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Dec
8
Wed
2021
Christopher Howell reads at Milwaukie Poetry Series @ Virtual workshop on Zoom
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
   Christopher Howell’s reading will livestream on December 8, 2021 on the  Ledding Library
YouTube Channel. You can register for this event with Tom Hogan
at [email protected]. It will then be available for viewing on demand on
the Ledding Library YouTube Channel and on DVD through the library.
         Born in Portland, Oregon, Christopher Howell attended Pacific Lutheran University
from 1963 to ’66. After service as a military journalist during the Viet Nam war, he
received graduate degrees from Portland State University and the University of
Massachusetts. He is author of twelve collections of poems, most recently The Grief
of a Happy Life (U. Washington Press, 2019), Love’s Last Number and Gaze (both
from Milkweed Editions)and Dreamless and Possible: Poems New and Selected
(UW Press, 2010). He has received the Washington State Governor’s Award, the
Washington State Book Award, two fellowships  from National Endowment for the
Arts, two from the Artist Trust, and a number of other fellowships and awards,
including three Pushcart prizes. His poems, essays, and interviews may be found
in many journals and in more than forty-five anthologies. Since 1996 he has lived
in Spokane, where he is a member of Eastern Washington University’s Master of Fine
Arts in Creative Writing faculty. He is married to the artist Barbara Ellen Anderson, and
they have a son, Evan, who is also a painter.
Dec
9
Thu
2021
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Ben Gorman @ zoom
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Benjamin Gorman is an award-winning high school English teacher, political activist, novelist, poet, and co-publisher at Not a Pipe Publishing. He lives in Independence, Oregon with bibliophile and guillotine aficionado Chrystal, his favorite son, Noah, and his dog, E.V. (External Validation). He believes in his students and the future they’ll create if given the chance.

The Salem Poetry Project continues virtually. Each week presents a featured reader followed by the Infamous Open Mic: 3 poems or five minutes whichever is first. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. For zoom details contact Marc Janssen at [email protected]n.com

Dec
16
Thu
2021
Outloud at Last–An Evening of Poetry Featuring Members of the Daily Poetry Writing Group @ Dan Liberthson
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

In this group, poets work with a different partner each week, write a poem every day to prompts generated by the members in turn, and then exchange and comment on the poems. Reading poems written using this method will be poets from across the US, including Kat Georges, Karen Hildebrand, Dan Liberthson, Richard Linker, Bonnie L. Markowski, Mary Ann Murray, Kathy Nelson, Andrea Pierceall, and Sally Rhoades.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dale Champlin @ zoom
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dale Champlin, an Oregon poet with an MFA in fine art, has poems published in Willawaw, Visions International, San Pedro River Review, catheXis, The Opiate, Pif, Timberline Review and elsewhere. Her first collection, The Barbie Diaries, was published in 2019. Three collections, Leda, Isadora, and Andromina, A Stranger in America are forthcoming. Callie Comes of Age, Dale’s second full-length collection was published with Cirque Press in 2021.

The Salem Poetry Project continues virtually. Each week presents a featured reader followed by the Infamous Open Mic: 3 poems or five minutes whichever is first. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. For zoom details contact Marc Janssen at [email protected]

Dec
23
Thu
2021
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Favorite Holiday Poems @ zoom
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are the featured reader! Bring your favorite poem about Christmas, Hanukah, Thanksgiving…Festivus and maybe a little story about it. We will also have the regular open mic so have some poems ready, we will keep reading until we run out.

The Salem Poetry Project continues virtually. Each week presents a featured reader followed by the Infamous Open Mic: 3 poems or five minutes whichever is first. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. For zoom details contact Marc Janssen at [email protected]