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Springfield Library Poetry Reading Series 7:00 pm
Springfield Library Poetry Reading Series @ Springfield Public Library
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featuring poets Elizabeth Woody, Joe Wilkins, and A. Molotkov. Hosted by the Springfield Library Foundation, this event is free and open to the public. Library’s contact information: 541-726-3766. wheremindsgrow.org. Elizabeth Woody was named to a two-year appointment as Oregon’s eighth … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Willamette University Poets 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Willamette University Poets @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This week’s reading features students from Willamette University creative writing courses who will perform original work and the poetry of established writers. Hear from literary voices of the past and future in this special event in celebration of National Poetry … Continue reading
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Shut Up and Eat Poetry Open Mike
Shut Up and Eat Poetry Open Mike @ Shut Up and Eat Restaurant
Apr 12 all-day
This monthly reading occurs the second Wednesday evening of every month. Sign up at 6:30p and start reading at 7p. New poets welcome! Experienced poets revered.Like this:Like Loading...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The LBCC Poetry Club has been a supportive community of artists for over 10 years. Open to all community members, it is driven by a vivacious student body. As a collective of diverse talents, all styles are welcome, from thoughtful … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring T.L. Cooper 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring T.L. Cooper @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
T. L. Cooper strives to empower and inspire by exploring the human condition through writing. Her published books include a novel, a collection of short stories, and five books of poetry including her latest release, Vulnerability in Silhouette: Poems. She … Continue reading
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Conversations With Writers 7:00 pm
Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm
Political Poems Past and Present Are political poems an effective voice during times of upheaval? And if so, how do they serve as voices of change? Deborah Akers will explore political poetry of the last hundred years. We will discuss … Continue reading
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Portland: Reading and Book Launch at Another Read Through 7:00 pm
Portland: Reading and Book Launch at Another Read Through @ Another Read Through
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
To celebrate National Poetry Month, three Oregon poets will be joining forces for a reading and book launch at Another Read Through in Portland on April 27. More information can be found at: http://www.anotherreadthrough.com/events/. Please join us for a poetic … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dead Poets 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dead Poets @ Barrel & Keg
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
From the celestial spheres (and elsewhere) comes the news that the Dead Poets are touring. Frank O’Hara and Seamus Heaney and a certain woman poet will make a one-night stop to read their poems at the Barrel & Keg. Until … Continue reading
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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.

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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 or sit and listen with your neighbors to works from the Muslim diaspora.

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 2006. He edited four collections of poems as founding director of the Palabras indiscretasliterary group. He has been the managing editor of several academic and literary journals in Spain and the U.S. He is currently immersed in various projects comprising poetry, micro-fiction, and prose-fiction novel. For further information and contact http//jmpersanch.com

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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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 Bob Dylan. Writes a monthly poem about old cars, old men or both for the Northwest Vintage Car and Motorcycle Museum newsletter. Will read poems about young women, old whiskey or both.

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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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 Series is held monthly on second Sundays. For additional information, please contact Leah Stenson at leahstenson@comcast.net.
Kristin Berger is the author of the poetry collection How Light Reaches Us (Aldrich Press, 2016), and a poetry chapbook, For the Willing (Finishing Line Press, 2008), and co-edited VoiceCatcher 6: Portland/Vancouver Area Women Writers and Artists (2011). Her long prose-poem, Changing Woman & Changing Man: A High Desert Myth, was a finalist for the 2016 Newfound Prose Prize. Kristin is the recipient of writer residencies from Playa at Summer Lake, Oregon, and from OSU’s Spring Creek Project. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she hosts a reading series at the Lents Farmer’s Market.
Kristin Roedell graduated from Whitman College (B.A. English 1984) and the University of Washington Law School (J.D. 1987). She practiced law in Washington for over a decade, and is now retired. Her poetry has appeared in over sixty journals and anthologies, including The Journal of the American Medical Association, Switched on Gutenberg, Ginosko, CHEST, and Crab Creek Review. She is the author of Girls with Gardenias (2012, Flutter Press) and Downriver (2015 Aldrich Press), She has been twice nominated for Best of the Web and once for the Pushcart Prize. She was the 2013 winner of NISA’s 11th Annual Brainstorm Poetry Contest and a finalist in the 2013 Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest. Her full length manuscript Down River was a finalist in the Quercus Review Press poetry prize. She lives in Winlock, Washington with her husband and daughter.

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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 of the following poetry books The Many Faces of Love (1983), Aire, agua y cenizas (2011), Cuatro poemas (2011), The Anvil of God (2011), and the Life of Oceans (2014). Efrain has been a member of the Oregon Council for the Humanities, The Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon United Nations Association, the Silverton Poetry Association, the Oregon Poetry Association, the Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana, and has chaired the Oregon Hispanic Commission.

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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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 Medicinal Food News. She completed her first novel set in 10th Century Venice and the Silk Road.

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!