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Apr
22
Thu
2021
Salem Poetry Project on Zoom Featured Reader Pattie Palmer-Baker & Tricia Knoll
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pattie Palmer-Baker is artist and poet. Although she often combines these two forms of expression in collages of paste paper and calligraphy, the inspiration for and the meaning of the artwork lies within the poem. Not all her poems appear in her artwork, but her artworks always include her poetry. Nominated for the Pushcart Poetry Prize, and published in many journals including five Poeming Pigeons Anthologies, Voicecatcher, The Best of Voicecatcher), The Ghazal Page, Calyx, Voices – The Art and Science of Psychotherapy, Bacopa Literary Review, Winterwolf Press, and more. First prize winner; 2016 Timberline Review, first, second and the Bivona Prize in the 2019 Ageless Authors contest, and the 2020 first prize in the Central Oregon Writers’ Guild contest. Palmer-Baker will be reading from her recently published chapbook, The Color of Goodbye

Tricia Knoll moved into the woods in Vermont from Portland, Oregon about three years ago. Her poetry appears widely in journals and anthologies andhas received 9 Pushcart Nominations and one Best of Net. Her collection How I Learned To Be White received the 2018 Indie Book Award for Motivational Poetry. . She has four collections in print most of which center on eco-poetry or poetry of place. Her chapbook Checkered Mates comes out April 2021. The poems looks at relationships skewed, head on and sometimes checkered. Many of the poems tell a story. She will be reading from that chapbook today. For more poetry and information, visit triciaknoll.com

Featured reader starts at 7:00 followed directly by an open mic.

This is a virtual event on zoom, details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81221681959?pwd=V3VySkxsWXhBWFcyb1p5ekxFUk4zZz09
Meeting ID: 812 2168 1959
Password: 593077

Apr
25
Sun
2021
Call for poems in response to a painting and/or a song
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This year the Mid-Valley Poetry Society’s spring Poetry in Performance program will be a Zoom event, held Sunday, April 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. It will focus on the theme “Healing Fractures” and will feature presentations by Salem painter and writer Cynthia Herron and singer-songwriter Kristen Grainger of the folk-bluegrass group True North.

In anticipation of this program, the MVPS is inviting poets to write poems in response to a visual work, “Low Field with Mended Oak Leaf,” by Cynthia Herron and/or a song, “The Ghost of Abuelito,” by Kristen Grainger. (Abuelito is Spanish for grandpa or granddad – an affectionate variant of abuelo/grandfather.) Then attend the April 25th event and perform the poems during the open mic segment of the program.

Three images of Herron’s work are attached – one showing the entire painting and two showing details of different areas. What the images on a flat screen can’t show: It’s 24” W x 20” H and nearly two inches thick; the niche in the center is six inches square and about an inch and a half deep.

To hear Grainger’s song in a performance with the True North band, enter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awdcRGNcOzA in your web browser.

These two works, the visual piece and the song, inspired the idea of a Poetry in Performance program on the theme of “Healing Fractures.” We hope that one or both will inspire you to write a poem in response and that you will share the poem(s) during the open mic segment of the April 25th program.

Please share this call with other poets you know. More information on the entire program will follow soon.

Apr
29
Thu
2021
Salem Poetry Project on Zoom Featured Reader Amelia Díaz Ettinger
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Amelia Díaz Ettinger is a ‘Mexi-Rican,’ born in México but raised in Puerto Rico. As a BIPOC poet and writer, she has two full-length poetry books published; Learning to Love a Western Sky by Airlie Press, and a bilingual poetry book, Speaking at a Time /Hablando a la Vez by Redbat Press. A historical/environmental poetry chapbook, Fossils in a Red Flag is being released by Finishing Line Press, in 2021. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in literary journals and anthologies. Her short story ‘A Girl Like Me,” won honorable mention this year by Ice Colony. Presently, Amelia Díaz Ettinger is working on an MFA in creative writing at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande Oregon.

Featured reader starts at 7:00 followed directly by an open mic.

This is a virtual event on zoom, details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81221681959?pwd=V3VySkxsWXhBWFcyb1p5ekxFUk4zZz09
Meeting ID: 812 2168 1959
Password: 593077

May
8
Sat
2021
The Poetry Box LIVE – May Edition (Dianalee Velie, Zeina Azzam, Julia Paul) @ Online via Zoom
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Poetry Box LIVE – May Edition
May 8, [email protected] 4:00 PM (Pacific) / 7:00 PM (Eastern)

Join Zoom Meeting:
No registration required, simply click on link about 5 minutes before the show:
https://zoom.us/j/91834300143?pwd=NEE3Y2xjWkRlZG1wRlFENGpjZ2xadz09

Meeting ID: 918 3430 0143
Passcode: 115764

May Featured Poets:

Julia Paul (Connecticut) – author of STARING DOWN THE TRACKS
Zeina Azzam (Virginia) – author of BAYNA BAYNA: IN-BETWEEN
Dianalee Velie (New Hampshire) – author of ITALIAN LESSON

Jun
17
Thu
2021
First Draft Writers’ Series with Amelia Ettinger @ Pendleton Center for the Arts
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm

This is a Zoom-based event. Request a link by emailing [email protected] Visit https://pendletonarts.org/first-draft/ for more information and to see the 100+ notable authors who’ve been part of the series.