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Arn Strasser Reading 7:00 pm
Arn Strasser Reading @ Broadway Books
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
Reading by Arn Strasser from his just-published new collection, Incidental Longing.Like this:Like Loading...
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Lois Rosen 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Jayanthi Raman’s Dance of the Hummingbirds featuring Paulann Petersen 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Vere McCarty 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Vere McCarty @ Barrel & Keg
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vere McCarty started songwriting as a teenager in the 60’s in the folk-song mode, and has continued off and on, branching out into other forms. He plays guitar and sings at home and occasionally goes out and sings, but the … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Paulann Peterson 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Paulann Peterson @ Barrel & Keg
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Paulann Petersen, Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita, has six full-length books of poetry, most recently Understory, from Lost Horse Press. The Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds chose a poem from her book The Voluptuary as the lyric for a choral composition that’s … Continue reading
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Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
Peregrine Literary Series @ Lake Oswego Public Library
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm
Local authors Sandra Mason and Joseph A. Soldati read from their latest publications [The Lighthouse Ghost at Yaquina Bay and Sacrifices, respectively]. Books available for purchase and signing. Free and open to the public. Donations of canned goods welcomed for … Continue reading
Chana Bloch, The Moon Is Almost Full: Book launch featuring Paulann Petersen 4:00 pm
Chana Bloch, The Moon Is Almost Full: Book launch featuring Paulann Petersen @ Powell's on Hawthorne
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Moon Is Almost Full, a last book of poems by Chana Bloch (1940-2017) is now out into the world, making its way into the hands of grateful readers. And on October 22nd, at Powell’s on Hawthorne, I’ll be part … Continue reading
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Conversations With Writers 7:00 pm
Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm
Endi Bogue Hartigan: Her book, Pool [5 choruses] won the Omnidawn Open Poetry Book Prize and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her first book One Sun Storm won the Colorado Prize for Poetry and was also a … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Colette Tennant 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Colette Tennant @ Barrel & Keg
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Colette Tennant’s first book of poetry, Commotion of Wings, was published by Main Street Rag in 2010 as an Editor’s Choice. Her poetry was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2014. Her second poetry book, Eden and After, was published … Continue reading
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Oregon Jewish Voices 7:30 pm
Oregon Jewish Voices @ Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm
Started in 1999, this annual event features readings by prominent Oregon Jewish poets and writers. The five writers taking part in the 2017 program—spanning a range of genres including fiction, essay, and poetry—will share selections from their work in the … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Colette Tennant @ Barrel & Keg
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Colette Tennant’s first book of poetry, Commotion of Wings, was published by Main Street Rag in 2010 as an Editor’s Choice. Her poetry was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2014. Her second poetry book, Eden and After, was published by Tebot Bach July, 2015. She has had poems published in various journals, including Southern Poetry Review, Dos Passos Review, and the most recent Prairie Schooner. She lives in Salem, Oregon. This is her twenty-third year as an English Professor at Corban University where she teaches poetry writing, creative writing, and many literature classes.

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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Oregon Jewish Voices @ Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm

Started in 1999, this annual event features readings by prominent Oregon Jewish poets and writers. The five writers taking part in the 2017 program—spanning a range of genres including fiction, essay, and poetry—will share selections from their work in the Oregon Jewish Museum’s auditorium. This year’s featured writers are Shaindel Beers, Tracy Manaster, Claudia F. Savage, Willa Schneberg, and Jamie Yourdon. Oregon Jewish Voices is organized by Willa Schneberg.

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Milwaukie Poetry Series Open Mic Reading @ Ledding Library Pond House
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Celebrating Eleven Years of Enriching Milwaukie:

One Poem at a Time

          The Milwaukie Poetry Series is proud and grateful to open its eleventh year of bringing people together through poetry! Join us at our November 1st Open Mic reading and share your poems or those of other writers, or just sit back, listen, and enjoy. But DO join us!  Refreshments will be provided.

Milwaukie Poetry Series Open Mic Reading

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

7-8:30 PM

Ledding Library Pond House

2215 SE Harrison St

Milwaukie, OR 97222

Contact: Tom Hogan

Poetry Series Coordinator

503-819-8367

tomhogan2@comcast.net

To sign up to read ahead of time, email Daniel Hobbs, deebledd@hotmail.comor add your name to the sign-up sheet at the reading.

Please limit your reading to 5-7 minutes, to give everyone a chance to share. If time allows, we’ll go round the circle again.

Sponsored by: The generous support of the City of Milwaukie and the Ledding Library of Milwaukie.

The Milwaukie Poetry Series also features invited readings by published poets, workshops, and participation in other cultural events. For more information about MPS activities, contact Tom Hogan.

. . . A good poem

should smell of tea.

Or of raw earth and newly split firewood.

    (From “I Have Three Poems” by Olav Hauge)

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Arturo Sarmiento @ Barrel & Keg
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Arturo Sarmiento was born in Mexico City. In college he majored in humanities at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana. Sarmiento was recognized by the Mexican Young Poets Contest sponsored by Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. He has also participated in several poetry workshops with celebrated poets like Hector Carreto and Francisco Hernández. Sarmiento has been published in magazines and newspapers. Developing a career as an announcer and radio broadcaster has been a goal and Sarmiento hosts the show “Hispanidades” at KMUZ radio. You can find him participating in activities promoting the values of the Hispanic culture.

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 Jean Dick @ Barrel & Keg
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jean Dick’s work has been featured in several small poetry collections. In June of 2017, she published her first poetry book, entitled “Of Sea and Sky”. Jean, along with several others, promotes the Corvallis Poetics group and has been the featured poet as well as a regular reader and emcee.

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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great weather for MEDIA Reading @ Another Read Through
Nov 10 all-day

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest poetry and prose anthology, “The Other Side of Violet.” This is a terrific opportunity to meet friendly indie press editors looking for new voices.

Featuring contributors and special guests Sossity Chiricuzio, Brad Garber, Christopher Luna, and Dan Raphael. Hosted by Jane Ormerod.

“The Other Side of Violet” is an exhilarating collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers from across the United States and beyond. The anthology also contains interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Paul Harding and award-winning poet and novelist Tim Z. Hernandez.

Submissions for the 2018 anthology are now open.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jon Boisvert @ Barrel & Keg
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jon Boisvert was born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and now lives in Oregon. He studied poetry at Oregon State University and the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland. You can sometimes see new writing and art at www.jonboisvert.com. BORN is his first book.

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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James Wright: A Life in Poetry @ Mother Foucault's
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

James Wright: A Life in Poetry, the much-anticipated biography by Jonathan Blunk will be released by Farrar, Strauss & Giroux this week.

Blunk will be at Mother Foucault’s, 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214, on Tuesday, November 28th @ 7pm to read and fete Wright, introduced by yours truly, who has some mention in the book.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signature.

Please join us, and help spread the word.

Thanks!

All best wishes,
Betsy Fogelman Tighe

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Sarah Katreen Hoggatt @ Barrel & Keg
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sarah Katreen Hoggatt is the author of several books and numerous articles. She is a writer, spiritual director, speaker, and book designer with a passion for exploring the deeper rhythms of life. Sarah lives in Salem, Oregon where she loves to go hiking and create art. She is passionate about living her life as a gift.

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!