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Oregon Poetry Association Board Meeting of August 24, 2020

Meeting scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom, with Dave Mehler hosting.Meeting called to order at 7:19 due to technical difficulties. Present:  Bruce Parker (President, Historian); Diane Corson (Membership Co-Chair, Outreach Chair); Jennifer Rood (Vice-President); Dave Mehler (Membership Co-Chair); Dale Champlin (Newsletter and Verseweavers Editor); Susan Morse (Assistant Secretary, Fall Poetry Contest Chair); Stella …

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The OPA Conference is Coming—October 10!

Join us for the Virtual OPA Conference!All Day October 10, 2020Conference fee $55   Dear poets, The Oregon Poetry Association announces its 2020 Conference, an engaging and exciting LIVE Zoom conference to be held on October 10. Enjoy interactive fun, workshops, and camaraderie with talented poets from around the state. Meet President, Bruce Parker and the Executive Board and vote for new officers to serve …

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Eleanor Berry seeks poems for Salem Art Center windows UPDATED

Dear poets, Earlier this year, the Mid-Valley Poetry Society proposed to the Salem Art Association that poems be displayed on trees in the Oregon oak grove in Bush’s Pasture Park. That idea proved unworkable, but SAA;s Community Arts Education Director, Kathy Dinges, has instead asked the MVPS for poems by Oregon poets to be put …

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OPA Pandemic Anthology

Deadline extended to September 8th During the pandemic we have all had ample time to write. In response to these unprecedented times, and as a fundraiser, the Oregon Poetry Association will publish a Pandemic 2020 Anthology. Submissions are limited to OPA members only. If you are not currently a member, you may join at time of …

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Oregon Poetry Association Board Meeting of July 23, 2020

Meeting scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. via Zoom, with Dave Mehler hosting. Present: Bruce Parker (President, Historian), Diane Corson (Membership Co-Chair, Outreach Chair), Jennifer Rood (Vice-President), Carolyn Adams (Treasurer), Dave Mehler (Membership Co-chair), Dale Champlin (Newsletter and Verseweavers Editor), Dan Liberthson (Secretary), Susan Morse (Assistant Secretary, Fall Adult Poetry Contest Chair), Stella Guillory (Adult …

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Fall 2020 Poetry Contest Deadline: September 1, 2020

Categories Limit: one entry per category. 1) Poet’s Choice: Limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Pepper Trail. 2) Members Only: Limit 20 lines, any subject, any form. Entrant must be a current OPA member. Judge:  Amy Miller. 3) New Poets: Limit 30 lines, any subject, any form. A new poet is someone with no more than two poems published …

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