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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!
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.
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/
Chautauqua Poets & Writers and Southern Oregon University present this unique opportunity for adult writers to work with 2013 inaugural poet Richard Blanco in a small workshop setting over two days: Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. Contact Kathi Bowen-Jones at [email protected] to reserve your spot.
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.
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.
Reading presentation by Nathan Lowe.
Nate Lowe is a writer, teacher, and college administrator. His work has appeared in such journals as Ascent, South Dakota Review, Blood Orange Review, Beecher’s Magazine, and The Chattahoochee Review. In addition, his creative essays have been long listed as “Notable of the Year” by the Best American Essays series and nominated for Pushcart Prizes. In 2016, Lowe earned Honorable Mention for the Kay W. Levin Short Nonfiction Award by the Council for Wisconsin Writers, which awarded him a writing residency at the Painted Forest in Valton, Wisconsin. He is currently (and slowly) at work on two books of essays, a chapbook tentatively titled The Animals We Make, which explores the pleasures and failures of early fatherhood, and a full-length collection that tries to make sense of his rural childhood through stories of pickup trucks and the men and women who drove them. After 15 years of teaching college creative writing, he was named the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Eastern Oregon University in 2017. Lowe holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho and a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa. His wife Carrie and children, Odin and Mazy, feel like they have arrived home to the mountains and prairies of eastern Oregon, looking forward to a life spent exploring the rural and wild lands of the region.
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.
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/
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.
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.