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A Poet in the Garden – a summer poetry reading 6:30 pm
A Poet in the Garden – a summer poetry reading @ Garden Fever Nursery
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm
Celebrate summer on the deck at Garden Fever with refreshments and the words of local poet, Arn Strasser. Join us for our first poetry reading, a celebration of nature and the garden. Arn Strasser is a Portland poet, artist and … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm
Featured Reader, Amelie Hill Born in Iowa, and reared in Lincoln, NE, Amalie attended the University of Nebraska majoring in Theatre. She has lived in Oregon since 1973. Amalie’s artwork appears on the covers of her four Ambolaja novels. The … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm
Featured Reader, Ron Marin Ron Marin is a retired 80 year old. He is originally from Harford, Conn. Marin is a jazz singer and has performed everywhere from NYC to LA. He moved to Salem 40 years ago and has … Continue reading
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Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic 7:00 pm
Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic @ Stonehenge Studios
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Scot Siegel and Steve Williams on August 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 … Continue reading
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Oregon State Fair Poetry Contest
Oregon State Fair Poetry Contest @ Oregon State Fair Poetry Contest.
Aug 16 all-day
The Oregon State Fair is seeking poems for the State Fair Poetry Contest. Details and rules are online by going to: OREGON STATE FAIR LINK, then Creative Living, Crafts, Poetry. Ribbons and Best of Show will be awarded. Apply to … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm
Featured Reader, Rob Gonzalez Spoken-word poet, performer, public servant, the name of his spaceship, Robert Gonzalez has been appearing at venues around the world as a ridiculously un-structured and disheveled angst-ridden artist, to share his work solely for the sheer … Continue reading
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Poetry Release: Into the Pale Moon 7:00 pm
Poetry Release: Into the Pale Moon @ Ike Box
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Madelaine Au presents her chapbook Into the Pale Moon at Ike Box in the Upstairs classroom space on August 24th from 7-9 pm. 150 copies will be available for free. Into the Pale Moon explores Zen Buddhism and focuses on … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic
Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 25 all-day
Featured reader, Tim Pfau and Steve Slemenda Poetry Repartee, Tim Pfau and Steve Slemenda read and talk about each other’s poetry. Featured readers begin at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow.Like this:Like Loading...
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Fiction Writing Workshop: 48 Ways to Turn Up the Tension with April Henry 10:00 am
Fiction Writing Workshop: 48 Ways to Turn Up the Tension with April Henry @ Write Around Portland
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is a special, two-hour creative writing workshop to benefit Write Around Portland. Learn an award-winning novelist’s tricks to make your readers stay glued to the page! If the reader doesn’t care what happens next, she puts your book down … Continue reading
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Conversations With Writers 7:00 pm
Conversations With Writers @ Hillsboro Library Main Branch
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
For August, our Conversations With Writers meeting will be led by Leanne Grabel. What Should (and What Can) We Hide From Our Young? Leanne is a poet, memoirist, illustrator and teacher of special-ed and language arts. She has written and … Continue reading
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A Poet in the Garden – a summer poetry reading 6:30 pm
A Poet in the Garden – a summer poetry reading @ Garden Fever Nursery
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm
Celebrate summer on the deck at Garden Fever with refreshments and the words of local poet, Arn Strasser. Join us for our first poetry reading, a celebration of nature and the garden. Arn Strasser is a Portland poet, artist and … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm
Featured Reader, Amelie Hill Born in Iowa, and reared in Lincoln, NE, Amalie attended the University of Nebraska majoring in Theatre. She has lived in Oregon since 1973. Amalie’s artwork appears on the covers of her four Ambolaja novels. The … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm
Featured Reader, Ron Marin Ron Marin is a retired 80 year old. He is originally from Harford, Conn. Marin is a jazz singer and has performed everywhere from NYC to LA. He moved to Salem 40 years ago and has … Continue reading
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Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic 7:00 pm
Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic @ Stonehenge Studios
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Scot Siegel and Steve Williams on August 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 … Continue reading
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Oregon State Fair Poetry Contest
Oregon State Fair Poetry Contest @ Oregon State Fair Poetry Contest.
Aug 16 all-day
The Oregon State Fair is seeking poems for the State Fair Poetry Contest. Details and rules are online by going to: OREGON STATE FAIR LINK, then Creative Living, Crafts, Poetry. Ribbons and Best of Show will be awarded. Apply to … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm
Featured Reader, Rob Gonzalez Spoken-word poet, performer, public servant, the name of his spaceship, Robert Gonzalez has been appearing at venues around the world as a ridiculously un-structured and disheveled angst-ridden artist, to share his work solely for the sheer … Continue reading
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Poetry Release: Into the Pale Moon 7:00 pm
Poetry Release: Into the Pale Moon @ Ike Box
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Madelaine Au presents her chapbook Into the Pale Moon at Ike Box in the Upstairs classroom space on August 24th from 7-9 pm. 150 copies will be available for free. Into the Pale Moon explores Zen Buddhism and focuses on … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic
Salem Poetry Project Featured Reader and Open Mic @ Barrel & Keg
Aug 25 all-day
Featured reader, Tim Pfau and Steve Slemenda Poetry Repartee, Tim Pfau and Steve Slemenda read and talk about each other’s poetry. Featured readers begin at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow.Like this:Like Loading...
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Fiction Writing Workshop: 48 Ways to Turn Up the Tension with April Henry 10:00 am
Fiction Writing Workshop: 48 Ways to Turn Up the Tension with April Henry @ Write Around Portland
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is a special, two-hour creative writing workshop to benefit Write Around Portland. Learn an award-winning novelist’s tricks to make your readers stay glued to the page! If the reader doesn’t care what happens next, she puts your book down … Continue reading
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Conversations With Writers 7:00 pm
Conversations With Writers @ Hillsboro Library Main Branch
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
For August, our Conversations With Writers meeting will be led by Leanne Grabel. What Should (and What Can) We Hide From Our Young? Leanne is a poet, memoirist, illustrator and teacher of special-ed and language arts. She has written and … Continue reading
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