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Slamlandia

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate in community. Hosted by Julia Gaskill. Register in advance for this event If you have any questions, please contact slamlandia@gmail.com or jessica@literary-arts.org.

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Portland Storytellers’ Guild Monthly Story Swap – Free!

Join the Portland Storytellers’ Guild for an informal evening of stories shared virtually. Join us to tell.  Join us to listen.   A friendly supportive atmosphere composed of tellers with all levels of experience. We’ll fit in as many tellers as we can, so be prepared to volunteer at the start.  Spoken stories (not read) to be limited to 6-7 minutes.

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Micah Fletcher AKA Kool Chief Rocker

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Micah Fletcher AKA Kool Chief Rocker Hosted by Christopher Luna and Morgan Paige 7 pm Thursday, May 13 On Zoom $5 Suggested donation LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY, PRO-SCIENCE, ANTI-FASCIST, ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004 Please support Niche Wine Bar, whose owner, Leah Jackson, has provided a home for the reading series since 2015: https://nichewinebar.com/ Micah Fletcher, also known as Kool Chief Rocker, or Rocker for short, is a nationally-recognized poet and spoken word artist who took first place in Portland Oregon’s citywide youth poetry competition Verselandia in 2013. Micah’s style is hard hitting, vulnerable and razor sharp often moving listeners to tears with his deep self-reflection and critical social commentary His latest project, released alongside his mentor Mic Crenshaw, Brink…

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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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BIPOC Reading Series- April

The theme for April is “Uses of Anger” inspired by Audre Lorde’s groundbreaking essay. This bimonthly reading series is intended to prioritize the safety, creativity, and stories of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color. Come listen to our featured readers, or sign up to share your work in our open mic. Readings will be followed by a short community discussion. Click here to register for this event. This event is open to everyone, but only people who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color will be invited to read. If you have any questions, please contact our host Jessica at  jessica@literary-arts.org. Dey Rivers is a mixed-media visual artist, poet and storyteller based in Portland Oregon on Cowlitz and Clackamas Native lands. After earning…

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Slamlandia

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate in community. Hosted by Julia Gaskill. Register in advance for this event If you have any questions, please contact slamlandia@gmail.com or jessica@literary-arts.org.

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PSG: Guild Monthly Story Swap – Free!

Join the Portland Storytellers’ Guild for an informal evening of stories shared virtually. Join us to tell.  Join us to listen.   A friendly supportive atmosphere composed of tellers with all levels of experience. We’ll fit in as many tellers as we can, so be prepared to volunteer at the start.  Spoken stories (not read) to be limited to 6-7 minutes.

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Eileen Davis Elliott

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Eileen Davis Elliott Hosted by Christopher Luna and Morgan Paige 7 pm Thursday, April 8 On Zoom $5 Suggested donation LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY, PRO-SCIENCE, ANTI-FASCIST, ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004 https://printedmattervancouver.com/2021/03/21/ghost-town-poetry-open-mic-on-zoom-featuring-eileen-davis-elliott-april-8-2021/ Please support Niche Wine Bar, whose owner, Leah Jackson, has provided a home for the reading series since 2015: https://nichewinebar.com Eileen Davis Elliott is a poet and visual artist from Vancouver, WA where she retired from a career in mental health. She has just released Pobrecitos, a collaborative work written by Eileen Davis Elliott and illustrated by Lily Engblom-Stryker and Ava Town, students from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics who shared and expanded the messages of the written work focusing on the marginalized from all over the…

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One Page Wednesday – April

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! Hosted by Natalie Serber. April’s featured reader is Marilyn Freeman. Click here to register in advanced. You don’t need to live in Portland to participate. If you have questions, please contact jessica@literary-arts.org Media artist and writer Marilyn Freeman (they/them) works at the intersections of reckoning and resiliency, queerness and film, and contemplative, creative and social practices. They are author of The Illuminated Space: A Personal Theory and Contemplative Practice of Media Art (The 3rd Thing, 2020) and creator of Cinema Divina®—short evocative films…

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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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