Calendar

Select one or more Categories to view calendar items for Readings, Workshops, Conferences, Calls for Submission, Contests, and Volunteer Opportunities. [ai1ec view="monthly" cat_name="readings,workshops,conferences,calls-for-submissions,volunteer-opportunities"] The Disclaimer: OPA does not guarantee the information in this calendar to be complete or accurate so be sure to check the organization's web site for submission details, and good luck! To submit items, please click the "Post Your Event" button at the top of the calendar and enter the information about your event, call for submissions, contest, or volunteer opportunity. Please be sure to select the appropriate Category on the calendar input form. After filling in the "Post Your Event" form, click the "Submit Form" button at the bottom of the screen (if you're using a laptop or tablet, you may need to scroll down to see the "Submit Form" button). If you have any questions about this calendar, please use the contact form to email the calendar coordinator.
Jun
20
Thu
2019
Cathy Cain & Piper Bringman at Annie Bloom’s @ Annie Bloom's Books
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Poetry Box is proud to present two delightful poets who have recently published new works.
Cathy Cain’s new book, Bee Dance, is “Thrumming with a wise and generous curiosity, the poems are bright signposts pointing a way forward through a difficult age.” according to Annie Lighthart, author of Lantern and Iron String.
And youth poet, Piper Bringman’s first chapbook, Cardboard Wings, takes us on a flight of fancy as she explores the natural world, and shares her experience as a young curious heart navigating these modern times.
Please join us in celebrating these two poets.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jean Dick @ Ike Box
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Salem Poetry Project continues at the Ike Box, 299 Cottage St. NE Salem. Each week will present 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 more information contact Marc Janssen at the Salem Poetry Project facebook page.

Our hosts, The Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and food!

June 20
Featuring Jean Dick

Jean Dick has recently moved to Salem and joins the Salem Poetry Project regularly at Open Mic. Prior to Salem, Jean was an active member of Poetics Corvallis. She currently has two books available for consumption and two “Musings of a Muddled Mind” and a limerick book “There Once Was…” are in production.

Jun
27
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Susan Morse @ Ike Box
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Salem Poetry Project continues at the Ike Box, 299 Cottage St. NE Salem. Each week will present 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 more information contact Marc Janssen at the Salem Poetry Project facebook page.

Our hosts, The Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and food!

June 27
Featuring Susan Morse

Susan Morse grew up in California, but also lived in Maine for thirty years. She earned a Masters degree in Literacy Education, taught middle school Language Arts, and attended writing conferences at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Stonecoast Writers’ Conference. She moved to Salem in 2016 and is currently a member of the Oregon Poetry Association and the Mid Valley Poetry Society. Poems have appeared in various journals such as Cream City Review, The Mom Egg,and Willawaw Journal. Susan frequently participates in readings through Salem Poetry Project. “In the Hush,” her first chapbook, deals with the effects of distance on relationships and with relatives who have succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease.

Jul
11
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Franca Hernandez @ IKE Box
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Franca Hernandez is a photographer, non-fiction, fiction writer, and poet. As a freelance journalism writer, she published articles in Northwest Senior and Boomer News, Oregon Coast magazine, Women’s Journal, Cascades Horseman, Active Northwest, Capital Press, Statesman-Journal, one piece on-line at Medicinal Food News. She completed her first novel set in 10th Century Venice and the Silk Road.

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 Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Jul
13
Sat
2019
“Think & Drink” with Richard Blanco @ Grizzly Peak Winery
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with 2013 Inaugural poet Richard Blanco! Think & Drink is an onstage conversation series with Oregon Humanities that explores provocative ideas and fresh perspectives.

Jul
15
Mon
2019
Poetry Reading with Richard Blanco @ Mountain Avenue Theater (Ashland High School campus)
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear 2013 Inaugural poet Richard Blanco read his work and discuss his ideas and perspectives! 7-9 p.m.

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Montgomery Reading and Free Workshop at The Dalles @ The Dalles Art Center
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At 6:500, Judith Montgomery will offer a one-hour workshop focusing on the challenges of writing about family; at 7 pm she will read from and talk about her two new books, “Litany for Wound and Bloom,” and her prize-winning narrative medical chapbook,Mercy.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring ryan boyland @ IKE Box
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ryan Boyland is a writer based out of Omaha, Nebraska. His work addresses issues of identity, love, and death. And stars. Because they’re cool. His goal through performance is to touch minds and hearts around the world, and considers it a victory every time he is able to do so.

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/

Jul
19
Fri
2019
Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam – Day Events @ Multnomah County Central Library
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Poetry Slam is a two day Poetry festival and competition. At Multnomah Country Central Library, we are having affinity mics so that marginalized people in our community are given a platform to speak to their experiences.

Jul
20
Sat
2019
Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam – Day Events @ Multnomah County Central Library
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Poetry Slam is a two day Poetry festival and competition. At Multnomah County Central, we are having affinity mics so that marginalized people in our community are given a platform to speak to their experiences.