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Feb
1
Thu
2018
The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize 2018 @ The Poetry Box
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day

Announcing our NEW Chapbook Contest for 2018.
Open to writers residing in the United States.
Winners will receive $200 plus 20 copies of their published chapbook.
All Details and Guidelines at http://thepoetrybox.com/chapbook-contest-2018

Feb
28
Wed
2018
2017 AGELESS AUTHORS SENIOR WRITING CONTEST
Feb 28 all-day

Ageless Authors, is a nationwide publishing project exclusively for writers age 65 and older, and invites your members to participate in our 2017 writing contest now underway.

The emphasis last year was on form, perfecting essays, short stories and poetry. This year will be the art of storytelling.  The contest deadline is  February 28, 2018.

To learn more or submit your work, go to agelessauthors.com/current-contests.

Cash prizes will be awarded in each category; $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. Winners and other outstanding entries will also be published in the second edition of Ageless Authors Anthology. Each submission requires an entry fee of $20 and the deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018.

The first Ageless Authors anthology, with almost 52 outstanding entries, is available on the website, at Amazon.com and from other booksellers.

To learn more about Ageless Authors, contact Larry Upshaw, Editorial Director, at
larry@agelessauthors.com
Larry Upshaw 214 405-5093

Poetry in Motion: VCWC Annual Poetry Contest @ Ventura County Writers Club annual poetry contest
Feb 28 all-day

Poets are invited to submit to our 17th annual poetry contest. We are accepting all genres and subjects of poetry (but no more than 31 lines including the title). Our club has been around since 1933 and the winners are eligible for publication in our bi-annual hardbound anthology, newsletter and on our website. Submissions are only accepted via submittable.com. Go to venturacountywriters.com for more information.

Prompt Writing Workshop by Write Around Portland @ Powell’s City of Books
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm

Start 2018 off with a resolution to write! Write Around Portland offers a unique generative workshop called Prompt designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve who might not otherwise have access to writing and community.

Based on the acclaimed Write Around Portland model, this dynamic 10-week workshop incorporates our favorite writing exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including freewriting; work with writing elements; strength-building feedback and early-draft revision. The workshop caps off with a community broadside.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to 14 adults per workshop. Session 1: 10 Wednesdays, Jan 24 – Mar 28, 6:30-8:30 PM. Cost: $300 – Payment plans available. Cost includes free parking, snacks and access to the “Bowels of Powell’s.” (Accessing the “bowels of Powell’s” requires climbing a flight of 12 stairs.)

Proceeds help fund Write Around Portland programs, including our free workshops in hospitals, treatment centers, schools, senior centers, prisons, low income housing buildings and homeless shelters.

NOTE: Spaces fill quickly! Call us (503.796.9224) if you have any questions and to discuss payment options. More information (and registration) can also be found on our website, writearound.org/workshops

Mar
1
Thu
2018
PLAYA Artist Residencies Deadline @ PLAYA
Mar 1 all-day

March 1, 2018 is the deadline to submit applications for residencies of two or four weeks at PLAYA during August – December 2018. Go to www.playasummerlake.org to apply and for more details, or call

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Lex Runciman @ Barrel & Keg
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lex Runciman, has published six collections of poems, including Salt Moons: Poems 1981-2016, from Salmon Poetry. An earlier volume won the Oregon Book Award. The chapter discussing his work concludes Erik Muller’s new book, Durable Goods: Appreciations of Oregon Poets. Now retired from college teaching, he lives in Portland, Oregon.

Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, The Barrel & Keg, feature a wide variety of beverages and the food pod in the back has a rotating menu of options for dinner!

Mar
6
Tue
2018
Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm

In short:

Freshen up your inspiration to write just in time for Spring! Prompt at Powell’s City of Books is a 10-week workshop by Write Around Portland that offers exercises to encourage writing in your life. The $300 fee (payment plans available) includes free parking and snacks, while the proceeds help fund free workshops for low-income youth and adults within the community. This workshop takes place on Tuesdays, March 6 – May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. For registration and more information, visit writearound.org.

All the details:

Write Around Portland offers a unique generative workshop called Prompt designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve who might not otherwise have access to writing and community.

Based on the acclaimed Write Around Portland model, this dynamic 10-week workshop incorporates our favorite writing exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including freewriting; work with writing elements; strength-building feedback and early-draft revision. The workshop caps off with a community broadside.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to 14 adults per workshop. Session 2: 10 Tuesdays, March 6 – May 8, 6:30-8:30 PM. Cost: $300 – Payment plans available. Cost includes free parking, snacks and access to the “Bowels of Powell’s.” (Accessing the “bowels of Powell’s” requires climbing a flight of 12 stairs.)

Proceeds help fund Write Around Portland programs, including our free workshops in hospitals, treatment centers, schools, senior centers, prisons, low income housing buildings and homeless shelters.

NOTE: Spaces fill quickly! Call us (503.796.9224) if you have any questions and to discuss payment options. More information (and registration) can also be found on our website, writearound.org/workshops

Mar
7
Wed
2018
Prompt Writing Workshop by Write Around Portland @ Powell’s City of Books
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm

Start 2018 off with a resolution to write! Write Around Portland offers a unique generative workshop called Prompt designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve who might not otherwise have access to writing and community.

Based on the acclaimed Write Around Portland model, this dynamic 10-week workshop incorporates our favorite writing exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including freewriting; work with writing elements; strength-building feedback and early-draft revision. The workshop caps off with a community broadside.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to 14 adults per workshop. Session 1: 10 Wednesdays, Jan 24 – Mar 28, 6:30-8:30 PM. Cost: $300 – Payment plans available. Cost includes free parking, snacks and access to the “Bowels of Powell’s.” (Accessing the “bowels of Powell’s” requires climbing a flight of 12 stairs.)

Proceeds help fund Write Around Portland programs, including our free workshops in hospitals, treatment centers, schools, senior centers, prisons, low income housing buildings and homeless shelters.

NOTE: Spaces fill quickly! Call us (503.796.9224) if you have any questions and to discuss payment options. More information (and registration) can also be found on our website, writearound.org/workshops

Mar
8
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Charles Goodrich and Donald Levering @ Barrel & Keg
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poets Charles Goodrich and Donald Levering worked together as groundskeepers at Marylhurst College in the 1970s. Since then they have gone on to publish many books. Levering’s Coltrane’s God was Runner-Up in the New England Book Festival. He won the 2017 Tor House Foundation Robinson Jeffers Prize. Goodrich’s latest collection is A Scripture of Crows, poems that Kim Stafford has called “restorative in their deft humor and quiet promise.”

Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, The Barrel & Keg, feature a wide variety of beverages and the food pod in the back has a rotating menu of options for dinner!

Mar
12
Mon
2018
Portland: Poets on Broadway sponsored by Literary Arts @ Antoinette Hatfield Hall
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Poets on Broadway: Jane Wong & Shayla Lawson
March 12 @ 7:30 pm.
Where:
Antoinette Hatfield Hall
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Cost:Free
Literary Arts and Portland?5 Centers for the Arts are partnering to present Poets on Broadway ? a free poetry series hosted by Portland?5.
Jane Wong is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016). Her poems have appeared in places such as Best American Poetry 2015, Best New Poets 2012, Pleiades, Hayden?s Ferry Review, The Volta, Tupelo Quarterly, and others. She is a Kundiman fellow and has received fellowships and scholarships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Bread Loaf Writers? Conference, Squaw Valley, and the Fine Arts Work Center. She is a professor at Pacific Lutheran University.
Shayla Lawson is a 2017 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and the author of three poetry collections: A Speed Education in Human Being(Sawyer House Press, 2013), PANTONE (Miel, 2016), and the forthcoming I Think I?m Ready to See Frank Ocean (Saturnalia Books, 2018). Her work has appeared in Guernica, Colorado Review, The Journal, Indiana Review, and MiPOesias. She is the former Nonfiction Editor of Indiana Review.