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Online: One Page Wednesday – APRIL

Writers, escape the solitude of your desk. Readers, come hear great fresh work. 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! April’s One Page featured readers are YOU. Literary Arts is taking One Page online! Hosted by Natalie Serber. The Zoom call is limited to 75 participants.  At least 20 people will be invited to read for four minutes. Click here to join Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time. You do NOT need a Zoom account to log on to a Zoom meeting. You don’t need to live in…

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CANCELED – Wordlights Poetry ft. Red O’Hare & Nicole Jean Turner

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings are presented by NovaPDX & Rocking Frog Cafe and curated by Portland poet Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday, March 28th, we’ll have features from Red O’Hare & Nicole Jean Turner and a short set poetry open mic! This show is hosted by Igor Brezhnev! OUR FEATURES: Red O’Hare Red O’Hare is a Ashkenazi Jewish American poet from Oakland, California where she featured twice with Bay Area Generations. A product of Presbyterian missionaries from the Belgian Congo and Eastern European carny folk, Red has been performing poetry for 20 years with varying rates of success. She has recently released a poetry album Seaglass Strange (Lightship Press, 2019) and is currently working on a chapbook of poetry. Red works in a bakery and is…

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Wordlights Poetry ft. Brennan Lucas Staffieri

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings are presented by NovaPDX & Rocking Frog Cafe and curated by Portland poet Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday, March 21st, we’ll have a feature from Brennan Lucas Staffieri and a long set poetry open mic! This show is hosted by Red O’Hare! OUR FEATURE: Brennan Lucas Staffieri Brennan Lucas Staffieri is a poet, playwright, podcaster, and director. He is currently a senior studying creative writing and theatre at Pacific University, and he founded and served as the president of the poetry club there, where he ran workshops and developed poetry programing for the campus. He is in the process of writing his first collection of poems, 41°43.5’ N, 49°56.8’ W, which explores grief aboard the sunken wreck of the RMS Titanic. He…

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PDX Queer and Trans Open Mic

PDX Queer and Trans Open Mic!! Bring your poetry, fiction, memoirs, and acoustic music! Before the open mic, there’ll be a space to work on projects and to get feedback from fellow queer and trans folks! Priority will be given to BIPOC creators. —————————— Accessibility Details: Venue space and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Try to come scent and fragrance free (smoke/vape your cigs and weed at least 30 mins before). If you want to get involved organizing the open mic or be a featured monthly reader please feel free to reach out!

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Classic Poetry Open Mic

Keats and Rilke and Donne and Wordsworth and Angelou and Plath and Yeats and Browning and Dickinson, oh my! Bring your favorite old poems to Classic Poetry Open Mic, co-hosted with Rose City Book Pub. This is a time to gather together to enjoy classic poetry from around the world. Memorization/recitation is highly encouraged, but you can also read from a digital/hard copy. This is not a time to share your own writing–there are lots of open mics for that! This is a time for poetry lovers to share and discuss favorite old poems that inspire and delight. Need some ideas? Check out this article about great poems that work well for recitation: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/lesson/committed-memory

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Poetry Slam and Open Mic feat. Bri Gowdy

Join us for another amazing poetry slam and open mic!!! This will be the third qualifier for our second semi-final for the International Poetry Slam! There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this event but no one is turned away. We will have a feature from Bri Gowdy! More about Bri: Bri Gowdy is a poet from Portland Oregon. In January she was published in The Rising Phoenix Review. Bri has traveled the country performing poetry and hosting workshops on writing and performance. Her chap book There is Room for You Here, (that is undoubtedly a Scorpio) covers topics such as self love, friendship and god stuff. Bri is most inspired when she is working with youth poets, or leading workshops. Bri above all…

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Wordlights Poetry ft. Alejandro Jimenez

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings are presented by NovaPDX & Rocking Frog Cafe and curated by Portland poet Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday, March 14th, we’ll have a feature from Alejandro Jimenez and a long set poetry open mic! This show is hosted by Allegra White! OUR FEATURE: Alejandro Jimenez Alejandro is a multiple-time TEDx Speaker, multiple-time National Poetry Slam Semi-Finalist, and Emmy-nominated writer and poet from Colima, Mexico, living in the US. His work focuses on cultural identity, immigrant narratives, masculinity, memory, and the intersection of them all. His self-published book Moreno. Prieto. Brown. (2017) has sold over 1,000 copies – despite all the typos. More at www.alejandropoetry.com. YOUR HOST: Allegra White Allegra White is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. Allegra’s chapbook of poetry On…

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Mindy Nettifee

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna of Printed Matter Vancouver Featuring Mindy Nettifee 7 pm Thursday, March 12 Open mic sign up begins at 6:30 and closes at 7 $5 Suggested donation No one turned away for lack of funds Angst Gallery 1015 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660 angstgallery.com Food and libation provided by Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street Sound provided by Briz Loan & Guitar: http://briz.us/ LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY, ANTI-FASCIST, ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004 https://printedmattervancouver.com/2020/02/14/ghost-town-poetry-open-mic-featuring-mindy-nettifee-at-angst-gallery-march-12-2020/ MINDY NETTIFEE is a poet, storyteller, trauma researcher, and psychonaut. She is the director of the creative and story services agency Free Delivery LLC; teaches writing and performance workshops for Literary Arts; and produces stories for radio and stage with…

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Slamlandia March Literary Arts ft. SJ

Join us on MARCH 12TH for a Thursday Poetry Open Mic and Slam! Doors and sign-ups are at 6:30 PM Get there on time to get a spot in the open mic or slam! Show begins at 7:00 PM Literary Arts 925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205 This show is all ages. Please see our Accessibility and Safer Space info below. No door admission. We will have a feature from the incredible Cheryl Maddalena! Sarah Jean Valiquette is a Canadian actor, poet, photographer, fight director, and Pisces, as well as the creator and curator of (re)markable project. SJ has studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Banff Centre for the Arts and has a BFA in theatre from the University of…

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Poetry Slam and Open Mic feat. Joy Young

Join us for another amazing poetry slam and open mic!!! This will be the first qualifier for our second semi-final for the International Poetry Slam! There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this event but no one is turned away. We will have a feature from Joy Young! More about Joy: Joy Young is a performance and teaching spoken word artist based in Phoenix, AZ. Their work has been featured on Button Poetry and Everyday Feminism as well as on stages and in colleges and classrooms across the country. They are the cofounder and editor of Prickly Pear Printing, a project dedicated to highlighting written and visual work with a focus on growth, beauty, and the celebration of queer bodies. Whether creating storytelling curriculum…

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