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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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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Mike Shuler @ Barrel & Keg
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Mike Shuler is a Willamette Valley resident who writes about living on a rapidly changing earth. His concerns and observations about environment, history and civility find voice in his poetry. His poems travel from Oregon footpaths to galactic star tracks, with a few explorations into other universes along the way.

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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Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm

Conversations With Writers – Monday, September 25
Chair, Desk, Lamp, Window, World: A Poet’s Progress

SUZANNE SIGAFOOS is the author of Held in the Weave, a poetry chapbook published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. Most recently, her poems have appeared in The Oregonian, in Windfall – A Journal of Poetry of Place, and the anthology The Knotted Bond: Oregon Poets Speak of Their Sisters. Sigafoos is an editor at VoiceCather, and is co-founder of River Rock, a Portland poetry critique group. “Green” is Suzanne’s first foray into non-fiction essay, and was published in the Bellingham Review.

Her conversation with us will look at early influences – and also the absence of influence – that shaped her writing life.

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

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Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop at Powell’s Books (every Wed., skipping 11/22) @ Powell's City of Books
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 6 @ 8:30 pm

10 Wednesdays, Sept 27 – Dec 6 (skip 11/22), 6:30-8:30 PM

This fall, join Write Around Portland at Prompt, a unique generative workshop designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve who might not otherwise have access to writing and community.

Based on the acclaimed Write Around Portland model, this dynamic 10-week workshop incorporates our favorite writing exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including freewriting; work with writing elements; strength-building feedback and early-draft revision. The workshop caps off with a community broadside.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to 14 adults per workshop.

Cost: $300 – Payment plans available. Cost includes free parking, snacks and access to the “Bowels of Powell’s.” (Accessing the “bowels of Powell’s” requires climbing a flight of 12 stairs.)

Proceeds help fund Write Around Portland programs, including our free workshops in hospitals, treatment centers, schools, senior centers, prisons, low income housing buildings and homeless shelters.

NOTE: Spaces fill quickly! Call us (503.796.9224) if you have any questions and to discuss payment options. More information can also be found on our website, https://writearound.org/workshops/#prompt

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring German Rizo @ Barrel & Keg
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

German Rizo is a Mexican poet and narrator who resides in Oregon. As a student, he studied Business Administration. As a poet, German has published three books Cantos del Alma y la Vida (Songs from the Soul and Life), Bajo la Sombra del Corazón (Under the Shade of the Heart) and Atraeme Contigo (Take me with You). He also participated in the anthology Equilibrios Contrarios , a Federico Garcia Lorca’s tribute. He supports many cultural events and poetry readings.

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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Multnomah Arts Center Poetry Post: Call to Writers (Deadline Oct 1, 2017) @ Multnomah Arts Center
Oct 1 @ 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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ANNOUNCING: Chaparral Poetry Form Contest – Postmark Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 @ Awards Presentation
Oct 2 @ 12:00 am

8th Annual Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest sponsored by Redrock Writers and Dixie Poets, chapters of the Utah State Poetry Society.

Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2017.

Submit your original poems to:
CHAPARRAL POETRY FORUM
Contest Chair: Marie Tollstrup
2280 South Bloomington Drive Unit6
St. George, UT 84790-6803

ENTRY CATEGORIES
√Unlimited Entries Welcome: Postmarked Sept. 1, 2017, through Dec. 1, 2017
• CHOLLA Division: any subject, any form, 42 lines or fewer
First prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $50
• CHAQUETA Division: Southwest theme—nature, people, history, etc, any form 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $25
• CHAPAREJOS Division: Rhymed and metered poem, any subject, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25
• CHIMERA Division: Imaginative or absurd/humorous, any form, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25

GUIDELINES

√Each poem must
1. Be original, UNPUBLISHED, 42 lines or fewer
2. Be entered in only one of the four categories
3. Have line lengths to fit chapbook pages (4 inches across or shorter in length)
4. Be machine-printed neatly on white 8 ½ x 11 paper without art
5. Be in 12-point font in standard face such as Times New Roman
6. Be in GOOD TASTE (Student and Adult poems are published together)
7. Have won no more than $10 in any contest

√SEND TWO UNFOLDED COPIES OF EACH POEM, Division title at top left of each poem
a. First Copy is only Division Title and no ID
b. Second Copy has ID at the top right corner (name, address, phone, and email)
c. INCLUDE: entry fees: $3 per poem (e.g., 6 poems for $18.00)

√CHECK (no cash) payable to Redrock Writers. MAIL unfolded poems and check in on 9 x 12-in. or larger envelop to – Marie Tollstrup, 2280 South Bloomington Hills Drive, Unit 6, St. George, UT 84790-6803

CHAPARRAL AWARDS ARE GIVEN OUT ON MARCH 2, 2018, AT 8-9 P.M.
AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER, 245 N 200 W, ST. GEORGE, UTAH

Willawaw Journal Winter 2017 – Call for Submissions (Deadline 11/19/2017) @ Willawawjournal.com, an online journal of poetry and art
Oct 2 @ 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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Arn Strasser Reading @ Broadway Books
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

Reading by Arn Strasser from his just-published new collection, Incidental Longing.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Lois Rosen @ Barrel & Keg
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Salem poet and fiction writer Lois Rosen has published two poetry books, Nice and Loud (Tebot Bach) and Pigeons (Traprock Books). A founder of Salem’s Peregrine Writers, she leads the Trillium Writers and Willamette University’s I.C.L. Writers. Lois’ current novel-in-progress takes place in Italy, Portland, and Mint, Oregon.

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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Jayanthi Raman’s Dance of the Hummingbirds featuring Paulann Petersen @ Winningstad Theater inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jayanthi Raman’s Dance of the Hummingbirds

Dance of the Hummingbirds is a musical dance project based on the seed concept of Portland choreographer Jayanthi Raman. The production reflects human being’s struggles and challenges faced in life and how one draws upon inner strength to overcome them. The project brings together the arts in one cohesive performance, addressing the complexities of a global artistic environment, presenting a contemporary dialogue of poetry, images, music, and dance.

The production features newly commissioned poetry of Oregon poet laureate Paulann Petersen, new music score; images of painting; choreographed by Jayanthi Raman with team of live orchestra of musicians and local Indian dancers. Medley of musical instruments and musical styles, creative artwork as visual embellishment and Indian folk and classical dance genres showcase the choreography as a contemporary multi-disciplined artistic conversation.

The project builds upon the central concept of every artist’s experiences of struggling with challenges in a new world and creating opportunities for themselves and those around them. The project brings together the arts in one cohesive performance, addressing the complexities of a global artistic environment, presenting a contemporary dialogue of poetry, images, music, and dance. The production is a true depiction of creative collaboration bringing performing, literary and fine artists together on same platform. Live orchestra of exceptional musicians, poetry read by Paulann Petersen, visual artist Shashank Rao and a team of professional 8-10 dancers lead by danseuse Jayanthi Raman.

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Concept & dance choreography: Jayanthi Raman
Featuring 8-10 senior professional dancers from Jayanthi Raman Dance Company led by Jayanthi Raman and Live orchestra of musicians: vocalist, bamboo flute, mridangam and bass guitar
Original poetry by Oregon poet laureate Paulann Petersen
Original paintings by visual artist Shashank Rao

Funded in part by grant from James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.

Do not miss this performance- one evening only!