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Wed, Mar. 28th, 2007, 09:49 am
calm_waters: (no subject)

i don't want to believe that poetry is a dead, lost art. i have so little to convince me otherwise.

where are the open mics?

where is the living word (a beautiful sequence of eloquence or the spewings of rotting minds)?

i don't take myself so seriously... are poets today required to be pretentious?

tell me where to go to read and hear poems worthy of an ear!

Thu, Feb. 8th, 2007, 08:51 pm
folkhero: Magic Words

Please come visit Magic Words, a new MySpace devoted to the poetry and spoken word scene in the Portland area. Magic Words will be your resource for keeping up on poetry events, meeting fellow poets, sharing your work, and learning more about other opportunities. You can even have your live poetry performances featured on Magic Word's music slots to be played for visitors. If this sounds like something you would like to know more about, please visit our MySpace HERE

www.myspace.com/poetryportland

x-posted baby

Thu, Jan. 4th, 2007, 10:22 pm
travelmercies: Nick Bantock is doing a reading - Jan. 9

I love this man's books and he will be visiting my store on January 9th to do a reading from his new book, Windflower. I have no idea how many people on here like his books, but if you do, you should come to this:

Nick Bantock
January 9
7p
Powell's Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR

Mon, Nov. 13th, 2006, 08:00 pm
sockpuptheatre: PSU's WRC/QRC Present:

Southern Gents: November 14
Free to Students (with Student I.D.)
$7 advanced (through Smith Box Office)
$10 at the door
Smith Memorial Student Union Rm. 298 (Ballroom)

Even if you think you may not like spoken word, this is not a performance you'll want to miss.

Southern Gents is made up of Katz/Athens Boys Choir, and Scott Turner Schofield (formerly KT Kilborn). This spoken word is unlike any you've heard before.

For more info on the artists, visit: http://www.athensboyschoir.com and http://www.undergroundtransit.com.

See you there!

X-Posted to damnportlanders, pdx_edu, queerportland, and portlanders.

Wed, Oct. 11th, 2006, 05:59 am
tangibile: Poetry Northwest Party!

Join the staff of Poetry Northwest at the magazine's Publication Release party. Help celebrate the Fall 2006/Winter 2007 issue of the magazine.

In addition to the usual killer revelry, there will be live music, a raffle and local contributors- Walk the Line's screenwriter Gill Dennis and journalist Bill Donahue will give brief readings of their writing from the issue. All are welcome!

Friday, October 13th
7-10pm
at The Press Club
2621 SE Clinton Street

Wed, Sep. 27th, 2006, 07:46 pm
thewriterleft: Howdy.

Do you work in a bar?

Do you write short stories?

Prose?

Poetry?

I'm starting a lit mag focusing on people who work in the bar industry (servers, bouncers, bartenders, so on...). Send me some of your work.

Submissions and other questions to opentab@gmail.com

Tue, Aug. 29th, 2006, 10:12 pm
crystalis_blade: Borrowing the Poetry board

*sneaks over* i'm borrowing you LJ group, Logan.

The ever enigmatic Travels with D has been updated!

Hope you enjoy!

Fri, Jul. 7th, 2006, 10:28 am
thinkbettersick: at IPRC this summer!

It's that time of the year again for ZINE CAMP! We'll be holding our annual summer program for kids on Tuesdays starting July 11. The program lasts for four weeks, and will conclude with a public reading and zine release party for all the participants to share what they've created with their friends and family. You can download the registration form HERE.

Not a teen, but still interested in learning more about zines? Are you a teacher, educator, or youth program facilitator? This year, we'll also be offering a parallel program for folks like you: ZINE CAMP FOR EDUCATORS. The four week class runs on Thursday afternoons, starting July 13. Expect to get a thorough rundown of all things zines: from why they matter to how you make them. The Educator's registration form can be downloaded HERE.


And don't forget to check out our many other fine workshops coming this summer at www.IPRC.org

Sun, Jun. 11th, 2006, 09:55 pm
jive_chris: Greetings

Hello,  I'm a Lincoln High School student here in Portland.  As you may or may not know, at Lincoln we have a annual art magazine that's student run and published at the end of the year.  We call it Polyglot, and it features many different pieces of art from the students (and the occasional staff member) here at Lincoln that range from poetry to prose to pictures.

I know high school literature may be below your league, and in some instances you may want not to relive the drama that encompasses it.  But you'd be suprised at how far students can trip themselves into the boundless.  If you're interested in seeing what we published this year, I'd be delighted to send you a magazine (it's more of a booklet).  It's a bit over a hundred pages, and it has some pretty neat poetry you might enjoy reading on a rainy day.

I'm not trying to sell you this, as much as I want to get the book out in this city.  If you're interested I could mail you a copy or you could come pick one up at Lincoln.  Okay, here's the bad part, it costs ten bucks.  I don't see how I could get around that priceline without it being called stealing.  I wouldn't mind posting my poetry in this group, but I'll save that for another time.

It was so nice when I typed 'pablo neruda' in the interest search on LJ and find a group so close to home.

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