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Poetry Reading with Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate 6:00 pm
Poetry Reading with Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate @ Goldendale Community Library
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Everyone is invited to hear Tod Marshall talk about poetry, share other people’s poems and read a few of his own.Like this:Like Loading...
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Poetry of the Muslim World 6:00 pm
Poetry of the Muslim World @ White Salmon Valley Community Library
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What colors do Muslims use to describe their world? What feelings? What struggles? Celebrate the power and beauty of poetry written by Muslims with Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate. Bring a poem to read for 5 minutes or less … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Featuring JM.Persánch 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring JM.Persánch @ Barrel & Keg
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
JM.Persánch is a professor, literary, film and cultural critic, editor and writer. He appreciates creative forms as a path to both exploring human nature and better understanding contemporary societies. He has routinely been publishing scholarly papers, poetry and short-stories since … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Martin Doerfler 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Martin Doerfler @ Barrel & Keg
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Martin Doerfler: Native Oregonian and a tad too smug about it. Born in Silverton, grew up (?) in Alfalfa on the desert east of Bend. Retired radio guy. Should be retired motorcycle racer. Inspired by the Beats. In awe of … 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
May 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Kristin Berger and Kristin Roedell on May 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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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Efrain Diaz Horna 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Efrain Diaz Horna @ Barrel & Keg
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Efrain Diaz-Horna, a Peruvian by birth, has been writing poetry, painting and drawing since his childhood days. His poetry has been published in Expreso, The Oregonian, The Hispanic News, The National Catholic Reporter, and several newsletters. He is the author … Continue reading
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Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
Peregrine Literary Series @ Lake Oswego Library
May 21 @ 3:00 pm
Poetry and Pulp Non-fiction: John Sibley Williams reads from his latest volume, Disinheritance. Robert Bresky presents his book about local paper mills. Books available for purchase and signing.Like this:Like Loading...
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Conversations With Writers 7:00 pm
Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Tim Whitsel, who lives near Springfield, Oregon, is a man of many interests – passionate about western rivers, gardening, jazz, bicycling, wine, and words. For six years he directed Windfall, a monthly reading series at the Eugene Public Library. He … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Franca Hernandez 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Franca Hernandez @ Barrel & Keg
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Franca Hernandez is a photographer, non-fiction, fiction writer, and poet. As a freelance journalism writer, she published articles in Northwest Senior and Boomer News, Oregon Coast magazine, Women’s Journal, Cascades Horseman, Active Northwest, Capital Press, Statesman-Journal, one piece on-line at … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring David Hargreaves @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

David Hargreaves is a poet/linguist whose work appears in a range of publications including Hubbub, Passages North, Poets/Artists, Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Pacifica Literary Review, Newah Vijñana, and The Art of Angling. His translation, The Blossoms of Sixty-Four Sunsets, poems by Nepal Bhasa poet, Durga Lal Shrestha, appeared in 2014.

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 Phil McCorkle @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Phil McCorkle has been a writer much of his life. Most recently published in a Statesman Journal column over the course of two years, he has also written and edited more than a dozen newsletters related to his work, written freelance articles for Flyfishing Magazine, and worked for a year as the assistant outdoor sportswriter for the Statesman. As a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations, he has frequently written grants and appeal letters during his 30-year career. Only recently, as a creative outlet, has he begun writing poetry. His poems frequently focus on the outdoors and nature and the lessons there that can cast light on aspects of life and current events. He lives in Salem with his wife, Kathi, and dog, Mick.

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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Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic @ Stonehenge Studios
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Judy Rowe Michaels and Elizabeth Woody on June 11 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 Series is held monthly on second Sundays. For additional information, please contact Leah Stenson at leahstenson@comcast.net.
Dr. Judy Rowe Michaels, a poet for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and for over twenty years poet-in-residence at Princeton Day School, has published three poetry collections—The Forest of Wild Hands (University Press of Florida), Reviewing the Skull (WordTech Editions), and the chapbook Ghost Notes (Finishing Line Press)—and three books on teaching creative writing, most recently Catching Tigers in Red Weather (National Council of Teachers of English Press). She gives presentations and workshops in poetry around the country. A MacDowell Colony Fellow, Michaels has also held two poetry fellowships from the State Arts Council of New Jersey, received two Pushcart Prize nominations, and in 2015 won the New Jersey Poets Prize. She is a founding member of the poetry critique and performance group, Cool Women. A six-time cancer survivor, she gives talks on ovarian cancer for Survivors Teaching Students, a program in over one hundred medical schools throughout the country. She lives on a ridge in the Sourland Mountains of New Jersey and spends three months at her family cabin in Maine.

Elizabeth Woody is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon, of Yakama Nation descent, and is “born for” the Tódích’íinii (Bitter Water clan) of the Navajo Nation. Her paternal grandfather’s clan is Mą’ii deeshgiizhinii (Coyote Pass – Jemez clan). She received the American Book Award in 1990, and the William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in 1995. Elizabeth has published three books of poetry. She also writes short fiction, essays, and is a visual artist.

She earned a Master of Public Administration degree through the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government’s Executive Leadership Institute of Portland State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from The Evergreen State College and studied Creative Writing and Two-Dimensional Arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts and at Portland State University. Elizabeth is alumna of the first Kellogg Foundation’s Fellowship through AIO’s Ambassadors program. She leads writing workshops, lectures and has served on multidisciplinary art fellowship jury panels for several foundations and arts organizations nationally. Elizabeth Woody is presently on the Board of Directors of Soapstone: Celebrating Women Writers, and Willamette University Advisory Council for Native Programs located in Salem, Oregon.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Tim Pfau is a retired EMT, Auditor and Union Organizer who now watches grandchildren and tells stories in Salem, Oregon. A former Board Member of the Oregon Poetry Association, his poems have appeared in journals, newspapers, anthologies, radio and mixed-media shows. “Salem” means “peace” and sometimes, it is so.

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 Dawn Diaz Willis @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dawn Diez Willis holds an MFA from U of O. Her work has appeared in Iowa Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Her collaborative visual art & poetry book with artist Ann Kresge is forthcoming. Dawn’s book, Still Life with Judas & Lightning, was a 2015 finalist for the Oregon Book Award.

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 Poetry Exchange Event @ Barrel & Keg
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This day’s featured reader is YOU AND SOMEONE ELSE. Bring a poem to share, there will be an extra sign-up sheet. Before the reading begins everyone who signed up for the poetry exchange will hand their poem to someone else on the list. Your poem will be read by that other person, it will give you an excellent perspective one how others read your work. The regular infamous open mic will directly follow.

Find us in the back room. Featured reader/event 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!