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Sep
26
Wed
2018
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.

Sep
27
Thu
2018
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!

Oct
2
Tue
2018
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.

Oct
4
Thu
2018
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/

Oct
5
Fri
2018
Mother Foucault’s Bookshop @ Mother Foucault's Bookshop
Oct 5 all-day

Janice Rubin will read from her new book of poems “Tin Coyote”

Poetry Reading, Kate Gray and Janice D. Rubin @ Mother Foucault's Bookshop
Oct 5 all-day

Kate Gray and Janice D. Rubin Poetry Reading

First Friday Poetry Reading and Open Mic – Tribute to Peter Sears @ St. John the Evangelist
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Milwaukie Poetry Series of the Ledding Library of Milwaukie and St. John the Evangelist are delighted to continue this season of First Friday poetry readings for 2018 on Friday, October 5. It’s going to be another great summer of reading and sharing poetry!

         The reading will be part of the October 5 First Friday festivities, and will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.in the meeting room at St. John the Evangelist church, located at 2036 SE Jefferson St.

        The reading will be a tribute to the Seventh Oregon Poet Laureate, Peter Sears. (1937-2017).  “I write poems because I need art in order to seek full expression,” he said in a 2010 interview with  

the Oregonian.  Featured Readers will be Robin Cody, Dave Jarecki, John Morrison, Paulann Petersen, Ann Staley and Colette Tennant. They will share memories and read from Peter’s work for approximately 40 minutes.

         Peter Sears was a graduate of Yale and the Iowa Writers Workshop and came to Oregon in 1974 to teach at Reed College and served in teaching and administrative roles at Bard College and Pacific University. His work has appeared in various national and literary magazines and newspapers. He is the author of four full-length poetry collections:Tour (1987), The Brink (1999),Green Diver (2009) and Small Talk: New and Selected Poems ( 2014), a number of poetry chapbooks, and books on teaching writing, including Secret Writing, and I‘m Gonna Bake Me a Rainbow Poem.

          He was a founding director of the Oregon Literary Coalition and cofounder of Cloudbank Books. He served as Oregon Poet Laureate from 2014 to 2016, making more than sixty public appearances in communities all over Oregon. During his tenure, he focused on what he called “expanding voices,” often sharing the stage with poets working in languages other than English.

          An Open Mic session will follow for all who wish to read from Peter’s work or share a memory or story in his honor. To get on the list to read ahead of time, please contact Tom Hogan at 503-819-8367 or tomhogan2@comcast.net.  For information about the Milwaukie Poetry Series readings or other events, also contact Tom  at (503) 819-8367 or email him at tomhogan2@comcast.net. There will be a sign-up sheet at the event for those wishing to share. Peter’s books will be available and light refreshments will be served. Please join us for a wonderful evening.

Oct
11
Thu
2018
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/