April 27, 2013
Monthly Events- May 2013

May 1st - May 31st: The Trails of Bliss: a poetry and photography exhibit. The Arlene Schnitzer Hall. 1037 SW Broadway. 

May 5th: Poetry and Jazz Jam. 5:30PM. Ivories Jazz Lounge. 1435 NW Flanders. Hosted by Christopher Luna. One drink minimum. 

May 5th: Portland Poetry Slam. 7:30PM. Backspace Cafe. 115 NW 5th Ave. Featuring Billy Tuggle. 

May 6th: Show and Tell Gallery: Caffeinated Art. 7PM. Three Friends Coffeehouse. SE 12th and Ash St. TBA

May 6th: Anis Mojgani reads from “Songs from Under the River”. 7:30PM. Powell’s on Hawthorne. 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

May 9th: Elizabeth McLagan’s Book Launch Party and Poetry Reading. 7PM. Lucky Labrador Brewery. 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 

May 12th: Stonehenge Studios Poetry Reading and Open Mic. 7PM. 3508 SW Corbett Ave. Featuring Alice Derry and Matthew Schwartz.

May 12th: Portland Poetry Slam. 7:30PM. Backspace Cafe. 115 NW 5th Ave. Featuring John Survivor Blake.

May 13th: Show and Tell Gallery: Caffeinated Art. 7PM. Three Friend’s Coffeehouse. SE 12th and Ash St. TBA.

May 19th: Portland Poetry Slam. 7:30PM. Backspace Cafe. 115 NW 5th Ave.

May 20th: Conversations with Writers. 7PM. Influence Music Hall. 135 SE 3rd Ave. HILLSBORO. Featuring Sue Parman.

May 21st: Unchaste Readers Series. 7:30PM. The Blue Monk (basement). 3341 SE Belmont. 21+. Featuring B Frayn Masters, Melody Owens, Tammy Lynne Stoner, Vickie Valdez, Emily Kendal Fray, KMA Sullivan, and musical guest, Leah Emura.

May 24th: Ink Noise Review. 8PM. The Jade Lounge. 2342 SE Ankeny St.

May 26th: Portland Poetry Slam. 7:30PM. Backspace Cafe. 115 NW 5th Ave.

December 5, 2012
Monthly Events - December 2012

December 6th: The Sparrow Ghost Poetry Slam #004 and Michael Heald!! 8PM. The Blue Monk. 3341 SE Belmont. WOWPS #2 Qualifier is open to female poets!

December 9th: Stonehenge Studios Poetry Reading and Open Mic. 7PM. 3508 SW Corbett Ave. Featuring Denis McBride and Dennis Bernstein.

December 11th: Now’s Ours episode four. 8PM. The Blue Monk. 3341 SE Belmont. Featuring Amy Everhart, Dena Guzman, Jamalieh Haley, Matty Byloos, and Eirean Bradley.

December 11th: Readings at Milepost 5. 7PM. Chapel Theater. 8155 NE Oregon St. Featuring Wendy Willis, Sue Parman, and Tricia Knoll. (followed by open mic)

Decmeber 12th: Johnny No Bueno’s End of the World Book Release Party!!! 7PM. Slabtown. 1033 NW 16th Ave. Supporting readers include Davey Mac, Leah Noble Davidson, Eirean Bradley, Lindsey Kugler, and Brian Ellis.

December 12th: Stone Soup Reading Series. 7PM. Marino Adriatic Cafe. 4129 SE Division St. Featuring Hollie Fisher, DonnaRose Densemore-Garrett, Joy Pearson Quarles, and Tina Wayland.

December 15th: The Pylon Reading Society Presents Albert Goldbarth. 7:30PM. Division Leap. 211 SW Ninth Ave. Two-time Natioanl Book Critics Circle Award winner reads from his new book, “The End of Space.”

December 17th: Show and Tell Gallery: Caffeinated Art. 7PM. SE 12th and Ash St. Featuring Dan Raphael, Allison Cobb, and Jason Kastrup (open mic to follow)

December 31st: Conversations with Writers. 7PM. 135 SE 3rd Ave. HILLSBORO. “Self-Indulgence” featuring members of Conversations performing readings and sharing potluck.

September 11, 2012
Monthly Events - September 2012

portland poetry exchange open mics for september 2012

Broetry event at 8,

featuring meg waldron!!!!!!

meg waldron has been an active poetry slammer and member of the sparrow ghost collective for many years. her poetry is super awesome and witty check it! free show except bring a couple bucks so meg can get a damn drink poetry is hard people!:}:}

this event is at the treehouse(1922 ne emerson), my awesome poetry buddy, leah renearsons house :}

Portland poetry slam, at backspace,(115 northwest 5th avenue), every sunday, from 8 to 10 30 ish

if you want to participate in the slam or open mic, sign up is at 7 30.

however, this is possibly the most popular poetry event ever so i suggest getting there at 7 sometimes if its really busy they do open mics and slams on lottery so be prepared for that, k?

the hosts and features vary, i can update you on this one just look for my shiny face and update on portland poetry exchange, k? thanks.:}

September 17, monday,Show and tell gallery, featuring wayne f. flower hes awesome you can read his bio on showandtellgallery.org:}

show starts at 7,open mic sign up is at about 8 ish

this event is at three friends, located at 201 southeast 12th avenue.

September 9, sunday, James yeary and Mark Johnson present a reading and book launch at the spare room i can post their bios later:}they’re pretty darn good i say :} five dollar suggested donation

still looking for september events for the stone soup reading series and conversations with writers, with the wonderful rosemary lombard so if you have any info on this, please let me know

vancouver open mics are coming soon! thanks to the help of the loovely effervecent christopher luna :}

okay poetry peeps peace out for now

this is a really rough draft, im new at this so your patience and help is everything. thanks so much:}:} liz

August 2, 2012
Monthly Events - August 2012

(Be sure to check out the open mic link for weekly events)

August 2nd: Broetry Open Mic Night. 9PM. The Treehouse. 1922 NE Emerson. Featuring Will Stanford Knudsen. All ages. 21+ BYOB.

August 6th: Show and Tell Gallery: Caffeinated Art. 7PM. SE 12th and Ash St. Featuring Robin Catesby, Dr. Sarah D. Holloway, and Michelle Rae Anderson (open mic to follow)

August 8th: Stone Soup Reading Series. 7PM. Marino Adriatic Cafe. 4129 SE Division St. Featuring Jake Hart, Sterling Clark, Camille Perry, J. Adam Collins, and Ross Robins.

August 9th: open heARTs: a multicultural arts showcase. 7PM. The Hawthorne Hostel. 3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Featuring Paint Dance Company, Intisar Abioto, Bryson Foster and poetry by Chase Person. Hosted by Andrea Hope. Family-friendly. Cultural attire encouraged!

August 10th: Speakeasy at the CAT! 7PM. The (new) Black Cat. 3990 N Interstate Ave. Featuring Andrea Hope, hosted by Cloud Starchild. Short story and poetry reading open mic. Bring an open mind and speakeasy attire.

August 12th: Stonehenge Studios Poetry Reading and Open Mic. 7PM. 3508 SW Corbett Ave. Featuring Elyse Fenton and Lisa Steinman.

August 12th: Spare Room Presents: 7:30 PM. The Waypost. 3120 N. Williams Ave. Chris Pusatieri, Michelle Naka Pierce, and Stephen Vincent. $5 Suggested donation.

August 16th: Broetry Open Mic Night. 9PM. The Treehouse. 1922 NE Emerson. Featuring Amy Everhart. All ages. 21+ BYOB.

August 20th: Show and Tell Gallery: Caffeinated Art. 7PM. SE 12th and Ash St. Featuring Andrea Hope, Brenna Twohy, and Jill Greenseth (open mic to follow)

August 22nd: Stone Soup Reading Series. 7PM. Marino Adriatic Cafe. 4129 SE Division St. Featuring Mary Slocum, Bob Swango, Jeffrey Gardener, Pat Vivian, Fred Meldan, and Sue Parman.

August 25th: The Meaning of Me. 7PM. Elevated Coffee. 5261 NE MLK Blvd. Poetry book release of Emmett Wheatfall.

August 27th: Conversations with Writers. 7PM. Influence Music Hall. 135 SE 3rd Ave. HILLSBORO. Featuring Alan Roth.

August 31st: Them’s Fightin’ Words. 7PM. St. Johns Booksellers. 8622 N Lombard St. A new reading series bullies its way into town.

August 31st: (give, summer, over). 8PM. The Pointy House. 2930 SE Clay St. Featuring Jon Sands, Kira Clark, Lindsey Kugler, Drew Scott Swenhaugen, Erik Rice, and Leah Noble Davidson.

August 31st: HEMPress Poetry Open Mic. 6PM sign up. Hempress Cafe. 2714 NE Alberta St. The Cafe is hosting their first open mic, to continue every last Friday.

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June 30, 2012
Monthly Events

July 7th: Market Day Reading Series. 12PM. St. Johns Booksellers. 8622 N. Lombard St. Featuring Jeffrey Gardner, Anthony Gardner, and Michael Guimond.

July 7th: 1st Annual Northwest Individual Poetry Slam Championship Death Match. 7:30 PM. Slabtown Bar. 1033 NW 16th St. Featuring poets from the Pacific Northwest including Amy Everhart, Mike McGee, Garrett Sherwood, and Mary Lambert.

July 8th: Stonehenge Studios Poetry Reading and Open Mic. 7PM. 3508 SW Corbett Ave. Featuring David Biespiel and Phil Meehan.

July 8th: Spare Room Presents: 7:30 PM. The Waypost. 3120 N. Williams Ave. Judith Goldman, Chris McCreary, and Jenn McCreary. $5 Suggested donation.

July 11th: Stone Soup Reading Series. 7PM. Marin0 Adriatic Cafe. 4129 SE Division St. Featuring Laura Houlberg, Daniel Calfo, Samantha Peterson, and Jacob Sayers.

July 14th: Market Day Reading Series. 12PM. St. Johns Booksellers. 8622 N. Lombard St. Featuring Casey Bush, Susan DeFreitas, and Lisa Galloway.

July 16th: Unchaste Readers 2. 7:30PM. The Jack London Bar. 529 SW 4th Ave. Women’s reading series featuring Lidia Yuknavitch, Lisa Wells, Margaret Elysia Garcia, Kira Clark, Nina Rockwell, and Domi J. Shoemaker.

July 16th: The Great Mash Up. 7PM. Three Friends Coffeehouse. 201 SE 12th Ave. Join poets Dave Jarecki, Beth Ford and Ryan Scariano as they read their work, each other’s work, and poems from out there in the poetry universe, filling the space between poems with banter and minimal preambles.

July 17th: Yesterday Won’t Goodbye Won’t Goodbye. 8PM. The Blue Monk. 3341 SE Belmont St. Book release for Brian Stephen Ellis’ second book of poetry. Free.

July 18th: Stone Soup Reading Series. 7PM. Marino Adriatic Cafe. 4129 SE Division St. Featuring Jessie Drake and guests Leyna Rynearson, Aleks Stefanova, Will Stanford, and Deshaun Dowdy.

ATTENTION! CANCELLED!! July 19th: Buddy Wakefield featuring Timmy Straw. 8PM. 24ten. 2410 N Mississippi Ave. $12 in advance q-poetry.ning.com

July 21st: Market Day Reading Series. 12PM. St. Johns Booksellers. 8622 N. Lombard St. Featuring Joanna Rose, Donna Prinzmeta, Andrea Hollander, Budy Maggie Chula, and Penelope Schambly Schot.

July 21st: open heARTs: a multicultural arts showcase. 7PM. Three Friends Coffeehouse. SE 12th and Ash St. Featuring West African drumming by Gustaff Besungu and poetry by Ceb’dan and Andrea Hope. Family-friendly.

July 28th: Market Day Reading Series. 12PM. St. Johns Booksellers. 8622 N. Lombard St. Featuring Ric Vrana.

July 29th: Spare Room Presents: 7:30 PM. The Waypost. 3120 N. Williams Ave. Jared Stanley and Chris Piuma. $5 Suggested donation.

June 2, 2012
Monthly Events

June 2nd: Market Day Poetry Series. 12PM. St Johns Booksellers. 8622 N Lombard St. Featuring Dan Raphael, Laura Winter, and Amy Temple Harper.

June 7th: Andrea Gibson and Tara Hardy. 8PM. 24Ten. 2410 N Mississippi Ave. $12. Music by the I’s. Tickets at qpoetry.ning.com.

June 9th: Market Day Poetry Series. 12PM. St Johns Booksellers. 8622 N Lombard St. Featuring Christopher Luna and Toni Partington.

June 9th: Nick’s Goodbye Lit Party! 7PM. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop. 523 SE Morrison St. Featuring Nicky Tiso, Kira Clark, Becca Taplin, James Yeary, Zosia Rose Wiatr, and Lindsay Allison Ruoff.

June 10th: Stonehenge Studios Poetry Reading and Open Mic. 7PM. 3508 SW Corbett Ave. Featuring Vern Rutsala and Jim Shugrue.

June 12th: Fault Lines Poetry Debut. 7:30PM. Milepost 5. 850 NE 81st Ave. Featuring Tiel Aisha Ansari, Ryan Scariano, Michael Berton, Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua, Tim Applegate, Kelly Running, Elizabeth Ferguson, Penelope Schott, and Dan Encarnacion.

June 12th: Small Doggies Reading: The Final Episode. 8PM. The Blue Monk. 3341 SE Belmont. Featuring Jac Jemc, Gabriel Blackwell, Eirean Bradley, Courtenay Hameister and musical guest Muscle and Marrow. $5

June 13th: Stone Soup Reading Series. 7PM. Marin0 Adriatic Cafe. 4129 SE Division St. Featuring Patrick Bocarde, Jamondria Harris, and Ric Vrana.

June 14th: Soulful Showcase featuring Blacque Butterfly. 8PM. 910 N. Killingsworth St. Family-friendly music, spoken word, and African food. Includes open mic. Contact blacquebutterflypdx@gmail.com

June 20th: Stone Soup Reading Series. 7PM. Marino Adriatic Cafe. 4129 SE Division St. Featuring Meg Waldron, Stephen Meads, and Robyn Bateman.

June 23rd: Market Day Poetry Series. 12PM. St Johns Booksellers. 8622 N Lombard St. Featuring A. Molotkov, David Cooke, Jennifer Lesh, and John Sibley Williams.

June 23rd: If Not for Kidnap. 7:30PM. 3968 SE Mall St. Featuring Don Mee Choi, Jennifer Bartlett, Jesse Morse, and Jennifer Denrow

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May 2, 2012
Monthly Events

May 6th: Portland Poetry Slam’s “Sharpening the Pen” writing workshop with Doc Luben. 6PM. Backspace Cafe. NW 5th and Couch. 

May 11th: Independent Publishing Resource Center Grand Re-Opening! 7PM. IPRC. 1001 SE Division St. Free. Take a tour of the IPRC with readings by Cheryl Strayed and Trinie Dalton, music by Rabbit Foot String Band. Bring cash for raffle and zine machine.

May 12th: Rhythm of Resistance Open Mic Night. 6PM. Center of Intercultural Organizing. 700 N Killingsworth St. FREE. Come out and celebrate the poetry of people of color living in the rose city! Email rhythmofresistance@gmail.com to sign up.

May 13th: The Studio Series. 7PM. Stongehenge Studios. 3508 SW Corbett Ave. FREE. Featuring poets from “VoiceCatcher”

May 13th: Portland Poetry Slam’s “Sharpening the Pen” writing workshop. 6PM. Backspace Cafe. NW 5th and Couch.

May 15th: Stone Soup Reading Series. 7PM. Marino Adriatic Cafe. 4129 SE Division St. FREE. Featuring Michael G, Jonathan Treadway, Jeffry Gardene, and Janelle Henderson.

May 19th: Ignite the Flame Open Mic featuring Blacque Butterfly. 6PM. Portland Center for Self Improvement. 5719 N. Interstate. $6 with food or $3. Family friendly hosted by Toni Hill.

May 20th: A Very Minor Prophet presents Literary Gong Show. 8PM. 350 West Burnside. $less than two starbucks lattes. Featuring James Bernard Frost, Monica Storrs, Kerry Cohen, G. Xavier Robillard, Matthew Dickman, Pauls Toutonghi, Gloria Harrison, Michael Heald, Lisa Wells, Erik Rice, Brian Ellis, and Rob Gray.

May 20th: Portland Poetry Slam’s “Sharpening the Pen” writing workshop. 6PM. Backspace Cafe. NW 5th and Couch.

May 21st: The Sparrow Ghost Collective presented Double Booked featuring Erik Rice and Andrea Hope. 8PM. Ash Street Saloon. 225 SW Ash St. FREE. 21+ Featuring local poets and music from C3, Where Division Ends, and The Veteran Kings.

May 24th: Soulful Showcase with Blacque Butterfly. 8PM. Enjoni Cafe. 910 N Killingsworth St. This is a family-friendly event and a safe space for all people.

May 27th: Portland Poetry Slam’s “Sharpening the Pen” writing workshop. 6PM. Backspace Cafe. NW 5th and Couch.

May 28th: Conversations with Writers. 7PM. 135 SE 3rd Ave. Downtown Hillsboro. FREE. Featuring Jane Elder Wulff.

May 30th: Stone Soup Reading Series. 7PM. Marino Adriatic Cafe. 4129 SE Division St. FREE. Featuring Andrea Hope, Mary Slocum, Hollie Fisher, Lisa Wible, Jace Devine, and Laura Houlberg

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April 1, 2012
Monthly Events

April 1st: First day of 30/30 for National Poetry Month. Write 30 poems in 30 days!

April 7th: Poetry at Lan Su Chinese Garden. 2PM. NW 3rd and Everett St. Free with garden admission $9.50. Featuring Maxine Scates.

April 11th: The State I’m In Reading. 7PM. St John’s Booksellers. 8622 N Lombard. Dan Raphael and guest poet Doug Marx.

April 13th: The Studio Series. 7PM. Stonehenge Studios. 3508 SW Corbett Ave. FREE. featuring Peter Sears and Jane Greenbaum. 

April 14th: Poetry at Lan Su Chinese Garden. 2PM. NW 3rd and Everett St. Free with garden admission $9.50. Featuring Penelope Scambly Schott

April 15th: Portland Poetry Slam GRAND SLAM! 7PM. Backspace Cafe. NW 5th and Couch. $10. Featuring the top 9 poets from 8 months of competition; Doc Luben, Robyn Bateman, Samantha Peterson, Stephen Meads, Will Stanford, Chris Leja, Meg Waldron, Johnny No Bueno and Ansel Appleton. Featuring IWPS Champion, Chris August and musical guest Fanno Creek.

April 16th: Whirlwind Company Comes to Lewis and Clark. 7:30PM. Council Chamber of the Templeton Campus Center, Lewis and Clark College. FREE. Featuring Mike McGee, Mindy Nettifee, Jon Sands, and Brian S. Ellis.

April 17th: Unchaste Readers. 7PM. The Blue Monk. 3341 SE Belmont St. $5 suggested donation. 21+. All women features; Kerry Cohen, Amy Harper, Andrea Hope, Lindsay Allison Ruoff, Diana Salier, and Monica Storss.

April 19th: Stone Soup Reading Series. 7PM. Marino Adriatic Cafe. 4129 SE Division St. Free. Featuring Edward Morris, Adam Gonzobo, and Curtis Whitecarroll.

April 23rd: WTF Fest! 6PM. The Star Theater. 13 NW Sixth Ave. $10 sliding scale. Featuring music and poetry by Dave Densmore and Johnny No Bueno.

April 24th: If Not For Kidnap 3rd Anniversary. 7:30PM. 3968 SE Mall. Donald Dunbar, Jamalieh Haley, Kira Clark and a “chorus of your favorite local poets”

April 25th: Voice Your Verses Open Mic featuring Meg Waldron. 6PM. PSU Room SMSU 338. Free. Cupcakes will be on sale to benefit She’s the First. Email info@andreahope.org to sign up.

April 26th: Bucky Sinister’s Portland Book Release Party. 6PM. Slabtown Bar. 1033 NW 16th Ave. 21+. FREE. Featuring Bucky Sinister, Anis Mojgani, Brian Ellis, Robyn Bateman, Greg Gerding, Josh Lubin, and more.

April 27th: Colored Pencils Art and Culture Night Celebrating Russian Tradition. 5:30PM. Multnomah Arts Center. 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. All Ages. FREE. featuring poetry by Andrea Hope and Nicole Barrett, stand-up comedy by MAC and musical guests Leonid Nosov, MTDuo, and Andre Temkin

April 27th: Poetry Against Prejudice. 7PM. In Other Words Bookstore. 14 NE Killingsworth. FREE. featuring DLUX tha Light and Johnny No Bueno.

April 29th: Move by Bike. 11AM. 4519 NE 33rd Ave. All Ages. Poets with pieces about cycling or bike culture are encourage to come be apart of Bike-Love documentary.

April 30th: Conversations with Writers. 7PM. 135 S. 3rd Ave. Downtown Hillsboro. FREE. Featuring Joseph A. Soldati

April 1, 2012
"Celebrate National Poetry Month by writing a poem a day! 30/30!"

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March 22, 2012
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