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Jul
31
Wed
2019
POETRY OF PLACE: A FOUR-CLASS GENERATIVE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP with John Sibley Williams @ Cozy home in Alameda/Beaumont neighborhood
Jul 31 – Aug 28 all-day

POETRY OF PLACE: A FOUR-CLASS GENERATIVE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP with John Sibley Williams

TIMING:
WEDNESDAYS AT 6:45-9PM
July 31, August 7, August 14, August 28

LOCATION:
Cozy home in Alameda/Beaumont neighborhood
(address provided to confirmed students)

PRICE:
$200 for four-class workshop

ATTENDEES:
Only 7 spots are available!

To register or ask questions, email John at jswilliams1307@gmail.com

In this month-long workshop, we will discuss how natural and constructed landscapes affect our identities and shape our writing. We will focus on the places we know, have traveled to, or simply imagine, including both the mundane and the sublime of our surroundings, in search of ways to craft authentic, universal poems that speak directly to readers. This workshop will include studying diverse poems that successfully employ place as metaphors, investigating your own work, writing, and providing feedback.

This intimate workshop will include brief lessons as well as in-depth peer and teacher critiques, in-class writing, and prompt-based at-home writing to be shared with the class. Poems generated at home will be due to the teacher Sunday for distribution to students Monday morning. Students will be prepared to share thoughtful constructive critiques each class.

Beverages and snacks will be available.

John Sibley Williams is the author of As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize, 2019), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, University of Nebraska Press, 2019), Disinheritance, and Controlled Hallucinations. A nineteen-time Pushcart nominee, John is the winner of numerous literary awards, including the Wabash Prize for Poetry, Philip Booth Award, and Laux/Millar Prize. He serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as a poetry editor, writing coach, workshop leader, and literary agent. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rivier University and an MA in Book Publishing from Portland State University. Previous publishing credits include: The Yale Review, Midwest Quarterly, Southern Review, Sycamore Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, Saranac Review, Atlanta Review, TriQuarterly, Third Coast, and various anthologies. Visit him at https://www.johnsibleywilliams.com.

Sep
3
Tue
2019
Food & Farm Haiku Contest with judge Kim Stafford, Oregon State Poet Laureate @ Sisters Farmers Market & New Oregon Arts & Letters
Sep 3 – Sep 18 all-day

Hello, Oregon poets & fans of poetry! Our fine poet laureate, Kim Stafford, has agreed to judge a special little contest for Sisters Farmers Market’s TEA & POETRY day (September 22 in Sisters).

Write up a 5-7-5 style haiku about eating, drinking, farming, or cooking. Submit it in person at Paulina Springs Books or at Sisters Farmers Market by September 18. You can also submit via Submittable.com for a small fee. You’re welcome to send in up to 8 haiku for consideration.

All winners will be published in The Nugget Newspaper. Prizes include gift cards to Paulina Springs Books, Mountain Rose Herbs in Eugene (with a substantial online catalog), Jackson’s Corner restaurant in Bend, and Sisters area businesses including Bedouin clothing store and cafe, Seed to Table education farm, Suttle Tea teahouse, Mahonia Gardens farm, and Metolius Artisan Tea.

General info: http://tinyurl.com/foodhaiku
Submittable link: http://tinyurl.com/foodhaiku-submittable (thanks, Plazm magazine, for letting us use your submittable account & for being a sponsor of Sisters Farmers Market – we love the logo you designed for us!)

Thanks! All ages are welcome to participate. Kids, please note your age or grade for separate judging category.

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Poetry of Place: an intensive poetry workshop @ Home
Sep 28 all-day

To register or ask questions, email John at jswilliams1307@gmail.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 @ 10am-4pm

$150

Only 8 spots available!

In this intensive one-day workshop, we will discuss how natural and constructed landscapes affect our identities and shape our writing. We will focus on the places we know, have traveled to, or simply imagine, including both the mundane and the sublime of our surroundings, in search of ways to craft authentic, universal poems that speak directly to readers. This workshop will include studying diverse poems that successfully employ place as metaphors, investigating your own work, writing, and providing feedback.

This intimate workshop will include lessons, analysis of well-known poems, in-class activities and writing, in-depth peer and teacher critiques, and sharing drafts with the class.

Beverages and snacks will be available. Please bring your own lunch.

John Sibley Williams is the author of As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize, 2019), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, University of Nebraska Press, 2019), Disinheritance, and Controlled Hallucinations. A nineteen-time Pushcart nominee, John is the winner of numerous literary awards, including the Wabash Prize for Poetry, Philip Booth Award, and Laux/Millar Prize. He serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as a poetry editor, writing coach, workshop leader, and literary agent. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rivier University and an MA in Book Publishing from Portland State University. Previous publishing credits include: The Yale Review, Midwest Quarterly, Southern Review, Sycamore Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, Saranac Review, Atlanta Review, TriQuarterly, Third Coast, and various anthologies. Visit him at https://www.johnsibleywilliams.com.

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Grants Pass, Something About Poetry 2019: Sharon Olds @ Josephine Community Library
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Sharon Olds is the subject of study in this “Read—Write” workshop, the fifth in a six-part series of poetry seminars for 2019 created and facilitated by OPA past-President and Applegate Poet Lisa Baldwin.

Oct
15
Tue
2019
The Poeming Pigeon: Open for Submissions (Theme = Pop Culture) @ The Poetry Box
Oct 15 – Dec 15 all-day

• The Pop Culture Issue scheduled for release in Fall 2020
• All Contributors receive a FREE copy of the print journal.
• Please note, we are not accepting reprints for this or future issues.
• Submission Period: Oct 15 – Dec 15, 2019 (via Submittable only)
• $3 to submit a group of 3 poems.

Oct
17
Thu
2019
Writers Talk @ The Dalles Art Center
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This series brings award-winning Oregon writers to the center to read, followed by a discussion and open mic. Margaret Chula will offer a free haiku workshop from 6:00, followed by a reading.

Margaret Chula has published ten collections of poetry including, most recently, Shadow Man. Her haiku collection, Grinding my ink, received the Haiku Society of America Book Award. Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts and Culture Council have supported her work as well as fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and Playa at Summer Lake. and She has been a featured speaker and workshop leader at writers’ conferences throughout the United States, as well as in Poland, Canada, Peru, and Japan. Maggie has also served as president of the Tanka Society of America and as Poet Laureate for Friends of Chamber Music. Living in Kyoto for twelve years, she now makes her home in Portland, Oregon, where she hikes, swims, and enjoys wildlife in her back yard.

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Beyond Feelings and Fancy Words: Honing Your Poem-Writing Skills with Lynn Otto @ Hood River
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

When: November 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (bring a sack lunch, and dress for an optional walk in the countryside during lunch break)

Where: upper Hood River (Parkdale), Oregon, at the home of Leah Stenson off the Fruit Loop scenic drive

Why: Competent craftspeople can build great things because they know their tools and have lots of practice using them. The same holds true for poets. In this workshop, you’ll see some of these tools in action, and you’ll have opportunities to practice using them, expanding your poetic possibilities.

Who: People who like to write poems, ages 16 and up. Lynn Otto believes people should leave a writing workshop with a better understanding of their work and a new (or newly polished) tool in their writer’s toolkit. She holds an MFA in creative writing/poetry from Portland State University, was a 2015/16 resident associate at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina, and has given readings and workshops in the U.S., Canada, and France. Her work has been published in Iron Horse Literary Review, Raleigh Review, Sequestrum, Slipstream, and other journals. Her book Real Daughter won a Unicorn Press First Book Prize.

How: Register at opa.submittable.com. Cost is $45.

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Kosmos Quarterly open for submissions @ https://www.kosmosjournal.org/contribute-to-kosmos-quarterly/
Nov 30 all-day

Kosmos Quarterly is now open for submissions until November 30 for our Winter issue, “Possible Futures: Justice, Values, and Governance.” We are looking for poems that imagine that future. See full details and guidelines at https://www.kosmosjournal.org/contribute-to-kosmos-quarterly/

Jan
11
Sat
2020
Poetic Line Breaks & Punctuation: a generative workshop @ Cozy local home
Jan 11 all-day

Only 8 spots available!

To RSVP, email jswilliams1307@gmail.com

In this intensive one-day workshop, we will discuss power and tension the right line breaks and punctuation can create in a poem. We will study diverse works that successfully employ commanding breaks to help drive the poem, as we all works that both subtly and boldly experiment with punctuation for varied effects. This intimate workshop will include lessons, analysis of well-known poems, in-class activities and writing, and sharing drafts with the class.

Beverages and snacks will be available.

Facebook event url: https://www.facebook.com/events/648520785556326/

John Sibley Williams is the author of As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize, 2019), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, University of Nebraska Press, 2019), Disinheritance, and Controlled Hallucinations. A nineteen-time Pushcart nominee, John is the winner of numerous literary awards, including the Wabash Prize for Poetry, Philip Booth Award, and Laux/Millar Prize. He serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as a poetry editor, writing coach, workshop leader, and literary agent. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rivier University and an MA in Book Publishing from Portland State University. Previous publishing credits include: The Yale Review, Midwest Quarterly, Southern Review, Sycamore Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, Saranac Review, Atlanta Review, TriQuarterly, Third Coast, and various anthologies. Visit him at https://www.johnsibleywilliams.com.

Feb
1
Sat
2020
The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize 2020 (3rd Annual) @ The Poetry Box
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day

Annual Chapbook Contest for 2020, sponsored by The Poetry Box.
Open to writers residing in the United States.
Winners will receive the following:
1st Prize: $500 and $100 Duotrope Gift Certificate plus 20 copies of published chapbook and distribution of their winning title to all contest entrants.
2nd Prize: $150 plus 10 copies of their published chapbook.
3rd Prize: $100 plus 5 copies of their published chapbook.

Submission Period for Contest: Feb 1 – Feb 28, 2020
Contest Judge: Amy Miller
Winner Announced by: July, 2020
Publication/Release Date: Winter, 2020/21
ALL ENTRANTS receive free copy of winning chapbook.