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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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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.

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Call for Poems: Current Political Situation @ Bob Hill Publishing
May 20 all-day

We are calling for Oregon poets to submit their work to Bob Hill
Publishing, Inc. for be considered for inclusion in a collection of poetry.
All profits after publisher’s expenses are met, will be donated to benefit
the work of the ACLU.
The subject will be your reaction to the current political climate, bigotry,
climate change or other recent events that impact people in general, and
Oregonians in particular.
Please keep your poem under three pages. Please be careful about your
language, as we prefer that you not use x-rated words. While we honor
your right of free speech, be aware that any profanity used must be
necessary to the message of the poem. Otherwise, we will look for your
passion and concern. Number the pages and put your name on every
page. Poems must be typed, single-spaced is fine. One poem per page,
one column per page. Use a 12-point font New Times Roman or
Helvetica, no fancy fonts, please.
This will be a print volume available at independent bookstores in OR. If
your poem is included in the volume, you will receive a complimentary
copy of the book.
Your poem will considered on its merits by a team of judges, chosen by
the publisher.
We look forward to receiving your poetry. All work will be considered.
Deadline: May 20, 2017
Send your poems to
Bob Hill Publishing, Inc.
pathwaysbh@gmail.com

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Franca Hernandez @ Barrel & Keg
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Franca Hernandez is a photographer, non-fiction, fiction writer, and poet. As a freelance journalism writer, she published articles in Northwest Senior and Boomer News, Oregon Coast magazine, Women’s Journal, Cascades Horseman, Active Northwest, Capital Press, Statesman-Journal, one piece on-line at Medicinal Food News. She completed her first novel set in 10th Century Venice and the Silk Road.

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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Call for poems — Beer, Wine, & Spirits Anthology (Deadline May 31, 2017) @ World Enough Writers Beer, Wine, & Spirits Anthology
May 31 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)

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Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Open for Submissions
Jun 1 @ 12:00 am

Dear Friend of the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, in partnership with the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN:

Just a brief note—although I know some of you are already aware from internet or other sources—our Sonnet Contest for 2017 is now receiving entries, with a deadline for sonnet submissions by June 1st.

Rules and Guidelines for the 2017 Contest have been updated, with COMPLETE CONTEST INFORMATION to be found at sonnetcontest.org. In brief, over $2,000 in prizes are offered, with a $5.00 entry fee for up to 3 sonnets.

Submissions should be made through our on-line process, with payment option by PayPal or check. If this process presents a hardship, please email entries@sonnetcontest.org for instructions for entering by mail.

To encourage participation, new this year there is no fee for entrants in the 17 and Under category. Last year’s contest was hugely successful and in 2017 we anticipate even greater participation!

We look forward to receiving your entries this year as well, and Good Fortune in your sonnet writing.

Ted Haaland, Director

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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.