Book Bin
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Paulann Petersen, Clem Starck, Lex Runciman, and Barbara Drake will read in the context of Durable Goods: Appreciations of Oregon Poets by Erik Muller, who will lead a discussion following the reading.Like this:Like Loading...
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William Stafford, A Light in Dark Times: Poems of Peace and Affirmation 2:30 pm
William Stafford, A Light in Dark Times: Poems of Peace and Affirmation @ Mt. Angel Abbey Bookstore and Coffee Shop
Jan 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
This year’s annual event will focus on William Stafford’s writings to sustain the spirit in a time of great challenges tot he human condition. The program will include poems, prose selections, and a short video. Open mic: the audience will … Continue reading
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Ralph Salisbury Memorial Celebration 3:00 pm
Ralph Salisbury Memorial Celebration @ Gerlinger Alumni Lounge (Gerlinger Hall)
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please join us in as we celebrate the life of Ralph Salisbury ? poet, writer, editor, professor emeritus, and beloved friend ? from 3:00-6:00 pm, Sunday, January 14, 2018, in the Gerlinger Alumni Lounge (Gerlinger Hall) on the University of … Continue reading
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Reading with Frances Payne Adler, author of Making of a Matriot 7:00 pm
Reading with Frances Payne Adler, author of Making of a Matriot @ Broadway Books
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm
In The Making of a Matriot, author Frances Payne Adler demonstrates—through poetry and prose—the need for a new conception of national defense through peaceful means, and provides a glimpse of the possibilities. Definition: Matriot, noun. 1. One who loves his … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Chris Cottrell 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Chris Cottrell @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chris Cottrell dragged himself from the Pacific Ocean, where he was raised, and settled in Oregon, where he spends time thinking about octopus, painting small things, writing poems, and teaching. Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at … Continue reading
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Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickmen Brewery
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm
CELEBRATE THE WRITTEN LEGACY OF WILLIAM STAFFORD Bring a favorite poem written by or about Wiliam Stafford to share during the open mike portion of the program. Featured readers include David Ruteizer and Joan Maiers. Hosted by Joan Maiers. Free … Continue reading
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Prompt Writing Workshop by Write Around Portland 6:30 pm
Prompt Writing Workshop by Write Around Portland @ Powell’s City of Books
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 28 @ 8:30 pm
Start 2018 off with a resolution to write! 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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Amalie Hill 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Amalie Hill @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Amalie Rush Hill has lived in or near Salem for 44 years. Now residing in rural Marion County with her multi-generational family, she finds her poetry, short stories and essays inspired by the surrounding natural beauty. Since finishing her four-book … Continue reading
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DEADLINE Jan. 31, 2018: The Poeming Pigeon “In the News” Issue 12:00 am
DEADLINE Jan. 31, 2018: The Poeming Pigeon “In the News” Issue @ The Poetry Box
Jan 31 @ 12:00 am
Theme: “In the News” Details and Guidelines at http://thepoetrybox.com/the-poeming-pigeonLike this:Like Loading...

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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.