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Write Around Portland Free Community Reading 6:30 pm
Write Around Portland Free Community Reading @ First United Methodist Church
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the release of our new anthology, Awake in Waves, featuring the talented writers from our fall workshops in schools, assisted living facilities, affordable housing buildings and other agencies. Few Portland events include so many diverse voices! … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Ann Staley 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Ann Staley @ IKE Box
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ann Staley has published three collections of poems: Primary Sources, 2011, Instructions For The Wishing Light, 2013 through Booktrope Press, Seattle, Washington and Afternoon Sky, Harney Desert, 8th Street Press. She has been nominated twice for Oregon Poetr Laureate and … Continue reading
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Write Around Portland Free Community Reading 6:30 pm
Write Around Portland Free Community Reading @ The Rosewood Initiative
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the release of our new anthology, Awake in Waves, featuring the talented writers from our fall workshops in schools, assisted living facilities, affordable housing buildings and other agencies. Few Portland events include so many diverse voices! … Continue reading
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An Evening of Poetry at Rain Spark Gallery 5:00 pm
An Evening of Poetry at Rain Spark Gallery @ Rain Spark Gallery
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rain Spark is a coop gallery with 34 artists which includes Geraldine Foote and her Peace Leaves. She will read from her new chapbook, “Mouth Toward Sky”, and will be joined by Dianne Stepp and Mike Langtry. Reception begins at … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Sherri Levine 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Sherri Levine @ IKE Box
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sherri Levine lives in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been published in The Timberline Review, WillawawJournal, Verseweavers, and The Sun Magazine. She won First Prize (Poet’s Choice) in the Oregon Poetry Association’s Contest (2017). Sherri served as Poetry Editor for … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Holiday Poems 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Holiday Poems @ IKE Box
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You are the featured reader! Bring your favorite poem about Christmas, Hanukah, Thanksgiving…Festivus and maybe a little story about it. The infamous open mike will follow. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, … Continue reading
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Free Poets’ Presentation 4:30 pm
Free Poets’ Presentation @ River Road Park Annex
Dec 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Poets Rachel Swafford, Kristin Berger, Kristin Berger and Carl Swart will share their work. Poets’ books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served.Like this:Like Loading...
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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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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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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 now part of the repertoire of the Choir at Trinity College Cambridge.

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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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 the local Food Bank.
Hosted by OPA member, Joan Maiers