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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: 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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Un/Rooted: A Hybrid Form Event

An engaging evening with some of Milwaukie and Portland’s most talented hybrid artists performing works that integrate poetry or storytelling with other art forms on the themes of place, home, and rootedness (or lack of). Performers include Trevino Brings Plenty Alicia Jo Rabins, Jeff Alessandrelli, Emily Kepulis,Derek Hunter Wilson, Barry Brusseau, Jasmine Pettet, Chitra and Dao Strom. Please join us in supporting art in Milwaukie! The Chapel Theater is a 100-capacity converted church that has become the premier arts theater in Milwaukie, hosting plays, dance performances, classes, literary events and musical performances for the last two years. Beer, wine and pizza are available at all shows. You can buy a ticket ahead of time at the Brown Paper ticket link below. There will be sliding…

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Telltale: The Icing On the Cake

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. This is a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit. We are into genuine connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We are now in our third season, and we are very excited for all the shows coming up this year. At Telltale, you can expect 8-10 performers sharing something with you, in the way that feels right to them–so there will be a mix of comedy, stories, music, essays, and more. Your evening will likely include honesty, swear words, enthusiasm, resistance, alcohol if that floats your boat, excellent pizza, dark humor, and some rad raffle prizes. You might make a new friend. You know how hard it is…

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PDX Pop Up Con

Free Pop Up Con in Portland area to help creators affected by the postponement of Emerald City 2020 March show.

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