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Save the Date for the Oregon Poetry Association Conference

The Oregon Poetry Association is proud to announce our annual conference, in-person on October 4-5, 2024 at the Agate Beach Inn in Newport, Oregon. Join us to write Lines in the Sand. We’ll connect over workshops, listen to keynotes, and gather together in community. Online participation is also available. Workshop submissions are accepted here

To stay up to date, join our Facebook event here: https://fb.me/e/4ZPBdKUR8

We can’t wait to see you again!

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May 2024

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Becca Lynn
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Emeral Literary Guild (AKA Lane Literary Guild) CELEBRATION
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Shaun T. Griffin
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shaun T. Griffin co-founded and directed Community Chest, a rural social justice agency for twenty-seven years.  His new book of poems, No Charity in the Wilderness, is out from the University of Nevada Press.  Southern Utah University Press just released River Ask Me Why—Into the West on Two Wheels, a memoir.  For ove , ...
The Poetry Box LIVE (a Zoom event)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Poetry Box LIVE – May Edition! (hosted by Shawn Aveningo Sanders) Saturday, May 11, 2024 @ 4:00 PM (Pacific) 3pm (Alaskan) / 5pm (Mountain) / 6pm (Central) / 7pm (Eastern) Featuring: Laura Esther Sciortino (OR) – author of Remote Control Susan Landgraf (WA) – author of Journey of Trees Anara Guard (CA) – aut , ...
The Studio Series Poetry Reading & Open Mic
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Featuring Patti Palmer-Baker and Victoria Wittenberg Patti Palmer-Baker Over the years of exhibiting her artwork—a combination of paste paper collages with her poetry in calligraphic form – Pattie PalmerBaker was surprised and delighted that people, despite what they may believe, do like poetry; in fact, many liked the , ...
Poets Francesca Bell, Dion O’Reilly, & Emily Ransdell at Annie Bloom’s Books
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Touchstone Retreats: Nourish
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring the Willawaw Journal
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Write Around Portland Spring Reading and Book Release
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Renee Roman Nose
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Renee Roman Nose, MAIS, citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, is an activist, artist, motivational speaker, poet, photographer and cultural anthropologist. Author of Sweet Grass Talking, published by Uttered Chaos Press, Roman Nose is inspired by historical and contemporary issues. Her Spoken Word CD, , ...
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Humble Poets’ Open Mic
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Chris Anderson
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