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The Milwaukie Poetry Series: Emmett Wheatfall Poetry Reading

Emmett Wheatfall’s poetry reading will be livestreamed on July 14, 2021 on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel. (link is external) Emmett Wheatfall is a published poet, playwright and recording artist. He has 2 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 (link is external). A flier of the 14th season readings is available here  (link is external)or at the Ledding Library. Thank you to all the volunteers who make this reading possible. For information or questions about…

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Open Mic and Poetry Reading on Zoom

Open Mic and Poetry Reading a virtual event on Zoom. Co-sponsored by the Milwaukie Poetry Series and St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church. Featured Readers are the Pendleton Poetry group. The Open Mic will follow their reading. Email Tom Hogan at tomhogan2@comcast.net (link sends e-mail) to register. You will receive a zoom link prior to the event. Plan to read 1 or 2 poems depending on the number of participants and length of the poems. If time permits additional poems will be allowed. The event will be recorded and available for viewing on demand on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel (link is external) after the event.

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The Milwaukie Poetry Series: Paulann Petersen

Paulann Petersen’s poetry reading will be livestreamed on June 9, 2021 on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel. (link is external) Paulann Petersen, Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita, has seven full-length books of poetry, most recently One Small Sun from Salmon Poetry in 2019. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Poetry, The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, Willow Springs, Calyx, and the online Poetry Daily. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and the recipient of the 2006 Holbrook Award from Oregon Literary Arts. In 2013 she received Willamette Writers’ Distinguished Northwest Writer Award. 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…

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The Milwaukie Poetry Series: Anis Mojgani Poetry Reading

Anis Mojgani’s poetry reading will be livestreamed on May 12, 2021 on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel. (link is external) Anis Mojgani is the current Poet Laureate of Oregon. A two-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, he has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, Caldera, AIR Serenbe, The Bloedel Nature Reserve, The Sou’wester, and the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The-Schools program. Anis has done commissions for the Getty Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum, and his work has appeared on HBO, National Public Radio, and as part of the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series; and in the pages of the NYTimes, Rattle, Platypus, Winter Tangerine, Forklift Ohio, and Bat City Review. Known for his performances and well regarded for them…

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First Friday Poetry Reading and Open Mic on Zoom

First Friday Open Mic and Poetry Reading a virtual event on Zoom. Co-sponsored by the Milwaukie Poetry Series and St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church. Featured Readers are members of the Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee. The Open Mic will follow their reading. Email Tom Hogan at tomhogan2@comcast.net (link sends e-mail) to register. You will receive a zoom link prior to the event. Plan to read 1 or 2 poems depending on the number of participants and length of the poems. If time permits additional poems will be allowed. The event will be recorded and available for viewing on demand on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel (link is external) after the event.

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The Milwaukie Poetry Series: Claudia Savage

The 14th season of poetry readings by established local poets will stream live on the Ledding Library YouTube channel (link is external) on the second Wednesday of each month February through July at 6:30 p.m. February 10, 2021 – John Sibley Williams March 10, 2021 – Quinton Hallett April 14, 2021 – Claudia Savage May 12, 2021 – Anis Mojgani June 9, 2021 – Paulann Petersen July 14, 2021 – Emmett Wheatfall DVDs of past the past two seasons of the Poetry Series readings are available for checkout at the library. Online you can access all past Poetry Series readings at the Ledding Library YouTube channel (link is external). For additional information please contact the Series Coordinator Tom Hogan at 503.819.8367 or tomhogan2@comcast.net (link sends e-mail) or Reference Librarian Sarah Roller…

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Open Mic Poetry Reading on Zoom

Since April is National Poetry Month, the theme of the open mic is poetry and it’s importance. This year is the 25th annual National Poetry Month celebration by the Academy of American Poets. Anyone who would like to participate in this Open Mic is welcome. Email Tom Hogan at tomhogan2@comcast.net (link sends e-mail) to register. You will receive a zoom link prior to the event. Plan to read 1 or 2 poems depending on the number of participants and length of the poems. If time permits additional poems will be allowed.

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Teen Graphic Novel Group

We are starting new teen graphic novel group. Our first discussion is on March 16 at 4 p.m. Contact Jamie McNeely at Jamie.mcneely@gmail.com for additional details and the Zoom invite.

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Quinton Hallett Poetry Reading

Quinton Hallett’s poetry reading was originally scheduled on May 13, 2020, but the Pandemic intervened and the reading needed to be rescheduled. It will now be livestreamed on March 10, 2021 on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel. Quinton Hallett writes and edits from Noti, Oregon. She has four chapbooks (Quarry, 1992; Shiver Quench Slake, 2004; Refuge from Flux, 2010; Stranger by the Hour, 2018). She founded Fern Rock Falls Press in 2004, and her work appears or is forthcoming in journals and anthologies including: Willawaw Journal, Cirque, The Edge of Awe, and december. She has coordinated a reading series, high school poet visits, and presented workshops for the Oregon Poetry Association. Quinton received residencies from Caldera and Soapstone. In 2013, an animated short film by…

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Claudia Savage Poetry Reading

Claudia Savage’s poetry reading was originally scheduled on June 10, 2020, but the Pandemic intervened and the reading needed to be rescheduled. It will now be livestreamed on April 14, 2021 on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel. Arab American poet, essayist, educator, and performer Claudia F. Saleeby Savage is one-half of the sound-poetry performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey and a 2018-2022 fellow of The Black Earth Institute. Her poems and interviews have been published widely. She’s garnered awards from Jentel, Ucross, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Mineral School, Hambidge, Oregon State University, Brush Creek, and Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council.

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