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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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The Last Friday Poetry Group, with John Sibley Williams @ The Book Bin
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

The Last Friday Poetry Group is a monthly reading series hosted by The Book Bin, Salem’s largest independent bookstore. It includes an open mic and one featured reader.
This month’s featured reader is John Sibley Williams.

John Sibley Williams is the author of nine poetry collections, most recently Disinheritance. He has been nominated seven times for a Pushcart Award, and has won various other awards including the Philip Booth Poetry Prize and the American Literary Review Poetry Contest. Currently John works as Marketing Director of Inkwater Press and as a freelance literary agent and publicist, representing poets and writers of fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

David Oates: On Writing in a Dark Time: Getting Past the Rant
Monday, July 31, 7:00 PM at Reedville Presbyterian Church community hall (2785 S.W. 209th Ave.)

Since 1989, David Oates has published several books, including City Limits: Walking Portland’s Boundary, Earth Rising: Ecological Belief in an Age of Science, Paradise Wild: Reimagining American Nature, and Peace in Exile: Poems. His The Heron Place won the Swan Scythe Press Award for 2015. In addition, his work has been published in anthologies and numerous journals.

He will lead a discussion on Writing in a Dark Time. As he says, “We find ourselves at a moment of historical darkness, as forces of reaction and hatred take over our politics and national identity.” He asks how we will face the question of darkness together; how we can forge a creative bond; and most important, find our true, loving, creative voice under these conditions?

Not just a reading, but an event for audience members to interact and ask questions. For more information, visit: cwwor.weebly.com

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Willawaw Journal Winter 2017 – Call for Submissions (Deadline 11/19/2017) @ Willawawjournal.com, an online journal of poetry and art
Aug 3 @ 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. 19th. http://willawawjournal.com/call-for-submissions/

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Larry Anderson @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Larry Anderson was a college professor for 40 years. Upon retirement in 2002, he and his wife Christine (retired mental health professional) settled in Molalla to be close to family. Ten years ago he became interested in poetry and joined The Friends of William Stafford, The Molalla Writers Group and The Silverton Poetry Association. He has taken numerous workshops, has been tutored by Paulann Petersen and Cindy Stewart-Renier, published several papers in poetry related publications including an Anthology and his own Chapbook , Earthquakes. He has been very active in open mics including many in Silverton. Larry was a student of William Stafford in 1961-1962, and his favorite Stafford Poem is Lit Instructor, a copy of which he kept on his office desk for over 20 years.

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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Willawaw Journal Winter 2017 – Call for Submissions (Deadline 11/19/2017) @ Willawawjournal.com, an online journal of poetry and art
Aug 7 @ 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. 19th. http://willawawjournal.com/call-for-submissions/

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Conception Samano @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Concepción Sámano is a Mexican female poet who was born in Jaral del Progreso, Guanajuato, Central Mexico. She graduated from the University of Guanajuato with a degree in Philosophy, and has been working as Cultural Promoter. Concepcion has published two collections of her poetry: Los Dias de Luz Amarilla (The Days of Yellow Light) and El Cuerpo que me Lleva (The body that is bringing me). She collaborates with different magazines publishing articles and poems.

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
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm

The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Tiffany Burba, Christopher Luna and Toni Partington on August 13 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.
Tiffany Burba is a poet and photographer living in Vancouver Washington. Her journey to poetry came during a painful relationship when she used her words to help heal her from heartbreak. As a writer Tiffany has been published in Ghost Town Anthology, vol. 2 (Printed Matter Vancouver, 2014), Poeming Pigeon’s “Doobie or Not Doobie” and “Poems about Music.” Tiffany just released her first full length book of poetry Meet Me Where I Left You (Printed Matter Vancouver).

Christopher Luna has served as poet laureate of Clark County, WA since 2013. He is the first person in Clark County to have held that position. He is the founder of Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic, which he hosts with his wife, Toni Partington. Christopher and Toni founded Printed Matter Vancouver, a small press which also provides manuscript review, editing, and writing coaching services. Upcoming publications include Not My President, The Other Side of Violet, and Ghost Town, USA, a full-length revised and expanded edition of his 2008 chapbook of poems and observations about Vancouver, WA.

Toni Partington is a poet, editor, publisher and visual artist living in Vancouver, WA. Her career has included social work, college teaching and administration, grant writing, life and career coaching, and nonprofit consulting. These experiences have produced the fodder for most of her writing. She is the author of two books of poetry: Jesus Is A Gas and Wind Wing. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals including VoiceCatcher (editions 3 and 4), OutwardLink.net, and Perceptions. She was co-editor for the final print edition of VoiceCatcher in 2012 and the co-founder of Printed Matter Vancouver, an editing service and small press that publishes the poetry of Pacific Northwest writers. She co-hosts the Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic, established in 2004, with Christopher Luna. Ton has been writing poetry since she was ten years old, and she’s still in love with it!

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring John Van Dreal @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A third generation Van Dreal artist, John began creative endeavors such as painting and writing at age 7. He earned his formal education in fine art and educational psychology, maintaining careers in both fields while writing in his spare time. John has been a resident of Salem for 25 years where he lives with his wife, dog and two cats. In addition to his work as a poet and artist, he is a published author in the topic of youth violence and threat assessment and currently works for Salem-Keizer School District as ‘Director of Safety and Risk Management Services.’

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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Multnomah Arts Center Poetry Post: Call to Writers (Deadline Oct 1, 2017) @ Multnomah Arts Center
Aug 23 @ 12:00 am

Multnomah Arts Center, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, seeks work from our community that gives pause and invites beauty. A panel of writers will choose pieces to feature in the poetry post for up to a month. Selected work may also be shared on MAC’s website and Facebook page if permitted by the writer.

MAC’s poetry post has been lauded by Kim Stafford as “just exactly what it is, the most beautiful poetry post in Portland,” and was built and designed by five local artists. The post receives a lot of love, with nearly 200 poems taken each month.

EQUITY STATEMENT

We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to Portland Parks & Recreation’s ideals and values.

GUIDELINES

• Send up to two typed works. (Word attachments preferred.)

• Each piece should be no longer than one single-spaced page.

• Non-English poetry with translation welcome.

• Content should be appropriate for people of all ages.

• Also include a short author bio, email address, and phone number in a document separate from your writing. (Jurors will not be provided identifying information.)

• Email your work or queries to Sarah.Brenner@portlandoregon.gov.

• Writers will be notified of submission decisions by December 1st.

Submissions must be received by October 1st, 2017, for consideration by our panel.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Alvaro Rodriguez @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Alvaro Rodriguez is from Colombia. He graduated from The University of Akron with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in May 2016. He is the author or co-author of 6 scientific manuscripts in the field of corrosion and electrochemistry. He loves reading about science, music, poetry, politics, and surrealism. He has a great appreciation for art, languages, and the expression of everyone’s perspective seen from the lens of a camera. His poems talk about his experiences and inspiration comes from everyday objects or situations.

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!