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Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop 6:30 pm
Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
May 1 @ 6:30 pm
In short: Freshen up your inspiration to write just in time for Spring! Prompt at Powell’s City of Books is a 10-week workshop by Write Around Portland that offers exercises to encourage writing in your life. The $300 fee (payment … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Danielle Deulen 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Danielle Deulen @ Barrel & Keg
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Danielle Cadena Deulen teaches at Willamette University and is the poetry series editor at Acre Books. She is the author of Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us (Barrow Street Book Contest), Lovely Asunder (Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize), and … Continue reading
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Poems of Transformation and Renewal 7:00 pm
Poems of Transformation and Renewal @ Grass Roots Books and Music
May 8 @ 7:00 pm
Poetry reading featuring Eugene poet Janice Rubin and Portland poet Leah Stenson. View event flierLike this:Like Loading...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Joe Wilkins 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Joe Wilkins @ Barrel & Keg
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Joe Wilkins is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers, and three collections of poetry, including When We Were Birds, winner of the 2017 Oregon Book Award in Poetry. His debut novel, Fall Back Down When I … Continue reading
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Medford Poetry Workshops
Medford Poetry Workshops @ Medford Public Library
May 12 all-day
Two workshops are being offered by Rogue Valley OPA: “Another Way In” with Miles Frode, hip-hop and slam poetry performer and visual artist; and “The Subject is Silence: Re-Thinking and Re-writing Spiritual Poetry” with Joshua Boettiger, poet, essayist and rabbi. … Continue reading
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Free Community Reading and Book Release Party (SW) 6:30 pm
Free Community Reading and Book Release Party (SW) @ First United Methodist Church PDX
May 17 @ 6:30 pm
Join us to celebrate the release of our new anthology, A Wonder I Can Hold, featuring the talented writers from our spring workshops in schools, assisted living facilities, affordable housing buildings and other agencies. Few Portland events include so many … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Octaviano Merecias 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Octaviano Merecias @ Barrel & Keg
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Octaviano Merecias, Portland, Oregon, is a digital visual storyteller, motivational speaker, photographic artist, trilingual writer, and educator, who works with a socially-engaged practice facilitating workshops, talks, discussion, forums, conferences, collaborations with groups in the US and abroad. Merecias utilizes the … Continue reading
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Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickmen Brewery
May 20 @ 3:00 pm
Local Authors Celebrate May Days with New Publications On Sunday afternoon, May 20 at 3 pm, Kirsten Rian reads from Life Expectancy, along with Emmett Wheatfall, who reads from titles such as Clean as a Bone and Fragments. Books available … Continue reading
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Free Community Reading and Book Release Party (SE) 6:30 pm
Free Community Reading and Book Release Party (SE) @ The Rosewood Initiative
May 23 @ 6:30 pm
Join us to celebrate the release of our new anthology (title forthcoming!), featuring the talented writers from our spring workshops in schools, assisted living facilities, affordable housing buildings and other agencies. Few Portland events include so many diverse voices! The … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Frank Hall 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Frank Hall @ Barrel & Keg
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The poems and short stories of Frank Eugene Hall explore connections between the inner landscapes of the human spirit and the outer landscapes of Nature. A descendant of Native Americans and Europeans, he takes a global historical view. Frank is … Continue reading
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International Welsh Poetry Competition – DEADLINE May 27, 2018 2:00 am
International Welsh Poetry Competition – DEADLINE May 27, 2018 @ International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018
May 27 @ 2:00 am
The 12th International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 is seeking talented poets from all over the world. Judge – Sally Spedding. Cash prizes and publication in a future anthology. All details, rules, entry etc. on our website: http://www.welshpoetry.co.uk  Like this:Like Loading...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Kelley Morehouse 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Kelley Morehouse @ Barrel & Keg
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kelley Morehouse is an avid reader and enjoys studying the art of poetry and writing for the enjoyment of writing. She has volunteered for the Silverton Poetry Association over the last nineteen years and now recently, she is involved in … Continue reading

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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)

Willawaw Journal Call for Submissions–Deadline May 31, 2017 @ Willawawjournal.com, an online journal of poetry and art
May 31 @ 12:00 am

We launch our first issue at the end of June with a poem prompt from Peter Sears (on the site) to inspire you and with a focus on poets and artists under twenty and over seventy. However, all submissions are welcome! Please go to the site for more details.

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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

Salem Poetry Project Featuring David Hargreaves @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

David Hargreaves is a poet/linguist whose work appears in a range of publications including Hubbub, Passages North, Poets/Artists, Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Pacifica Literary Review, Newah Vijñana, and The Art of Angling. His translation, The Blossoms of Sixty-Four Sunsets, poems by Nepal Bhasa poet, Durga Lal Shrestha, appeared in 2014.

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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MILWAUKIE: First Friday Reading and Open Mic @ St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Milwaukie Poetry Series First Friday Featured Readers:

OPA members including Tiel Ansari, David Hedges, A. Molotkov, Jennifer Dorner

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Phil McCorkle @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Phil McCorkle has been a writer much of his life. Most recently published in a Statesman Journal column over the course of two years, he has also written and edited more than a dozen newsletters related to his work, written freelance articles for Flyfishing Magazine, and worked for a year as the assistant outdoor sportswriter for the Statesman. As a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations, he has frequently written grants and appeal letters during his 30-year career. Only recently, as a creative outlet, has he begun writing poetry. His poems frequently focus on the outdoors and nature and the lessons there that can cast light on aspects of life and current events. He lives in Salem with his wife, Kathi, and dog, Mick.

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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Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic @ Stonehenge Studios
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Judy Rowe Michaels and Elizabeth Woody on June 11 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.
Dr. Judy Rowe Michaels, a poet for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and for over twenty years poet-in-residence at Princeton Day School, has published three poetry collections—The Forest of Wild Hands (University Press of Florida), Reviewing the Skull (WordTech Editions), and the chapbook Ghost Notes (Finishing Line Press)—and three books on teaching creative writing, most recently Catching Tigers in Red Weather (National Council of Teachers of English Press). She gives presentations and workshops in poetry around the country. A MacDowell Colony Fellow, Michaels has also held two poetry fellowships from the State Arts Council of New Jersey, received two Pushcart Prize nominations, and in 2015 won the New Jersey Poets Prize. She is a founding member of the poetry critique and performance group, Cool Women. A six-time cancer survivor, she gives talks on ovarian cancer for Survivors Teaching Students, a program in over one hundred medical schools throughout the country. She lives on a ridge in the Sourland Mountains of New Jersey and spends three months at her family cabin in Maine.

Elizabeth Woody is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon, of Yakama Nation descent, and is “born for” the Tódích’íinii (Bitter Water clan) of the Navajo Nation. Her paternal grandfather’s clan is Mą’ii deeshgiizhinii (Coyote Pass – Jemez clan). She received the American Book Award in 1990, and the William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in 1995. Elizabeth has published three books of poetry. She also writes short fiction, essays, and is a visual artist.

She earned a Master of Public Administration degree through the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government’s Executive Leadership Institute of Portland State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from The Evergreen State College and studied Creative Writing and Two-Dimensional Arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts and at Portland State University. Elizabeth is alumna of the first Kellogg Foundation’s Fellowship through AIO’s Ambassadors program. She leads writing workshops, lectures and has served on multidisciplinary art fellowship jury panels for several foundations and arts organizations nationally. Elizabeth Woody is presently on the Board of Directors of Soapstone: Celebrating Women Writers, and Willamette University Advisory Council for Native Programs located in Salem, Oregon.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Tim Pfau is a retired EMT, Auditor and Union Organizer who now watches grandchildren and tells stories in Salem, Oregon. A former Board Member of the Oregon Poetry Association, his poems have appeared in journals, newspapers, anthologies, radio and mixed-media shows. “Salem” means “peace” and sometimes, it is so.

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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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dawn Diaz Willis @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dawn Diez Willis holds an MFA from U of O. Her work has appeared in Iowa Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Her collaborative visual art & poetry book with artist Ann Kresge is forthcoming. Dawn’s book, Still Life with Judas & Lightning, was a 2015 finalist for the Oregon Book Award.

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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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