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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 Doug Stone
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doug Stone is a fourth generation Oregonian and lives in Albany, Oregon. He has written three collections of poetry, The Season of Distress and Clarity (Finishing Line Press), The Moon’s Soul Shimmering on the Water (KPD) and Sitting in Powell’s Watching Burnside Dissolve in Rain (The Poetry Box). He has won the Oregon , ...
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Studio Series Poetry Reading and Open Mic
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Featuring Kelly Lenox and Donna Henderson Kelly Lenox writes because there’s a part of her that only breathes when her pen moves across paper. She studied environmental science, worked as a hazardous waste regulator for federal and state governments, then owned up to a secret love of poetry. In her day job, Kelly is a , ...
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Poetry on the Lawn Featuring Dale Champlin and Thomas Thomas
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Grab a chair, something to eat, a beverage and meet up with us. Enjoy an evening of poetry on the lawn July 16 at 7:00 pm. The event will be at the amphitheater outside the Broadway Commons 1300 Broadway St NE #100, Salem, OR 97301. There will be two readers Dale Champlin and Thomas Thomas.   Dale Champlin is a po , ...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Steve Penner
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stephen James Penner is a retired Mennonite pastor who has lived in three African countries and ran the Boston Marathon in 1979.  He has dabbled in poetry across the years.  His three self-published books include a memoir, Tea in the Desert, and a collection of poems, February Run. The Salem Poetry Project continues at , ...
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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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