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Jun
17
Thu
2021
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Nitza M. Hernandez Lopez, June 17
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salem Poetry Project on Zoom featuring Nitza M. Hernández López
Salem Poetry Project Meetup
Thursday, June 17, 2021
7:00 PM PT
Online event

Nitza M. Hernández López (aka Nitza Hernandez) has lived in Salem, OR since 2012 after she retired as a professor and administrator at the University of Puerto Rico. Throughout her career she published numerous academic papers in the fields of communication, higher education, and information technology.

The Salem Poetry Project continues virtually. 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.

This is a virtual event on zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81221681959?pwd=V3VySkxsWXhBWFcyb1p5ekxFUk4zZz09

Jun
24
Thu
2021
Salem Poetry Project featuring Lee Coyne, June 24
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Salem Poetry Project continues virtually. 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.

About Lee Coyne:

Social work and poetic dynamics conspire within. Long an activist yet short in stature,

Lee began as 3rd grade ghost writer for a lovesick fellow student. Both Journalist and Therapist, he suffers from witty nitty gritty.

This is a virtual event on zoom, details:

Meeting ID: 812 2168 1959
Password: 593077

Jul
8
Thu
2021
Salem Poetry Project featuring Larry Cohen @ zoom
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm

Lawrence Cohen (Larry) is a poet and psychologist in Portland. His books for parents, Playful Parenting and The Opposite of Worry, have been translated into 18 languages. He is also the co-author of The Art of Roughhousing. His poetry has been published in Kosmos Journal.

The Salem Poetry Project continues virtually. 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.

This is a virtual event on zoom, details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81221681959?pwd=V3VySkxsWXhBWFcyb1p5ekxFUk4zZz09
Meeting ID: 812 2168 1959
Password: 593077

Jul
14
Wed
2021
Emmett Wheatfall reads in the Milwaukie Poetry Series, July 14
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Milwaukie Poetry Series

Fourteenth Season!

A Reading by Emmett Wheatfall

Livestreamed on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee and the Ledding Library of Milwaukie
are delighted to continue the 14th season of the Mlwaukie Poetry Series with a reading
by Emmett Wheatfall. We hope you are all safe and well in this difficult time of the
Covid-19 pandemic. Due to it we will not be holding the 14th season of the Milwaukie
Poetry Series readings in person. They will be held virtually.

His reading will livestream on July 14, 2021 on the Ledding Library
YouTube Channel. You can register for this event with Tom Hogan at
[email protected] It will then be available for viewing on demand on
the Ledding Library YouTube Channel and on DVD through the library.

Emmett Wheatfall is a published poet, playwright and recording artist. He
has two books of poetry published by Fernwood Press, an imprint of Barclay Press.
They are As Clean As A Bone (2018) and Our Scarlet Blue Wounds (2019).
His newest work With Extreme Prejudice is scheduled for publishing late summer
2021. Lyrically, Emmett has released one non-music poetry CD and four lyrical
poetry CDs. Emmett is known nationally and internationally for his poetry having
received wonderful reviews. For more biographical information visit
http://emmettwheatfall.com

A flier of the 14th season readings is available here or at the Ledding Library.
Thank you to all the volunteers who make this reading possible.

For information or questions about the reading and to join the group list, please
contact the Series Coordinator Tom Hogan at 503.819.8367 or
[email protected] Please forward this email to anyone that you feel might
have an interest. Thanks for your support.

Jul
22
Thu
2021
Salem Poetry Project featuring Bethany Lee @ zoom
Jul 22 all-day

Bethany Lee, author of Etude for Belonging from Fernwood Press, lives in Lafayette, OR in a house at the edge of the woods. Her writing is often inspired by the space at the edge of things–her experiences as a hospice harpist, the year she spent traveling by sea, and the deep silence of her Quaker practice.

The Salem Poetry Project continues virtually. 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.

This is a virtual event on zoom, details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81221681959?pwd=V3VySkxsWXhBWFcyb1p5ekxFUk4zZz09
Meeting ID: 812 2168 1959
Password: 593077

Jul
25
Sun
2021
Mid-Valley Poetry Society’s Poetry in Performance, July 25
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Mid-Valley Poetry Society’s second Poetry in Performance event of 2021, to be held via Zoom in just over a month, will focus on poetry that gives voice to our ancestors. Join event organizer Franca Hernandez and featured performers Marilyn Johnston and Francis Opila for this mid-summer program, and bring ancestor-inspired poems of your own to share.

Ancestral Voices in Poetry, the second MVPS Poetry in Performance event for 2021, is inspired by the ancient Japanese Obon mid-summer festival, designed to honor one’s ancestors through song and dance. For this event, poets will be invited to present their original poem(s) inspired by their ancestor(s) or special people in their family’s history—up to three poems or five minutes, if time permits.

Our featured poet, Marilyn Johnston, is a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship for Writers and a Fishtrap Fellowship, and the winner of the Salmon Creek Journal Flash Fiction Contest and the Donna J. Stone National Literary Award for Poetry. Her work is published widely in literary journals and anthologies. She is the author of a chapbook, Red Dust Rising (2004, the habit of rainy nights Press), and a full collection, Before Igniting (2020, Rippling Brook Press). For decades, Marilyn has looked for the threads connecting the diaspora of her family as a result of the Holocaust, and to give voice to the roots that connect us all.

Francis Opila, a poet who enjoys performing, combining recitation and playing North American wooden flutes, will honor us with a musical interlude. Francis has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of his adult life; he currently resides in Portland, OR. His work, recreation, and spirit have taken him out into the woods, wetlands, rivers, mountains, and deserts. He can be reached at [email protected]

Event coordinator Franca Hernandez, a published writer and poet, has lived in Oregon for nearly 40 years. She writes non-fiction, fiction and poetry. Her first novel, Venezia~The Talisman, was published this year:. Her poem ”Pangram: A sentence which uses all the letters of the alphabet at least once” is featured in /pãn| dé| mïk/ 2020, an anthology of pandemic poems published by the Oregon Poetry Association.

Jul
29
Thu
2021
Salem Poetry Project featuring Dennis Wiegel @ zoom
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm

Dennis Wiegel has written poetry and music for all of his adult life. He has two published books of poetry released: Progeny and Life in the Trenches. Both are available through Amazon and the author. He is a long-standing member of the writing group: Writers Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

The Salem Poetry Project continues virtually. 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.

This is a virtual event on zoom, details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81221681959?pwd=V3VySkxsWXhBWFcyb1p5ekxFUk4zZz09
Meeting ID: 812 2168 1959
Password: 593077

Aug
22
Sun
2021
2021 Sejong International Sijo Competition @ Sejong Cultural Society
Aug 22 – Sep 30 all-day

International Sijo Poetry Competition
No entry fee; Prizes $500, $250, $100
Submit online at https://bit.ly/2VPrr6i
See more information at https://bit.ly/3itFw1X

Dec
8
Wed
2021
Christopher Howell reads at Milwaukie Poetry Series @ Virtual workshop on Zoom
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
   Christopher Howell’s reading will livestream on December 8, 2021 on the  Ledding Library
YouTube Channel. You can register for this event with Tom Hogan
at [email protected]. It will then be available for viewing on demand on
the Ledding Library YouTube Channel and on DVD through the library.
         Born in Portland, Oregon, Christopher Howell attended Pacific Lutheran University
from 1963 to ’66. After service as a military journalist during the Viet Nam war, he
received graduate degrees from Portland State University and the University of
Massachusetts. He is author of twelve collections of poems, most recently The Grief
of a Happy Life (U. Washington Press, 2019), Love’s Last Number and Gaze (both
from Milkweed Editions)and Dreamless and Possible: Poems New and Selected
(UW Press, 2010). He has received the Washington State Governor’s Award, the
Washington State Book Award, two fellowships  from National Endowment for the
Arts, two from the Artist Trust, and a number of other fellowships and awards,
including three Pushcart prizes. His poems, essays, and interviews may be found
in many journals and in more than forty-five anthologies. Since 1996 he has lived
in Spokane, where he is a member of Eastern Washington University’s Master of Fine
Arts in Creative Writing faculty. He is married to the artist Barbara Ellen Anderson, and
they have a son, Evan, who is also a painter.
Dec
9
Thu
2021
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Ben Gorman @ zoom
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Benjamin Gorman is an award-winning high school English teacher, political activist, novelist, poet, and co-publisher at Not a Pipe Publishing. He lives in Independence, Oregon with bibliophile and guillotine aficionado Chrystal, his favorite son, Noah, and his dog, E.V. (External Validation). He believes in his students and the future they’ll create if given the chance.

The Salem Poetry Project continues virtually. Each week presents 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 zoom details contact Marc Janssen at [email protected]