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 one cat, and her chapbook, Twisted Furniture, were published last year. Currently she is working on two collections, Leda, and Feathers, a series of monochords about birds. When she’s not writing poetry, Dale designs books, publicity campaigns and logos. As adjunct to the board of the Oregon Poetry Association, she is the editor of the 2017 Verseweavers collection of poetry. Dale is the current director of Conversations With Writers, a monthly presentation by accomplished writers leading spirited discussions about the craft of writing. Dale has published in Social Justice Poetry, North Coast Squid, and VoiceCatchers.
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.