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Semi-final #1 and Open Mic feat. Ebony Stewart!

Join us for an open mic and our first Semi-Final slam of the season!!! There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this even but no one is turned away. We will have a feature performance from Ebony Stewart More about Ebony: Ebony Stewart is an international touring performance artist and slam poet. 3 time adult female slam champion in Austin TX. Recognized as the top touring poet in Texas and the 2017 Woman of the World Poetry Slam Champion. The story of the black girl winning & #homegirlhood Ebony Stewart. We will be at our new venue, Tiny’s Coffee Northeast! This means our show is all-ages! Everyone is welcome. We do not censor our mic except for instances of hate-speech. Please also note that…

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Blast Your Own Breath

@buckmanjournal presents Blast Your Own Breath, a gathering of writers and artists. No host, no sign-up sheet, leaving the floor completely open to potentiality. We encourage all artists to show up! Perhaps you will have see an artist doodling on stage while a poet reads aloud, or a theater major show up with a saxophone player. Let’s get active and collaborate! 🎉 This is a wonderful opportunity for potential future contributors to get to know the Buckman family and for readers to catch-up with what’s going on in the Buckman scene. ✨ Wednesday, Nov 28, 7pm. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison, Buckman Neighborhood, Portland OR. [from Buckman Journal‘s Instagram post] Buckman Journal presents Blast Your Own Breath, a meeting of Portland writers and artists…

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Poetry Slam and Open Mic!!

Join us for another amazing poetry slam and open mic!!! This slam is the second of four qualifiers for our first semi-final to pick our team for next year! There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this even but no one is turned away. We will be at our new venue, Tiny’s Coffee Northeast! This means our show is all-ages! Everyone is welcome. We do not sensor our mic except for instances of hate-speech. Please also note that we start a little earlier then at previous venues. Accessibility info: Tiny’s is on the 6 bus line, which is a frequent service line. It is a quarter mile from the the streetcar line and about a half mile away from the max. The building and…

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Everything is Fine

Portland friends and writers! Next Thursday, November 15, my friend Jeremy is hosting the second installment of a new monthly reading series/open mic in an underground lounge at Portland Wine Storage. 5-to-10-minute slots. Read your own unpublished/in-progress work, OR read from a published text that’s been inspiring you lately. The idea is to read what we’re working on and read what’s feeding our work. Drink our drinks or bring your own. Snack potluck. Let us know if you’re coming! Questions? Email jeremy.whiston[at]gmail[dot]com. [from the Facebook event page]

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The People’s Poets (Open Mic)

The People’s Poets is hosted every 3rd Saturday. We have been a huge success so far and we want to continue that energy this month! We call ourselves “The People’s Poets” because our goal is to amplify voices of color while providing a safe place for displaced communities in Portland. While we welcome and encourage everyone to attend and support, we exclusively reserve the open mic as a platform for writers of color. 2$ suggested donation. Light refreshments provided. You may contact Woodlawn MIC, or host Brianna Grisby for questions or to sign up in advanced. You may also sign up on Saturday from 5:30-6:00pm. Bring a date, some friends, family, or even pull up alone, you will be greeted and welcomed! Hope to see…

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One Page Wednesday/Lit Crawl Mashup!

Writers, escape the solitude of your desk! Readers, come and listen to great fresh work! For this special Lit Crawl edition of One Page Wednesday all readers will respond to the prompts: Lit or Crawl. Expect to hear amazing featured writers! Audience members will have the chance to step up to the microphone! What do you have to say to Lit or Crawl? One page, double spaced. Please, no reading from devices! [from the Sched official site]

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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Ann Tweedy

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna of Printed Matter Vancouver Featuring Ann Tweedy Author of The Body’s Alphabet 7 pm Thursday, November 8 Open mic sign up begins at 6:30 and closes at 7 FREE 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, ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004 Ann Tweedy’s first full length book, The Body’s Alphabet, was published by Headmistress Press in 2016 and was awarded a Bisexual Book Award in poetry and a Human Relations Indie Book Award. It was also a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and for a Golden Crown…

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Free Range Poetry

From Multnomah County Library’s website: Open mic poetry readings the first 30 minutes, followed by Oregon poets reading from their works. This monthly program is organized by local poets to highlight two to three poets each reading. Formerly Verse in Person, now curated by volunteers Diane Corson, John Miller and Dan Encarnacion. Open mic sign-ups start at 5:45 pm at the library. Northwest Meeting Room

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Fridays on the Boulevard

From Fridays on the Boulevard’s website: Share the words. Listen and respond to fellow writers. Build community. First Fridays of the month (except summer). 7-9pm. At the Attic Institute, 4232 SE Hawthorne. Bring your own genre. How It Works: Interested readers place their name in a hat when they arrive. If you’ve had the opportunity to read at a recent Fridays on the Boulevard event, your name will be placed on an alternates list so we can encourage as many new readers as possible. Our reading order is selected promptly at 7 p.m., so please arrive early to place your name in the hat. We will have time for at least eight readers, with additional names pulled as time allows. Each reader has seven minutes…

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