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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Poets of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Poets of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties @ IKE Box
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in California are home to many fine poets, names not generally known in Oregon. This evening will be a quick tour through several poets of the area featuring two poets from there, Abigail Brandt … Continue reading
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Portland: Painting Foucault’s: A Year at the Bookshop 7:00 pm
Portland: Painting Foucault’s: A Year at the Bookshop @ Mother Foucault's Bookshop
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us on Friday, June 8 at 7pm, for an artist reception celebrating the work of Mother Foucault’s painter-in-residence, Brooke Budy, who set up drop cloth, easel, and canvas at various spots in the shop over the course of the past year to create … Continue reading
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10-10-10: Celebrating 10 years of Write Around Portland at HOTLIPS Pizza
10-10-10: Celebrating 10 years of Write Around Portland at HOTLIPS Pizza @ HOTLIPS Pizza
Jun 10 all-day
For 10 years, HOTLIPS Pizza has provided the space for community writing workshops twice a month to support Write Around Portland’s mission to change lives through the power of writing. On June 10, we’re celebrating with 10 hours of writing! … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Amanda Hiland 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Amanda Hiland @ IKE Box
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Amanda Hiland grew up hiking through the forests of the Pacific Northwest. She is very fond of rain, colored pens, and chai tea. She teaches Special Education by day and is a major astronomy enthusiast at night. Much of her … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Elizabeth Pakravan 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Elizabeth Pakravan @ IKE Box
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Elizabeth Pakravan has an extensive multicultural background. She is currently working at Linn Benton Community College as an Employment Outreach and Business Advisor, also as a TV Host in CVEL PUNTO. At age of 13 Pakravan won a national award … Continue reading
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Grants Pass: Working it Out 1:00 pm
Grants Pass: Working it Out @ Josephine County Community Library, Grants Pass
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Second in a series of workshops led by Lisa Baldwin and H. Ni Aodagain, members of OPA and of Applegate Poets.Like this:Like Loading...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Ariel 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Ariel @ IKE Box
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Salem’s own red-head, Ariel, will be sharing her “Bits of Cyn” collection; whimsical and sensual erotica that will get you feeling the summer heat. You’ll never think about plums, buttons & coffee the same again … and you’ll blush when … Continue reading
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Peregrine Literary Series @ Lake Oswego Public Library
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm

Student writers and author-artist, Marilyn Stablein, present their work featured in the Honoring Our Rivers 2017 anthology.

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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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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!

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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 creation of a song is what Vere loves the best.

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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PORTLAND: Anyone’s Domain: A Writing Workshop by Paulann Petersen @ Central Library
Oct 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Free, but registration required!

Poetry is not the domain of just a few. It’s as natural and accessible as heartbeat and breath. Writing poetry requires nothing more than a love of words and a willingness to let your pen move across a page, following language wherever it takes you.

Join Paulann Petersen in a workshop devoted to generating new poems. Using innovative springboards that include notable poems, we’ll make an exhilarating plunge into language.

US Bank Room