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Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop at Powell’s Books (every Wed., skipping 11/22) 6:30 pm
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 … Continue reading
Chaparral Poetry Form Contest — Call for Submissions Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 12:00 am
Chaparral Poetry Form Contest — Call for Submissions Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 @ Awards Presentation
Dec 1 @ 12:00 am
8th Annual Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest sponsored by Redrock Writers and Dixie Poets, chapters of the Utah State Poetry Society. Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2017. Submit your original poems to: CHAPARRAL POETRY FORUM Contest Chair: Marie Tollstrup … Continue reading
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Applegate Poets at Pacifica Winter Arts Festival
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. … Continue reading
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Free Range Poetry Series featuring Linda Ferguson, Carolyn Martin & Claudia Savage 6:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Write Around Portland 53rd Book Release & Free Public Readings 6:30 pm
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 / … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring a Celebration of Peter Sears 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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The Poeming Pigeon: Love Poems Book Launch 2:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Burnin’ Down the Barnes 2:00 pm
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.Like this:Like Loading...
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Page 2 Poetry Open Mic 7:30 pm
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.Like this:Like Loading...
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Write Around Portland 53rd Book Release & Free Public Readings 6:30 pm
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 / … Continue reading
Milwaukie Poetry Series with Scot Siegel 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Bill Siverly 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Bill Siverly @ Barrel & Keg
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bill Siverly was born and grew up in Lewiston, Idaho, and he has lived in Portland since 1972. He holds a Master of Arts degree from San Francisco State University, and he taught literature, composition, and creative writing at Portland … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Holiday Poems 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Holiday Poems @ Barrel & Keg
Dec 21 @ 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. Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open … Continue reading
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12:00 am Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop at Powell’s Books (every Wed., skipping 11/22) @ Powell's City of Books
Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop at Powell’s Books (every Wed., skipping 11/22) @ Powell's City of Books
Dec 6 @ 12:00 am – 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 … Continue reading