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Plonk Reading Series: Willa Schneberg, Leanne Grabel and Tim Raphael 7:00 pm
Plonk Reading Series: Willa Schneberg, Leanne Grabel and Tim Raphael @ Corkscrew Wine Bar
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Willa Schneberg, Leanne Grabel and Tim Raphael at 7PM for the Weds. September 5th Plonk Reading Seriesprogram at the Corkscrew Wine Bar, 1665 SE Bybee in Sellwood.Like this:Like Loading...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Anotoloy Molotkov 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Anotoloy Molotkov @ IKE Box
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A. Molotkov’s poetry collections are The Catalog of Broken Things (2016), Application of Shadows (Main Street Rag, September 2018) and Synonyms for Silence (2019). Published by Kenyon, Iowa, Massachusetts, Atlanta, and Bennington Reviews, Molotkov is winner of various fiction/poetry contests … Continue reading
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Lents Farmers Market Poetry Reading 9:30 am
Lents Farmers Market Poetry Reading @ Portland Farmers Market - Lents International
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Reading Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Market’s mainstage will be: Stephen Fowler is a performing artist, activist, justice advocate, and community educator from Portland Oregon. Stephen used his time to educate and expand his understanding of self-worth, potential, and purpose … Continue reading
Celebrating a Quintessentially Oregon Book 2:30 pm
Celebrating a Quintessentially Oregon Book @ Multnomah County Central Library
Sep 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Durable Goods: Appreciations of Oregon Poets is a unique book by Eugene essayist and poet Erik Muller, one that honors the work of six Oregon poets. At this event, Erik Muller, Barbara Drake, Paulann Petersen, Lex Runciman and Clemens Starck … Continue reading
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@ Multnomah County Library - Northwest
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Free Range Poetry presents Judith Barrington, Francis Opila, Leah Stenson Monday, September 10, 2018 (second Monday of September) Northwest Library 2300 NW Thurman Street Portland An open mic will precede featured poets. Open mic readers limited to two pages of … Continue reading
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Milwaukie Poetry Series 7:00 pm
Milwaukie Poetry Series @ Ledding Library Pond House
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm
The Twelfth Season will begin with a reading by Paul Merchant on Wednesday, September 12 and continue through June 2019. Other readers in this season are Samiya Bashir, George Venn, Andrea Hollander, Kristin Berger, Tim Whitsell, Carolyn Martin, Joseph A. … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring David Jeffers 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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The Poeming Pigeon: In the News Book Launch 2:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Portland: Andrea Hollander book launch 2:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Lidia Schiedler 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Poetry Box Authors at Annie Bloom’s Books 7:00 pm
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.Like this:Like Loading...
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Poetry Box Authors at Another Read Through Bookstore 7:00 am
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.Like this:Like Loading...
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Eleanor Berry 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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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.

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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!

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Springfield Poetry Series @ Emerald Art Center
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Roy Seitz, Scot Siegel, and Annie Lighthart

Springfield Poetry Series @ Emerald Art Center
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A poetry reading featuring Scot Siegel, Annie Lighthart, and Roy R. Seitz.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring John Dooley @ Ike Box
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

John Dooley is a retired poetry slammer (three years on the Portland Nationals team), and former columnist and features writer. He has nine spoken-word albums to his credit, and 40-some small press publications. John’s albums Oral Foibles, and Oral Foibles II – The Jackening are on Amazon, Billboard Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes. He is a two-time winner of Comedy Central’s @Midnight #HashtagWars, and lives near an owl, in Jennings Lodge, Oregon.

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!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring R. S. Stewart @ IKE Box
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

R. S. Stewart is a long-time Writing Consultant volunteer at Chemeketa Community College. His commentaries on poets, playwrights, poetry, and language as well as his flash fiction pieces occur frequently in Salem Weekly. Three of his plays have received staged readings; his poems have been published in many journals, both in Europe and the U S., among them Canary; 2 Bridges Review; Poetry Salzburg Review; The Journal; PIF Magazine; Serving House Journal; Ink, Sweat, & Tears; Brittle Star; BlazeVOX; Willawaw Journal; indicia;; and The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review.

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!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Leyendo Between Lines @ IKE Box
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Carol Hottle and Arturo Sarmiento present “Leyendo Between Lines” (Reading entre líneas) a bilingual literary collaboration. Carol Hottle is a writer, editor, educator, and dancer and has lived in the Northwest for over 20 years. She teaches writing (including poetry) in colleges and universities and community settings. Arturo Sarmiento has published in magazines and newspapers; and the anthology Antologia de Poesía Oregoniana. In 2017, Sarmiento won the second prize of the contest “Primer Concurso de Poesía Oregoniana.”

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!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

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Salem Poetry Festival @ IKE Box, The Book Bin, Salem Public Library
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

Thursday, October 25, 7:00 pm at the Ike Box featuring Paulann Peterson

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 now part of the repertoire of the Choir at Trinity College Cambridge.

Friday, October 26, 7:00 pm at The Book Bin featuring Lawson Fusao Inada

Lawson Fusao Inada is a third-generation Japanese American from Fresno, California. As a child during World War II, he was imprisoned in California, Arkansas, and Coloraado. A graduate of Fresno State University and the University of Oregon, he is an emeritus professor at Southern Oregon University.

Saturday, October 27,10:30 am The Salem Public Library Workshop with Lex Runciman

This workshop – part talk, part reading, and part writing exercise – will use that question, “Where do you get your ideas from?” to engage some of those “large, general misconceptions about how writers work.” As a writer, how do you work? Limited to 20 participants.
Register here:
http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=SALEMOR&curName=2018/10/27_Salem_Poetry_Festival_Workshop

Saturday, October 27, 12:30 pm at the Salem Public Library Spanish Poetry Panel: Poesía en el XXI

A panel of three Spanish language poets discuss poetry and other topics. Includes Luna Flores, Concepcion Samano and Juan Cervantes.

Saturday, October 27, 2:30 pm at the Salem Public Library featuring Octaviano Merecias

Octaviano Merecias, Portland, Oregon, is a digital visual storyteller, motivational speaker, photographic artist, trilingual writer, and educator, who works with a socially-engaged practice facilitating workshops, talks, discussion, forums, conferences, collaborations with groups in the US and abroad. For more information visit emergentus.net learn more about his upcoming presentations, publications, and performances. This event will primarily be in Spanish.

Saturday, October 27, 4:00 pm at the Salem Public Library featuring Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford, founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft and 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared. He has taught writing in dozens of schools and community centers, and in Scotland, Italy, and Bhutan. In May 2018 he was named Oregon’s 9th Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown.

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

Started in 1999, this annual event features readings by prominent Oregon Jewish writers. The five writers in the 2018 program, who span a range of genres including fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and essays, will share selections from their work in OJMCHE’s auditorium. This year’s writers are Ken Gordon, Tracy Prince, Donna Prinzmetal, Joshua Safran, and Hillary Tiefer. The curator and founder of this annual event, Willa Schneberg, is the emcee for the evening.

This year’s featured writers:
Ken Gordon is the owner of Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen, a pioneering artisan Jewish delicatessen with two locations in Portland, Oregon, and one at Portland International Airport. Ken opened the first location in 2007 in response to the Pacific Northwest’s lack of the food he grew up with in his native New York City. He is partly responsible for a resurgence in the U.S. of the Jewish deli. Though self-acknowledged as a non-religious Jew, he feels that opening a Jewish delicatessen in Portland more than makes up for it. He wrote a health and fitness column for The Oregonian.

Tracy J. Prince, PhD, is an Affiliated Research Professor at PSU’s American Indian Teacher Program. She is the author of Portland’s Goose Hollow and Culture Wars in British Literature (with a chapter on British Jewish writers) and co-author of Portland’s Slabtown and Notable Women of Portland. She has spent over two decades teaching and writing about race, gender, and social equity issues in humanities, urban studies, and English departments in Turkey, Canada, and the U.S. and has spent research time in England, Australia, South Africa, and France. She is currently working on Might Oughta Keep Singin’, a book about the music of the South.

Donna Prinzmetal is a poet, psychotherapist, and teacher. She often uses writing to facilitate restoration and healing in her psychotherapy practice. Her poems have appeared in many magazines, including Prairie Schooner, The Comstock Review, The Cincinnati Review, and The Journal. Her first book, Snow White, When No One Was Looking, was published with CW Books in May of 2014.

Joshua Safran is an Orthodox Jew, author, attorney, and nationally recognized advocate for survivors of domestic violence. His memoir, Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid
(Hachette), about his childhood on the dark side of the Age of Aquarius, was called a “beautiful, powerful memoir . . . reminiscent of David Sedaris’s and Augusten Burroughs’s best work: introspective, hilarious, and heartbreaking” (Publishers Weekly starred review). His legal odyssey to free an incarcerated survivor of domestic abuse from prison was featured in the award-winning documentary Crime After Crime. Safran’s essays have been published in Salon, The Daily Beast, Utne Reader, and Huffington Post, and his story has been heard on the BBC, NPR, PBS, PRX, CBS, and Authors at Google.

Although originally from the East Coast, Hillary Tiefer considers herself an Oregonian. She has a PhD in English and is a former college professor. Her short stories have been published in several journals, among them: Descant, Blue Moon Literary and Art Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, Mission at Tenth, Poetica Magazine, Red Rock Review, and Juxtaprose Literary Magazine. Lily’s Home Front is her debut novel.

Willa Schneberg is a poet, visual artist, curator, and psychotherapist in private practice. She has authored five poetry collections, including In The Margins of The World, recipient of the Oregon Book Award, and her latest volume, Rending the Garment. In February of 2018, she served as a poet-in-residence in Kathmandu. She founded and curates Oregon Jewish Voices with Judy Margles. This is the 19th season, and Willa will emcee this year’s event.

About Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education:
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education explores the legacy of the Jewish experience in Oregon and teaches the universal lessons of the Holocaust. Through exhibitions, programs, educational resources, and opportunities for intercultural conversation, OJMCHE challenges our visitors to resist indifference and discrimination and to envision a just and inclusive world. The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education features, along with core exhibitions, national and international changing exhibitions that showcase Jewish contributions to world culture and ideas, issues of Jewish identity, and the forces of prejudice. OJMCHE also offers programs, films, lectures, and concerts cover a wide range of topics relating to Jewish art, culture, and heritage, which stimulate dialogue about identity, culture, and assimilation. Education programs embrace the Jewish experience and explore the lessons of the Holocaust. The organization is the steward of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial, located in Washington Park, and of the Archives and Artifact Collection documenting the Oregon Jewish experience. Tours of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial are free and available by appointment. For more information, visit www.ojmche.org

Media contact: Rebecca Biggs, Communications Manager 503-226-3600, bbiggs@ojmche.org