Calendar: Readings, Workshops, and Conferences

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What if Poems were Water? A Talk and Reading with Musical Accompaniment by Bin Sugawara 6:00 pm
What if Poems were Water? A Talk and Reading with Musical Accompaniment by Bin Sugawara @ Smith Memorial Student Union Room 338, Portland State University
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm
This event includes examples of the speaker’s work, a poetry reading with musical accompaniment, and a discussion of how he “pours his poems into different vessels” (types of media). Bin Sugawara is Japan’s most recognized poet as the result of … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project featuring Carey Taylor 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project featuring Carey Taylor @ Ike Box
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Carey Taylor is the author of The Lure of Impermanence (Cirque Press 2018). Her poetry has appeared in regional, national and international publications and in 2015 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Born in Bandon, Oregon, she has spent … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project featuring Rachel Barton 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project featuring Rachel Barton @ Ike Box
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rachel Barton, poet, writing coach, and member of the Calyx Editorial Collective, edits Willawaw Journal, and co-chairs Willamette Writers on the River. Find her poems in Hubbub, Whale Road Review, Cloudbank, Mom Egg Review, Oregon English Journal, and elsewhere. Out … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project Mago Gilson 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Mago Gilson @ Ike Box
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mago Gilson was born in Chiapas, Mexico as Margarita Moreno Zarate. She grew up in Boyeros, a town between Texcoco City and the University of Chapingo. In Chapingo she met her husband Jack Gilson, her English teacher. They moved to … Continue reading
Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickman's Brew Pub
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate a harvest of words and music with featured award-winning poet, Andrea Hollander, and eclectic guitarist, Peter Zisa. Books and CDs available for purchase and autographing for holiday gifts! Bring a poem to read during the open mike portion of … Continue reading
Salem Poetry Project featuring Your Favorite Song Lyrics 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project featuring Your Favorite Song Lyrics @ Ike Box
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This day’s featured reader is YOU. On this night bring lyrics of a favorite song and perhaps a little story about why it is important to you. The regular infamous open mic will directly follow. Featured reader begins at 7:00 … Continue reading

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Note on repeating events: If you are submitting a regularly scheduled weekly or monthly event (such as an Open Mic or a Workshop series), please include in the title something like “every (day of the week)” or “every month on (day of the week)”. Also, when appropriate (such as for a Workshop series), check the box for “End Date” and enter the “end date”. When the event is approved for posting, we will make sure it shows up as a repeating event for two or three months, or until the specified ending date. 

For Readings, we recommend that you submit each event separately so that you can include more about that specific event, including names and bios of the featured poets. 

If you have any questions, please contact the calendar coordinator.

One thought on “Calendar: Readings, Workshops, and Conferences

  1. I used to carry a day planner in my purse to keep track of poetry events, but since I signed up for updates from the Readings and Workshops, I’ve not opened the day planner. Another tree, saved!

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