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Slamlandia – featuring Amir Safi

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. [Featuring Amir Safi Amir Safi is from College Station and is based out of Houston, Texas. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He is the co-founder of Mic Check 501(c)3, the Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival and the founder of Write About Now. He is a 2017 Houston Poet Laureate Finalist, a 2013 and 2015 Southern Fried Poetry Slam Champion, a 2013 National Slam Poetry semi-finalist…

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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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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Andrea Hollander

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Andrea Hollander Hosted by Christopher Luna and Morgan Paige 7 pm Thursday, July 8 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, provided a home for the reading series from 2015-2020: https://nichewinebar.com/ Andrea Hollander moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2011, after living for more than three decades in the Arkansas Ozarks, where she was innkeeper of a bed & breakfast for 15 years and the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College for 22. Hollander’s 5th full-length poetry collection was a finalist for the Best Book Award in Poetry from the American Book Fest; her 4th was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; her 1st…

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Stand Up Smut: An Erotic Open Mic

Stand Up Smut is an open mic that welcomes all kinds of adult material. We celebrate your creative erotic imagination! Saucy stories? Explicit erotica? Poetry that gets you wet? We want your sacred smut! Share your creations (participants get in FREE – sign up in advance!) or be an aroused, engaged audience. (Patrons of Dance Naked Creative get in FREE!) The first half of the evening includes participant shares, and if time allows, the second half includes opportunities to make your own art (haiku anyone?). You will have the opportunity to meet your sex-positive comrades(we invite everyone to introduce themselves). One of the best parts of SUS is becoming part of a creative erotic community! You are also welcome to join with your camera off.…

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BIPOC Reading Series June

This bimonthly reading series is intended to prioritize the safety, creativity, and stories of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color. The theme for June is “the sun.” 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.

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Slamlandia Digital Open Mic ft. Greg Harries

Slamlandia is hosting another digital poetry open mic. This open mic – only poetry, no music please – will take place on June 17th. We’ll be hosting this event with the help of Literary Arts. You can access our Zoom link in advance. Here is the link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkdeiurTgrHtziFFV_qYDeWlHHi4ckn4JR Sign ups for the open mic will be posted at 6:30pm PT day of via Facebook posts and an Instagram story. Comment / reply to get your name on the list (you can also sign up via the chat function in the Zoom). Our open mic will begin at 7pm. Poets gets 3 minutes to share poetry – please do not go over time. We will have a feature from Greg Harrries. Greg Harries is…

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic on Zoom Featuring Shawn Aveningo-Sanders

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Shawn Aveningo-Sanders Hosted by Christopher Luna and Morgan Paige 7 pm Thursday, June 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, provided a home for the reading series from 2015-2020: https://nichewinebar.com Shawn Aveningo-Sanders grew up in Missouri and after a bit of globetrotting finally landed in Portland, Oregon. Her recent chapbook, What She Was Wearing, tells her #metoo story that took 30 years to reveal. Shawn’s work has appeared worldwide in over 150 literary journals and anthologies, including Calyx, Amsterdam Quarterly, American Journal of Poetry, Timberline Review and Poets Reading the News. She is a Pushcart nominee, Best of the Net nominee, and…

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The June Open Mic feat. K McClendon

Join us for our June Open Mic! Sign ups will be available in the event 30 minutes before we start! You will have 3 minutes to read 1-2 poems. We will have a feature from K McClendon! More about K: K McClendon uses they them pronouns and is a lot of things but mostly a poet and human trying to cope with the effects of late stage capitalism while embracing radical self love. We are working in a virtual space and plan to keep doing that until Dr. Fauci says it’s okay to do live shows again. Please let us know if you need anything from us to make the online open mic work for you. You can email us at portlandpoetryslam@gmail.com. [Zoom Link]

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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 the Eugene First and Third Thursday Poetry Group. They will read their own work or their favorite poems. Members who will read are Quinton Hallett, Laura LeHew, Catherine McGuire, Nancy Carol Moody, Keli Osborne, Colette Tennant and Ingrid Wendt.. The Open Mic will follow their reading. Email Tom Hogan at tomhogan2@comcast.net 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 after the event.

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One Page Wednesday: June

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. June’s featured reader is Kelli Russell Agodon. Click here to register in advance. You don’t need to live in Portland to participate. If you have questions, please contact jessica@literary-arts.org Kelli Russell Agodon is the author of four collections of poetry. Her newest book is Dialogues with Rising Tides from Copper Canyon Press. She is the cofounder of Two Sylvias Press where she works as an editor and book cover designer. She is also the Co-Director of Poets on the…

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