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Adult Poetry Writing Workshop 2:00 pm
Adult Poetry Writing Workshop @ Goldendale Community Library
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Discuss the trials and tribulations of writing poetry with Tod Marshall, the Washington State Poet Laureate. Please sign up on the online calendar at www.fvrl.org or call the library at 509 773-4487Like this:Like Loading...
Poetry Reading with Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate 6:00 pm
Poetry Reading with Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate @ Goldendale Community Library
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Everyone is invited to hear Tod Marshall talk about poetry, share other people’s poems and read a few of his own.Like this:Like Loading...
Write Around Portland “Prompt” Spring Writer’s Workshop 6:30 pm
Write Around Portland “Prompt” Spring Writer’s Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
May 3 @ 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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Poetry of the Muslim World 6:00 pm
Poetry of the Muslim World @ White Salmon Valley Community Library
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What colors do Muslims use to describe their world? What feelings? What struggles? Celebrate the power and beauty of poetry written by Muslims with Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate. Bring a poem to read for 5 minutes or less … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring JM.Persánch 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring JM.Persánch @ Barrel & Keg
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
JM.Persánch is a professor, literary, film and cultural critic, editor and writer. He appreciates creative forms as a path to both exploring human nature and better understanding contemporary societies. He has routinely been publishing scholarly papers, poetry and short-stories since … Continue reading
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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
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 All writers are welcome–published, unpublished, professional, amateur, any age.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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Martin Doerfler 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Big Wave Poetry Fest
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.Like this:Like Loading...
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Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Efrain Diaz Horna 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Call for Poems: Current Political Situation
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 … Continue reading
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Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
Peregrine Literary Series @ Lake Oswego Library
May 21 @ 3:00 pm
Poetry and Pulp Non-fiction: John Sibley Williams reads from his latest volume, Disinheritance. Robert Bresky presents his book about local paper mills. Books available for purchase and signing.Like this:Like Loading...
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Conversations With Writers 7:00 pm
Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Tim Whitsel, who lives near Springfield, Oregon, is a man of many interests – passionate about western rivers, gardening, jazz, bicycling, wine, and words. For six years he directed Windfall, a monthly reading series at the Eugene Public Library. He … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Franca Hernandez 7:00 pm
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 … 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
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)Like this:Like Loading...
Willawaw Journal Call for Submissions–Deadline May 31, 2017 12:00 am
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 … Continue reading

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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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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)