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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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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 throughout S.E. Asia for more than a decade. She is now an award-winning novelist – her first two novels, Earth and Air, won the Independent Publishers’ award. The novels are part of The Elemental Journey series: One protagonist comes of age over five books in a world rocked by climate change and increasing instability. Read more at www.carolineallen.com . Caroline is also a book coach, helping clients all over the world write memoir, novels, short stories and screenplays. www.artofstorytellingonline.com .

Her presentation will include interactive storytelling activities.

Conversations With Writers invites authors to read and tell us about their work and their writing methods. Not just a reading, but an event for audience members to interact and ask questions about word choices, styles, or the writer’s development of his / her art. It’s an informal atmosphere to help us all better understand the craft of writing. For more information, visit: cwwor.weebly.com

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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 risk when we lay ourselves open through music, painting, or any other art form. What might we give up and what might we gain when we set out to craft something beautiful or provocative or expressive that the world did not previously hold? Hosted by Springfield Public Library, this program is sponsored by Oregon Humanities and the Oregon Poetry Association and facilitated by Jason Graham, an Oregon-based artist and educator and the former slam poetry champion for the state of Oregon.

Jason Graham is a Chicago-born, Oregon-based artist and educator. He is a former slam poetry champion for the state of Oregon and is currently an art ambassador for Rise Up International in association with the US Department of State. He has been featured multiple times as a TEDx speaker and performer. His CV includes Sundance Film Festival, Fiji International Jazz & Blues Festival, Women’s Muse Conference, MAGIC trade show Las Vegas, Street Con Dubai, Valley Fiesta Australia, and Oregon Art Beat, and he has shared stages with the likes of Ice Cube, Ghostface Killah, Saul Williams, and Talib Kweli, among many others. Most recently he worked as a journalist in Nauru for Vice magazine.

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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 historic Hilton Fort Worth, the Convention offers an opportunity to explore “The Art and Soul of Poetry” and enjoy nearby sites, shops, and restaurant. Conferees arriving Wednesday may opt to visit Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk or attend the open mic. Thursday options include a morning trip to the stockyards to see the longhorn cattle drive, peruse the shops, and enjoy lunch, and/or a visit to the Arts District in the afternoon. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be packed with programs, meetings, workshops, readings, and other activities. Speakers include Urania Fung, Anne McCrady, Pat Stodghill, Nathan Brown, Karla Morton, Beth and Mark Ayers, Scott Wiggerman, Diane Glancy, and Carmet Tafolla. For more information, see http://nfsps.com/convention2017.pdf.

Only 2017 NFSPS Convention attendees may enter the 2017 NFSPS Convention Contest, with cash prizes and a winners reading at the convention. The deadline is March 15. Contest details may be found on the second page of the convention flyer: http://nfsps.com/convention2017.pdf.

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 on the list. Your poem will be read by that other person, it will give you an excellent perspective one how others read your work. The regular infamous open mic will directly follow.

Find us in the back room. Featured reader/event 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!

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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 Library is a testament to this long history: combining the modern with the historical, the new structure added to the classic Oregon City Carnegie Library gives the library 21,000 square feet of space to serve patrons.

Let’s celebrate this community icon and the role of public libraries in our lives!

On Sunday, July 30th, Cindy Williams Gutierrez and I will give a free writing workshop at the Oregon City Library. We’ll ask participants to generate new writing (poems or prose) about their experiences with libraries, with treasured books, with the magic process of reading.

After the afternoon workshop, we’ll have a light dinner together, and then give a program that will feature participants reading from what they created in the workshop. The public will be invited to the reading.

THE LIBRARIES LIGHTING OUR LIVES
a generative workshop
given by Paulann Petersen and Cindy Williams Gutierrez
Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams Street, Oregon City 97045

1 to 5 pm: Workshop
5 to 6:30 pm: Dinner together
6:30 pm: Reading (open to the public)

Each workshop participant is asked to
1) bring a sack dinner (the library has a large refrigerator to hold these during the afternoon),
2) bring a notebook or journal, preferably a large one (not diary size), because participants will write copiously, and that’s not easy with a small journal or notebook, and
3) encourage family and friends to attend the 6:30 reading.

Please register for the workshop by calling the library at 503-657-8269 ext. 1017.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jeff Stone @ Barrel & Keg
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Who’s there or anywhere, I know I’m here.
Young at heart and old school with my music at times, I embrace art wherever I find myself more then less. Poetry being one of my favorite canvases I write about abstract love or just rhyme to pass the time.

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!

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GRANTS PASS: OPA Sponsors Oregon Conversation Project with Jason Graham @ Josephine Community Library
Jul 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

“Creativity, Vulnerability and Art,” a Conversation Project Event with Jason Graham (Mosley Wotta)

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PORTLAND: Durable Goods, Appreciations of Oregon Poets @ Powell's on Hawthorne
Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The wonderful Erik Muller has written, and the wonderful Ce Rosenow (Mountains and River Press) has published Durable Goods, Appreciations of Oregon Poets, a volume containing Erik’s essays about and poetry folios by six Oregon poets: Richard Dankleff, Barbara Drake, Kenneth O. Hanson, Clemens Starck, Lex Runciman, and Paulann Petersen.

 

http://www.mountainsandriverspress.org/bookinfo.aspx?TitleId=37

 

 

On Sunday, July 9th, starting at 4 pm, Powell’s on Hawthorne will host a Portland launch for this collection. Eric will talk a bit about the book, and introduce Barbara, Clem, Lex, and Paulann. We’ll each give short readings from the poems Erik included in the Durable Goods portfolios.

 

Please join us at Powell’s to celebrate Erik’s remarkable accomplishment. Durable Goods is the only contemporary book of its kind dedicated solely to Oregon poets!

 

Portland launch for

Durable Goods, Appreciations of Oregon Poets

presented by its author, Erik Muller

with readings by four of the featured poets

Barbara Drake

Clemens Starck

Lex Runciman

Paulann Petersen

 

beginning at 4 pm

Powell’s on Hawthorne

3723 SE Hawthorne

Portland 97214

Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic @ Stonehenge Studios
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm

The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Amy MacLennan and Catherine McGuire on July 9 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.
Amy MacLennan’s work has been published in Cimarron Review, Cloudbank, Folio, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Linebreak, Naugatuck River Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pearl Magazine, Pirene’s Fountain, Poet’s Market, River Styx, South Dakota Review, Spillway, The Oregonian, The Pedestal Magazine, Windfall, and Wisconsin Review. She is the Managing Editor of The Cortland Review and a poetry editor for Bone Bouquet. She has published two chapbooks: Weathering (Uttered Chaos Press, 2012), and The Fragile Day (Spire Press, 2011). She has been featured on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor and on Verse Daily. Her first full-length collection, The Body, A Tree, was published by MoonPath Press in 2016, and was a runner-up for the Poetry Society of Virginia Book Award.

Catherine McGuire is a writer and artist with a deep concern for our planet’s future. She has three decades of published poetry, four poetry chapbooks and a full-length poetry book, Elegy for the 21st Century (FutureCycle Press). A deindustrial science fiction novel Lifeline was just released by Founders House Publishing. Find her at www.cathymcguire.com.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Christopher Keaveney @ Barrel & Keg
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Christopher T. Keaveney teaches Japanese language and East Asian culture at Linfield College. His poetry has appeared or in Columbia Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Stolen Island, Faultline, and elsewhere, and he is the author of the collection Your Eureka not Mined (Broadstone Books, 2017).

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!