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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Doug Stone 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Doug Stone @ IKE Box
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Doug Stone lives in Albany, Oregon. He has been a social worker, policy analyst, and consultant on public policy issues. His chapbook, In the Season of Distress and Clarity (Finishing Line Press) came out in 2017. He won the Oregon … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau @ IKE Box
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tim Pfau is a retired EMT, Auditor and Union Organizer who now watches grandchildren, studies symbolism and tells stories in Salem, Oregon. A former Board Member of the Oregon Poetry Association, his poems have appeared in journals, newspapers, anthologies, radio … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring 1ra Antologia de la Poesia Oregoniana
Salem Poetry Project Featuring 1ra Antologia de la Poesia Oregoniana @ IKE Box
Jul 19 all-day
This evening will be a celebration of the book “1ra Antologia de la Poesia Oregoniana” by the Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana. This book emerges from the First Contest of Oregonian Poetry in Spanish. Along with the winning works, a careful … Continue reading
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Snaps! Open Mic Poetry Reading 6:30 pm
Snaps! Open Mic Poetry Reading @ Just Bob
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Open to all, all to be open! Come listen to the words of the universe & celebrate the 6 month milestone of Pure Expression! *Currently looking for sweet souls to sign up for readings (email PureExpression.space@gmail.com)* -Day-of sign up begins … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dale Champlin 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dale Champlin @ IKE Box
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
After many years as a graphic designer, illustrator and copywriter, Dale Champlin now devotes most of her time to writing poetry. Her MFA in painting and photography developed her critical eye. Dale’s first book of poetry, Doggerel; twelve dogs and … Continue reading
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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!

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Applegate Poets at Pacifica Winter Arts Festival @ Pacifica
Dec 2 all-day

Applegate Poets, including OPA members Joan Peterson, H Ní Aódagaín, and Lisa E Baldwin, will read from their own work at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. as part of the Winter Arts Festival at Pacifica, A Garden in The Siskiyous. Poetry will be in the Pond House, lower level.

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Free Range Poetry Series featuring Linda Ferguson, Carolyn Martin & Claudia Savage @ Northwest Library
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm

FREE RANGE POETRY presents
Linda Ferguson, Carolyn Martin, Claudia F. Savage
Emcee: Shawn Aveningo Sanders

Monday, December 4, 2017
Northwest Library
2300 NW Thurman Street
Portland

An open mic will precede featured poets.
Sign up for open mic at 5:45 pm.
Reading 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

For more info or questions email : freerangepoetrypdx@gmail.com
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A Pushcart nominee for fiction, LINDA FERGUSON has won awards for her poetry and lyric nonfiction. Her poetry chapbook,Baila Conmigo, was published by Dancing Girl Press. As a creative writing teacher for over 20 years, Linda has a passion for helping new writers find their voice and for inspiring experienced authors to explore new territory. Find her at www.bylindaferguson.blogspot.com.

From English teacher to management trainer to retiree, CAROLYN MARTIN has journeyed from New Jersey to Oregon to discover Douglas firs, months of rain, and dry summers. Her poems and book reviews have appeared in publications throughout North America and the UK including “Stirring,” “CALYX,” “Persimmon Tree,” “How Higher Education

CLAUDIA F. SAVAGE is the author of Bruising Continents (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017), The Last One Eaten, and The Hour of Anjali. Her writing has been published in journals such as The Denver Quarterly, Columbia, Nimrod, Water-Stone Review, BOMB, and Drunken Boat. She is part of the woodwind-poetry performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey and her collaboration, reductions, about motherhood, with Detroit visual artist Jacklyn Brickman, will debut in Chicago in 2018. Find her at www.claudiafsavage.com and www.thickinthethroathoney.com.

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Write Around Portland 53rd Book Release & Free Public Readings @ The Beaverton Round Executive Suites
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WHO: Write Around Portland runs community-building creative writing workshops at hospitals, schools, homeless youth shelters, senior centers, low-income housing buildings, prisons, treatment facilities and social service agencies.

THE BOOK: Write Around Portland releases its 53rd anthology— Know These Mountains / Conocer estas montañas—of community writing by adult and youth participants from our fall 2017 workshops held throughout the Portland metro area. The anthology includes introductions by Matt Blair, writer, software programmer and Write Around Portland board member, and Amanda Gonser, Write Around Portland volunteer facilitator and a tech non-profit professional.

THE READINGS: Write Around Portland invites the public to attend one or both of our free community readings featuring powerful work written by participants in our fall 2017 writing workshops. Readers will include long-term HIV survivors; middle school students; young adults in a job training program; adults living with a mental health diagnosis; members of low-income housing and assisted living communities and many others.

These readings are funded in part by generous support from Oregon Cultural Trust, Work for Art, Beaverton Arts Program and CareOregon.

Reading 1
WHERE: The Beaverton Round Executive Suites, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300, Beaverton, OR 97005 located at the Beaverton Central MAX station.
WHEN: Thursday, December 7th, 6:30–8:00pm

Admission to readings is FREE, but donations of any amount are accepted to support the work of Write Around Portland. We will also be collecting donations of new journals for writers in our spring 2018 workshops. ADA-accessible. Copies of Know These Mountains / Conocer estas montañas will be available for purchase for $12.

For more information about these events, please visit https://writearound.org/events/.
For more information about Write Around Portland, please visit us at https://writearound.org/.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring a Celebration of Peter Sears @ Barrel & Keg
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Peter Sears, poet and teacher, passed away on July 20, 2017, in Corvallis, Oregon. He served as Oregon’s Poet Laureate from 2014 to 2016, and was active in the state’s literary community for more than 40 years. Local poets Carol Hottle and Colette Tennant will present Sears’ poetry and some personal stories. Bring your favorite Sears work and our own poems for the open mic.

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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The Poeming Pigeon: Love Poems Book Launch @ The Pond House (at Ledding Library)
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us in celebrating our newest issue of The Poeming Pigeon!

Featured readers: Carolyn Martin • Claudia F. Savage • Judith Arcana • Linda Ferguson • Sherri Levine • Delia Garigan • Eleanor Kedney • Elizabeth Stoessl • Eric le Fatte • Liz Nakazawa • Barbara A. Meier • Brad G. Garber • Marilyn Johnston • Pattie Palmer-Baker • RW Jagodnik • Shawn Aveningo Sanders • Tricia Knoll

About the Book:
What our world needs now is love! So, for our 6th issue, we bring you 85 love poems. Throughout these pages you’ll find poetry that speaks from the heart directly to yours. Our poets go beyond flowers and candy romance to share the real beauty of companionship and commitment. Experience love that grows from gratitude, and endures beyond the earthly boundaries of time and space.

Contributing Poets from Around the Globe:
Alexa Mergen • Ann Grant • Aria Wolf • Babo Kamel • Barbara A. Meier • Brad G. Garber • Carol L. Deering • Carol Levin • Carolyn Martin • Cathie Sandstrom • Charlotte Mandel • Cheryl A. Van Beek • Claudia F. Savage • Connie Post • David Kann • Delia Garigan • Diana Rosen • Diane L. Averill • DiTa Ondek • Eleanor Kedney • Elizabeth Stoessl • Elizabeth Tornes • Emily Glossner Johnson • Eric le Fatte • Gabriella Brand • Gareth Culshaw • Gretchen Fletcher • J. Nille • Jane Yolen • Jenny Doughty • Jessica McKenna • Jessica Siobhan Frank • Joan McNerney • JoAnna Scandiffio • John C. Mannone • Jonathan Glenn Travelstead • Judith Arcana • Judith Barrington • Judith Kelly Quaempts • Karla Linn Merrifield • Kenneth Pobo • Konstantin Nicholas Rega • Laura Grace Weldon • Laura LeHew • Laurie Kolp • Linda Ferguson • Linda Simone • Linda Strever • Lisa Randall • Liz Nakazawa • Lucia Galloway • Luke Valmadrid • M.S. Rooney • Margaret R. Saraco • Marilyn Johnston • Mark Elber • Mary C. Rowin • Michael Estabrook • Pam Kress-Dunn • Pattie Palmer-Baker • Penelope Scambly Schott • R.W. Jagodnik • Robert Beveridge • Sally Zakariya • Samantha Irene • Sharon Scholl • Shawn Aveningo Sanders • Sherri H. Levine • Susan P. Blevins • Suzanne Bruce • Suzy Harris • T.J. Smith • Terri Niccum • Terry Severhill • Toni Hanner • Tricia Knoll • Victoria Stefani • William A. Greenfield • Zeina Azzam

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Burnin’ Down the Barnes @ Barnes & Noble Books
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Featured Readers – Margaret Brye, Donna McNeil and Jenifer Tucker. Followed by an open mic. Sign up 1:45.

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Page 2 Poetry Open Mic @ Cush Coffee House
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Open Mic – not for the faint of heart. Respectful diversity encouraged. up to 8 min read.

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Write Around Portland 53rd Book Release & Free Public Readings @ Taborspace
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WHO: Write Around Portland runs community-building creative writing workshops at hospitals, schools, homeless youth shelters, senior centers, low-income housing buildings, prisons, treatment facilities and social service agencies.

THE BOOK: Write Around Portland releases its 53rd anthology— Know These Mountains / Conocer estas montañas—of community writing by adult and youth participants from our fall 2017 workshops held throughout the Portland metro area. The anthology includes introductions by Matt Blair, writer, software programmer and Write Around Portland board member, and Amanda Gonser, Write Around Portland volunteer facilitator and a tech non-profit professional.

THE READINGS: Write Around Portland invites the public to attend one or both of our free community readings featuring powerful work written by participants in our fall 2017 writing workshops. Readers will include long-term HIV survivors; middle school students; young adults in a job training program; adults living with a mental health diagnosis; members of low-income housing and assisted living communities and many others.

These readings are funded in part by generous support from Oregon Cultural Trust, Work for Art, Beaverton Arts Program and CareOregon.

Reading 2
WHERE: Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215 on the #15 TriMet Bus Line
WHEN: Wednesday, December 13th, 6:30–8:00pm

Admission to both readings is FREE, but donations of any amount are accepted to support the work of Write Around Portland. We will also be collecting donations of new journals for writers in our spring 2018 workshops. ADA-accessible. Copies of Know These Mountains / Conocer estas montañas will be available for purchase for $12.

For more information about these events, please visit https://writearound.org/events/.
For more information about Write Around Portland, please visit us at https://writearound.org/.

Milwaukie Poetry Series with Scot Siegel @ Ledding Library Pond House
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Reading by Scot Siegel – December 13, 2017

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Eleventh Season!

A reading by Scot Siegel 

7 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 SE Harrison St.

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee and the Ledding Library of Milwaukie are delighted to continue the Eleventh Season of the Milwaukie Poetry Series with a reading by Scot Siegel. This reading will take place on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Pond House at 2215 SE Harrison St. in Milwaukie adjacent to the Ledding Library.

Scot Siegel‘s books of poems include The Constellation of Extinct Stars and Other Poems (County Clare, Ireland: Salmon Poetry, 2016), Thousands Flee California Wildflowers (Salmon Poetry, 2012), and Some Weather (Plain View Press, 2008). He is also the author of two chapbooks, Skeleton Says (Finishing Line Press, 2010) and Untitled Country (Untitled Country, 2009). The late US Poet Laureate, Philip Levine, recognized his long poem, “Pages Torn From a Schoolmarm’s Diary,” as a Finalist with Honorable Mention in Nimrod International’s 2012 Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize Competition. His writing is part of the permanent art installation along Portland, Oregon’s Light Rail Transit ‘Orange Line’.

Read one of Scot’s poems, learn more about the series’ poets and watch videos of past readings at: http://www.milwaukieoregon.gov/library/milwaukie-poetry-series

The Pond House is a delightful setting and easy to reach. It is located at SE Harrison St. and SE 23rd Ave. in Milwaukie. From SE McLoughlin Blvd. turn east at the light onto SE Harrison St and go four blocks east to 2215 SE Harrison St., Milwaukie, OR 97222. Parking is available at the library and on-street.

For information about the readings, please contact the Series Coordinator, Tom Hogan, at 503.819.8367 or tomhogan2@comcast.net or Ledding Library of Milwaukie Reference Librarian, Sarah Roller at 503.786.7580 or rollers@milwaukieoregon.govThank you all for your support!

Eleven Years: Enriching Milwaukie one poem at a time.