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May
4
Sat
2019
The Poeming Pigeon: Sports – Book Launch Celebration & Reading @ Pond House
May 4 @ 2:00 pm

The Milwaukie Poetry Series and The Poetry Box present a reading to celebrate the launch of the 8th issue of The Poeming Pigeon: SPORTS.

Featured Readers:
Brittney Corrigan • Sharon Wood Wortman • Kris Demien
Penelope Scambly Schott • Margaret Chula • Toni Partington
Joshua Plack • Vivienne Popperl • Donna Prinzmetal
Barbara A. Meier • Hanna Jane Weber • Joy McDowell
Devon Balwit • Linda Neal Reising • Shawn Aveningo Sanders

About the Book:
Dive into this sports-themed collection and you’ll quickly become a fan, as our poets relive their glory days and share their love of the game. Whether you’re a competitive athlete, a dedicated amateur, or an armchair quarterback, we invite you to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat—it’s all here between these pages. On your mark, get set. Go!

Everyone is Invited to share in the celebration. Book will be available at the event for signing or at the bookstore on ThePoetryBox.com

May
9
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tia Borkowski @ IKE Box
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tia Borkowski moved to Salem in 2009 to be with her husband, a local musician. She has fallen in love with the area and enjoys exploring the Valley in her free time. Borkowski’s poetry draws from her life with chronic illness, mental illness, and her relationships. She says poetry, which started as a hobby, has become her great passion.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options! The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

May
15
Wed
2019
Art Center East Writing Project @ Art Center East
May 15 @ 7:00 pm

Ryan’s chapbook, Smithereens, was published by Imperfect Press. Some of his recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Rock & Sling; Phantom Drift; Basalt; DASH Literary Journal; and Bright Bones: Contemporary Montana Writing. He has an MFA from Eastern Washington University and works at Eastern Oregon University. [www.ryanscariano.com]

May
16
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring the Claggett Creek Middle School Poetry Club @ IKE Box
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

These youth LOVE reading, writing and performing poetry! Local poet and author Penina Ava Taesali teaches creative writing and spoken word using writing prompts, theater exercises, ice breakers and games for the Claggett Creek Middle School Poetry Club based in Keizer, Oregon. The Claggett Creek poets explore issues such as global warming, the immigrant/refugee crisis, school bullying and other subjects. They strengthen their creativity through writing prompts, music and theater exercises…They rock, they move, they hold, they color, they plant a world they dream to live in. Come cheer and support middle school poets: Emily, Abby, Mikayla, Ariadna, Bear and Gilberto!

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options! The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

May
20
Mon
2019
I-Park Accepting Applications for 2019 Creative Writing Residencies – Autumn Sessions @ I-Park
May 20 all-day

I-Park is now accepting applications for its fully-funded four-week autumn residencies. This multi-disciplinary program is open to writers looking to enrich their practice in a collegial, retreat-like setting – in the company of artists working in visual arts, music composition/sound art, moving image and architecture/landscape design.

I-Park residencies are open to writers and playwrights in all genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, literary criticism and mixed media.

Located within a 450-acre nature preserve in rural East Haddam, Connecticut (U.S.), I-Park provides residents with private living quarters in a renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio, meals program, well equipped workshop and a modest library – as well as creative access to I-Park’s expansive grounds. Residencies are self-directed, undisturbed and non-judgmental. You decide what you’re working on and when.

Details and application forms are available at i-park.org. Applications are due May 20, 2019 and carry a $35 fee to help defray the cost of the selection panel. This year, I-Park will also be offering $500 travel grants to six international artists. For further information, contact info@i-park.org or 860-873-2468.

May
21
Tue
2019
Windfall Reading Series @ Eugene Public Library
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Poets Geri Doran and Jenny Root will read their work. free and open to all.

May
23
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Rebecca Smolen @ IKE Box
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rebecca Smolen is a writer based in Portland transplanted from New Hampshire in 2014. She grew up on a dead-end road exploring drainage pipes and pond life. You can find her writing in the Unchaste Anthology Vol. 2 & 3, Mutha Magazine, VoiceCatcher and in her first collection “Womanhood and Other Scars.”

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options! The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

May
26
Sun
2019
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickman's Brew Pub
May 26 @ 3:00 pm

Enjoy pub menu or libations while two local authors present their latest books.
Marian Pierce, university instructor, reads from Finding Land: Stories of Japan, and Armin Tolentino, author and non-profit board member reads selections from We Meant to Bring It Home Alive.
Books available for purchase and autographing.

Free and abundant parking nearby.

May
30
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Doug Stone @ IKE Box
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Doug Stone lives in Albany, Oregon. He has been a social worker, policy analyst, and consultant on public policy issues. He has written two poetry collections, The Season of Distress and Clarity and The Moon’s Soul Shimmering on the Water. Stone won the Oregon Poetry Association’s Fall, 2016 Poet’s Choice Award for his poem Things You Know But Cannot Explain. His poems have been published in numerous journals and in the anthology, A Ritual To Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options! The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Jun
6
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Anita Sullivan @ Ike Box
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Salem Poetry Project continues at the Ike Box, 299 Cottage St. NE Salem. Each week will present a featured reader followed by the Infamous Open Mic: 3 poems or five minutes whichever is first. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. For more information contact Marc Janssen at the Salem Poetry Project facebook page.

Our hosts, The Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and food!

June 6
Featuring Anita Sullivan

On her way to becoming an anthropologist, philosopher or translator, Sullivan got sidetracked into a career as a piano tuner, and this gave her a unique body of knowledge for poetry and essays. She earned an MFA in poetry in 2008, and since then has published three poetry collections and three collections of essays, the most recent The Bird That Swallowed the Music Box (Shanti Arts Press, 2008). For more information visit her website www.anitasullivan.org