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Oct
2
Tue
2018
Springfield Poetry Series @ Emerald Art Center
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Roy Seitz, Scot Siegel, and Annie Lighthart

Springfield Poetry Series @ Emerald Art Center
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A poetry reading featuring Scot Siegel, Annie Lighthart, and Roy R. Seitz.

Oct
4
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring John Dooley @ Ike Box
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

John Dooley is a retired poetry slammer (three years on the Portland Nationals team), and former columnist and features writer. He has nine spoken-word albums to his credit, and 40-some small press publications. John’s albums Oral Foibles, and Oral Foibles II – The Jackening are on Amazon, Billboard Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes. He is a two-time winner of Comedy Central’s @Midnight #HashtagWars, and lives near an owl, in Jennings Lodge, Oregon.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

Oct
5
Fri
2018
Mother Foucault’s Bookshop @ Mother Foucault's Bookshop
Oct 5 all-day

Janice Rubin will read from her new book of poems “Tin Coyote”

Poetry Reading, Kate Gray and Janice D. Rubin @ Mother Foucault's Bookshop
Oct 5 all-day

Kate Gray and Janice D. Rubin Poetry Reading

First Friday Poetry Reading and Open Mic – Tribute to Peter Sears @ St. John the Evangelist
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Milwaukie Poetry Series of the Ledding Library of Milwaukie and St. John the Evangelist are delighted to continue this season of First Friday poetry readings for 2018 on Friday, October 5. It’s going to be another great summer of reading and sharing poetry!

         The reading will be part of the October 5 First Friday festivities, and will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.in the meeting room at St. John the Evangelist church, located at 2036 SE Jefferson St.

        The reading will be a tribute to the Seventh Oregon Poet Laureate, Peter Sears. (1937-2017).  “I write poems because I need art in order to seek full expression,” he said in a 2010 interview with  

the Oregonian.  Featured Readers will be Robin Cody, Dave Jarecki, John Morrison, Paulann Petersen, Ann Staley and Colette Tennant. They will share memories and read from Peter’s work for approximately 40 minutes.

         Peter Sears was a graduate of Yale and the Iowa Writers Workshop and came to Oregon in 1974 to teach at Reed College and served in teaching and administrative roles at Bard College and Pacific University. His work has appeared in various national and literary magazines and newspapers. He is the author of four full-length poetry collections:Tour (1987), The Brink (1999),Green Diver (2009) and Small Talk: New and Selected Poems ( 2014), a number of poetry chapbooks, and books on teaching writing, including Secret Writing, and I‘m Gonna Bake Me a Rainbow Poem.

          He was a founding director of the Oregon Literary Coalition and cofounder of Cloudbank Books. He served as Oregon Poet Laureate from 2014 to 2016, making more than sixty public appearances in communities all over Oregon. During his tenure, he focused on what he called “expanding voices,” often sharing the stage with poets working in languages other than English.

          An Open Mic session will follow for all who wish to read from Peter’s work or share a memory or story in his honor. To get on the list to read ahead of time, please contact Tom Hogan at 503-819-8367 or tomhogan2@comcast.net.  For information about the Milwaukie Poetry Series readings or other events, also contact Tom  at (503) 819-8367 or email him at tomhogan2@comcast.net. There will be a sign-up sheet at the event for those wishing to share. Peter’s books will be available and light refreshments will be served. Please join us for a wonderful evening.

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring R. S. Stewart @ IKE Box
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

R. S. Stewart is a long-time Writing Consultant volunteer at Chemeketa Community College. His commentaries on poets, playwrights, poetry, and language as well as his flash fiction pieces occur frequently in Salem Weekly. Three of his plays have received staged readings; his poems have been published in many journals, both in Europe and the U S., among them Canary; 2 Bridges Review; Poetry Salzburg Review; The Journal; PIF Magazine; Serving House Journal; Ink, Sweat, & Tears; Brittle Star; BlazeVOX; Willawaw Journal; indicia;; and The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

Oct
16
Tue
2018
WINDFALL AUTHORS TO READ AT BROADWAY BOOKS @ Broadway Books
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Broadway Books celebrates the fall 2018 issue of Windfall magazine with a reading by four northwest poets represented in the issue. Reading at the store on Tuesday, October 16th, at 7 pm will be Emily Antonia Fox Garcia, Andrea Hollander, Tim Raphael, and Lex Runciman, as well as the journal’s co-editors Michael McDowell and Bill Siverly. 

Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place features poetry which captures the spirit of place as part of the essence of the poem. The journal particularly emphasizes poetry written in the Pacific Northwest that is attentive to the relationships between people and the landscapes in which we live. It has been published since 2002.

This event is free and open to the public www.broadwaybooks.net

Oct
17
Wed
2018
CARLOS REYES AND MICHAEL MINICUCCITO READ AT BROADWAY BOOKS @ Broadway Books
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On Wednesday, October 17th, at 7 pm we welcome two local poets to the Broadway Books stage: Carlos Reyes and Matthew Minicucci.

In Along the Flaggy Shore: Poems from West Clare, the tenth volume of poetry from Carlos Reyes, the reader is returned again to Ireland, to the townlands of Letterkelly and Cloonanaha in County Clare. The poems in this collection capture the stark rural life that has now mostly passed, as Reyes attempts to gather the remnants of a way of life that was pushed aside and forgotten, painting a lyrical picture of a world gone by. In addition to his collections of poetry, Reyes has published many volumes of translations and a memoir, Keys to the Cottage, Stories from the West of Ireland. Reyes most recently read at Broadway Books from his previous collection, Guilt in Our Pockets, Poems from South India.

Matthew Minicucci is the author of two collections of poetry: Small Gods, a finalist for the 2016 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press, and Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015), chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize. One reviewer wrote of Small Gods “The poems stick to memory like burrs to a pant leg,” while another wrote “Small Gods enriches us with its moral courage and its compassionate faith in the ultimate value of our fraught humanity.” Currently a lecturer in creative writing, Minicucci received his BA in Classical Languages and Literature from U-Mass Amherst and his MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This event is free and open to the public. www.broadwaybooks.net.

Oct
18
Thu
2018
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Leyendo Between Lines @ IKE Box
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Carol Hottle and Arturo Sarmiento present “Leyendo Between Lines” (Reading entre líneas) a bilingual literary collaboration. Carol Hottle is a writer, editor, educator, and dancer and has lived in the Northwest for over 20 years. She teaches writing (including poetry) in colleges and universities and community settings. Arturo Sarmiento has published in magazines and newspapers; and the anthology Antologia de Poesía Oregoniana. In 2017, Sarmiento won the second prize of the contest “Primer Concurso de Poesía Oregoniana.”

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/