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Sep
13
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring David Jeffers @ IKE Box
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

David, a transplant to Oregon from the southeast, has participated in poetry readings at Unitarian Universalist churches in Salem and McMinnville, at the Book Bin open mics, and at the Salem Poetry Project. David is a veteran of the construction industry and currently works at Kilgore Blackman Building Materials. The curse of the English major causes sudden attacks of David’s having to write things down. Poems occasionally result from this process.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!

Sep
15
Sat
2018
The Poeming Pigeon: In the News Book Launch @ The Pond House @ Ledding Library
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Featuring:
Nancy Flynn, Christopher Luna, Linda Ferguson, Dan Raphael, Julene Tripp Weaver, Eleanor Berry, Lindy Low Le Coq, Vivienne Popperl, Cathy Cain, Eleanor Kedney, Kathleen Patterson, Collette Tennant, Laura LeHew, Brad G. Garber, Brittney Corrigan, Lynn Knapp & Shawn Aveningo Sanders

Sep
16
Sun
2018
Portland: Andrea Hollander book launch @ Powell's City of Books
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
From Paulann Petersen:

Please join me to celebrate the launch of Andrea Hollander’s 5th full-length poetry collection, Blue Mistaken for Sky, at Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 16.

In her masterful, inclusive way—I love the way she welcomes a listener into her poems as she gives voice to them—Andrea will read selections from her new book, and this is a reading you don’t want to miss.

After her reading, I’ll host a discussion of Andrea’s work, one that will include responding to questions from the audience, an audience I hope will include you.

Though Powell’s lists this event as Andrea Hollander in Conversation with Paulann Petersen, I think of it as “Andrea in conversation with the lucky people who have just heard her read some of the splendid poems in her new collection.”

A couple of pre-publication reviews will give you some idea about the power and resonance of the poems in Blue Mistaken for Sky. In one of these reviews, Grace Cavalieri says, “Some days, I think that hope is such a long way away, and then I read a poet like this — and life is in full gear. “

Please take a look at these laudatory reviews, and then come to Powell’s on Sunday, September 16th, to hear Andrea read from the book that’s occasioning such high, high praise.

https://rhinopoetry.org/reviews-vol-3/

http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/features/august-2018-exemplars-poetry-reviews-by-grace-cavalieri

Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickmen Brewing Company
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm

Celebrate poetry published by Gerry Foote and student writers featured in Honoring Our Rivers 2018.
Free and open to the public. Donations of canned goods or cash collected for Food Bank.
Books available for purchase and signing. Free parking next door or across the street.
Hosted by Joan Maiers.

Sep
20
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Lidia Schiedler @ IKE Box
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lidia Schiedler, was born in Mexico City as Lidia María Teresa Pérez Ruiz. At a Catholic Salesian school in Mexico City, the nuns polished her academic education including fostering a love of literature, science and religion studies. There Schiedler learned about sacred poetry, a subject that has been a constant in her life. She attended UNAM, where she obtained a degree as a Dental Surgeon; she has both taught Pediatric Dentistry and owned a private office. Since Schiedler moved to the USA, she has been part of the morning choir at the San Felipe Church in Dallas, OR. Some of her poetry was published in the 1st Anthology of Oregonian Poetry.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Grants Pass: Poetry as Protest @ Josephine County Community Library, Grants Pass
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Third in a series of workshops led by Lisa Baldwin and H. Ni Aodagain, members of OPA and of Applegate Poets.

Sep
26
Wed
2018
Poetry Box Authors at Annie Bloom’s Books @ Annie Bloom's Books
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm

Join us in celebrating three new chapbooks: In These Voices by Sherri Levine, Womanhood & Other Scars by Rebecca Smolen & Painting the Heart Open by Liz Nakazawa.

Sep
27
Thu
2018
Poetry Box Authors at Another Read Through Bookstore @ Another Read Through
Sep 27 @ 7:00 am

Join us in celebrating three new chapbooks: In These Voices by Sherri Levine, Womanhood & Other Scars by Rebecca Smolen & Painting the Heart Open by Liz Nakazawa.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Eleanor Berry @ IKE Box
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Eleanor Berry has taught writing and literature at Willamette University and other colleges. She is a past president of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies and the Oregon Poetry Association. Her first book of poetry, Green November (2007), was published by Traprock Books; her second, No Constant Hues (2015), by Turnstone Books.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!

Sep
29
Sat
2018
OPA Fall 2018 Conference @ Valley River Inn
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm