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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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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Nitza M. Hernández-López
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Nitza M. Hernández-López, also known as Nitza Hernandez, is a distinguished bilingual Puerto Rican poet and visual artist living in Salem, Oregon, for the past eleven years. Holding a Ph.D. in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and retired from the University of Puerto Rico, Nitza boasts a succ , ...
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The Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic
7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Featuring Carlos Reyes and Carol Barrett  The Empty Chairs of February (2024) is noted poet and translator Carlos Reyes’ sixteenth published volume.  Other recent poetry includes Osage Elegy (2021), The Ebbing Tide (2021), Lament for Us All (2021), Sea Smoke to Ashes (2020), Along the Flaggy Shore, (2018), Wrestling th , ...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Thomas Mitchell and Richard Robbins
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thomas Mitchell received an MFA from the University of Montana where he studied with Richard Hugo. Mitchell’s poems have appeared in many reputable journals, including The New England Review, Salt, Valparaiso Poetry Review, New Letters, Mirimar. His poetry collections include The Way Summer Ends, Caribou, Where We Arri , ...
Bigfoot Poetry Festival
8:30 am - 12:00 am
The Bigfoot Poetry Festival, an annual series of open mics, themedreadings, and a poetry slam tournament, will bring top poets from across the country to perform and compete in Downtown Portland this summer. The festival will feature three days of free events and poetry readings open to the public, including writing wo , ...
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Bigfoot Poetry Festival
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The Bigfoot Poetry Festival, an annual series of open mics, themedreadings, and a poetry slam tournament, will bring top poets from across the country to perform and compete in Downtown Portland this summer. The festival will feature three days of free events and poetry readings open to the public, including writing wo , ...
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Bigfoot Poetry Festival
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Bigfoot Poetry Festival, an annual series of open mics, themedreadings, and a poetry slam tournament, will bring top poets from across the country to perform and compete in Downtown Portland this summer. The festival will feature three days of free events and poetry readings open to the public, including writing wo , ...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Eleanor Berry
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Eleanor Berry co-founded and chairs the Mid-Valley Poetry Society. The 2020 Beachie Creek Fire served as muse for her most recent poetry collection, Works of Wildfire, which won the 2022 Grayson Books Chapbook Award. A previous chapbook, Only So Far, was issued by Main Street Rag in 2019. Her earlier poetry collections , ...
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Poet-Songwriters in Conversation & Performance
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On Sunday, June 23, the Mid-Valley Poetry Society will present a program of “Poet-Songwriters in Conversation & Performance. In this program, four Oregon poet-songwriters —  Colette Tennant, Sue Fagalde Lick, Kristen Grainger, and John Van Dreal — will talk about how they practice their two arts a , ...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring a Celebration of Clemens Starck
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
In March Clemens Starck passed away. Oregon poet and carpenter, he lived in the foothills of the Coast Range, outside of Dallas. He was the author of six books of poetry, including the award-winning Journeyman’s Wages (1995). As a poet and a carpenter, Starck graced Oregon with his craftsmanship for the better part of , ...
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Humble Poets’ Open Mic
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Humble Poets’ Open Mic will be at The Stacks Coffeehouse on the last Sunday of each month, 4:00-6:00pm. The featured reader for May is Frederick Livingston. We are encouraging poets and storytellers to come share their works, and musical accompaniments are welcome as well. The address is 1831 N. Killingsworth , ...
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