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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
March 3rd: Rhythm of Resistance Open Mic. 6PM. Center for Intercultural Organizing. 700 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR. FREE.
March 4th: Reading of “The State I’m In” by Dan Raphael. 4PM. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne. 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR. FREE.
March 6th: APOCALIPS Open Mic featuring Ken Arkind. 8PM.The Platteau. 615 SW Palatine Rd. Portland, OR. FREE. Come see Lewis and Clark’s best and brightest poets with special guest.
March 8th: Slam Poetry Night featuring Patricia Smith. 7:30PM. La Hacienda. 2020 Main St. Forest Grove, OR. Slam poet legend, Patricia Smith, won the first two Individual Slams at the National Poetry Slam. Participants can sign up to slam through email@example.com.
March 11th: Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals. 2PM. Powell’s City of Books. 1005 W Burnside. Portland, OR. FREE. Join high school students from around Oregon reciting works of classic and contemporary poets for this competition.
March 11th: Reading by Poets: Julian T. Brolaski and Judith Goldman. 4PM. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne. 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR. FREE.
March 11th: Stonehenge Studios features Andrea Budy and Carolyn Martin. 7PM. Stonehenge Studios. 3508 SW Corbett Ave. Portland, OR.
March 12th: Smallpresspalooza featuring Brian Ellis. 6-10PM. Powell’s City of Books. 1005 W Burnside St. Portland, OR. FREE.
March 12th: Saul Williams. 9PM. Doug Fir Lounge. 830 E. Burnside St. Portland, OR. 21+. $15
March 14th: Stone Soup Reading Series featuring Nicole Zdeb, rick j, and David Matthews. 7PM. Marino Adriatic Cafe. 4129 SE Division St. Portland, OR.
March 19th: Shanghai Tunnels Project: Video Poetry Contest. 7PM. The Jack London Bar. 529 SW 4th Ave. Portland, OR. $8 including raffle prizes.
March 26th: Conversations with Writers: Jon Seaman. 7PM. Influence Music Hall. 135 SE Third Ave, Hillsboro, OR.
March 28th: Stone Soup Reading Series: Q Poets. 8PM. Mariano Adriatic Cafe. 4129 SE Division St. Portland, OR. Poetry from LGBTQ community. Hosted by Curtis Whitecarroll and Jake Hart. Featuring Amanda Jane, Jace Devine, Kyle Minstrel, Jessie Drake, Meg Waldron and Camille Perry.
March 29th: Tiny Prophets in their Houses: a night of poetry and music. 7PM. The Variant. 4810 NE Garfield. Portland, OR. Featuring Mike G. Randy Darris, and Leyna Rynearson. FREE.
March 31st: TedXConcordiaUPortland featuring Anis Mojgani. Concordia University Portland. 2811 NE Holman St. 8AM-6PM. For tickets: http://tedxconcordiauportland2012-efbevent.eventbrite.com/
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